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Confirmed: Mesut Ozil Signs New Deal At Arsenal


After entering a potentially disastrous month in which they could have seen both Ozil and Alexis Sanchez depart, the Gunners ended January in much stronger fashion than anticipated. Sky Sports pundit and former Gunners striker Alan Smith had said Ozil was "close to signing a new contract" earlier in January. Ozil joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2013, arriving for what was then a club-record transfer fee of just over £42million. Read More »

CAS overturns doping decisions on 28 Russian athletes


A lawyer for Rodchenkov, the former Russian anti-doping chief whose revelations about an elaborate system to skirt the rules at Sochi helped lead to the lifetime bans, said the CAS ruling "emboldens cheaters". The IOC previous year banned 43 Russians over doping offenses at the Sochi Olympics, ruling they had been part of a scheme to dope. The athletes who appealed denied being part of a state-backed doping program that investigators said was in place during the Sochi Olympics. Read More »

S. Korea, US hold joint combat training

In a rare sight, North Korean flags flew in South Korea on Thursday as the South prepared for the first Winter Olympics on its soil that has brought a temporary lull in tensions surrounding the North's nuclear weapons program. "One can not erase the impression that the South is trying hard not to pique the North". It's far smaller than the allies' annual combined exercises - Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. Read More »

North Korea scraps performance with South Korea ahead of Winter Olympics

The flags' hoisting came hours before 10 North Korean skiers and skaters arrive on a rare flight between the war-separated rivals. In celebration of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 , Samsung - Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment category - has launched the Official App of PyeongChang 2018 . Read More »

Debuchy excited after leaving Arsenal for St Etienne


Debuchy featured in the Carabao Cup and Europa League this season but as Arsenal progress to the business end of both competitions, the former France global finds himself once again on the periphery. Arsenal aren't thought to be against a late move, and Debuchy will now be encouraging his representatives to try and sort something out. "The fact I'm playing well will give me opportunities". Read More »

Preston striker Jordan Hugill signs for undisclosed fee


The Eagles had been confident of signing the striker though reports said they had been haggling with Preston as they looked to reduced the fee. Preston rejected a transfer request from Hugill in August, and manager Alex Neil had previously said the club had no interest in selling him this month. Read More »

Gronkowski 'ready to roll' for Super Bowl

Because the Patriots actually didn't practice on Wednesday, the injury report is only a projection as to whether he would have taken part if a practice had been held. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he's reconsidering whether to continue a long-running weekly radio appearance after a host called his daughter "an annoying little pissant". Read More »

Gronkowski still in concussion protocol at Patriots practice


By his side for much of the workout was. Other Patriots limited in Wednesday's practice: DL Deatrich Wise (concussion), and DL Malcom Brown (foot). "But I think we're doing the best we can". "We're getting there", Belichick said. Seeing Gronkowski back on the field, especially in full pads, is a very encouraging sign for the Patriots that he'll be able to suit up for the Super Bowl on February 4. Read More »

Grizzlies plan to sit Tyreke Evans while trying to trade him


Evans is averaging 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists in his first season with Memphis after several injury-plagued years in New Orleans. The second way is they could choose to become buyers. Due to the protections on the first round pick traded as part of the deal that brought Eric Bledsoe from Phoenix, and the National Basketball Association rules prohibiting teams from trading first round picks in consecutive years, the Bucks are now unable to trade a first rounder in any kind of ... Read More »

Magic use large third quarter to run away from Lakers, 127-105


Winning for only the fourth time in 24 games, the Magic hit a franchise-record nine 3s in a 43-point third period. Orlando (15-35) made 18 of 32 3-point attempts, a staggering 56.3 percent, and shot 54.3 percent from the field overall. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Jonathon Simmons is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. They led by 29 early in the fourth. The squad was back at the Amway Center just 14 hours later for a walk-through and film session to prepare them for the game ... Read More »

ODI series opener at Kingsmead with an eye on 2019 World Cup

Dropped after dismal performances in the first two Tests, the opener will be looking to silence his critics with a fine knock at the top. Technical aspect remains the same. Speaking of the upcoming series, India will also be keen to better their past record and focus on winning their first-ever bilateral ODI series on South African soil. Read More »

Man City 3-0 West Brom: Quotes & Tweets

De Bruyne was on the verge of stunning the world with goal of the season, as he unleashed a curling shot from the middle of the park with Foster luckily touching it with his fingertips to give a corner for the Citizens. He has a remarkable ability (that reminds me of Aleksandar Kolarov) to hit a flawless diagonal ball to the right wing that, coupled with Sterling's pace, has already proven very useful for Guardiola's team. Read More »

Isaiah Canaan, Suns guard, suffers gruesome leg injury (WARNING: GRAPHIC)


As Isaiah Canaan was finishing off a fast break, his left ankle landed awkwardly, collapsing under him and causing his leg to bend the wrong way as he hit the ground. The crowd gasped and numerous players on the court had to turn around and look a different direction. We won't show the injury in this post, but if you must see it, it's visible here . Read More »

Celtic to sign Chelsea midfielder Musonda


Hendry has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Scottish champions, while Bain arrives on loan until the end of the season. "This is a big club and I'm very happy". Kyle Lafferty prevented a whitewash with a second half strike but it was no more than a punctuation in Celtic's progress, which saw them move 14 points ahead of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table, having played a game more than the Ibrox side. Read More »

