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Sport Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics ceremony, eyes talks with Moon
Author: 0 Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics ceremony, eyes talks with Moon

Critics have pointed out that some South Korean players will unfairly lose their playing opportunities and they have been victimized by the government's politically-driven initiative. But that sentiment is far from unanimous in the South, where others see it as a bid by Kim to weaken worldwide unity on sanctions against the North, and to turn the games into what conservative critics are disdainfully calling the "Pyongyang Olympics".

Sport NCAA to investigate MSU over Nassar
Author: 0 NCAA to investigate MSU over Nassar

In addition to abusing Michigan State patients, Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting girls he trained through USA Gymnastics , which helps train athletes for the Olympics. "If over these many years, just one adult listened and had the courage and character to act, this tragedy could have been avoided", she said . So far, the judge who oversees the sentencing of the former sports doctor, Larry Nassar , said on Monday that almost 100 girls and women were "sister-survivor warriors".

Sport Javier Mascherano to leave Barcelona this week
Author: 0 Javier Mascherano to leave Barcelona this week

Javier Mascherano will leave Barcelona this week after seven-and-a-half years at the Catalan giants, the club confirmed on Tuesday. He is reportedly going to play in China. With his minutes reduced and a World Cup on the horizon, Mascherano decided earlier this season that he wanted to leave the club in January to re-find regular football.

Sport Australian Open: Kyle Edmund 'loving' his progress in Melbourne
Author: 0 Australian Open: Kyle Edmund 'loving' his progress in Melbourne

The 30-year-old was ruled out of the year's first grand slam after opting to undergo surgery on a long-standing hip problem, but world number 49 Edmund has stepped up superbly in his compatriot's absence and beat third seed Grigor Dimitrov in four sets on Tuesday to make the last four at Melbourne Park.

Sport Volunteers needed for Rock County homeless count
Author: 0 Volunteers needed for Rock County homeless count

Now is the time to continue to invest in these programs, not make slashing cuts that will only make our challenges more hard to solve. If you're not able to help search, donations are needed as well. The homeless count happens every year around mid-to-late January and the cities across Maricopa County are always looking for volunteers. The count is organized by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and utilizes volunteer teams - including city, county and state representatives, ...

Sport Rob Gronkowski hit in head, misses second half
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski hit in head, misses second half

If you go low for the knees, you are considered a dirty player. "He's a big dude, and I was just trying to dislodge the ball". If you go high, it's unsportsmanlike conduct. "There are a couple of calls that we could argue didn't go our way", said Jaguars safety Tashaun Gipson . It's the toughest play in football. "I just tried to dislodge the ball".

Sport Multi-award winning Kobe Bryant in Oscar mix
Author: 0 Multi-award winning Kobe Bryant in Oscar mix

However the 39-year-old Bryant is already well on his way to making that statement become a reality. The film was one of five nominated in the Animated Short category on Tuesday. The animated film was part of the 2017 Tribeca Film festival and will be competing against " Garden Party " (by Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon), " Lou " (by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray), " Negative Space " (by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata) and " Revolting Rhymes " (by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer) for the 2018 ...

Sport Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Joining ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball' Crew
Author: 0 Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Joining ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball' Crew

In a unique agreement, the 42-year-old will continue to star in FOX Sports' and TBS' pre- and postgame shows during the postseason, as he did last year alongside host Kevin Burkhardt and analysts David Ortiz and Frank Thomas. The deal has been made possible as a result of Disney, ESPN's parent company, paying $60 billion to acquire most of FOX's assets. Everyone's favorite retired baseball player is coming to ESPN.

Sport Lyon ace Clement Grenier open to West Ham United move
Author: 0 Lyon ace Clement Grenier open to West Ham United move

Moyes has stated Hernandez is unlikely to leave this month, and West Ham are suffering something of an injury crisis a week before the window closes. While both Allen and Shelvey have featured fairly regularly for their respective clubs so far this campaign, the 54-year-old is confident he possesses what it takes to lure them to east London.

