Saturday, 15 December 2018
Latest news
Home » Sports

Sports

US in 3rd, 4th after ice dance short program

perth_map

It's unbelievable. I am so proud of the way we fought through this week and the season. In 2014, Team USA's Meryl Davis and Charlie White stopped them from winning their second consecutive gold ( Virtue and Moir settled for silver). AFP/Getty Images Canada's Tessa Virtue and Canada's Scott Moir celebrate following the venue ceremony after the ice dance event. I was so busy being focused, it was hard to really enjoy it. Read More »

Cameranesi scores two, leads USA women's hockey to gold medal game

perth_map

The Americans are back in the title game for a third straight Olympics after shutting out Finland 5-0 on Monday in the semifinals. Counting Thursday's Pyeongchang finale, five of those will have been against the United States. Gudbranson said. The U.S. won the first hockey gold in 1998 with Canada winning the next four. They have bought into his "pucks on net" philosophy, outshooitng their opponents 175-74 through four games. Read More »

Former Buffs standout Carruth opens up after 17 years in prison

perth_map

In a 15-page prison letter published by WBTV Monday (Feb. 19), Carruth apologized for actions that led to the death of Cherica Adams, and blasted her mother, Saundra Adams, who is raising his now 18-year-old son, Chancellor. However, given the nature of even his apology in the letter, I can understand why someone who lost their child and had to raise a child with disabilities would not view it as such. Read More »

Here's How An Amateur Skier Ended Up In A Winter Olympics Final

perth_map

So what she did is travel to World Cup events and rack up enough required top-30 finishes that featured her not crashing, thus ending up ranked #34 in the world. " I want to show others that freestyle skiing is possible and it is never too late to get into this sport, and to help others to dream and to progress the sport in Hungary ". Read More »

Top Republicans submitted re-drawn congressional map after the Supreme Court decision

perth_map

Republicans who controlled the Legislature and the governor's office after the 2010 census crafted it to elect Republicans and succeeded in that aim: Republicans won 13 of 18 seats in three straight elections under the now-invalidated map, even though Pennsylvania's statewide elections are often closely divided and registered Democratic voters outnumber Republicans. Read More »

Bucs release Doug Martin

perth_map

By cutting Martin, the Bucs will save $6.75 million on their salary cap for next season, and due to the structure of Martin's contract, will incur no dead money. He earned his second Pro Bowl selection in 2015 and was also an All-Pro running back with 1,402 rushing yards. He ran for 1,454 yards as a rookie, exploding on the scene out of Boise State and looking like a future franchise back. Read More »

Koe in three-way tie for second in men's curling

perth_map

Japan came back with a deuce in the next end but Homan's two points in the seventh led to Fujisawa offering handshakes and conceding defeat. Tied for second at 5-3, Canada and Great Britain are on the brink. "We have a good read on the ice so I'm not anxious". Benoit Schwarz, Switzerland's vice skip who throws fourth, scored four points in the opening end for a commanding early lead. Read More »

Tahoe-trained Brita Sigourney takes bronze in halfpipe

perth_map

Fourth in the standings after the first two runs, Annalisa Drew, 24, of Andover, Massachusetts, briefly jumped into third place following her final run score of 90.80, but was knocked back into fourth after Sigourney locked up bronze with her final run. Read More »

Barcelona Midfielder Ivan Rakitic Identifies Chelsea's Strengths Ahead of Champions League Clash

perth_map

The Italian has come under pressure at Chelsea due to a poor run of form that has seen the club drop down to fourth place in the Premier League . "I think they're still a great side". "I speak to some of them almost every day, even when I don't play against them, but it doesn't necessarily have to be about football". "The main players change during the game". Read More »

LeBron leads own team to All-Star win

perth_map

So in an unfortunately non-televised event, King James and Chef Curry went back and forth with a pool of players and drafted their 15-man roster, starting with the starting five, then choosing the reserves. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving , who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer. Read More »

'JD Come Back': A song parody for JD Martinez

perth_map

But right before Spring Training, it seems that Martinez settled for less money than many thought he'd get when the offseason started. It's not a report , and it doesn't cite any sources . In 80 games from May 12 through the end of the 2017 season, Núñez batted.337 (114-for-338) with an.883 OPS. Martinez figures to be Boston's primary DH in 2018. Read More »

