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Sport Luger Erin Hamlin chosen as US Olympic flag bearer
Author: 0 Luger Erin Hamlin chosen as US Olympic flag bearer

And Davis was definitely not happy about it, venting in a tweet that the coin toss was "dishonorably" done. According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com ), Hamlin and Davis were two of the eight candidates to carry the flag. "I know something about a coin toss, he told me last night", she said on Thursday. She plans to retire after the PyeongChang games. She got a text from Alan Ashley, the chef de mission for Team USA, requesting her to call back as soon as she could.

Sport Mom storms off after son reveals he's committing to Florida
Author: 0 Mom storms off after son reveals he's committing to Florida

Seated to his right was his mother, wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and a Tennessee knit hat. Then No. 40 overall prospect was obviously visibly stunned by his mother's response, though he did offer some insight on why he chose the school he did.

Sport Rafael Nadal signs up for Queen´s
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal signs up for Queen´s

Having just won his fourth French Open, Nadal lifted the huge Queen's trophy courtesy of a straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic. The Swiss last held the top spot on 4 October 2012, and when he set out on his title run in Australia just over a year ago, he was down at No17 after missing most of 2016 following knee surgery.

Sport This Is Reportedly Why The Cavs Traded Dwyane Wade
Author: 0 This Is Reportedly Why The Cavs Traded Dwyane Wade

During that time, the franchise went to the NBA Finals each year and won league titles in 2012 and 2013. The two will be back on the court together on March 27 when the Cavaliers travel to face the Heat. Wade signed with the Cavaliers in September after being bought out by the Chicago Bulls . But the last two years have been a time of transition for Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade , especially on Thursday.

Sport CAS decision on 32 Russian athletes may be announced on February 8
Author: 0 CAS decision on 32 Russian athletes may be announced on February 8

These athletes failed a vetting process set up by the International Olympic Committee after banning Russia from competing in South Korea in response to the Russian doping program at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. While it has always insisted that CAS is the highest sports court IOC President Thomas Bach said change was necessary within CAS to allow it to "better manage the quality and the consistency of its jurisdiction".

Sport Cavs send Thomas, Frye to LA in trade with Lakers
Author: 0 Cavs send Thomas, Frye to LA in trade with Lakers

Meanwhile, they would get out of the Clarkson and Randle contracts which could potentially help them sign Noel for another 1-year deal for him to prove his worth. He thrives in a primary scorer's role, but the Lakers have several young players they will be looking to develop, including a point guard in Lonzo Ball .

Sport Arsene Wenger dismisses accusations over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's commitment
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger dismisses accusations over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's commitment

Lacazette became Arsenal's record signing last summer when Wenger shelled out £52m to lure him away from Lyon. "I completely agree with them because they want to play". 'It is a link with Wembley when you play big games, you are under pressure to perform and we responded'. 'They know what is important and they know that the most important is to focus on the performance.

Sport Bulls Trade Jameer Nelson to Pistons for Willie Reed
Author: 0 Bulls Trade Jameer Nelson to Pistons for Willie Reed

The Pistons have been rotating a group of young and experienced point guards at the backup point guard position since Reggie Jackson's injury. Before joining New Orleans at the start of this season, Nelson put up 8.9 points and 4.7 assists over two and a half seasons with the Nuggets.

Sport NBA Wrap: Paul fires Rockets to big win over Cavs
Author: 0 NBA Wrap: Paul fires Rockets to big win over Cavs

We didn't have a very good shooting game from James, but he just dices them up. Altman might be able to get a rent a player with the Cavs' pick but since that's going to be a late pick, it would unlikely be an impact player. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website . San Antonio had possession trailing 112-109, but Jazz forward Derrick Favors batted down a pass near the three-point line and raced down the court for a monstrous one-handed dunk to essentially seal the ...

Sport Spurs boss Poch defends Alli, compares diving to a 'tactic'
Author: 0 Spurs boss Poch defends Alli, compares diving to a 'tactic'

Of course, he's not flawless. While referees should assess each decision on the evidence before them, they are fully aware of players who have conned their way to penalty decisions in the past and Alli's reputation now goes before him, with the consequences evident in the last few days.

