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Seahawks hire Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator


The San Francisco 49ers had former star linebacker-turned assistant coach, Ken Norton Jr., on their payroll for one week . The 49ers envisioned Norton, who is known for having strong relationship with players, working closely with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and mentoring inside linebacker Reuben Foster. Read More »

Olympic Champion Simone Biles reveals she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar


Judge Rosemarie Aquilina ruled that all Nassar's victims who complained to Michigan State University about him sexually assaulting them, under the guise of medical treatment, could make a victim-impact statement. "I know we will all get through this together". Nassar is to be sentenced this month over two cases in which he admitted to assaulted female gymnasts, the BBC reports. Read More »

Meet the mascots of the PyeongChang Olympics


In a joint statement after 11 hours of talks on Tuesday, North and South Korea said they had agreed to hold military to military talks and that North Korea would send a large delegation to next month's Winter Olympics . Only two North Korean athletes now qualify for the Games - figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik. The CPRC handles inter-Korean affairs within the North Korean government. Read More »

Bencic sends Venus packing on bleak day for Americans


Nadal had been forced him to withdraw from the ATP Finals in November due to a lingering right knee injury, and when the pain persisted, he also pulled out of a season-opening exhibition event in Abu Dhabi and his first tournament in Brisbane. Read More »

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Go Scoreless in Pro Debut in Lithuania


Full disclosure - Melo also missed an alley-oop to himself. but who cares when you're a Big Baller? Not bad after being held scoreless in their 2nd pro game - their first against legit pro competition. LaMelo was able to throw the ball off the backcourt, make some contact with it off the bounce, but it flung out of his hands and he barely grabbed the rim. Read More »

Relegation? Hughes eyeing top-half Premier League finish with lowly Stoke


Hughes' contract was terminated following Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup defeat at League Two side Coventry , which came on the back of a awful run of Premier League form where Stoke won two out of 12 games. "The FA Cup is the greatest competition in the world because everybody feels like they have a chance and there are upsets caused all the time". Experienced Republic of Ireland boss O'Neill would be a solid choice, even if on a temporary basis until the end of the season as the 65-year-old ... Read More »

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele injured again, out for 3 to 4 weeks


Dembele came off the Barcelona bench in the 65th minute during an open period of the match as the rainy conditions continued to produce moments of panic inside both penalty boxes. Eusebio will be without centre back Inigo Martinez , who is still recovering from a calf injury. Dembele, signed from Borussia Dortmund a year ago as a replacement for Neymar , was out for more than three months after rupturing a thigh tendon in his left leg on September 16. Read More »

Playoff dreams come true for 99-year-old Vikings fan

Now, the Vikings hadn't won a playoff game at home since 2009, so the pressure was on for one of their longest-running supporters to be a much-needed good luck charm. She said there were years she considered hopeless. Millie, for her part, says she's just happy to have seen a little bit of Vikings history. The Minnesota Vikings win at home against the New Orleans Saints 29-24 and will travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Eagles. Read More »

Reporter tries to explain unusual disappearance


After some tense moments, this outcome is good to see. The odd disappearance of a Houston sports reporter last week became more confusing when she broke her silence about the freakish ordeal. Roland was the subject of a frantic search after her roommate reported her missing on Sunday, January 8. According to family members, she was driving home to the Heights area when she texted a friend to say someone was following her. Read More »

Giants Deal For Pirates Slugger Andrew McCutchen


The deal is still being finalized and it is not exactly clear who the Giants are sending to the Pirates. The deal is pending until McCutchen passes a physical. The rebuild is officially on in Pittsburgh. McCutchen batted.279 with 28 home runs and 88 RBIs last season, his ninth with the Pirates. Pittsburgh doesn't get anything from playing guys like Freese or Cervelli next year. Read More »

Danica Patrick confirms she's dating Aaron Rodgers


Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after three years of dating. Both athletes were involved in high-profile relationships over the past few years that ended last year. "I am probably going to cheer for the whole team", Patrick said. Danica Patrick's heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers . Patrick was dating fellow driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr . Read More »

Jose Mourinho: War of words with Chelsea's Antonio Conte over for me


Simeone has been linked with a number of top jobs in recent years but will prove hard to prise away from Atletico Madrid, where he is contracted until 2020. "I have a lot of experience to deal with this type of situation". Conte insisted he is happy at Chelsea , will continue to work as a professional and will "never give up". Read More »

Dortmund wrap up Manuel Akanji deal


Akanji brings to an end a two-and-a-half year spell at St Jakob-Park, where he won back-to-back Swiss Super League titles following his switch from Winterthur in 2015. "I will do my best". "Nevertheless, we see him as a defender, who has further development potential". Akanji had been targeted by Liverpool as backup in case they failed to secure Virgil van Dijk. Read More »

Broncos WR denies eating marijuana before arrest


Denver Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson was arrested on possession of a controlled substance in West Monroe, La., on Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop. When he told Aviles-Jimenez why he stopped her and that he could smell marijuana, both the driver and Henderson said they hadn't been smoking and didn't have any marijuana in the auto. Read More »