Wallace caps Daytona week with emotional second place

perth_map

Wallace had a competitive vehicle and ran hard throughout Sunday's event, even contending for the race lead during the first stage. Wallace has moved from team to team since he started racing in NASCAR. "That meant that the cars up front wanted to be with us and around us". "It's a sensitive subject", Wallace continued. "You got that! Damn right". Read More »

Nabil Fekir's Agent Tackles Transfer Talk Amid Speculation of Arsenal Interest

perth_map

Arsenal have reportedly identified Nabil Fekir as their priority attacking target ahead of the summer transfer window. Fekir is presently valued at £45m, and Wenger is said to be keen on sorting out a potential deal before the World Cup in Russian Federation, where the attacker is likely to feature for France under the tutelage of Didier Deschamps. Read More »

Wardrobe malfunction but French figure skaters still second at Winter Olympics

perth_map

French couple Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron lost a few points after battling with a wardrobe malfunciton. "It is not what we get ready for when we train". Credited 81,93 points, Papadakis and Cizeron are second after the short program behind their biggest rivals for the olympic gold and training partners in Montreal, Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who signed a new world record (83,67 points). Read More »

Did 76ers' Redick use racial slur? He says he was 'tongue tied'

perth_map

Redick used a racial slur during his part of the video when he congratulated the " NBA ch**k fans of China " on the New Year. The video below was supposed to be about several National Basketball Association players congratulating the fans in China on Friday's celebration of the Chinese New Year. Read More »

Red Bull F1 auto unveiled with temporary livery

perth_map

The four times world champions, third overall a year ago after winning three of the 20 races, are hoping to be back in the championship mix for the first time since Mercedes began to dominate in 2014. Red Bull, spearheaded by Vettel, won four consecutive driver and constructors' championships between 2010 and 2013, but have failed to launch a serious assault on either title since, and finished a distant third in the team championship past year. Read More »

Manchester United draw Brighton in FA Cup quarterfinal

perth_map

Pep Guardiola's side have blown away any suggestion that injuries and fatigue could derail their quest to win the English Premier League, Champions League, League Cup and FA Cup by scoring nine goals in their last two matches. Grigg scored twice as West Ham were beaten 2-0 in the fourth round. "Bournemouth are one of the teams I like to watch the most in the Premier League and they were able to beat them", said Guardiola of his opponents. Read More »

Russian curler suspected of doping

perth_map

CAS said it had not yet set a hearing date and declined to provide further information. Krushelnitsky did not respond immediately to a request for comment. "On the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances might have been used, but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the anti-doping system at the Games which protects the rights of all the clean athletes", an International Olympic Committee spokesperson said. Read More »

Cerrone stops Medeiros with TKO

perth_map

UFC Fight Night 126 took place at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and it aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass . Both men had very laid back attitudes heading into the fight. More than likely sticking to his preferred game plan, Cerrone worked for a quick finish to get the job done. With the win, he became only the third man to reach 20 UFC wins, joining former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre in doing so. Read More »

Tim Tebow 'Will Play in the Major Leagues — Mets GM

perth_map

However, "Tebowmania" in baseball has taken its first steps toward fruition. It's unclear why, exactly, since Tebow hasn't inspired almost as much confidence on the field as he has off of it. Tebow has received plenty of flak for not taking the "traditional" route to the major leagues. "Somebody asked me whether I think he'll be a major league player at some point", Alderson said Sunday. Read More »

I wasn't good enough - Guardiola reveals Wigan rejection

perth_map

The shortcomings of VAR were in the spotlight in the FA Cup, and Spurs suffered while competing on multiple fronts. "He reacted ideal. I know for the players - not just Claudio, the other ones - when they don't play regularly it is not an easy situation". Read More »

Liverpool duo Mane and Salah set for new deals

perth_map

Mane's current contract is due to expire in the summer of 2021, but the Reds appear keen to tie the 25-year-old down to a new deal at the Merseyside club. With such a first-leg advantage, they are seemingly certain of a place in the quarter-finals. "Every day, I look at myself and try to improve myself all the time", he said. Read More »

