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Hearing yet to be set in Russian medalist doping case, CAS says

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Sources in Pyeongchang told Reuters earlier on Thursday that the International Olympic Committee is edging closer to allowing Russian athletes to march behind their national flag at the Winter Games closing ceremony. The positive test not only shocked the Russian team but the wider curling community whose sport calls for steady hands, sharp eyes and mild exertion, not the intense physical activity and endurance more associated with the use of meldonium . Read More »

US Women's Hockey Wins First Gold Since 1998

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The United States will compete for a gold medal in men's curling after knocking out their Canadian opponents 5-3 in a tense semifinals showdown at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin put her squad ahead 2-1 with a goal in the second period. The teams will now play a 20-minute overtime, and will go to a shootout if the game is still tied after that. Read More »

UFC star Conor McGregor: 'I am fighting again. Period'

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In an Instagram post on Thursday, Conor McGregor said, "I am fighting again". Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in. In November, the UFC and McGregor (21-13) negotiated a new contract with the Irishman potentially defending his title at UFC 219 on December 30. With a potential rematch against Floyd Mayweather in the octagon seemingly a no go it seems that The Notorious has his heart set on shaking up the UFC roster once again. Read More »

Man United boss Mourinho hails McTominay but questions club medics

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared to take a swipe at his medical staff after Ander Herrera sustained a "bad injury" on his return to action. "The way he was playing during the time on the pitch he showed that intensity that is only possible when fit, when you feel fit. And then the back-heel creates a contraction in the muscular area where he had the previous problem and now we have proof he was not 100 per cent fit". Read More »

Vettel and Ferrari 'fired up' for 2018 after unveiling SF71H

Sebastian Vettel has paid credit to Ferrari's "impressive" detailed work on the SF71H as it aims to make amends after missing out of the Formula 1 world drivers' title previous year to Mercedes. "We all like divas, but sometimes she was a bit hard to understand and this is the area where we worked the most, trying to understand and preserve the speed in the auto and find more driveability". Read More »

Biggar suited and booted for Six Nations return against Ireland

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Ireland bashed away repeatedly without success in Cardiff past year, outscored three tries to nil in a 22-9 defeat to Warren Gatland's Wales. "We're going to have to be disciplined again". "I was still impressed with England against Wales, but I think everyone wants to see them throwing the ball around a bit more and produce the sort of performance which they haven't really had since the Australia tour Down Under". Read More »

Messi ends his Chelsea hoodoo

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He fine-tuned his radar after the interval, however, rifling home into Ter Stegen's bottom-left corner to give Chelsea the lead. Chelsea travel to Spain for the return leg at the Nou Camp on March 14. As you know very well, when you make a mistake against Barcelona-the best players like Messi, [Luis] Suarez and [Andres] Iniesta-you pay [for it]. "We lacked clear-cut chances", Valverde was quoted as saying. Read More »

Colts, Adam Vinatieri agree on one-year deal

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By returning, Vinatieri will be in great position to break the all-time National Football League scoring record, held by Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen . Andersen scored 2,544 points in his career off field goals and extra points. Patriots fans remember Vinatieri fondly for his two game-winning field goals in Super Bowl victories, and his legendary game-winning field goal in the "Tuck Rule game" against the Oakland Raiders in the 2001-02 season. Read More »

PSL 2018 kicks off with glitzy opening ceremony

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Defending champions, led by Darren Sammy, would take on Multan Sultans in Dubai at 10pm PST after a glittering opening ceremony. The star-studded ceremony will see artists around the globe perform on a grand stage, and set the ball rolling in the tournament. Read More »

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah sent transfer warning amid Real Madrid interest

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The 25-year-old's appearance in locations across Liverpool made the day of a host of unsuspecting fans, with Julie Clayton and her mum Beryl delighted to have met and taken a photo with Liverpool's leading goal scorer this season. The Egyptian continued: "I don't want to say too much because we still have a long way to go in the season and I don't want to give too much away". Read More »

Snowboarding: Austria's Gasser wins first Olympic big air gold medal

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She snatched victory with her final jump worth a near maximum 96 points for a total of 185 ahead of 177.5 for Anderson, deprived of her second gold of the Games following her earlier victory in slopestyle. The victor was determined by taking the riders' best two runs from a possible three, and Gasser's huge final jump of 96.00 was enough to secure her the gold - when added to her second-jump score of 89.00. Read More »

