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Adam Rippon Looks Back on His "Dream Olympic Games"

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Greisman screenshotted and shared the text from his mom on Twitter , captioning the shot, "Just some really helpful advice from my mom on how to deal with my Olympic crush". However, our fingers are crossed he'll accept Field's matchmaking offer and take Greisman on a date following his time in PyeongChang . Rippon's mother defended her son's interactions with Pence amid the controversy. Read More »

Williams launch the FW41 in London

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The gulf between Williams and fourth-placed Force India , who have the same Mercedes engines and operate on a similar budget, ballooned to 104 points least year from 35 a season earlier. Whether this detracts from the impact of the Martini colours is debatable, but I think it is a welcome addition to the Williams livery. "Twelve months ago nobody would say I would have different tests in 2017". Read More »

Durant responds to Laura Ingraham's comments: 'To me, it was racist'

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Ingraham's comments about James and Durant were criticized as racist because she has been silent when white National Basketball Association coaches Gregg Popovich and Steve Kerr have often been critical of Trump's administration. "We're advancing as humans and as people", Durant said. You need to empower people, you need to encourage people, and that's what builds a great team. Read More »

Martin Guptill set the only genuine record at Eden Park

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Much has been said about Eden Park's ridiculously short straight boundaries with Richardson simply hoping the expectation of big runs gets the better of the batsmen. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro got the Kiwis off to an excellent start with an opening partnership of 132 with Guptill going on to make 105 in just 54 balls. Read More »

Simona Halep reaches Qatar semis, then withdraws with foot injury

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The Czech star, a two-time Wimbledon champion and once ranked No. 2, took an extended break after being stabbed by a knife-wielding burglar at her home in December 2016. The final set was again closely contested, with players holding their serve. Wozniacki, last year's finalist from Denmark, came into the matchup having lost her last three hardcourt meetings against No. Read More »

Like free food? Root for Chase Elliott in NASCAR

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In total, Sunday's broadcast will feature 14 in-car cameras, including the pace auto - more than in any NASCAR race in the past 15 years. She will race the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 as part of a retirement tour she dubbed the "Danica Double". Read More »

Cleveland Browns: 7-Round 2018 mock draft, Vol. 5

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Mayfield , who Kiper Jr. wrote is one of the most hard evaluations of the 2018 draft class, rose from No. 13 to No. 10 in the ratings. Mayfield , the fiery, flag-planting, crotch-grabbing 2017 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oklahoma, led one of college football's most explosive offenses to within a game of playing Alabama for the national title, is as polarizing-yet talented-as any potential first round pick since-you guessed it!-Johnny Manziel! In explaining his confidence, he ... Read More »

Rays trade P Jake Odorizzi to Twins

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The Angels have been shopping Cron during the offseason, primarily due to their offseason addition of Shohei Ohtani and Zack Cozart . His nine-inning walk rate, however, jumped from 2.6 to 3.8 last season, and his fielding-independent ERA was a career-worst 5.43. Read More »

West Virginia to host EKU in 2020, moves ECU to 2026

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The Mountaineers are now three games back of Texas Tech, and sit tied with Kansas State for third. The Jayhawks haven't been almost as dominant at home this season, but it will still take a massive effort for the Mountaineers to climb closer in the conference title race. Read More »

Eric Hosmer signs 8-year deal with Padres, per reports

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SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reported that Hosmer will receive $144 million with $105 million guaranteed, available to opt into a three-year, $39 million remaining agreement after 2022. With Hosmer joining the Padres as a four-time Gold Glove victor at first base, Myers will push to the outfield, according to Lin. Hosmer finished 2017 hitting.318, with a.385 on-base percentage - both career highs. Read More »

Slovenian ice hockey team opens Olympics with upset over US

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With the win, OAR finished atop Group B and earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the men's ice hockey tournament, while the US heads to the qualification round of the tournament with its Tuesday opponent to be decided. Kovalchuk scored in the final second of the middle frame, and the opening minute of the third period to slash the hopes Team USA had of finishing atop Groub B in the preliminary round. Read More »

