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Sport Rolex 24 at Daytona gets underway
Author: 0 Rolex 24 at Daytona gets underway

The Nissan from Tequila Patron was in the mix, sandwiched between Cadillacs from Action Express and Wayne Taylor Racing. The team owner was the grand marshal for the race. The team has known it doesn't have the speed to win the race, but it is expected to rain on Sunday and that's where Alonso can close the gap. The two-time Formula One champion hinted that rain at Daytona International Speedway could be the equalizer.

Sport Isaiah Thomas Says He's Taking Too Much Blame for Cavs Struggles
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas Says He's Taking Too Much Blame for Cavs Struggles

A day after the team meeting, LeBron James became the seventh player in National Basketball Association history to reach 30,000 points in a loss at San Antonio, coach Tyronn Lue tweaked his starting lineup, James selected Love to play on his All-Star team, Dwyane Wade was excused to handle a personal matter and the Cavs beat Indiana.

Sport Marcus Smart Suffers Hand Lacerations Swiping At Picture Frame, Out Two Weeks
Author: 0 Marcus Smart Suffers Hand Lacerations Swiping At Picture Frame, Out Two Weeks

But in both of those cases, the Warriors won a subsequent matchup to avoid a season-series sweep. On Friday, Smart shared a statement via Twitter to explain himself and apologize to his teammates, coaches and fans. Many felt Smart should have passed the ball to Boston's other options on the play. Kevin Durant led the team with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, Stephen Curry added 25 points with nine assists while Klay Thompson drained seven treys en route to 25 points.

Sport Chelsea's hopes of Roma signing could be over
Author: 0 Chelsea's hopes of Roma signing could be over

The full story is here . His deal still expires in June 2019. Dzeko's record in Italy suggests he could prove to be a very smart signing for Chelsea , should he return to the Premier League this month. Following Chelsea' Carabao Cup semi-final exit at Arsenal on Wednesday, Conte again bemoaned the lack of options at his disposal to echo his complaints from the summer.

Sport Pochettino would rather work on a farm than at Barcelona
Author: 0 Pochettino would rather work on a farm than at Barcelona

That is the problem. "It is a very unstable situation". "I think my commitment to this club is massive". Mauricio Pochettino insisted Arsene Wenger should focus exclusively on Arsenal after the veteran manager appeared to have a dig at north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Sport Highest-paid players at every Premier League club revealed
Author: 0 Highest-paid players at every Premier League club revealed

Mourinho recently agreed a contract extension with United after initially signing a three-year deal, prolonging his stay until 2020. Granted they received Mkhitaryan, an undoubtedly class player, in return for letting go of their talisman, they must be sickened to see the back of Alexis.

Sport Tiger Woods Birdies Final Hole to Narrowly Make Cut
Author: 0 Tiger Woods Birdies Final Hole to Narrowly Make Cut

While Woods draws a large crowd wherever he walks at the South Course at Torrey Pines, defending champion John Rahm is looking for back-to-back wins, as well as securing the World No. I fought hard. I was trying to post a number, which I was able to do today. "I would like to do something a little bit easier than I did today, hit some more fairways, more greens, make it more conventional".

Sport Wenger: Arsenal 'not close' to signings
Author: 0 Wenger: Arsenal 'not close' to signings

We keep our players. "It's still possible, we are far from being closed. It is possible we will recruit someone else but I won't give you a name". "I want Olivier to stay, I just told you that if nobody goes in, nobody goes out". "He understands this is a massive, massive investment". "The suggestion from Borussia is that Arsenal don't have the money". "I think Mkhitaryan can play everywhere in the midfield - certainly not in a defensive role - but all the other positions are not out of ...

Sport Carson Wentz won't let injury impact playing style
Author: 0 Carson Wentz won't let injury impact playing style

No matter when he gets back, there's one thing that won't be changing when he returns: His playing style. That won't be happening apparently, with Wentz saying as much on Friday according to Paul Domowitch of Philly.com . "Nick's the guy, and I'm trying to help him anyway I can". Safety Malcolm Jenkins addressed the issue immediately after it occurred in the visitors' locker room at the Coliseum in Los Angeles.