Japan's Kodaira takes gold in 500m speedskate

perth_map

Earlier this week, she finished eighth in both the 1500m and the 1000m. "I'm just insane excited", she said. Lee finished second in 37.33 to take silver, while Karolina Erbanova of the Czech Republic took the bronze in 37.34. Erin Jackson, the first black woman to make a U.S. Olympic long-track team, was 24th of 31 skaters in 39.20 after switching from inline skating to ice five months ago. Read More »

Gus Kenworthy kisses boyfriend on live TV

perth_map

Kenworthy had no idea that this was coming. At a Winter Olympics where memorable made-in-America moments have been fewer and farther between than either the United States Olympic Committee or NBC - which paid $963 million in rights fees for the Games in South Korea - would like, this kiss on television between a handsome snowboarder and the man in his life added some PG-13 sizzle to the prime-time telecast. Read More »

Pogba Held Talks With Mourinho Over Man Utd Future

perth_map

But one man who could step up and stake a claim for a first-team spot and replace Carrick is academy graduate Scott McTominay , who has already made 12 appearances for United this season, as his 36-year-old midfield counterpart already thinks he will take his place. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane admits 'fatigue' of coaching Real Madrid taking toll on him

perth_map

Madrid's terrible performances in Spanish La Liga where they are 17 points behind Clasico rivals FC Barcelona and UEFA Champions League where they came second in group standings were strongly criticized by Madrid supporters. "The best way to prepare [for the return leg against PSG] is to play many games, and play well in La Liga". Betis were the first side to beat Real Madrid this campaign with a late goal giving them a 1-0 triumph in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Read More »

Federer aims to win Rotterdam Open

perth_map

As a result Dimitrov, the second seed, advanced to the final, where he will meet Roger Federer . "It's definitely one of those weeks I will never forget in my life", Federer, who last topped the standings in 2020, said. He had not originally planned to play in Rotterdam but accepted a wild card when it became clear he might be able to take back the top spot. "I'm very, very happy". Read More »

Confirmed Tottenham Hotspur line-up v Rochdale: Moura starts, Lamela on the bench

perth_map

Tottenham , who also needed a replay to get past fourth-tier Newport in the previous round, dominated the second half and Lucas Moura , making his first start since joining from Paris St Germain in January, equalised on the hour. Pochettino has named a completely different starting lineup to the side in Turin, with Son Heung-min and Harry Winks coming into the side, while Luca Moura makes his first start in the white and blue of Spurs. Read More »

Who Will Win The Daytona 500? 2/18/18 — NASCAR Predictions

perth_map

Bowman and Hamlin earned those starting positions in single-car qualifying held last Sunday. That puts Logano at the front of the pack. "In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona , and the Day That Changed Everything" by Michael Waltrip , a two-time Daytona 500 victor. Read More »

Hanyu clinches gold, Ledecka stuns skiers

perth_map

I didn't really have a choice in the matter so I did the best that I could. "She's a hometown hero in Steamboat, even if she is from the Czech Republic", said Tori Koski, the snowboard program director at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, where Ledecka has trained for the past five years, first with Thedo Remmelink and more recently with Reiter. Read More »

NBA All-Star Weekend: Larry Nance Jr. robbed in NBA Dunk Contest

perth_map

Consistency was the key for Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell in beating Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr .in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest championship round of the NBA All-Stars Weekend on Saturday, February 17. He added , "So just being here now and playing in it, being in the event where there are no teammates in the Slam Dunk Contest ". He would then advance to the final round after jumping over his own sister as well as Kevin Hart's family along the baseline. Read More »

What to watch from Pyeongchang Olympics on Day 6

perth_map

Figure skating has enthralled crowds at the Pyeongchang Games, with a number of key medals still to be decided. The strategy apparently worked as Anderson won gold in Sochi and again at this year's Olympics. But her best event will be the 10km freestyle event Thursday. Germany is in a good position to defend gold in the mixed-team relay luge. That medal will be decided February 23. Read More »

The lesser-known American wins silver in ski slopestyle

perth_map

He soared through the air on his final two jumps, the latter being a triple-cork 1440. "To be able to put it down when the pressure is on and come away with a different color this time, that's what I came here to do". Earlier, Woods' GB team-mate Tyler Harding failed to make the final cut after scoring 20.00 and 21.00 in his two qualifying runs. Kenworthy was unable to land a full run, though, and finished 12th. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Austria's Marcel Hirscher wins giant slalom for second gold

perth_map

He became the 10th male Alpine skier to win multiple gold medals at a single Winter Olympic Games , and the first since 2006. The team of Didrik Toenseth, Martin Johnsrud Sundby, Simen Hegstad Krueger and Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo won the race in 1 hour, 33 minutes and 4.9 seconds to beat the second-place Russian athletes by 9.4 seconds. Read More »

