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Olivier Giroud says Chelsea 'perfect' club for him


The only downside is they're still light defensively. Lacazette has struggled for form of late, scoring just once since December 2, and Wenger offered no assurances that his position would not come under threat from Aubameyang's arrival. Football magazine kicker reported that the 18 Bundesliga clubs spent around €91m, over €5m less than last January and far from the €492m invested by Premier League clubs. Read More »

Budget 2018: Over three-fold increase in National Nutrition


The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is engaged in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir, the Northeast, and often deployed in internal security duties, has been allocated Rs 0.20 trillion for 2018-19, in comparison to Rs 0.18 trillion given in 2017-18. Read More »

West Ham boss in racism row


Senior officials at the club have taken a very dim view of Henry's conduct and expect full co-operation from all members of staff as they carry out their investigation. I am pleased to see that the club have acted so swiftly to investigate any accusations of discrimination and Im sure theyll reach a satisfactory conclusion.”. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Happy To End January With A Win


A fresh outlook would be overwhelmingly welcome for a Cavs team that has lost its way after winning 18 out of 19 games from mid-November through mid-December. The Heat come in on a high note after topping the Dallas Mavericks in their last contest, 95-88. The Cavs ended up pulling out the game, 91-89, but their problems are real, and even LeBron might not be enough to carry them through the playoffs this time around. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp prepared for "great challenge" against Tottenham Hotspur


Carragher agreed with the German tactician's assessment and is convinced that a lack of pre-season has held the 26-year-old back in terms of reaching his optimum physical state. Klopp added: "He is still a new player". 'But we need really the right thing. Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday (4.30pm) in a crunch top four clash with Tottenham at Anfield. Read More »

Trump declines Tremendous Bowl interview


According to the White House, the president denied an opportunity for an interview with NBC ahead of the network's broadcast of the game. But Trump still has an open invitation, should he choose to change his mind, the sources said. CNN also suggests Trump may skip the Super Bowl interview because of his views about the NFL. Last year, he repeatedly criticized the league and certain players who took a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racism. Read More »

Super Bowl LII: Rob Gronkowski cleared and ready for action

The second part of practice was not almost as crisp, which Pederson hopes will be a lesson for his players on how to handle it on Sunday against the more experienced Patriots. NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles will take on the AFC champs New England Patriots for the richest prize in American Football, in front of a global audience expected to be over 110 million. Read More »

NBA All-Star Game: Goran Dragic to replace Kevin Love


Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game , to be played Sunday, Feb. While this is the first season Dragic will take part in the All-Star Game, it is interestingly not shaping up to be his most productive campaign. "Hopefully this shows that it's a byproduct of winning and being recognized for winning", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said in ... Read More »

People are obsessing over Tom Brady kissing his 11-year-old son

The 40-year-old was filming for his Facebook series, Tom vs. Time , when his son Jack walked into the room as he was getting a massage. "I'm lucky to have her", Amendola said. Growing up, I wouldn't have ever kissed my mom or my dad in public let alone on a TV show that has been viewed over 4 million times. "You don't do anything with your body because someone else is insisting that you do it in order for you to get what you want", she said. Read More »

Matsuyama goes for rare three-peat at Phoenix Open


Thomas arrived on the tee at the infamous par-three stadium hole in high spirits having just reeled off three consecutive birdies to get to six under par and within a shot of the lead. He is not your typical Japanese golfer. Matsuyama, who will be targeting his first major this year, is not like that. He had a stellar season in 2017. Read More »

Former Spur Rasual Butler, wife die in vehicle crash


A pro's pro, Rasual enjoyed a long, successful career and was widely respected by his peers and coaches. He played in Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league last summer. "The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Rasual Butler and his wife, Leah LaBelle ", the NBA said in a statement on Twitter . Read More »

South Korea Makes Olympic Exception for North Korean Flag

Cha, for one, argued that Kim is too unpredictable to bet on that strategy. After the Tuesday statement, an op-ed, officials now say he is no longer in consideration for the ambassadorship. But it was after the play "The Kotjebi" was staged in the White House, a story of North Korean homeless children which he and fellow defectors took a part, that he came to Trump's attention. Read More »

West Ham suspend director over alleged racist email


West Ham released a statement on Wednesday night which said the club was investigating the incident. It's nothing against the African race at all. Making this even worse is that Henry's words comes right in the midst of West Ham selling Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew before the transfer window closed as well. Read More »

Lookman pressured Leipzig transfer, says Everton boss Allardyce


Though Lookman is a highly-rated young talent at Goodison Park , he has not featured in any of the clubs last six League fixtures and manager Sam Allardyce recently indicated that the player is not as yet at a level where he can compete in the Premier League on a regular basis. Read More »