Sport Mayweather Seriously Considering UFC Bout With McGregor
Author: 0 Mayweather Seriously Considering UFC Bout With McGregor

And Mayweather has bragged that he'd received multi-fight deal offers from the UFC and could make a billion dollars if he enters the octagon. "We'll see what happens". "My soundings are that there are a lot of talks going on in the background, there are a lot of talks around people with Mayweather." "We went over and boxed him, the UFC and Conor McGregor , and now it's time for him to reciprocate and come fight in the Octagon".

Sport North Korea slams Chinese media, Olympic-led denuclearization
Author: 0 North Korea slams Chinese media, Olympic-led denuclearization

Lee Hee-beom added that all 193 UN member states, including North Korea, have supported the UN Olympic Truce Resolution for the Winter Games, which is held in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang. Kim Yo Jong, 30, is part of North Korea's 23-member high-level delegation , led by the country's nominal administration head Kim Yong Nam , which will join the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games on Friday evening.

Sport N.Korea does not intend to meet USA officials during Olympics
Author: 0 N.Korea does not intend to meet USA officials during Olympics

The North unveiled five new kinds of missiles at its most recent major military parade last April. Since the first public acknowledgments in 2014 that she held an official position, 30-year-old Kim Yo Jong has had several high-profile promotions, becoming a member of the main political branch of the Workers' Party.

Sport NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics
Author: 0 NKorea Not Interested in Meeting With US at Olympics

South Korea's unification ministry said Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , a senior member of the ruling Workers' Party, will also be part of the delegation. "We've never begged for dialogue with the USA and it will be the same now and forever", Jo Yong Sam, a senior foreign ministry official, was quoted as having said by the KCNA .

Sport English players the 'masters' of diving - Arsene Wenger
Author: 0 English players the 'masters' of diving - Arsene Wenger

But Wenger's men have won their last nine games at the national stadium, including a penalty shoot-out victory over Chelsea in this season's Community Shield and the Frenchman is pleased to be back at Wembley. "It's a big game because we are behind in the table and we have to catch up", added Wenger. This will be Ospina's first Premier League start since the 2-2 draw with Manchester City in April past year.

Sport Ronaldo Wants Neymar In Real Madrid
Author: 0 Ronaldo Wants Neymar In Real Madrid

Neymar made a world-record €222million move from Barcelona to PSG past year, signing a deal until 2022 with the Ligue 1 giants. Is he even the second best player in the world now? "I don't how he is 33 now, but it has begun to show little by little in the way he plays".

Sport Group England identify boxing squad for Commonwealth Video games
Author: 0 Group England identify boxing squad for Commonwealth Video games

I'm going for gold on the Gold Coast - it's got a nice ring to it. Middleweight European champion Natasha Gale, European silver medallists Sandy Ryan, welterweight, and Lisa Whiteside, flyweight, along with lightweight newcomer Paige Murney, are the four female boxers who will represent England at the upcoming Games.

Sport Qualified Civilian JTF Fighters May Be Absorbed Into Military - Defence Minister
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Lai Mohammed further stressed that, "The mere fact that we are gathered here in Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency, for this meeting is a testimony to the success that has been recorded in fighting the insurgency". The schools that have been destroyed as a result of years of the insurgency are being rebuilt. He said the Borno State government has achieved and made life easier with the reconstruction and rehabilitation projects of the Ministry of Reconstruction, ...

Sport Rafa Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships
Author: 0 Rafa Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships

It was an unforgettable year. And that was the precursor to a five-set win over Federer the following month that is often cited as the greatest match in history. Going into the tournament, Federer was the favourite, with him winning the same Grand Slam past year, defeating Nadal in the final in yet another five-set epic.

Sport Nation's No. 1 offensive tackle commits to Ohio State
Author: 0 Nation's No. 1 offensive tackle commits to Ohio State

With a group of finalists that also included Alabama and Florida , the 6-6, 272-pound lineman announced Wednesday morning that he will be attending "The University of Ohio State". This should be music to the ears of Ohio State fans nationwide as Greg Schiano has made a huge impact on the Buckeyes defense over the past couple of years.

