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Six Nations reviewing a number of HIA incidents from Paris game Six Nations reviewing a number of HIA incidents from Paris game
- February 07, 2018

And that's a credit to Johnny. "That's credit to a man who was struggling a little with cramp and fatigue". "No one thinks we can win the Six Nations so we have got an opportunity to hunt the other teams down". After the match, France coach Jacques Brunel pointed out that they were not responsible for the decision to impose HIAs, saying: "There were collisions". (more...)
Aussie T20 stars released for Big Bash final Aussie T20 stars released for Big Bash final
- February 06, 2018

The Sydney Sixers are back to defend their title, having been here on the final day of the WBBL for all three seasons of the competition to date. So, they were qualified for the semi final as one of the four teams and they were scheduled to play 2nd semi final against the 3rd placeholder team named Melbourne Renegades . (more...)
Redskins mull using franchise tag on Kirk Cousins again
- February 05, 2018

Cousins will undoubtedly be the most sought-after quarterback on the free agent market this summer. It looks like I'm going to be a free agent on March 14. "At the end of the day, I want to win", he told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. I understood that. They wanted to do a deal, but because I wanted to go a little longer, it put them in a tough spot. (more...)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be the new creative outlet Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be the new creative outlet
- February 05, 2018

Here are five things we learned. Despite the midweek setback at Swansea , Arsenal came out flying, looking full of objective as they set about unlocking Everton's phalanx of defenders . The north London club were at it from the beginning, with the first goal coming after only six minutes. Walcott swung in an excellent ball from the right at which the striker flung himself but his prodded effort hit the post. (more...)
Manchester City to return to United States for pre-season games Manchester City to return to United States for pre-season games
- February 04, 2018

City were made to pay for their missed opportunities when Burnley equalised in the 82 minute after Matthew Lowton played Johann Gudmundsson into space inside the box and he duly fired home from 14-yards out, 1-1. City are now missing David Silva, John Stones, Leroy Sane, Fabian Delph, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy but the lack of a youth player to fill the seventh spot meant no one was buying it. (more...)
Middle School Shooting Was Accidental — LAPD Middle School Shooting Was Accidental — LAPD
- February 04, 2018

A total of 14 shootings have occurred on school campuses across the United States in 2018 as of Thursday, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit organization committed to measuring USA gun violence with comprehensive and up-to-date data. (more...)
Bulls' Trade Of Nikola Mirotic 'Consistent With The Direction' Of Rebuild Bulls' Trade Of Nikola Mirotic 'Consistent With The Direction' Of Rebuild
- February 03, 2018

National Basketball Association insider David Aldridge reports the first round pick is top-five protected for 2018, while Johnson added that Jameer Nelson would be included in the deal. Bringing back Asik would be a homecoming, too, although it's unlikely he would play much, if at all. Per league rules, he had temporary no-trade rights because the team had not yet picked up his $12.5 million option for next season. (more...)
Fisher to finish retirement, rejoin Predators Fisher to finish retirement, rejoin Predators
- February 03, 2018

Mike Fisher is returning to the Nashville Predators . The Peterborough, Ont., native ranked fifth on the Preds in scoring in 2016-17 with 18 goals and 42 points in 72 games and helped lead his team to the Stanley Cup Final . "In retirement, I have enjoyed it... and everyone misses the game, there's no question, you miss lots of different parts of it", Fisher said. He is expected to sign a one-year contract to play the remainder of the season, though Poile said the team has no timeline ... (more...)
Puerto Rico: Mayor Slams US Govt. for Slashing Aid Amid Island Recovery Puerto Rico: Mayor Slams US Govt. for Slashing Aid Amid Island Recovery
- February 03, 2018

But on Wednesday, Booher said that date "was mistakenly provided". Thirty federal legislators had signed a bipartisan letter asking FEMA not to end assistance, according to the NYT. Amid the confusion over the timing of that transition, Puerto Rico's public safety director, Hector Pesquera, said on Tuesday his administration was still negotiating with FEMA on the timing of the handover. (more...)
Detroit's Andre Drummond gets John Wall's All-Star spot, not Miami's Goran Dragic Detroit's Andre Drummond gets John Wall's All-Star spot, not Miami's Goran Dragic
- February 03, 2018

He was selected by National Basketball Association head coaches as an All-Star reserve and drafted to Team LeBron by captain LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers . Charlotte's Kemba Walker, Philadelphia's Ben Simmons , Detroit's Andre Drummond , and Miami's Goran Dragic will likely be in consideration for the spot. (more...)
Wenger challenges Ozil to become a leader after signing new deal Wenger challenges Ozil to become a leader after signing new deal
- February 02, 2018