Priya Prakash Varrier beats Sunny Leone as Google's most searched

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The Academy has demanded a ban on the song for disregarding religious sentiments claiming that the lyrics are against Islamic laws. The song from the Malayalam film, which now has Varrier's fan following growing like wildfire, has clocked millions of views in less than a week since release. Read More »

Jack Grealish absence was keenly felt by Aston Villa v Fulham

Steve Bruce admitted Aston Villa missed Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish as they fell 2-0 at Fulham . Can we catch Wolves? "They give us the penetration and the forward threat", he said . Brentford secured the three points courtesy of two first-half goals and a solid opening 45 minutes, capitalising by following up Kamo Mokotjo's 14th-minute opener with a second goal in the 28th minute through striker Neal Maupay. Read More »

Ohio Major College Basketball Roundup

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But we're not here to talk about football. Penn State followed up the Rutgers game with a crowd of 10,394 the following weekend during the win against Iowa. Although it's unlikely they win out, a 2-1 record with a good loss to Purdue , plus a couple wins in the Big Ten Tournament can put them in the field of 68 again in the middle of March. Read More »

Slovenia stuns US men's hockey in OT, 3-2

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While US coach Tony Granato played down any "Miracle on Ice" repeat talk, there were echoes of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic upset of the Soviet Union by a collection of US amateurs. This night lacked the tense political subtext of the Cold War from their 1980 meeting and the pomp and circumstance of Russian President Vladimir Putin attending and the pressure on the home team in Sochi in 2014, but it had the same kind of in-arena atmosphere. Read More »

Chris Eubank Jr believes defeat today would end George Groves' career

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Groves was a well-deserved unanimous victor of the bout, but many Twitter users were surprised to see Chris Eubank Jr raise his hands after the fight as if he had won. He doesn't realise the danger he's in but he will find out on Saturday. He wasn't dabbing [the cut] so I don't think it was obscuring his vision. I've got so much more to achieve in my career. Read More »

Agent of Antonio Conte reveals vital information over his client's future

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Chelsea doubled their lead after a sublime ball from Fabregas over a depleted Hull defence enabled Pedro to slot home, and worse was to come five minutes later. "I think that, in this 18 months, we built a great mentality". Everyone would admit our main focus is on securing Championship safety, but at the same time a game is game and we want to win every game we're involved in. Read More »

Closest finish in NASCAR history has to be decided by a photo

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Daniel Hemric laid down a blistering lap to win the NASCAR Daytona XFINITY Series pole. Crew chiefs for the No. 3 Chevrolet of Austin Dillon and No. JR Motorsports' top qualifier was Justin Allgaier . "I don't know how many more starts I'll have at this race track". I really want to get a trophy here. Read More »

Russians suffer Slovakia upset in Winter Games hockey opener

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The preparation and the knowledge were not enough to fend off the fatigue as the United States blew a two-goal lead and lost a 3-2 stunner in overtime Wednesday night in the Olympic opener for both teams. "They're great players", 39-year-old captain Brian Gionta said. The Americans didn't expect to be surprised by much but go back to the drawing board to prepare to face Slovakia on Friday. Read More »

Manchester United's Paul Pogba ruled out of Huddersfield clash with illness

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And the spotlight is on him more than ever at present. Except it won't be. According to reports, Mourinho has a shortlist of five players with the Manchester Evening News claiming Napoli's Jorginho, Nice's Jean-Michael Serri and Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are all wanted, while other reports have name-dropped Julian Weigl of Dortmund and Barcelona's Andre Gomes. Read More »

Henrikh Mkhitaryan names the best no

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New Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan feels he left Manchester United at the right time. While speaking about the Gunners' star man Mesut Ozil , he did not hold back with the compliments: " Everyone knows that Mesut is one of the best players in the world ", he continued. Read More »

Patrick Chan enters short program free of ghosts from Olympics past

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Hanyu was the first skater in the last group of six, and he was greeted with loud cheers when he stepped onto the ice. The Sendai native, who was sidelined by the injury for more than two months and has not competed since October, appeared healthy as he ran through his free skate to "Seimei". Read More »