Sport Alcides Escobar signs $2.5M contract to remain with Royals
Author: 0 Alcides Escobar signs $2.5M contract to remain with Royals

The shortstop has spent the past seven years with the Royals. The Kansas City Royals were reluctant to allow the club's star players to test the free agent market this offseason, with virtually a slim chance to bring back those core players for the 2018 season and beyond.

Sport West Ham's Masuaku Sent Off For Spitting On Nick Powell
Author: 0 West Ham's Masuaku Sent Off For Spitting On Nick Powell

Wigan have slumped down English football's ladder since winning the FA Cup in 2013, but the League One leaders rekindled memories of that run to Wembley as they reached the last 16 at the expense of David Moyes's depleted Premier League side.

Sport NCAA's Emmert defends efforts on protecting college athletes
Author: 0 NCAA's Emmert defends efforts on protecting college athletes

After Larry Nassar, was sentenced to a minimum of 100 years in prison for child molestation, an ESPN investigation revealed that Michigan State allowed over a dozen sexual assault cases go unpunished . Though the NCAA has announced its intention to open an investigation into Michigan State's athletic department, it remains unclear what exactly the purview of the investigation would be.

Sport Federer, Cilic set to reprise Wimbledon final at Aussie Open
Author: 0 Federer, Cilic set to reprise Wimbledon final at Aussie Open

Federer, who exploded at the chair umpire over a late call during the match, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in the final on Sunday. Croat Cilic, the sixth seed, overcame Federer on the way to winning the 2014 US Open final, but that was his only victory in nine encounters and Federer has ominously yet to drop a set in Melbourne this year.

Sport Roger Federer's pedigree can gain entry to select grand slam club
Author: 0 Roger Federer's pedigree can gain entry to select grand slam club

He has done it to Federer once in eight matches, mind: in three sets in the US Open semi-finals in 2014 . Federer hasn't dropped a set in his six matches and is zeroing in on his seventh Australian title in his 30th Grand Slam final. President Moon Jae-in personally congratulated South Korean tennis sensation Chung Hyeon on Saturday, noting his achievements have given great joy and pride to the South Korean public.

Sport Mark Reason: Roger Federer survives in the tournament that the heat killed
Author: 0 Mark Reason: Roger Federer survives in the tournament that the heat killed

After his quarter-final win over Tomas Berdych at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, Federer said he sent a text message to Nadal before he went to sleep, adding, "I'm happy the news is not awful". It's a good tournament, of course, and it's disappointing to go out in the fourth round, but the circumstances are such and I have to accept it . "I'm playing very good tennis, and definitely very excited for the rest of 2018".

Sport Chelsea boss confirms trio will miss upcoming FA Cup fixture
Author: 0 Chelsea boss confirms trio will miss upcoming FA Cup fixture

Striker Alvaro Morata and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois picked up knocks prior to the Arsenal clash. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he's not afraid of getting sacked as they go into Sunday's FA Cup clash against Newcastle United in what is their most realistic chance of silverware this season.

Sport Liverpool Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of West Brom FA Cup Clash
Author: 0 Liverpool Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of West Brom FA Cup Clash

You need time to adapt to the intensity of a Premier League game. "Obviously, you make the decision if it's big enough or not". The England global is therefore expected to miss the clash with Alan Pardew's side, along with Ragnar Klavan (illness) and James Milner (dead leg).

Sport Floyd Mayweather Sr. mugshot released as trainer denies battery charge against woman
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Sr. mugshot released as trainer denies battery charge against woman

The 65 year-old was in attendance as Golovkin and Canelo fought out a draw at the T-Moblie Arena in Las Vegas but was allegedly involved in an altercation with a woman soon after. had gone to the fight at T-Mobile Arena together and had gotten into an argument as they walked out, Ocampo-Gomez said. Mayweather Jr. has twice pleaded guilty to domestic assault against women, and was convicted in another such case before the verdict was later vacated and charges dismissed.

