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Arsenal handed triple injury boost ahead of North London Derby


Responding to Mauricio Pochettino's comparison between match tactics and diving, Wenger said during his pre-match press conference on Thursday: "I am convinced he wanted to say tricking your opponent is to be clever". According to the Telegraph , Cech is likely to miss Arsenal's trip to Wembley to take on Spurs as he is not expected to recover from the injury he sustained at the weekend. Read More »

Former Les Mis star SuRie to sing for United Kingdom at Eurovision


SuRie was announced as the victor and will be representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2018. How do I watch the Eurovision Song Contest? The contest takes place in Portugal on 12 May. SuRie is no stranger to Eurovision - she was a backing singer for Belgian entry Blanche a year ago, as well as Loic Nottet in 2015. Cork has also performed for royalty, singing for the Prince of Wales as a child soloist, while in recent years she has provided backing vocals for artists including ... Read More »

Hazard, Courtois futures 'private' for Chelsea and Conte


The Blues have won just two of their last 10 matches across all competitions and take on Barcelona , Manchester United and Manchester City in successive matches from February 20. Speaking after the Watford loss, Conte reiterated that he is not concerned by the possibility of losing his job. "The manager has done an absolutely unbelievable job". Read More »

Unstoppable Kohli hits 34th ODI ton, takes India to 303

The scenic beauty of the Table Mountain and the Devil's Peak may just give South Africa the lift and momentum that they need after struggling to gather any of it in Centurion. His decision was justified in the first over itself when pacer Kagiso Rabada induced an inside edge from Rohit Sharma , which was pouched safely by wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen, one of the two debutants for South Africa in the match. Read More »

The Future Of Ohio State Football Might Be Brighter Than Ever


Obviously still a little stemmed over the incident, Meyer made sure he got in the last word in regards to the "recruiting feud" on National Signing Day. Never underestimate how important position coaches are in any recruitment. Eight of them won at least one conference championship. He was one of the biggest mysteries among top remaining players. Read More »

Newport County fans come up with genius chant to ruin Spurs


Dan Butler was unfortunate to net an own goal in the 27th minute after diverting Moussa Sissoko's cross into his own net, 1-0. Despite the overriding importance of the Premier League , Tottenham was clearly grateful for a second bite of the cherry after Harry Kane's late equaliser had saved their blushes during the original tie. Read More »

Knicks retain top spot as Forbes' most valuable National Basketball Association team


The Warriors, of course, have assembled one of the best teams of all time, but some of their value may come from their location and proximity to Silicon Valley. 2 and the Warriors ($3.1 billion) leaping the Bulls ($2.6 billion) for third. The lowest valued team is the New Orleans Pelicans at $1 billion. The Warriors continue to climb up the value rankings, leaping past the Bulls for third this year. Read More »

Flips contribute to Tide's lowest-ranked class since 2007


It comes down to a combination of several factors, all of which converged on Nick Saban and the Tide in 2018. If Saban wants to truly compete for a top spot in future classes, he'll need to take lessons from 2018 and learn to navigate the early signing period . Read More »

Moaning Mahrez may never leave Leicester if he keeps sulking


Speaking after the 1-1 draw against Swansea last weekend , Leicester boss Claude Puel said the situation surrounding Mahrez is not uppermost in his thoughts. "He's disappointed not to go to a bigger club, I understand that, but he has to see out his contract - so get on with it". "Mahrez now deserves better than Leicester". Read More »

Rafael Nadal looking forward to take part in Queen's Club Championship


Since the Queen's Club Championships received an upgrade in 2015, becoming a 500-point event, the entry lists have grown stronger with each passing year. It was an unforgettable year. His run 10 years ago, when he won at Roland Garros , Queen's and Wimbledon , will never be forgotten. Rafael Nadal joins the five-time victor Andy Murray , who will use this tournament to mark the beginning of his comeback following hip surgery. Read More »

Cris "Cyborg" Steps up to Save UFC 222


Following the UFC's global expansion and incredible growth over the past few years, the promotion nearly always ensures that its numbered events, i.e. Justino (19-1) is coming off her first UFC title defense against Holly Holm on December 30 in Las Vegas. Instead, Cyborg gets Kunitskaya, who captured the vacant Invicta FC 135lb title in August. Read More »

TEAM USA: Who is Adam Rippon?