Peaks and valleys take their toll as Shiffrin loses spark in slalom

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Perhaps a lot more . The way she's skiing she might have gotten them, too, had Mother Nature not tossed her an unfortunate curveball. Shiffrin, who initially complained of virus-like symptoms and was sick at the start gate before a disappointing first leg, was 0.40sec off the pace and will miss Saturdays super-G. Read More »

Late-run mistake could cost Lindsey Vonn Olympic medal

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Vonn previously won the bronze in the super-G event at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where she also snagged the gold for downhill skiing. Vonn has said these Olympic Games will "probably" be her last, she's competing at the age of 33 and said, " I'm so proud to be representing our country one more time ". Read More »

Truex says new pit rules are the pits

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I also took some time to walk through the campgrounds and visit with race fans at Daytona. We have an engineering agreement with those guys, so we lean on them pretty heavily for race cars and parts, pieces and designs. I'm going to find something else to race. Aside from Johnson, in his 17th season, the roster has a combined 158 Cup starts with zero victories. It wasn't all bad for Hendrick Motorsports , though, as Elliott won his qualifying race for the second consecutive year. Read More »

Kimmel blasts Trump for failure to curb gun violence

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The president said Americans must "work together to create a culture in their country that embraces the dignity of life". President Donald Trump's tweet , after the Valentine's Day school shooting in Florida, said kids who are expelled should be reported to authorities. Read More »

Juventus 2-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino's boys come of age

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Manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he grew up supporting the Serie A heavyweights having lived in the Italian colony in Argentina, and his latest wish suggests he still has affection towards them. Their hard work nearly went to waste when Serge Aurier needlessly chopped down Douglas Costa in the box for the second spot-kick of the night. It remains to be seen just how costly those misses will prove to be, but the same sentiment could be attached to Kane who, with Spurs trailing ... Read More »

Why Winnie the Pooh is skater Yuzuru Hanyu's lucky charm

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Zhou's 12th-place finish propelled him into the competition's free skate portion, where he will try to build on his short program and put together a performance that will leave a lasting mark as his star begins to rise on the global stage. She won the giant slalom gold on Thursday but finished fourth in her strongest discipline Friday after vomiting at the start gate and initially complaining of virus-like symptoms. Read More »

Coutinho To Change Nationality Months Before World Cup

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Brazilian Coutinho is one of three non-EU players on Barcelona's books and is set to play at the World Cup this year. Roma keeper Alisson, who has attracted interest from Liverpool, could also be involved. It is not the first time Barca have used the loophole - the club implored Luis Suarez to obtain an Italian passport in 2014 thanks to his wife Sofia Balbi. Read More »

Rohit Sharma Lashes Out At Media After Match-Winning Hundred

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Kohli became the first man to score 500 runs in a bilateral series . Had it not been for South Africa's worse shot selection, right through the series , the result could well have been different. "After this series is wrapped up we'll sit down and think about where to improve". On the other hand, the South African team made four changes , hoping for a turn in fortunes. Read More »

Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki through to semis, but Simona Halep pulls out

She then mimicked the grunts. The recently crowned Australian Open champion won 7-5, 6-1 against the Romanian - who knocked out Maria Sharapova in a previous round. The injury also forced her out of Romania's Fed Cup tie with Canada last weekend.Halep raced to a 5-1 lead in her first set before Makarova, the world number 36, showed some defiance by breaking the Romanian's serve and threatening a comeback. Read More »

IOC: Pengilly Admission Led to Expulsion

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But, speaking to insidethegames , Mr Pengilly denied any intention to have brought harm to the security guard, explaining that he had only tried to walk past him when he was told to go the other way. Adams said both cases were being investigated by the IOC's chief ethics and compliance officer Paquerette Girard Zappelli, who handled the expulsion of Pengilly. Read More »

Mets strike two-year, $16 million deal with left-hander Jason Vargas

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With all but one, Syndergaard, of the potential starting five having had Tommy John surgery and each getting older, the prospect of ever seeing them pitch together is growing less and less likely. However, after putting up a 2.62 ERA in the first half he fell apart in the second, going 6-8 with a 6.38 ERA. But he had a 6.66 ERA over his final 16 starts, and it might have had to do with workload as much as anything. Read More »