'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler Writes Grateful Letter to Fans

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After thanking patrons for "spending their money and time" to watch the film, he specifically highlighted those who went above and beyond by buying out theaters and organically promoting the film on social media. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king - and as Black Panther - gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Read More »

Winter Olympics Medal Count & Leaderboard 2018

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Her bronze in the women's cross-country team sprint took her medals total to 14 (seven of them gold), surpassing the previous benchmark set by her compatriot, biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Shaun White then scored a 97.75 in the men's halfpipe event, which made him the first man to win three snowboarding gold medals. There was more Norwegian success in the men's race, as they took first place - earning a third gold medal of the games for Johannes Hosflot Klabo. Read More »

Russian Teenagers Dominate Ladies' Short Program as US Women Falter

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Olympian. However, Zagitova managed to exceed her newly set record as well. What must have spun through Yevgenia Medvedeva's head as she stared through Russian camera crews and interviewers, eyes locked on a TV screen in the mixed zone. She is in 11th place with a score of 64.01. Medvedeva and Zagitova aren't worrying about that. She was born in Izhevsk, 750 miles from Moscow in the western Ural Mountains. Read More »

Guardiola: Congratulations for Wigan for qualification

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Chaos descended on the DW Stadium last night as Wigan booted Manchester City out of the FA Cup after a single Will Grigg goal . Supporters from both clubs were involved in disturbances, while television pictures appeared to show a home supporter and striker Aguero involved in a physical exchange. Read More »

Seattle hosting Kings-Warriors preseason game

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In December, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was approved by the Seattle City Council for an estimated $600 million renovation of the arena by the Oak View Group. The preseason game also marks the return of Kevin Durant , who spent his first season on the Sonics roster. Durant won NBA's Rookie of the Year award during the 2007-2008 season before continuing his career in Oklahoma City with the Thunder, where he played from 2008-2016 before signing with Golden State in July of 2016. Read More »

Antonio Conte defends Andreas Christensen after error against Barcelona

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We played well. We had a plan to defend well, Perhaps we could have done more with the ball when we had it. Due to Barcelona dominating possession, Pedro was forced to play a more defensive role in the team. The star player for Antonio Conte side remained the Brazilian winger Willian , who impressed with his quick speed and his ability to surpass defenders. Read More »

Woods commits to play next week in Honda Classic

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So I don't think it's imperative to, but obviously to get a win under your belt, it does make you feel a bit better going into it. "I just felt like I needed to continue going down the things I've been working on, " he said. "I'm so happy that I'm not in pain anymore". I can't create the same angles that I used to be able to create naturally. "This is the new norm". Shanahan even had a special encounter with Tiger Woods . Read More »

De Gea stars in Manchester United scoreless draw at Sevilla

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Muriel had nobody close to him when he jumped near the six-yard (meter) line but his firm header wasn't placed far enough from De Gea and the goalkeeper made him pay. He said in his post-match press conference: "I think it's a bad injury. We defended well. I think they had control of the game, but the result is open". Read More »

School Shooting Survivors To Meet At White House

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To some of the protesters present, the gun violence issue stems from a lack of political action, a 16-year-old from River Bend High School in Virginia explained. Gunman Nikolas Cruz , 19, killed 14 students and three school workers at the school in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 assault rifle. What do his guardians say? According to the Washington Post , Trump spent the weekend at his resort watching cable news, complaining about the Russian Federation investigation, and asking ... Read More »

Major League Baseball unveils Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps teams will wear

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However, MLB is moving forward with several measures for 2018, including a limit on the number of mound visits by each team and measures meant to decrease the times for inning breaks and pitching changes. In addition, commercial breaks between innings and during pitching changes will be reduced to 2 minutes 5 seconds for most regular-season games, 2:25 for nationally televised regular season games and 2:55 for postseason games. Read More »

Olympic hockey history etched on rink

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Barring a miracle comeback, this is nearly certainly the last Olympics for Vonn, whose pro career includes a streak of dominance from 2007 to 2012, when she mixed four overall championships with one second-place finish. "I had a rough couple years heading into the Olympics but things look to be turning around so I'm psyched on that". With that said, the event began back on February 9 and is slated to end on the 25. Read More »