Sport Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud stays unless Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger insists Olivier Giroud stays unless Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

However, according to Kicker , Dortmund are very dissatisfied with Arsenal's approach during negotiations with the two clubs still far apart in agreeing to a fee for the Gabon worldwide. On Friday, manager Arsene Wenger said of Aubameyang: 'I can not tell you more. Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal this month after Arsene Wenger identified him as the ideal replacement for Alexis Sanchez following his move to Manchester United .

Author: 0 IPL 2018: KL Rahul, Ben Stokes, Manish Pandey get huge bids

DD had the last laugh when KXIP refused to use their RTM card. "This is the first time I am at the auction". Delhi acquired the services of Gambhir for Rs 2.8 crore. He broke Pawan Negi's record, who won a surprise bid of Rs 8.5 crores from Delhi Daredevils in 2016. Rayudu plied his trade at Mumbai Indians last time around and now he will get a chance to play under MS Dhoni this season.

Sport Kyrie Irving denies knee surgery report: 'Sounds like a HIPAA violation'
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving denies knee surgery report: 'Sounds like a HIPAA violation'

Irving had two years left on his contract. While we can try to speculate the exact reason why Irving wanted out of Cleveland, it's doubtful we ever will find out. Obviously, the notion that Irving referenced "a HIPAA violation" is amusing, but his overall point was clear in that he pushed back on the report. Kyrie Irving was drafted first overall by the Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Sport Australia v/s England: Chris Woakes' knock saves distressed England in fourth ODI
Author: 0 Australia v/s England: Chris Woakes' knock saves distressed England in fourth ODI

Batsman Glenn Maxwell has been recalled to the Australian squad as cover for Aaron Finch , who was ruled out of Friday's fourth one-day worldwide against England in Adelaide with a hamstring injury. Otherwise there is a clean bill of health and all-rounder Moeen Ali said: 'Everyone wants to get on the park and make it 4-0. England seem to be in a better position than the hosts with 18 months to go until the 2019 World Cup, but Australia have proven they can threaten any side if ...

Sport Neymar Will Be World's Best Says PSG Coach
Author: 0 Neymar Will Be World's Best Says PSG Coach

The Brazilian is reportedly unhappy in Paris , especially after being jeered by his own fans during their 8-0 win over Dijon because he refused to let Edinson Cavani take a penalty kick. Our careers are nearly made in the same countries simultaneously so. For me, age isn't so important if your look after your body and mind, do the right things and work in the right way, with care.

Sport Cilic downs Edmund to reach final
Author: 0 Cilic downs Edmund to reach final

Cilic will take on Britain's Kyle Edmund in the semifinal of the Australian Open on Thursday. In the first set, Edmund requested a medical time-out that lasted eight minutes. Nadal isn't the only star to have struggled with injury over the last 12 months with Andy Murray , Novak Djokovic , Stan Wawrinka , Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic all dealing with concerns.

Sport FA Cup: Iheanacho, Ndidi on target as Leicester advance
Author: 0 FA Cup: Iheanacho, Ndidi on target as Leicester advance

Andrew Hughes got a consolation goal for Peterborough at London Road. Diabate, who recently signed from French side Gazelec Ajaccio, latched onto a rebound to make it four in the 87th minute before setting up Wilfred Ndidi to smash in another with the last kick of the game.

Sport How Pat Shurmur feels about Eli Manning, Giants QB state of affairs
Author: 0 How Pat Shurmur feels about Eli Manning, Giants QB state of affairs

He does not exude the outward emotion or passion of a younger Tom Coughlin. "I have zero tolerance for people that don't give effort, and I have zero tolerance for people that show a lack of respect. Manning didn't have one of his best seasons in 2017. Gettleman will find him hog mollies. What philosophies do you share with Shurmur? There is more to the former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator than what is etched on his resume.

Author: 0 Bid Ben: Despite Court Case, Stokes In Demand For IPL

There is an auction every year, but not every year will they have an opportunity to play for India in possibly a World Cup semi-final. The Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla owned team picked up Chris Lynn for Rs 96 million along with Mitchell Starc for Rs 94 million.