The London club bolstered their forward line by signing the Gabon worldwide from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee on Wednesday but Aubameyang, 28, did not fully participate in Thursday's training session due to a fever. "Yes, it's good news", Wenger said with a straight face in a video accidentally leaked on the Arsenal website. "It is always possible". It is good news for us - if you can keep a player of that calibre is of course good news. (more...)
FOX Sports gets Thursday Night Football for next 5 years FOX Sports gets Thursday Night Football for next 5 years
- February 01, 2018

As Ourand said in his tweet, Amazon ran the digital package previous year, but those rights are still undetermined for 2018. During the 2014 and '15 season, CBS paid $37.5 million per game, and NBC linked up with CBS the last two seasons at $45 million per contest. (more...)
Roma move on after failing to agree fee for Man Utd defender Roma move on after failing to agree fee for Man Utd defender
- February 01, 2018

Luke Shaw has recently returned from injury for United , while Ashley Young has been preferred to Blind at left-back and the Dutchman has fallen right down the pecking order. "It's really hard because Manchester United want to keep him to play in the Champions League , the Premier League and the FA Cup ". Maybe if we had a few days, a week perhaps, but we've only got a few hours. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski Returns To Practice, Still in Concussion Protocol Rob Gronkowski Returns To Practice, Still in Concussion Protocol
- January 31, 2018

Jacksonville ended the game with three sacks, but Brady still made two game-clinching fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Madden NFL also predicted the final score in February 2015 of the Patriots' 28-24 win over the Seahawks. Pro Bowl week is always slow, these fans were still celebrating the NFC Championship win/recovering from the damage they did to their bodies last Sunday night, but last night in the Wells Fargo Center you could tell Eagles fans were beginning to get the Super Bowl ... (more...)
Chiefs agree to trade Alex Smith to Redskins Chiefs agree to trade Alex Smith to Redskins
- January 31, 2018

The Redskins would give Kansas City a third-round pick and Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller as compensation, sources told ESPN . Specifically, it ramps up the stakes for Kirk Cousins in free agency. John Elway is reportedly dead set on chasing Cousins, but Smith could be the better option - at least for the current roster, which is on its last legs. (more...)
Suns planning to pursue Pistons' Avery Bradley in free agency Suns planning to pursue Pistons' Avery Bradley in free agency
- January 30, 2018

In the midst of shaking off a midseason rut, the Detroit Pistons have dangled their defensive ace, Avery Bradley in trade talks leading up to the February 8 trade deadline. After losing to the Cavaliers in Cleveland, they play the reigning East Champs once again, this time in downtown Detroit on Tuesday night. Detroit renounced the rights to restricted free agent upon acquiring Bradley in July, banking on a long-term partnership with Bradley. (more...)
Pistons drop 7th straight game Pistons drop 7th straight game
- January 29, 2018

In Chicago, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help Milwaukee improve to 3-0 since interim coach Joe Prunty replaced the fired Jason Kidd. Kemba Walker scored 30 points, and Dwight Howard had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets. "They're a very big, long team", Kennard said. "But when you're trying to play catch-up against a really good team like that it can be tough". (more...)
Rob Gronkowski, Deatrich Wise return to Patriots practice
- January 28, 2018

After leaving New England's 24-20 AFC Championship Game victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Gronkowski sat out practice each of the past three days. "It obviously hurts when he's not out there for a lot of reasons". "It's always great to have him out there". He hasn't practiced yet since the AFC title game with an ankle injury. (more...)
DeMarcus Cousins Tears Achilles Tendon, Out For Season DeMarcus Cousins Tears Achilles Tendon, Out For Season
- January 28, 2018

And even with the injury to Cousins , it appears that the Pelicans will move forward with their original plans. While that run has been built more on close wins than dominant play - none of the seven have come by more than seven points, and three have been decided in overtime - those games are still booked in the standings. (more...)
Wozniacki wins 1st major title at Aussie Open Wozniacki wins 1st major title at Aussie Open
- January 28, 2018

American Sebastian Korda, son of 1998 Australian Open men's champion Petr Korda, won the boys singles title on Saturday, beating Tseng Chun Hsin of Taiwan 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the final on Rod Laver Arena. Commentating for ESPN , tennis great Chris Evert said Halep's coach, Australian Darren Cahill, had expressed concerns about her fitness during a hallway chat earlier that day. (more...)
Josh Allen has a message for the Cleveland Browns Josh Allen has a message for the Cleveland Browns
- January 28, 2018

Oklahoma star and Heisman victor Baker Mayfield will be one of the top names to watch, and his interview process will be a point of discussion, whether fair or not. Then, as he does so often during Broncos training camp practices, Elway put Mayfield through a mental gauntlet and stood 10 feet behind the line of scrimmage during passing drills. (more...)
Antonio Conte makes honest admission about new Chelsea FC signing Antonio Conte makes honest admission about new Chelsea FC signing
- January 28, 2018