Jokic triple makes history as Nuggets sink Bucks

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The 6ft 10in 22-year-old now heads an illustrious list of names for the fastest triple double in recent history, with only Russell Westbrook , LeBron James and Ben Simmons coming close to matching his achievement. But in the first half, Jokić would finish with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists-in just 14 minutes and 33 seconds. His efficiency has been off the charts as well; in that span he's posted 53.3% FG, 47.2% 3P and 86.4% FT shooting splits. Read More »

Mourinho rubbishes 'unhappy Pogba to quit Old Trafford' rumours

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It's my problem and the player's problem. The 24-year-old lacked the tactical discipline to ignore his natural instincts to wander forward, and the hole in United's midfield became so great that Mourinho and Pogba had a touchline argument about his poor positioning and apparent unwillingness to work hard. Read More »

Roger Federer 'never imagined' having chance to become oldest number one

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He was one of the first to congratulate Federer. "I had to win a lot of matches", he said. The spotlight on the 20-time Grand Slam champion's campaign has predictably intensified due to the prospect of what would be a monumental achievement, but Federer insists he is happy to discuss his expected reprisal, which could be quickly reversed if Nadal manages to shake off his fitness troubles and perform well in the Mexico Open later this month. Read More »

Canadian women take 1st Olympic hockey showdown against US

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Canada had two goals waived off due to a kicking motion in the final frame, and a crease violation in the opening period. It was poetic, in a murky sort of way, that the game ended with a pile of bodies pushing, shoving, kicking and clawing in front of the Canadian goal. Read More »

ESPN and FOX reportedly battling for Peyton Manning

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According to Marchand's report, Randy Moss, Matt Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson and Kurt Warner could be candidates to replace Gruden if Manning turns them down. Manning's diligence is legendary and, according to one executive who has tried to woo him in the past, Manning won't take the job unless he is fully committed. Read More »

Swiss athletes contract norovirus at Winter Olympics

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The athletes were immediately taken to single rooms and treated by team doctors. Boesch had become an internet sensation at the Games after posting a video of himself hanging onto the outside rail of an escalator as it climbed upward. More than 200 people at the Games-mostly security staff-have fallen sick with the virus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Until today, it'd been reported the 194 diagnosed cases of norovirus in PyeongChang were limited to security personnel and visitors. Read More »

5 teams to watch out for after the All-Star Break

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The technology, powered by Intel VR, places fans inside Studio J , home of the " NBA on TNT ", where they can explore and interact with available programming. James' teammate Love broke his left hand and will also be out for six to eight weeks. First, New Orleans Pelicans big man Cousins went down with a ruptured left Achilles in the waning seconds of a victory over the Houston Rockets. Read More »

Italy's Michela Moioli Wins Gold In Women's Snowboard Cross

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The 22-year-old came through the carnage at the finish line to take gold ahead of French teen sensation Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau and reigning Olympic champion Eva Samkova , of the Czech Republic. Jacobellis ended her race 0.46 seconds behind Mioili. She celebrated her pending victory, by tweaking her board in air during one of her final jumps, and fell. Read More »

North Korean athletes, a diplomatic bargain at US$2300 each

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The decibels peaked when Griffin pulled one back halfway through the second period - prompting the 200-plus North Korean cheerleaders in the crowd to jump out of their seats. They are playing a good game, they scored one goal. "My message in Japan, my message in South Korea, my message in meeting with leaders of both of those countries is that we are going to continue to stand together along with our other allies and partners to continue to intensify the economic and diplomatic pressure ... Read More »

Liverpool want sudden Alisson deal to fend off Real Madrid, PSG

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Loris Karius is Liverpool's current first-choice stopper after ousting Simon Mignolet , but Jurgen Klopp intends to strengthen between the sticks when the transfer window reopens. Liverpool are hoping to secure a deal well ahead of the summer after opening talks over the signing of £62m Roma goalkeeper Alisson , according to Sky Sports News. Read More »