Why Larry Nassar Is Back in Court Today


Katherine Ebert also spoke in the courtroom, telling Nassar : "You are the most vile, disgusting creature I have ever met". Under a plea agreement, Nassar could get a minimum 25 to 40 years in prison, in addition to his prior sentences. He says working to change things "starts today". Simon stepped down after Nassar was sentenced to decades in prison for sexual abuse. Over the seven-day sentencing, 156 women and girls came forward to deliver victim impact statements. Read More »

Bournemouth Stun Chelsea At Stamford Bridge

Today he trained well and I prepared the game with him. On his team's preparations for the Bournemouth clash, the Italian manager admitted it has been hard. "I know that I'm doing a great job". This is not the right way, also because I don't want to. There haven't been too many such days under Conte at the Bridge, and we'd do well to move on quickly from this loss. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Game Recap: Missed Opportunity


Those numbers weren't helped by Thomas's performance Tuesday night in Cleveland's 125-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons . ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported on Wednesday that Love will "likely miss six to eight weeks ". Thomas never should have been put in this position. And with the Cavs just two games ahead of the seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers , there is a real possibility the Cavs could see the (currently) top-seeded Boston Celtics sooner rather than later in the postseason. Read More »

Olivier Giroud leaving Arsenal for rival Chelsea


France global Giroud becomes the club's third signing of the window, joining midfielder Ross Barkley and left-back Emerson Palmieri at Stamford Bridge, and will wear the No. Aubameyang posted a message on Instagram apologising for the acrimonious circumstances surrounding his departure, but describing himself as a "crazy kid". Read More »

Roger Goodell wants fewer, shorter replay stoppages


And I think it's a great thing for our fans, so you can continue to win, and there are also teams that can surprise you. "And we had a really good discussion for over three hours and looking at a lot of tape and we've got some ideas of how to bring some clarity to that", Goodell said. Read More »

Texas gov. orders state criminal probe into Karoli Ranch


Abbott added that the Texas Rangers, the state's top criminal investigative unit, and the Walker County Sheriff Office must collaborate on the case because of the far reach of the allegations, which are spread across jurisdictions and state lines. Read More »

Swansea City midfielder hails brilliant Ayew after Arsenal win


Least we say about the Arsenal fans! In potentially the most significant move in the Premier League on the final day of the January transfer window, Aubameyang joined Arsenal in adeal that should result in Olivier Giroud leaving the club in the coming hours _ reportedly to London rival Chelsea . Read More »

Allardyce hails Everton's 2-goal Walcott


The game will kick start at 7.45 pm GMT, 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 5:45 p.m. BST on January 31st, 2018, Wednesday. "First proper competitive game back and he was running up and down that wing in injury time like it was the first min!" The former Arsenal attacker got his first goals in an Everton shirt, and despite a Jamie Vardy penalty 15 minutes from time, Sam Allardyce's side was able to hold out to take all three points. Read More »

Neymar slates Paris Saint-Germain's offloading of pal Lucas Moura to Tottenham


The Leicester title-winner is already proven in English football, but Moura has far greater Champions League pedigree having played in the competition 38 times for PSG . "I think the most important thing for the team was to play like it was 0-0 and we got the second goal , but we kept going and we were able to stay focused and concentrated and the team was so, so good". Read More »

Patriots QB Brady has stitches removed from hand


The Patriots quarterback had an appointment earlier this week to remove the 12 stitches on his right (throwing) hand that he played with in the AFC championship against the Jaguars, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported . The Patriots tight end participated in a "Madden NFL" event with Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount Tuesday night. Brady suffered the hand injury during a January 17 practice when he collided with running back Rex Burkhead while handing the ball off. Read More »

Manchester United don't want to sell Blind to Roma


His ability to create openings for Harry Kane , and to conjure something out of nothing for the north Londoners with his set-piece delivery and eye for a pass could be the difference. "It is especially ridiculous because the players, they watch it before, we analyse opponents and work on opponents' dynamics and routines". The teams they failed to beat were West Ham , Southampton and Newport County and the performance of their key players , like Dele Alli , were not at the necessary levels. Read More »

Blake Griffin Seems Shocked the Pistons Gave Up So Much For Him


Five-time National Basketball Association all-star Blake Griffin was dealt to Detroit in exchange for a package that includes Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley , Boban Marjanovic and both a first- and second-round pick. Griffin was the first overall draft pick in the 2009 NBA Draft and has played with the Clippers his entire career. Three seasons ago, he had a partially torn left quad and then suffered a broken hand from punching a friend who was also a member of the Clippers' organization. Read More »

White Athlete Allegedly Tells Black Opponent 'At Least I Know My Dad'


Brown was suspended indefinitely from the team, effective immediately, for violating the student-athlete discipline policy, school officials said. "Therefore, I have tasked (Athletics Director) Doug Gillin and Chief Diversity Officer Willie Fleming with engaging a third party to provide an independent assessment of and guidance regarding the diversity and inclusion practices in our athletics programs". Read More »

Arsenal new boy Mkhitaryan has dig at Mourinho after Man Utd exit


Swansea will be without midfielder Renato Sanches after he suffered a hamstring injury in the FA Cup fourth round draw at Notts County over the weeekend. The Swans will be looking to continue their fine run of games by securing any points from the upcoming Premier League match to be played at Liberty Stadium . Read More »

Sixers have expressed interest in Tyreke Evans


Tyreke Evans is at the top of the list of players likely to be traded before the February 8 deadline. Because of the two first rounders still due to Phoenix for the Dragic trade, the next first-rounder available for trade would be the 2023 pick. Read More »