Rippon also said that Pence does not have a "real concept of reality" if he declares himself to be a "devout Christian" and stands by Donald Trump's policies: "If he's okay with what's being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called 's-holes, ' I think he should really go to church". Read More »

Russian Federation hails Winter Olympics organisers


Among them were skeleton racers Maria Orlova, Aleksandr Tretyakov and Elena Nikitina, cross-country skiers Alexander Legkov, Evgeniy Belov, Maxim Vylegzhanin, Alexander Bessmertnykh, Natalia Matveeva and Yevgeniya Shapovalova, speed skaters Olga Fatkulina and Alexander Rumyantsev, luger Tatiana Ivanova, as well as coaches Albert Demchenko and Sergei Chudinov. Read More »

Two Days Until Much Anticipated PyeongChang Olympics


The IOC has complained the CAS rulings could "have a serious impact on the future fight against doping" and Bach says an appeal is being considered. The panels in the cases of the 39 Russian athletes are working on them, and we look forward to their publication as soon as possible. The IOC, which has cleared 169 Russians to compete at Pyeongchang , said that "not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation". Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned

An earlier appeal by 32 Russian athletes over their omission was expected to be heard at the Ad hoc Division of CAS today. The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes came as a complete surprise and it could make the fight against doping more hard, said IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday. Read More »

Escambia's Jacob Copeland signs with Florida


Copeland, wearing a red sport coat and bow tie, had 32 offers leading into National Signing Day, but stated that his decision would come down to the three schools in December after decommitting from Florida in November. Escambia wide receiver Jacob Copeland's mother didn't seem all that thrilled with his college decision. As soon as Copeland, ranked fifth in the US among high school receivers, grabbed a Florida hat and announced he would play for the Gators rather than Alabama or ... Read More »

No Olympics for Russians whose life bans were lifted


The 15 were among a group of 28 Russians who had been banned for life from the Olympics for doping, but whose suspensions were overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ) last Thursday. Russian Federation topped the medals table when it hosted the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. We're very confident with the stance we've taken. Even if the athletes' appeal was successful, it was highly unlikely for any of them to be invited to compete in South Korea. Read More »

Newport hand Spurs scouting dossier to Juventus


Football Insider names the likely Tottenham starting XI against Newport, which includes a recall for a huge fans favourite who many were surprised did not start against Liverpool last weekend. Argentina winger Erik Lamela added the second goal 11 minutes from time. Frank Nouble had proved a troublesome figure for the home defence on Newport's rare forays forward but he was unable to fashion any clear chances on Michel Vorm's goal, and substitute Christian Eriksen came close to a ... Read More »

Carragher claims Liverpool can not afford to lose Salah

It's claimed Salah tops the two-man transfer shortlist. The Reds legend says he hopes the Egyptian will stay for a few years yet but conceded that it is near impossible to fight off the Spanish giants. Mohamed Salah has admitted his delight at joining boyhood club Liverpool and is revelling in being a regular goalscorer for the Reds. "I have loved the club since I was young and knew this was a team I wanted to play for", he said. Read More »

Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama


Surtain Jr. spent most of Tuesday torn between the two programs, but alerted the LSU staff early Wednesday morning that he was choosing Alabama, much to the chagrin of the LSU staff. His father is also his high school head coach. Saban and the Crimson Tide were almost kept out of the College Football Playoff this season as a result of a late-season loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Read More »

Fifteen Russians who had life bans lifted are barred from Winter Olympics


The Winter Olympics run from 9 to 25 February in South Korea - although some events start on 8 February, the day before the opening ceremony. Two groups of Russian athletes seeking late entry for the Pyeongchang Olympics had their appeals adjourned Wednesday, leaving decisions on their participation to the eve of the opening ceremony at the earliest. Read More »

Eagles Fans Make Super Gay Super Bowl Mix-Up


Bettors wagered a total of $158.58 million throughout the state's 198 sports books , according to a press release from the Nevada Gaming Control Board. William Hill sports director Nick Bogdanovich told USA TODAY Sports "there is no explanation" to why so many large bets were coming in ahead of the game. Read More »

Liverpool and Arsenal hope as Lemar rejects Monaco extension


The duo were once again touted as potential suitors throughout January but Monaco made it clear they weren't prepared to let the French worldwide leave mid-season. Liverpool resisted the urge to bid for the France worldwide during the mid-season window despite collecting £142m following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. Read More »

S.Africa put unchanged India in to bat in third ODI


South Africa , on the other hand, are already without their captain Faf du Plessis and talisman AB de Villiers and have now lost wicket keeper batsman Quinton de Kock to injury as well. In the second ODI in Centurion, Chahal (5/22) was the Man-of-the-match. The Newlands faithful turned out in their droves. In the latter instance, the visitors shot into a 2-1 lead, only to lose the five-match series 3-2 in the end. Read More »

Russian athletes rejected by IOC


The decision of the IOC's Invitation Review Panel "has little in common with sports..." With the Winter Olympics set to open in only three days, Bach faced a barrage of criticism - and entrenched support - from roughly 100 International Olympic Committee members Tuesday over the decision to exclude many Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Read More »

Norovirus outbreak at Winter Olympics leads to South Korean military deployment


The IOC concluded the CAS decision "had not lifted the suspicion of doping" or given it "sufficient confidence" to recommend that the 13 athletes "could be considered as clean". The appeal comes after the International Olympic Committee's decision in December to disqualify Russian Federation from competing at the Winter Games, citing evidence of systematic, state-sponsored doping at Sochi in 2014. Read More »