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Place Raptors reach 40 wins by outshooting Heat

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The last time these two teams met back on January 9, the Heat managed to win in stunning fashion with a last-second shot. But the Heat made things hard, rallying from a 17-point deficit and coming within two points at 114-112 with 6.6 seconds remaining. Read More »

Ex-striker can not understand one thing about Paul Pogba at Man United

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Whether this gag escalates tensions again ahead of the Chelsea's trip to Manchester United on January 25 remains to be seen. Pogba played his best football on the left-side of three-man midfield while at Juventus, alongside Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo, and he excelled in that position for United against Everton on New Year's Day. Read More »

Mikaela Shiffrin, Of The US, Wins Gold In Women's Giant Slalom

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She's the defending Olympic slalom champion. With the previous crop of slalom stars now on the sidelines, a new group of women will challenge Shiffrin for the Olympic gold. "It's super cool", she added. That's a big ask. Shiffrin could race four more times in Pyeongchang and has a shot to join elite company here. Read More »

Rex Tillerson bids to ease Turkey tensions in Recep Erdogan talks

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He was speaking in Amman, Jordan, a day before arriving in Ankara for talks with top Turkish officials, which could be crucially important for the future of Turkey-U.S. Ankara is riled over Washington's support for the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG - the top USA ally in the fight against ISIS. Turkey, fearing the YPG will one day help Turkish Kurds make a push for independence, has sent its troops into Syria to challenge the YPG and threatened to push into a town ... Read More »

India clinch number-one ODI ranking after South Africa series win

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George's Park in Port Elizabeth . South African stand-in captain Aiden Markram said his depleted team was outplayed by India in the series. Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal scalped 4 and 2 wickets respectively. Rahane too has fizzled out since his comeback at No.4. Hardik Pandya is yet to finish off an innings in the previous five matches. The slow nature of pitches is one of the reasons being attributed to this downturn. Read More »

Hockey's Three Stars from Day 5 at the Olympics

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Canada's decision to fill its roster with veterans playing overseas paid big dividends in its 5-1 victory against Switzerland Thursday. Both have secured automatic berths into Monday's semifinals. There has been a lot of progress since, and a lot of good things to come". "We can't give up those chances that we were giving up", Zapolski said. However, across the next 52-plus minutes, the Czech Republic were absolutely dominant, relentlessly firing shots on the South Korean net. Read More »

North Korea's 'army of beauties' reveal cultural divide

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The roar echoed through the Kwandong Hockey Centre the moment Randi Heesoo Griffin's shot from the right circle crossed the line for the first Olympic goal in Korean women's hockey history. Numerous cheerleaders giggled nervously and waved back, but when the fake Kim broke into an impromptu jig all hell broke loose. The agreement between South and North Korea to march under a unity flag and field a joint ice hockey team at next month's Olympics debuts to sharp criticism by many in the ... Read More »

Olympic Games of Peace: Pyeongchang showcases North-South détente

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Douglas Paal, a former senior United States diplomat under previous Republican administrations, said North Korea held the propaganda edge for now because, "it's tough not to get caught up in the emotions of an Olympics event". Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ), the propaganda outlet for the regime, claimed that Kim Jong-un said South Korea's "specially prioritized" efforts to accommodate North Korea's delegates were " very impressive ", according to a translation from ... Read More »

Odisha government to sponsor national hockey teams for 5 years

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The 2018 World Cup will not be the first time that Pakistan have played at a Hockey World Cup in India having participated in the 2010 tournament in New Dehli. CM Naveen Patnaik further added, "We would like this association to help widen the net for Hockey in India and to ensure that all Indians get behind the national sport". Read More »

Real Madrid come from behind to beat PSG 3-1

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Marcelo's goal three minutes later sealed an important win for Real, giving them the decided advantage ahead of the return match in Paris. A year ago I was in a much worse situation and we managed to get through. Fans think "diving" Neymar should be banned Football fans reckon Neymar should be banned from Champions League action. A more honest appraisal of the PSG defeat came from Rabiot, who said: "I am disappointed... Read More »

Rifle used in Florida mass shooting is America's weapon of choice

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Trump said he is planning on traveling to Parkland to meet with victims' families and first responders. He was scheduled to spend the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. The shooting left at least 17 people dead and 14 injured, according to law enforcement officials. Earlier Thursday, he suggested the suspect was "mentally disturbed". Read More »

Penn State Basketball Is Favored In Vegas Against No

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Ohio State: G C.J. Jackson (6-1, Jr., 12.5 ppg); F Andre Wesson (6-6, Soph., 2.6 ppg); F Jae'Sean Tate (6-4, Sr., 12.7 ppg); F Keita Bates-Diop (6-7, Jr., 19.9 ppg); C Kaleb Wesson (6-9, Fr., 11.1 ppg). Ali Andrews added 15 points on five 3-pointers. The big sophomore has added his own 12.9 points and 9.4 boards this season - second in the conference in rebounds per game. Read More »