Pyeongchang is just full of surprises: Snowboarder becomes Olympic alpine skiing champ

perth_map

Yet perhaps the most remarkable aspect of her wholly unexpected victory is that it came on a pair of skis borrowed from the USA's Mikaela Shiffrin , who had dropped out of the super-G competition. She won a bronze medal in the super-G that year as well as a gold medal in the women's downhill. "I felt awesome. I skied well", Vonn said . The women's downhill - her best event - is scheduled for Wednesday and the combined is set for Friday, and Vonn is considered a podium threat in both. Read More »

New Zealand, England to fight for final berth

perth_map

Chasing a target of 195 to win the game, the Kiwis only needed 176 to ensure they will face Australia in Wednesday's final at Eden Park. New Zealand , with one win, will qualify if it wins tonight and England , with no wins, can qualify with a win but must also overtake New Zealand on run rate. Read More »

King Kohli ruthless, India win series 5-1

perth_map

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was earlier criticised for bringing his wife Anushka Sharma on South Africa tour along with him. Virat Kohli was announced as the player of the match . By the grace of God, I'm healthy and leading my team. I would be going to the bookstore and buying the latest Oxford dictionary, just to improve my vocabulary (in praise of Kohli), "Shastri said in jest". Read More »

Man City nearly in, Tottenham in good position

perth_map

However, the visitors soon settled and took the lead when Kevin De Bruyne swung City's fourth corner of the game in the direction of Gundogan, who powerfully glanced a header past Czech goalkeeper Thomas Vaclik. "If we have this game at the Etihad and it's a 3-2 or a 2-2 draw, that won't give us a good feeling to go into the next round". "We have showed we were the better team today and only for a lack of motivation or effort can we not do the same at home ". Read More »

Live Score, India vs South Africa, 1st T20

perth_map

After ending up on the receiving end of the ODI series which India won 5-1, the Proteas will be looking to change their fortunes in the upcoming T20 series. (IND) Vs (SA) is scheduled for a 18:00 IST (02:30 PM Local) start. The match, which is slated to take place at New Wanderers Stadium , Johannesburg, is the third of the five-match series. Read More »

VAR in the firing line again as United beat Huddersfield

perth_map

United midfielder Mata said it was a "very tight" decision, but was philosophical about the decision, whereas Huddersfield boss Wagner is not a fan of VAR at all. He had a big injury in the season, big injury, he had a big injury, he nearly went to surgery like Dembele in Barcelona with a similar injury, the decision was not to do it and go to a conservative treatment, everyone really happy. Read More »

Gabriel Jesus returns to full Manchester City training

perth_map

There were hopes the 20-year might have been fit to play in Tuesday's Champions League game at Basel but, although that did not transpire, the player is making progress. Guardiola is pleased with his rapid recovery although he is not yet fully fit. He was ok with the ball, without he wasn't ideal. "After the problems we have had with the strikers, we need all of them (fit)". Read More »

USA Olympians Lindsey Vonn and Nathan Chen fall short of medals

perth_map

Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic made a stunning run to take the Olympic super-G title. "This must be some mistake, they're going to switch the time for some others". There seemed little to suggest the 22-year-old Czech - ranked 43rd in the super-G World Cup standings - would spring a surprise on the first half of her run. Read More »

Barca Face Dilemma in Eibar Visit

perth_map

Eibar were reduced to ten men in the 66th minute after Fabian Orellana was sent off for picking up his second yellow card of the game. Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was also dismissed later for angry protests against referee Alejandro Hernandez. Read More »

Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia delighted with debut goal in FA Cup win

perth_map

Chris Hughton has an nearly full-strength side to choose from with Jiri Skalak and Steve Sidewell being the only absentees. "They are the hot favourites in the game but anything can happen in the FA Cup ". Locadia received a standing ovation when he was substituted with 13 minutes remaining and Hughton was pleased with the 24-year-old's instant impact and that he can now play a part in Brighton's Premier League survival bid. Read More »