Sport Alexis Sanchez: I needed to feel loved
Author: 0 Alexis Sanchez: I needed to feel loved

And if reports are anything to go by, Arsenal look set to move for Borussia Dortmund ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , a prolific striker, who would more than cure Arsenal fans Sanchez heartache. Sanchez spent three years at Barcelona, winning La Liga in 2013. " Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players", said United manager Jose Mourinho.

Sport Phehlukwayo or De Bruyn for Wanderers Test?
Author: 0 Phehlukwayo or De Bruyn for Wanderers Test?

We would definitely look at that (all-pace attack) option. "If we do think of leaving him out‚ we will have to be 100% sure of that decision". The Indian coach had said India would have done well with 10 more days of training in South Africa .

Sport Kenedy closing in on Toon switch
Author: 0 Kenedy closing in on Toon switch

Palmieri and Edin Dzeko are set to sign for Chelsea from Roma in a £50million double deal. The Brazilian, 21, rarely features at Stamford Bridge but is a long-term target of Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez, and Conte is prepared to let him leave to encourage his development.

Sport Waymo to test self-driving cars in Atlanta
Author: 0 Waymo to test self-driving cars in Atlanta

Why is Waymo testing its self-driving auto in Atlanta? The company announced its next stop for Waymo's self-driving test program on Twitter. Now, it faces a new frontier : Atlanta. Unfortunately, we know little else about the Atlanta tests aside from the location, but the rollout should be soon. Initially, when members of the public start riding its Chrysler Pacifica minivans with self-driving technology, a Waymo employee will be in the backseat.

Sport Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger lauds
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger lauds "world class" Henrikh Mkhitaryan following Gunners switch

The 29-year-old secured a move to Arsenal on Monday evening as part of a swap deal that sent Alexis Sanchez to the North-West outfit. There'll be no extra fees included in the deal. Sportsmail pundit and former Arsenal favourite Martin Keown is among those who have branded Sanchez a mercenary after he chose United over Manchester City on a four-and-a-half-year contract worth a total of £600,000 a week.

Sport Chelsea to loan Kenedy to Newcastle with Emerson deal near
Author: 0 Chelsea to loan Kenedy to Newcastle with Emerson deal near

The Premier League champions have also been linked with moves for West Ham's Andy Carroll, Stoke's Peter Crouch and Burnley's Ashley Barnes during the January transfer window as Chelsea look for a target-man to back up for Spain worldwide Morata, who has failed to score in his last six matches in all competitions.

Sport Tom Brady has interesting connection to Minnesota
Author: 0 Tom Brady has interesting connection to Minnesota

Once again, the Eagles will go up against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady . After posting a pedestrian 3.7 yards per carry as a team in a blowout win over the Tennessee Titans, New England mustered just 46 total rushing yards on 19 carries against a stout Jacksonville Jaguars defense .

Author: 0 LeGarrette Blount: Facing Patriots "no more special than anyone else"

Jimmy Garoppolo earned a playoff bonus because the New England Patriots made the Super Bowl . "No, it's not that bad". With 2:48 left in the game, Tom Brady fired a pass from the four-yard line to the back of the end zone to find Danny Amendola for the go-ahead touchdown.

Sport Manchester United announce Alexis Sanchez deal
Author: 0 Manchester United announce Alexis Sanchez deal

However, they pulled out over Sanchez's wage demands and agent fees while United offered more and the replacement that prevented Arsenal cashing in on him in the summer . Arsenal wanted Mkhitaryan in exchange and he was delighted to join the London club. The departing Mkhitaryan struggled to pin down a permanent place under Mourinho at Old Trafford, making just 39 appearances, scoring five times.

Author: 0 Leicester to launch bid for West Brom defender, other clubs may follow

Manchester City are thought to be mulling over a bid, while Arsenal may not follow up their initial interest because of their likely outlay of more than £50m on Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His team are now 19th with just three wins in 24 league games while only two sides have scored less than them this season in Swansea and Brighton. 'Jonny hasn't seen me this week so I'm in the dark a little bit.