Sport Kohli colossal again as India make 303
Author: 0 Kohli colossal again as India make 303

It was Kohli's second century in the series, 34th overall, and thanks to his efforts India posted a solid 303/6. It was also his second hundred of the series and third of the tour. In fact, it was stand-in skipper Aiden Markram who did all the hard work and took a stunning diving catch to dismiss Dhawan. Its wake up call for South Africa and it seem to be having some trouble.

Sport Tottenham ease past Newport into FA Cup fifth round
Author: 0 Tottenham ease past Newport into FA Cup fifth round

On the night after Notts County were comprehensivley beaten 8-1 by Swansea , The Exiles gave another good account for themselves at Wembley. Spurs didn't really improve until they got a slice of luck that resulted in the opening goal.

Sport Cyborg to the rescue: UFC 222 tabs new headliner
Author: 0 Cyborg to the rescue: UFC 222 tabs new headliner

The organization finally created a 145-pound division in early 2017, but Justino was unavailable to fight for the title. According to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani , the promotion has tabbed a women's featherweight title bout between Cris "Cyborg" Justino and Yana Kunitskaya as the new main event.

Sport PFA offer assistance in ongoing dispute between Leicester and Riyad Mahrez
Author: 0 PFA offer assistance in ongoing dispute between Leicester and Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez looks likely to miss this weekend's match against Manchester City, with Leicester's star player reportedly absent from training since he failed to force through a move to the Premier League leaders. It didn't take place, and there's a fallout, which makes it hard. Leicester, however, are hoping to resolve the issue internally and are prepared to give the Algeria worldwide time to reintegrate back into the squad.

Sport Olympics step up anti-doping measures
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The 2018 Winter Olympics may set a record for being the coldest since the 1994 games. He added that the request to reform CAS has already been forwarded to John Coates , president of its governing body ICAS, who was "very appreciative".

Sport Lakers break Oklahoma City jinx
Author: 0 Lakers break Oklahoma City jinx

They flinched but didn't fold when George scored seven points in the last two and a half minutes and almost rallied the Thunder at the end, slicing a 10-point Lakers lead to three with 24 seconds left. The matchup will be the fifth since Kevin Durant left the Thunder after nine seasons to accept a free-agent offer from the Warriors in the summer of 2016.

Sport Pound critical of International Olympic Committee response to Russian doping problem
Author: 0 Pound critical of International Olympic Committee response to Russian doping problem

Bach added that the IOC is still to receive from the Russian Olympic Committee the United States dollars 15million fine demanded in December. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday denounced the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision to bar 15 Russian athletes from the Winter Olympic Games as shameful, unfair and unlawful.

Sport Escambia's Jacob Copeland signs with Florida
Author: 0 Escambia's Jacob Copeland signs with Florida

On a live stream of his announcement, his mom - who was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and a Tennessee ski cap - got up and walked away as Copeland put on a UF hat. It was awkward viewing and Copeland's mum copped a severe backlash on social media as many criticised her for souring her son's important day. When asked about why he picked the one school that his mother didn't appear to be on board with, Copeland told ESPN, "I can't go with my mom, I gotta go with my heart".

Sport Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea
Author: 0 Pence Hints At 'Toughest' Economic Sanctions Yet Against North Korea

Abe, who like Pence will travel to South Korea's Pyeongchang for the Winter Games, said he had told the USA vice president: "We can never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea". Millions of photos will be taken at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea this month. Experts said that by sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract worldwide attention during the games, North Korea is trying to construct a fresher and warmer public image and defuse potential ...

Author: 0 Mohamed Salah delivers exciting message to Anfield fans

Mohamed Salah says he grew up as a Liverpool fan and always harboured the ambition to sign for Jurgen Klopp's side. The Africa Player of the Year also revealed his feeling watching the Champions League as a teenager. Mourinho must wish he'd been more patient with the 25-year-old at Chelsea , similarly to De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. "But at the end of the day I think it's a bit different than Coutinho".