When is 2018 NFC Championship game, start, end, info? (Eagles Vikings)

Read on to find out. If the Vikings can leave Philadelphia victorious, they'll head home to Minnesota and become the first team in National Football League history to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Avoiding the anticipated matchup with the Steelers would seem like a break for the Patriots, whether they needed one or not. Falling behind 21-20 just inside the two-minute warning, a 52-yard field goal put the Vikings up, needing a defensive stand to prevail. Read More »

Man United ready to offer 27-year-old £300000 a week


With 2 starts and a solitary goal this season, Ibrahimovic is expected to end his spell at Old Tarfford on a higher note. The first stage of the plan is to activate an option that United put in De Gea's current contract when he signed it in 2015. Read More »

Canadiens Danault taken to hospital with head injury


The Bruins have played far better hockey this season than the Canadiens have - a change of pace from how most of the past few seasons have gone - and their next two matchups will be key for both teams. "I said: 'What happened?' She said: 'When you were on the two-on-one, I said like the F word.' She showed me after (on video)". "Last news we got, he was in the hospital getting treatment and he was doing fine, so obviously I'm wishing him a fast and full recovery". Read More »

Zidane laments as Villarreal compound Madrid woes


The club has finished first or second in La Liga every year since 2005 except one, when Atletico Madrid rose up and won the title in 2014. Speaking at the Ballon d'Or award, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said: 'It's hard to see who will take the leadership away from Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Lionel] Messi. Read More »

Oprah 2020? Yeah, how about not


President Trump , an entertainer who had never held political office before winning a seat in the oval office, has probably changed the discussion about politics and celebrity forever. In a reference to Jordan Peele's film Get Out , Seal added: " You live in the Sunken Place ". She received three standing ovations , dominated social media discourse and even spurred many to call on her to run for president . Read More »

Nick Foles back to making plays again after making adjustments

The very next drive proved to end costly for the Eagles, as the defense did their job to hold Matt Ryan and company to only a few minimal gains, and forced the Falcons to punt from the Philadelphia 48 yard-line. With how the Atlanta Falcons looked in their Wild Card Round win over the Los Angeles Rams , there were rightfully high hopes for this team as they moved forward. Read More »

Harry Kane becomes Tottenham Hotspur's record Premier League goalscorer in Everton thrashing


The England global netted another brace against Everton on Saturday - his third in a row versus the Toffees - to move onto 98 goals in the league format which started in 1992 and beyond previous record holder Teddy Sheringham . "Hopefully I'll keep scoring". "I want Harry to break every record for England and in the Premier League ". The Danish playmaker is the creative fulcrum of the Spurs side and continues to both score and create goals for the silverware-chasing outfit. Read More »

Scoring Son Heung-min more vital than ever to Mauricio Pochettino


Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-Min celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London , Saturday Jan. The former England captain thought he had scored after 22 minutes, nipping past his marker to nod in a Tosun header from an Everton corner only to see the raised offside flag. Read More »

Lonzo Ball (left knee sprain) questionable for Lakers vs


Payton, in his second season out of Oregon State, played 18 games over the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring a career-high eight points on November 20. The Lakers (15-27) have won four straight games, rising to 12th in the Western Conference standings. Payton should expect to play with the South Bay Lakers a fair amount if Ball is able to maintain his health for the remainder of the season. Read More »

NFC Divisional playoffs: Three takeaways from Eagles' win over Falcons

The Eagles will host the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, January 21 at 6:40 PM ET. They are hosting it for the first time since January 2005. The top-seeded Eagles embraced their underdog role. The Eagles took over and ran out the clock to win 15-10. They controlled the ball for 37:35, including 13:07 in the third quarter, which started with the Falcons getting the ball and going on a 16-play, 76-yard drive that ended in a Matt Bryant field goal. Read More »

Liverpool legend Souness: Lallana must step in for Coutinho


Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week, you will surely know that Coutinho has left Liverpool for FC Barcelona in a reported £145m switch to La Liga . 'I can not understand Liverpool's decision to sell Coutinho now. Coutinho has earned his dream move after distinguishing himself as a world-class attacker at Liverpool but has now left a gaping hole in the Reds' attack. Read More »

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios beats Rogerio Dutra Silva


French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko made a positive start with a 6-1, 6-4 win over 37-year-old Francesca Schiavone, the 2010 French Open victor. "I want to kind of ride the highs, not as high as I usually do". "My physio flew in, so I've had him for the last two, three days". "What's next, ask me what colour I think the room is?" "I definitely feel like I've been used to this sort of level for a long time now". Read More »

Ben Stokes charged with affray over Bristol fight


Stokes, 26, was handed the charges on Monday and will appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court at a later date. "Further material was subsequently received in late December". England cricket chiefs responded to Monday s announcement by saying they would decide this week if Stokes would be made available to play in New Zealand. Read More »