Sport Kevin Durant fires back, says Clint Capela's job is
Author: 0 Kevin Durant fires back, says Clint Capela's job is "easy"

Unfortunately they failed to come up big when it mattered most on their way to a 99-90 defeat. Him and the Rockets should be confident, but they're not better than the Warriors . Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela caught Kevin Durant's attention when he told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com his team is better than the Golden State Warriors after Saturday's victory.

Sport Sanchez joins Man Utd in swap with Mkhitaryan
Author: 0 Sanchez joins Man Utd in swap with Mkhitaryan

My thoughts on him remain the same. He now awaits his debut with the 29-year-old expected to feature at Yeovil on Friday in the FA Cup fourth round. It begins with the on-pitch celebrations after Arsene Wenger's side lifted the Community Shield last summer having beaten Chelsea on penalties. "City never stop passing the ball and that has an impact on the players by masking their individual talent", said Sulantay, the former coach of the Chilean youth teams.

Sport Halep, Pliskova eye major glory
Author: 0 Halep, Pliskova eye major glory

Chung beat fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev 5-7, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 six days after a win over No. 32 Mischa Zverev. After two comfortable wins the five-time major victor was growing in confidence, but she had no answers for, who is on a 12-match winning streak in a kind of comeback of her own after a sliding down the rankings previous year.

Sport End of long drawn transfer saga as Sanchez, Mkhitaryan complete moves
Author: 0 End of long drawn transfer saga as Sanchez, Mkhitaryan complete moves

Arsenal have agreed several high-profile transfers to rival clubs in recent years but Wenger says he is not anxious that the Gunners are becoming a "selling club". Mkhitaryan, who British media said had signed a 3-1/2 year contract at The Emirates, was a regular in United's first XI at the start of this season but fell out of favour under Mourinho and had started only one of their past 13 league games.

Sport Manchester United tops list as the World's richest football club
Author: 0 Manchester United tops list as the World's richest football club

Its Football Money League, based on season 2016-17, also shows the combined revenues of the 20 clubs has risen 6% to €7.9bn (£6.97bn), a new record. Real moved past arch-rivals Barcelona into second place on the list after a hugely successful season in which they won the La Liga title and a record 12th European Cup.

Sport Klopp 'angry' as Swansea shock sorry Liverpool
Author: 0 Klopp 'angry' as Swansea shock sorry Liverpool

Alfie Mawson scored the game's only goal in the first half following a corner and Carvalhal had identified the set-piece as an area Swansea could hurt Liverpool . "I'm sure I'm not the first manager". As for Swansea City , the return of Sanches will add more depth, but it's unlikely we'll see any one of them playing.

Sport Michigan State moves up this week rankings while Michigan falls
Author: 0 Michigan State moves up this week rankings while Michigan falls

Sophomore forward Kipper Nichols poured in a career-high 27 points for IL (10-11, 0-8), which has lost six straight and remains the only Big Ten team without a conference victory. IL shot 43.1 percent (28-of-65) for the game, but struggled once again from beyond the arc, only making 8-of-28 (28.6 percent) of their attempts. Although Illinois was defeated, Kipper Nichols fought to keep his team in the game with 27 points, shooting 64.3% from the field (making 9 of 14 attempts).

Sport Picture: Alexis Sanchez all smiles as he completes Man United move
Author: 0 Picture: Alexis Sanchez all smiles as he completes Man United move

Arsenal fans expect their team to be challenging for the Premier League title, but the stark reality suggests that they are some way from matching Manchester City and even United . Theo Walcott , another mainstay of the Wenger years, joined Everton last week, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is starring for Liverpool after threatening to run down his contract last year, while Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil can leave the Emirates for nothing at the end of the season.