Sport Dirk Nowitzki becomes 6th player to reach 50K minutes
Author: 0 Dirk Nowitzki becomes 6th player to reach 50K minutes

However, what turned the most heads is Nowitzki did it in a jersey where his name was misspelled. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most minutes played with 57,446, and he's followed on the list by Karl Malone (54,852), Kevin Garnett (50,418) and Jason Kidd (50,111).

Sport Lakers Fined $50K for Tampering with Giannis
Author: 0 Lakers Fined $50K for Tampering with Giannis

That would hardly be considered recruitment or tampering under normal circumstances, but the National Basketball Association apparently wanted to send the message that Johnson should refrain from commenting on players on other teams in any capacity or face more fines .

Sport Spurs end Newport's Cup run at the second attempt
Author: 0 Spurs end Newport's Cup run at the second attempt

He netted a goal for the Welsh side in the drawn game to put them ahead but Harry Kane equalised to force the game to tonight's replay. Newport County boss Mike Flynn has signed an improved contract with the club to keep him in place until 2020 .

Sport Griffin, surging Pistons beat Blazers
Author: 0 Griffin, surging Pistons beat Blazers

He still led Detroit in scoring Monday, but the Pistons had plenty of threats. INDIANAPOLIS All-Star guard Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. Make it 3-0 with Blake Griffin. That wasn't a problem Monday night. The Pistons (26-26) took control in the second half in a 111-91 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers at Little Caesars Arena.

Sport New England Patriots: Tom Brady takes home MVP award
Author: 0 New England Patriots: Tom Brady takes home MVP award

On Sunday, at 40 years and 185 days, he will become the oldest non-kicker to play in a Super Bowl game. Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman quipped past year the Lombardi Trophy should be renamed for Belichick , and he has a point. If the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LII , quarterback Tom Brady already has a game plan for his jersey. Each of their eight Super Bowl trips have ended in one-possession victories or defeats.

Sport Russian Lawmaker Calls For Revision Of IOC Charter
Author: 0 Russian Lawmaker Calls For Revision Of IOC Charter

Russia's suspension follows a highly orchestrated plot culminating during its hosting of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, where tainted samples were switched through a hole in the anti-doping laboratory's wall. This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by WADA". "The IOC also suspended the ROC based on the reports of alleged doping violations released by the Oswald Commission IOC commission, headed by former ...

Sport Kristaps Porzingis out for season with Torn ACL!!
Author: 0 Kristaps Porzingis out for season with Torn ACL!!

It's nothing less than a devastating injury for Porzingis and the Knicks , as well as those of us who enjoy good basketball. "He is the most important part of our family". A timetable for his return will be established after surgery, but the expectation is that Porzingis will be sidelined for at least 10 months. Though the play looked to be a run-of-the-mill play - a big-to-big connection, thanks to Porzingis' deft ability to find cutting lanes and throw it down easily.

Sport Kohli, spinners power India to 3-0
Author: 0 Kohli, spinners power India to 3-0

India opener Shikhar Dhawan is optimistic that his opening partner, Rohit Sharma , will bounce back from his disappointing run of form with the bat. Bhuvneshwar and Kohli put on 67 unbroken runs for the seventh wicket off 44 balls, with Kohli scoring 43 off those off 25 balls. The two stitched a 140-run partnership as Dhawan was caught out on 76 by Aiden Markram on JP Duminy's ball.

Sport Investors poorer by Rs 2.7 lakh crore in one day
Author: 0 Investors poorer by Rs 2.7 lakh crore in one day

Gold prices surged on Tuesday as investors looked for a shelter in safe havens like gold. He ruled out the possibility of the RBI's policy having a big impact under current market conditions and said the interest rate cycle had already reached a point where there was no more room for being accommodative.

Sport Georgia, Ohio State both do well on signing day
Author: 0 Georgia, Ohio State both do well on signing day

The Bulldogs not only signed the No. 1 recruiting class, but, on paper, this may be the best recruiting class ever. Georgia owned the top spot almost two weeks ago before 247Sports and Rivals updated their classes. According to 247 Sports' composite rankings, coach Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs have locked up the No. 1 class. As of Noon ET, the top 5 was Georgia, Ohio State , Texas, Miami and Penn State.

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