Rodgers seeking repeat performance from Celtic

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Plenty of my friends point out that Zenit haven't played in months but more importantly Celtic showed they do have Plan B in European games when they know they're not going to dominate the ball. We've been playing different formations and styles against top-quality teams. "What we have shown is that when we play to our quality and to the top of our level then we can match any team. Read More »

Women's big air medals awarded in PyeongChang

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In the final, the riders each had to land two different tricks, spinning different ways, and the total score decided the victor. Gasser was extremely consistent throughout the competition. Her score of 96 was the highest of the day and gave her a total of 185.00. In addition to Anderson, two other Americans reached Wednesday's final. The USA's Julia Marino finished 10th, and Jessika Jenson 11th. Read More »

North Korea Reportedly Bailed On A Secret Meeting With Mike Pence

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State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert explained on Twitter that the campaign to pressure North Korea will continue until they get serious about talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula . The encounter on 10 February would have been the first between the Trump administration and Pyongyang after a bitter stand-off over their nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

LeBron James: 'Let's not get too crazy' and start reseeding playoffs

Will James move to the Western Conference and team up with the Rockets or Lakers? Come summer, NBA's hottest player, LeBron James , is going to free market once again. In the '90s you had Chicago that dominated the league. "We had our run in the East with Miami; Golden State is having their run". Fox News host Laura Ingraham's recently said on air that James should "shut up and dribble" instead of sharing his perspective on President Donald Trump. Read More »

Tiger named Ryder Cup vice-captain

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He said: 'When you look at that team room (at Hazeltine), a lot of them became professional golfers because they wanted to emulate Tiger Woods , so to have him in that team room, being that humble guy who is ready to serve means a lot'. The 47-year-old Furyk played in nine consecutive Ryder Cups (1997, '99, 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10, '12, '14), which is the second-most in U.S. Ryder Cup history (Phil Mickelson, 11) A West Chester, Pennsylvania native, Furyk was twice a member of winning U.S. Read More »

University of Louisville Stripped of NCAA Title

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The decision by the governing body's Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. A friend of mine asked, "If they stripped Ohio State's 1999 Final Four game away, then I would like to be reimbursed by the NCAA - since the game I paid to witness never really happened". Read More »

Renault convinced RS18 will produce big step forward

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By the end of the year, Renault claimed to have the fourth fastest auto on the grid. It will be raced this season by Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz Jr . Renault Sport intends to challenge top teams for the championship in the near future, though this season is likely to be used to build a foundation for future seasons. Read More »

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 Roma 1: Fred stunner seals first-leg comeback

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Shakhtar defeated Roma 2-1 at home while Sevilla and Manchester United drew goalless in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 clash late Wednesday. As Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco in Kharkov will bring 21 players, main stars of the team Edin džeko, Raju Nainggolan, Daniele De Rossi and Alexander Kolarov. Read More »

"Lynnsanity" ruled out of PSL-3 due to dislocated shoulder

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Australian batsmen Chris Lynn suffered quite a few niggling injuries on his left shoulder throughout his cricket career. The Brisbane Heat sensation made a conscious effort throughout the summer to not do anything extravagant with his shoulder having nursed several injuries in the past and has had his left shoulder operated three thrice already. Read More »

It sure sounds like Kawhi Leonard won't be back this season

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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich admitted to reporters at Spurs practice Wednesday that he'd be 'surprised, ' if Kawhi Leonard plays again . "That's why I am just trying to be honest and logical". The Spurs have 23 games left in the season and have their last regular-season game on April 11. Read More »

Cavendish withdraws after Abu Dhabi crash

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He is clearly on form but faces competition in the sprints from Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates), Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors), Marcel Kittel (Katusha-Alpecin), Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal), Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton-Scott), and Dan McLay (EF Education First-Drapac). Read More »

Yanks get Drury, Arizona acquires Souza

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The Yankees sent two minor leaguers - second baseman Nick Solak and right-handed pitcher Taylor Widener - to the Tampa Bay Rays , who shipped outfielder Steven Souza Jr .to Diamondbacks . Drury hits for a higher average and brings decent power to NY along with plenty of positional versatility. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Jabari Blash for assignment. Read More »