Sport Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semi-final
Author: 0 Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach Australian Open semi-final

Minutes later, he held serve to seal a spot in the semi-final, where he will face the victor of tonight's match between Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic . "Three-set gruelling matches. I'm expecting a tough fight". There were two large shocks on day eight of the Australian Open with Novak Djokovic, despite recovering a number of break deficits, succumbing to Hyeon Chung in straight sets, while our recommendation, Tennys Sandgren , not only covered the +2.5 set handicap - let's not forget, he ...

Sport English Premier League: Man City hosts Newcastle, and more
Author: 0 English Premier League: Man City hosts Newcastle, and more

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (left). Meanwhile, in-form City stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling were pictured taking part in shooting drills during the session. "I felt confident I would score", he said. Guardiola reacted to Sunday's defeat by giving his players two and a half days of rest, allowing not just their bodies to recover but signalling to them that he's not unduly anxious about the dropping three points.

Sport Giants comply with phrases with OF Jackson
Author: 0 Giants comply with phrases with OF Jackson

The San Francisco Giants agreed to a two-year contract with center fielder Austin Jackson on Monday, according to multiple reports. Jackson will earn $6 million over the next two years in San Francisco with the opportunity to earn up to $2.5 million in additional incentives.

Sport DeMarcus Cousins puts up historic numbers in Pelicans' double overtime win
Author: 0 DeMarcus Cousins puts up historic numbers in Pelicans' double overtime win

Anthony Davis grew up in Chicago but has only had the opportunity to face the Bulls eight times in his six seasons in the National Basketball Association. As a team, the Pelicans shot 50 percent from the field and seven of 27 form the three-point line but they really had to work for it despite leading by as many as 21 points late in the second quarter.

Sport Zainab murder case in Pakistan: Two suspects arrested
Author: 0 Zainab murder case in Pakistan: Two suspects arrested

Zainab's rape and murder shattered the entire nation, triggering widespread public outrage with people from all walks of life demanding an exemplary punishment for the perpetrator. He added that when Zainab did not return home, her family began searching for her and informed the police at 9:30pm. Her bruised body was found a few days later in a garbage dump in the city.

Sport Martial strike gives Manchester United points at Burnley
Author: 0 Martial strike gives Manchester United points at Burnley

That may have encouraged Mourinho to extend his stay beyond June 2019, when his current contract expires. The negotiations become longer and more edgy as well. Burnley manager Sean Dyche , whose team have now gone seven league games without a win and dropped to eighth in the table, was upbeat about his team's performance.

Author: 0 Eagles' Lane Johnson wants to dethrone 'pretty boy' Tom Brady

So what was actually wrong with Tom Brady's hand in the AFC Championship? He completed his first six passes - including a 20-yarder to Amendola on fourth-and-1 from the Jaguars 30 - for 57 yards to march the Patriots down the field.

Sport Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge agrees Inter Milan move
Author: 0 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge agrees Inter Milan move

Liverpool have so far refused to accept loan offers for the want-away striker from the likes of Inter Milan and Sevilla in the hope that someone will step forward with cash. The former Manchester City and Chelsea player has not been able to find a regular spot in Liverpool's starting lineup this season due to the success of Roberto Firmino.

Sport Sergio Aguero praised by Pep Guardiola after hat trick in Newcastle win
Author: 0 Sergio Aguero praised by Pep Guardiola after hat trick in Newcastle win

It was City's first domestic defeat since an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal on April 23. "It s the Premier League , everyone is spending a lot of money, that is why we expect something in this window". The punchline was that "all" Rafa had to do was break Newcastle's transfer record last week and have a whole new attacking five by the time they visited Manchester City .

Sport De Bruyne signs new Man City deal until 2023
Author: 0 De Bruyne signs new Man City deal until 2023

The deal was announced at nearly exactly the same time rivals Manchester United confirmed their capture of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. The former Chelsea man has been at City since 2015 and he was delighted to commit his long-term future to the club.