Sport McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead
Author: 0 McIlroy hot in late stages of 2nd round to take Dubai lead

Fog had ended the second day early but McIlroy was on fire when he returned to finish the final seven holes early this morning. 'I'm looking forward to the next three days'. McIlroy birdied the second but failed to take advantage of the par-five third and dropped shots at the fourth and eighth. "You can never be disappointed with 10-under, can you?" said the Welshman, who missed the cut in Abu Dhabi last week.

Sport Arsenal are over a hard January run, says Wenger
Author: 0 Arsenal are over a hard January run, says Wenger

But rather than suggesting the Gabon star isn't right for Arsenal , it was argued that Wenger and the Arsenal team need to "tame the beast". This is the first season under the Frenchman that Arsenal have not been in Europe's elite competition, having finished fifth a year ago, and they now sit five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool .

Sport Marcus Smart Out Two Weeks After Fighting Hotel Decor
Author: 0 Marcus Smart Out Two Weeks After Fighting Hotel Decor

Smart filled in some of the details himself on Twitter, offering an apology and saying that he hurt his hand punching a picture frame on the wall. "I would say that the two times that you referred to are the times that have popped up in addition to this", said Stevens when asked his level of concern for Smart, who also ran into the stands to confront a fan while playing at Oklahoma State.

Sport Just this one thing: Neymar to Real Madrid rests on one condition
Author: 0 Just this one thing: Neymar to Real Madrid rests on one condition

Football journalist Julien Laurens says he would be "gobsmacked" if Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to rejoin Manchester United . Zinedine Zidane's men are 19 points shy of leaders Barca as they languish fourth in LaLiga and face a tough last-16 Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain after finishing second in their group to Tottenham.

Sport South Africa v India: Dangerous pitch halts Test - but play to resume
Author: 0 South Africa v India: Dangerous pitch halts Test - but play to resume

Elgar was hit on the helmet by a bouncer from Bumrah late on Day 3, causing the umpires to take players off the field over fears the Johannesburg pitch had become too risky to bat on. Everybody talked about how he played. "I don't think it is a risky wicket , yes, it is a challenging wicket ", he observed. "At tea, both managers were called by the referee for a discussion".

Sport Warriors hit 21 3-pointers to beat Timberwolves
Author: 0 Warriors hit 21 3-pointers to beat Timberwolves

The Warriors and Timberwolves have squared off 107 times, with Golden State winning 18 of the last 21 and holding a 63-44 all-time advantage. Golden State connected in a season-high 21 shots from deep, with three of their All-Star starters hitting five or more treys in the outing - keeping Minnesota well at bay with a 45-point lead in shots from behind the arc.

Sport Mark Dantonio: Accusations against me are 'completely false'
Author: 0 Mark Dantonio: Accusations against me are 'completely false'

The other involves a player, accused of sexual assault, allegedly calling his mother and telling her what he'd done as punishment. While the rumor about Izzo and Dantonio isn't coming from the most well respected of sources , it's not beyond logic to think that these two coaches will prefer to walk away before things turn truly ugly for the school from both the legal standpoint and NCAA sanctions that will surely follow.

Author: 0 Unprecedented Run for Brady and Belichick

But there is something special about a player willing to do whatever it takes to win another championship, if it means you have to go through your old stomping ground to get there. It may have been his last game in New England and Matt Patricia wasn't ready for it to end. Yes pays +150 and both the Eagles and the Patriots have had a penchant for using quick-strike, no-huddle schemes.

Author: 0 Cormier to meet Miocic in super-fight

The bout, reported to be a done deal by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani , will become the third champion v champion match in UFC history. Heck, he even proved that hyperbolic champion-in-waiting Francis Ngannou is beatable, getting the unanimous decision win last weekend at UFC 220 in Boston to affirm his reign as "the baddest man on the planet".

Sport Australia, New Zealand to meet in Sydney women's 7s final
Author: 0 Australia, New Zealand to meet in Sydney women's 7s final

She got her second as she sprinted around the outside following some good hands, before Deborah Fleming latched onto Holly Aitchison's lofted pass, and then Breach sprinted through the middle for her hat-trick. New Zealand showed their class conceding just one try on their way to three wins. The Black Ferns have now also gone three games without conceding a point while star winger Portia Woodman has scored 13 tries in the tournament.