Eagles' Carson Wentz insists he won't change how he plays

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Eagles fans went insane, Patriots fans actually ran from their seats, and all the mixed emotions played out in the same stadium. "You could either have six men on the line, or you could have an ineligible number lined up at the end of the line, which was the case". Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel's audience reenacts North Korean Olympic cheerleaders

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Pence in the box, did you give any consideration to greeting her?" (Stand-up) " South Korea's defense authorities were adamant that Seoul-Washington joint military drills would take place after the Olympics ". Based on that assurance, Pence felt confident he could endorse post-Olympic engagement with Pyongyang. "That's a naive and really, if I can say, a foolish kind of way of looking at news". Read More »

LaVar issues Lakers threat to Lithuanian media

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For his son. I told him, 'I've been down this road that your son is about to go down, so you got the best person sitting here. If LaVar is determined to ensure Lonzo will not re-sign without his other sons getting a gig, I can not see another team dealing with the Ball family drama. Read More »

AJ McCarron Wins Grievance Against Bengals, Now an Unrestricted Free Agent

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National Football League teams have much more control over restricted free agents, who are more affordable options. First, it allows McCarron the shot to find a team that will give him a chance to start. If a player has played four seasons, he becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of his contract. In 2015, McCarron started games for the Bengals while Dalton was injured. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Shiffrin wins gold in giant slalom

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But she posted only the morning's eighth-best time - 1:11.45 - in the first run, leaving her with a significant 0.83-second deficit to make up. It had been postponed due to high winds, but when she finally got to race, Shiffrin was golden. Read More »

Manchester City star believes that the Champions League trophy could be theirs

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But he wants to help us and he's with us. "We need a ideal night to stage a surprise but we have the belief we can do it", said Basel coach Raphael Wicky . League One leaders Wigan are next up for City in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday and Kompany insists there will be no easing up because the Latics are 45 places below City in the pyramid. Read More »

49ers sign key partner for Jimmy Garoppolo: his trusted center

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In 2017, Kilgore, 30, started all 16 games at center for the 49ers. He emerged as a locker room leader and one of the team's most dependable veterans over the past couple of seasons. "Me and him got on the same page nearly instantly when I got here". He made my job a lot easier, helped me with the run game and all that... The deal ensures that newly signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo keeps his new center and the duo continues to grow together. Read More »

49ers hire pass rush specialist to coaching staff

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Kendal Briles left FAU to become the offensive coordinator at Houston. Kiffin enters the defensive coaching staff as a long-time assistant, Jason Tarver, exits for a job as Vanderbilt's defensive coordinator. Chris Kiffin has also served as an assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nebraska, USC and Arkansas State. The defense allowed 22.7 points a game, which ranked 34th nationally. Read More »

Ko makes unflustered start to Australian Open

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Even though she made no bogeys, Ko still called her opening round "adventurous". Ko, a 14-time victor on the LPGA, said she was looking for a coach on the West Coast and had heard good things about Ted Oh, who qualified for the U.S. Scott wasn't a stranger to Ko, as she said she had been in groups before where Scott was caddying. "But I feel like I made the right decisions", she said. Read More »

Conte handed 'present from Mourinho' in press conference

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A few weeks ago, two people from Italia 1 satirical show Le Lenem approached Mourinho to sign a Manchester United shirt outside of the Lowry hotel, where he lives, only to reveal it as having Conte's name printed on it. "Would you play Hazard as a centre-forward or would you play him deeper?" Placing the shirt on the desk, Corti then added: "This is a present for you". Read More »

Austrian Snowboarder Breaks Neck in Crash at Winter Olympics

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The Austrian Olympic Committee announced that he suffered a fracture of the fifth vertebra, but he's in stable condition. Incredibly, he finished the race , though he was formally disqualified. The impact caused the 30-year-old's goggles to pop off and left him lying on the ground while his competitors crossed the finish line. Watch the horror crash in the video below. Read More »

Roberto Mancini says former club Manchester City can win the Champions League

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It would require one of the most shocking turnarounds in Champions League history in the second leg for City to be denied a spot in only their second quarter-final in the competition. "We were clinical today". There is no reason to think that the Portuguese can not play a key role over the next three months as City pursue the League Cup and FA Cup titles, too. Read More »

Alex McLeish to become next Scotland manager

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According to the Daily Record 's Keith Jackson, McLeish is "on the brink" of replacing Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss - a decade after leaving the job to take over at Birmingham City. A solitary goal from James McFadden ensured Scotland did the double over Les Bleus and secured a memorable win. McLeish has also managed Motherwell, Hibernian, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Genk and Zamalek. Read More »

Denver Named A Finalist To Host An NFL Draft

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The NFL has decided on finalists for the 2019 and 2020 drafts, and Detroit did not make the final five. Virtually every NFL city, plus the Pro Football Hall of Fame site in Canton, Ohio, has expressed interest in holding the draft now that the league moves it around. Read More »