Sport Australian Open: Pinch me I'm dreaming, says Tennys Sandgren
Author: 0 Australian Open: Pinch me I'm dreaming, says Tennys Sandgren

The 58th-ranked Chung relentlessly attacked a clearly injured Djokovic in a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3) fourth-round victory, becoming the first South Korean to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam. Sandgren said on Monday that he did not support the "Pizzagate" conspiracy and did not support the alt-right movement. Asked by a reporter if there was a pattern to his tweets, Sandgren said he was not concerned about being connected to controversial figures on social media.

Sport Pink is overjoyed hometown football team land Super Bowl slot
Author: 0 Pink is overjoyed hometown football team land Super Bowl slot

The mishap occurred while Desai was heading to the game after having a few drinks while watching the New England Patriots defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game. The exhilarating thing about the Super Bowl is that - if you're so inclined - you can bet on nearly anything. "Every year has been different and every team is different and every season is different", Brady said.

Sport Ronaldo checks face injury using phone
Author: 0 Ronaldo checks face injury using phone

Barcelona would go onto win the title by nine points - despite their famous 6-2 victory at the Bernabeu being the only victory in their final six matches - and become the first Spanish "Treble" winners. There was still time for Ronaldo to expertly dispatch the fifth from Casemiro's cross and then score a courageous diving header, before leaving the pitch with blood streaming from his brow.

Sport Ben Stokes confirms his return to cricket will be delayed
Author: 0 Ben Stokes confirms his return to cricket will be delayed

An initial hearing was set for February. The allrounder will be available to play on February 18 at the earliest against New Zealand in Hamilton in a Twenty20 worldwide tri-series co-hosted by Australia. However, the suspension was lifted following the decision to charge Stokes, meaning he has been cleared to play in New Zealand. Stokes' court date will also cause some headaches for IPL franchises trying to decide whether or not to take a punt on the talented all-rounder's availability ...

Sport Arsene Wenger explains how disruptive Alexis Sanchez was
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger explains how disruptive Alexis Sanchez was

While Sanchez entered the final six months of his contract at Arsenal , Mkhitaryan was 18 months into a four-year deal at United. The Gunners are closing in on a deal for Mkhitaryan, with Alexis Sanchez headed the other way to Manchester United .

Sport English Premier League Report: Swansea City v Liverpool 22 January 2018
Author: 0 English Premier League Report: Swansea City v Liverpool 22 January 2018

Alfie Mawson's first-half strike proved the difference, with a "frustrated" Klopp unhappy with the application of his players at the Liberty Stadium. The ball struck Swansea captain Federico Fernandez and Mawson swivelled to shoot past Liverpool keeper Loris Karius. Alfie Mawson swept home Swansea's 40th-minute victor following a poor headed clearance from Liverpool's £75million record signing Virgil van Dijk, but it was a miserable night for Klopp who was involved in an angry ...

Sport Danica Patrick Has a Ride for the Daytona 500
Author: 0 Danica Patrick Has a Ride for the Daytona 500

The Premium Motorsports team recently purchased the assets from Tommy Baldwin Racing, who owned the vehicle Patrick ran in her first Daytona 500 in 2012. The team will be led by crew chief Tony Eury Jr. who served in the same role when Patrick first debuted in NASCAR's Xfinity Series from 2010-12. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File) In this August 17, 2012, file photo, Danica Patrick drives during the morning practice session for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race, at the Circuit Gilles ...

Sport Patriots 'optimistic' Rob Gronkowski will be cleared to play in Super Bowl
Author: 0 Patriots 'optimistic' Rob Gronkowski will be cleared to play in Super Bowl

Church was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit, while Gronkowski exited the game to get evaluated for a possible concussion and didn't return. The All-Pro stayed on the turf for a few seconds before getting to his feet. That might impact the league's media day, but the Patriots are clearly hopeful he'll be back on the field in two weeks. If I go low at his knees, it's a dirty play.

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