Kyle Long stands up for former teammate Alshon Jeffery on Twitter

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The 28-year-old is already under contract for the long haul about to step into the first year of the four-year, $52 million extension that he signed with the team last December . The injury was the same one he suffered when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder back in July. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery underwent surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff on Wednesday after playing in all 16 regular-season games and three playoff contests last season, according to a report. Read More »

Barry Bennell Sentenced to 31 Years for Sexually Abusing Underage Boys

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Bennell, 64, has been caged for 31 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached between 1979 and 1991. During his summation, Judge Clement Goldstone QC told Liverpool Crown Court that Bennell's actions were "sheer evil". Andy Woodward, a former footballer who chose to go public with his abuse at the hands of Bennell, said he had mixed emotions. Bennell did not give him an answer. Read More »

She-Hulk, Ghost Rider join Marvel Comics' new-look Avengers roster

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Marvel Comics is promising " a fresh start " for its characters, beginning in May of this year. This will give newer, and some older, readers a chance to join the legions of Marvel fans. As the video says, it's a "fresh start" for Marvel. And, seeing as how Avengers will kick off with a new #1 issue, Marvel will be abandoning the confusing renumbering of September's Marvel Legacy , which renumbered every Marvel title as if it had never been relaunched or renumbered. Read More »

Mel Kiper mock draft: Ravens grab a legacy OT Orlando Brown

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This time around , he has the Jets taking Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield . "He was one of the best offensive linemen there", Kiper explained. Kiper opted for Iowa's Daniels over MI defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, who he views as a "perfect fit" for Buffalo's defense. Especially with teams like the Bengals and Cardinals lurking just behind them, the Dolphins could make a short jump to secure the raw but talented Allen, giving up one of their pair of fourth-round picks for Ryan ... Read More »

Aaron Rodgers Kisses Danica Patrick at the Daytona 500

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That wasn't the only time the actress came to Daytona Beach, having skydived here at 19 after "a night of drinking". "It just wasn't meant to be, I guess, today", Patrick told Fox Sports . It's fair to say that Austin Dillon and his brother Ty have had an easier run of it, thanks to the patronage of their grandfather, Richard Childress . Read More »

CL: Sevilla's misfiring attack takes on Man United's stout defense

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Fans found it hilarious that Pep Guardiola was so angered after the game , that City will seek an explanation for Wigan fans getting onto the pitch at the end to celebrate Will Grigg's goal. The former Chelsea and Man United player was speaking on talkSPORT and suggested that Sevilla would be relegation fodder. The last-16 tie against Sevilla marks the Old Trafford club's first appearance beyond the group stage since 2014, when they beat Olympiakos before losing to Bayern Munich ... Read More »

Manchester United's Mourinho praises Vincenzo Montella

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Wissam Ben Yedder has scored 50% of Sevilla's goals in the group stages of the Champions League this season (6 out of 12). "I think it happens with every team when the best players, the most crucial players, for some reason are not performing". Read More »

Virat Kohli just 18 runs short for 2K runs in T20Is

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Markram took over the captaincy after du Plessis was ruled out of the remaining series and T20Is due to an injury in his right index finger which he sustained during the first ODI against the Virat Kohli-led side. Kohli's aggregate is best since Brian Lara touched the 911-point mark in 1993. "Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah's eight wickets have lifted him two places to take the joint-first position", the ICC release added. Read More »

United States wins first Olympic gold medal in women's cross-country skiing

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Gold medallist Brady Leman of Canada (top) and silver medalist Marc Bischofberger of Switzerland after the freestyle skiing finals at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on February 21, 2018. "I broke my leg the day before competition in Vancouver and then just missing the podium in Sochi was kind of bittersweet". "I actually aimed for the gold but I'm happy with the bronze because I haven't been on the podium before". Read More »

Napoli and Juventus continue see-saw battle in Serie A

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At the other end, Federico Viviani 's strike from distance forced a save out of Pepe Reina , while in the second half, both sides traded blows in a bid to claim a second of the match, but Napoli would not be pegged back. Douglas Costa then burst down the right, his cross found Kwadwo Asamoah for a low volley that was cleared off the line by Nicolas N'Koulou of Torino. Read More »

Defender keen to make Manchester United move

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De Vrij's contract expires in July and barring a volte face on the part of club and player, the 25-year-old will become a free agent in the summer. Both Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Stefan De Vrij are reported to be on the bianconeri watch-list for next season. Read More »