Sport Ronald Gasser Convicted of Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting of Joe McKnight
Author: 0 Ronald Gasser Convicted of Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting of Joe McKnight

Goetz scoffed at the prosecution's notion that Gasser was responding to a challenge. The family said they had no immediate comment following the jury's 10-2 decision to convict Ronald Gasser of manslaughter, a lesser charge than the second-degree murder conviction prosecutors sought but one that could send him to prison for up to 40 years.

Sport Shane Lowry well placed after first round of Farmers insurance Open
Author: 0 Shane Lowry well placed after first round of Farmers insurance Open

He coaxed in the 3-footer for birdie to move to 1 under and inside the cutline. He'll be coming back Saturday to a course that's been good to him over the years. "It was tough out there, the greens were firm". However Woods displayed a sublime touch around the greens, seemingly laying to rest any suggestion that he has the chipping yips, and his ability to eke out a one-under-par 71 allowed him to make the cut.

Sport Michigan State students march for change on campus
Author: 0 Michigan State students march for change on campus

The House committee's letter to USA Gymnastics says the Nassar allegations "raise serious concerns about your organization's ability to oversee your sport and protect your athletes from abuse and mistreatment". Students at Michigan State University will stage a protest to push for change at the institution and support survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual abuse.

Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski remained out of practice Friday

Meanwhile, star tight end Rob Gronkowski has yet to clear the NFL's concussion protocol at this stage. The Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles meet in Super Bowl LII on February 4 at U.S. Both Gronkowski and Wise are listed as "Out" for Friday on the Pats' official injury report, but that's no surprise. The hit from Church just before halftime knocked Gronkowski out of the game.

Sport Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz offers rehab update, take on Nick Foles
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles' Carson Wentz offers rehab update, take on Nick Foles

This has been in place of Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Wentz , who has been on the mend from a torn ACL and LCL since early December. "I'm still feeling confident with it". "I 100 percent believe I'll be back better than ever, stronger ever, and with no looking back", Wentz said. Tom Brady , by the way, isn't part of the select group.

Sport Chelsea Targeting Shock Move For Olivier Giroud
Author: 0 Chelsea Targeting Shock Move For Olivier Giroud

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud could be allowed to leave Arsenal this month - but only if the club can sign an adequate replacement. Hence, Olivier Giroud has now emerged on Chelsea's radar with the player reportedly keen on extending his stay in London rather than a move overseas.

Sport Roger Federer Enters Final of Australian Open 2018
Author: 0 Roger Federer Enters Final of Australian Open 2018

Federed was leading 6-1, 5-2 when Chung retired under the closed roof at Rod Laver Arena. Federer praised Chung , saying the world hadn't seen the last of the barnstorming Korean. Chung retires with a foot problem giving Federer the spot in the final. So he's well poised for Sunday's match against No. 6-seeded Marin Cilic .

Sport MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis retires
Author: 0 MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis retires

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina , who handled the MI case in which Nassar was sentenced this week , also called for an investigation of how years of allegations against him were handled. Olympic gold medallist Aly Raisman , who testified at Nassar's sentencing , slammed USOC in a tweet on Thursday. And in 2003, before he was athletic director , he helped organize a nationally broadcast game between Kentucky and Michigan State at Ford Field.

Sport The first photos of North and South Koreas' unified Olympic hockey team
Author: 0 The first photos of North and South Koreas' unified Olympic hockey team

Some experts say North Korea may want to use improved ties with the South as a way to weaken USA -led worldwide sanctions. Senior South Korean and USA officials are expected to confirm the plans in Hawaii, with a ministerial-level meeting on the timing of post-Olympic drills and their scale, according to South Korean news network MBN.

Sport Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL in 2020
Author: 0 Vince McMahon Bringing Back the XFL in 2020

Although the XFL is coming back, games won't actually be played until 2020. In his press conference announcing the league and in subsequent interviews, WWE chairman Vince McMahon - who will be the league's sole owner - detailed an eight-team league with 40-man rosters set to begin play in February 2020 in to-be-determined cities.

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