Trump's State Of The Union Address Hit North Korea Hard


In the notification, Kim Jong-un led regime also expressed unhappiness over the reports about a possible military parade in South Korea, a day ahead of the commencement of the games on February 9. Trump's third attempt at a travel ban , signed in September, prevented nationals from eight countries, including North Korea, from entering the what the administration justified as an attempt to enhance information sharing among countries and enforce stricter vetting. Read More »

Packers changed QB coach without consulting Rodgers


With Aaron Rodgers just a two years away from the end of his contract, the Packers have every reason to keep their all-world quarterback happy. "There's a close connection between quarterback and quarterback coach, and that was an interesting decision". Read More »

MultiChoice to drop ANN7


Multichoice has announced that it will be dropping the Gupta-linked ANN7 news channel from its channel bouquet, and is open to proposals for a new black-owned news channel. According to Mawela, in making submissions to Muthambi's office, MultiChoice only sought to understand the impact the split of the communications department would have, as the industry was confused by the government move. Read More »

How will area schools be affected by UIL realignment?


Garden City was taken away from many of its traditional rivals and placed in District 8-1A with Sands, Borden County, Klondike, Grady and Midland TLC. Early remains in District 3 of Class 3A Division I football, but the district will now be made up of the Longhorns, Wall, Breckenridge, Clyde, Eastland, and Jim Ned. Read More »

Four Munster players start for Ireland against France in 6 Nations


Schmidt has kept the second row that lined out against Argentina in November, with 21-year-old James Ryan starting next to Iain Henderson. Two other players who impressed in November's clean sweep of victories - centre Bundee Aki and winger Jacob Stockdale - also make their Six Nations bow with Josh van der Flier edging out Dan Leavy at flanker in another tight call. Read More »

Antonio Conte "relaxed" about Chelsea position

Chelsea's defence lost Andreas Christensen to a hamstring injury in the first half and crumbled following Callum Wilson's 51st-minute opener, with Junior Stanislas doubling their lead and Blues academy graduate Nathan Ake making sure of the victory on his return to Stamford Bridge . Read More »

Life Ban on Russian Athletes lifted by CAS


The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ) based in Lausanne, which has jurisdiction over anti-doping violations, said "the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation ... According to Russian news site Sputnik, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko welcomed the CAS decision saying that he had no doubt their medals were won fairly. Read More »

Premier League smashes January transfer window record


The BT Sport pundits made their predictions after a dramatic night of Premier League action, with Chelsea's stunning 3-0 home defeat against Bournemouth not shaking their belief that the reigning champions would snatch a top four spot to qualify for next season's Champions League. Read More »

Wednesday NBA: Miami Heat at Cleveland Cavaliers


Love is consulting with surgeons in NY, and it's possible he'll undergo an operation as early as Thursday. Love, who could miss two months, already has screws in the hand from a previous procedure after he broke it in 2009 with Minnesota. "It's going to be a tough task but we can handle it". Spencer Dinwiddie scored nine of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for the Nets and D'Angelo Russell, playing his fifth game back after knee surgery, added 22 points. Read More »

Mayweather Continues To Troll 'MMA Debut' Teaser To Fans

For the second time in the last few days, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather has posted a teaser video - attempting to troll fans into believing that he's going to make his debut in Mixed Martial Arts. Conor McGregor loves to break records and he can add another accolade to his resume. Mayweather snapped a two-year retirement back in August of last year, when fought UFC superstar Conor McGregor , who was making his boxing debut. Read More »

Arsenal F Giroud headed to Chelsea


The statistics show he has scored more headers (27) than any other Premier League player since 2012, and no one can claim to have been more effective from the bench. Maybe (I am like him) but I have to work a lot to be like him and I will do. Aubameyang scored 141 goals in 213 games for Dortmund since 2013, including 21 in 24 matches this season. Read More »

National Basketball Association trade deadline: Celtics reportedly interested in Greg Monroe after Suns buyout


The timing of the buyout is odd in that the National Basketball Association trading deadline is February 8. Monroe now is an unrestricted free agent, and you can bet several contending teams will show interest. With Monroe on the way out, the question becomes who will take the minutes Monroe was playing. While the Thunder could get outbid by the Boston Celtics , who are able to offer more money , expect the franchise to be on the radar for the 27-year-old. Read More »

South Africa opt to bat against India in first ODI

The opener has now become his side's second highest-ranked batsman, with David Warner sitting in third spot overall and captain Steve Smith slipping four places to 17th. Fresh from the victory in the third Test at Wanderers, India will aim to clinch the number one spot in the ICC ODI team rankings with a series win. Read More »

Swearinger sounds off on Washington's Fuller trade


Evidently, with Cousins on his way to the free agent market, this was a dream come true for the Jets . They could fit him onto the roster without having to shed the contracts of players who could be instrumental to the rebuilding process, and playing in a market like NY would also offer the face of the franchise further financial opportunities. Read More »