Today he was with the doctor with the intention to have a scam to evaluate his injury, but I don't think we are talking about a serious injury". Fabregas trained today and tomorrow I will check his physical condition, but this is good news for us. (more...)
Four Tottenham players out for Saturday's FA Cup match vs. Newport Four Tottenham players out for Saturday's FA Cup match vs. Newport
- January 27, 2018

An illness spread through the Tottenham camp prior to the 1-1 draw against Southampton last week, and that has taken a couple of scalps, while Spurs' injury list is getting longer. Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala scored the only goal on that night. Moussa Sissoko joins Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama in a presumed three-man midfield, with Fernando Llorente and Harry Kane leading the line in the Tottenham attack. (more...)
Michigan State athletic director announces retirement Michigan State athletic director announces retirement
- January 27, 2018

Michigan State gymnastics team student coach Lindsey Lemke, who gave a victim's impact statement during Nassar's sentencing on seven charges, told the crowd she was inspired by their numbers. Instead, those conclusions were part of a second report that went to Michigan State University's Office of General Counsel, Nassar and his then-boss at the College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel. (more...)
Nadal out of Aussie Open Nadal out of Aussie Open
- January 26, 2018

The match was nearly four hours old and well into the fifth set, which Croatian Marin Cilic was in the lead 3-6 6-3 7-6 (5) 6-2 2-0, when Rafael Nadal was forced to retire due to a hip injury. This is the first time the Yorkshireman has won five consecutive matches at tour level. "Not for now that we are playing, but there is life after tennis ", Nadal said. (more...)
Barcelona do not specify price of departing Javier Mascherano Barcelona do not specify price of departing Javier Mascherano
- January 26, 2018

Barcelona had revealed on Tuesday that the Argentina global was leaving the club after seven-and-a-half years but did not initially say where he was going. Barcelona , however, have not mentioned a specific destination club for the player. Only 3 foreigners (Lionel Messi, Daniel Alves, and Phillip Cocu) have played more games for Barcelona than Mascherano . (more...)
The NBA gives an assist to sports betting push The NBA gives an assist to sports betting push
- January 26, 2018

Supreme Court is mulling a case concerning the practice. The U.S. Supreme Court surprised many when it decided a year ago to hear New Jersey's arguments for why a 1992 federal law that effectively banned sports betting outside of Nevada should be deemed unconstitutional. (more...)
Hawks rookie Collins named to Rising Stars game for All-Star weekend Hawks rookie Collins named to Rising Stars game for All-Star weekend
- January 26, 2018

The NBA announced today that Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell has been selected to participate for Team USA at the 2018 MTN Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles. Additionally, Mitchell totaled a Jazz-rookie record 41 points on December 1, marking the first 40-point outing by a first-year player since Griffin in January 2011. (more...)
Arsene Wenger expects Sanchez deal to be done within 48 hours Arsene Wenger expects Sanchez deal to be done within 48 hours
- January 25, 2018

A four-and-a-half-year deal on that money when you're already 29-years-old is pretty insane, but it's also understandable why Sanchez would take it and, to prize him away, why United would pay it. " Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players", said Mourinho. (more...)
India loses Series but they have Wanderers India loses Series but they have Wanderers
- January 24, 2018

Questions were raised about Ajinkya Rahane's absence in both the Tests, choosing Shikhar Dhawan over KL Rahul in the first Test and leaving Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the second Test despite a great show from him with both the bat and the ball in the Cape Town Test. (more...)
Tesla Driver Arrested For DUI - Claims Car Was On Autopilot Tesla Driver Arrested For DUI - Claims Car Was On Autopilot
- January 24, 2018

One Tesla driver in California found this out the hard way as he was arrested and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence . No cars now for sale in the general market are fully self-driving, and drivers are still responsible for the safety of the vehicle's operating conditions, Ars Technica reported . (more...)
NBA All-Star Game: Reserves announced for Los Angeles NBA All-Star Game: Reserves announced for Los Angeles
- January 24, 2018

Despite his breakthrough season to date , the 24-year-old was beaten out by resurgent Spurs big LaMarcus Aldridge , Warriors lynchpin Draymond Green, and 2015/16 Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns. The first four picks of each captain must come from the starters voted in, such as Durant, New Orleans Pelicans duo Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins , Rockets' James Harden , Celtics' Kyrie Irving , Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo, Sixers' Joel Embiid, and Raptors' DeMar DeRozan. (more...)
Rory McIlroy 'in a better place' after return to action Rory McIlroy 'in a better place' after return to action
- January 23, 2018

The four-time major victor had gone 50 holes without making a bogey before his run finally ended at 15 - it was the world number 11's longest bogey-free run on the European Tour . But Fleetwood birdied the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th holes and closed out victory on the last when he rolled in a 5-footer. He had taken the lead and, when he made a nerveless up-and-down for birdie on the 18th, his third win in 12 months was all but guaranteed. (more...)
'Padmaavat' protests heat up; Rajasthan, MP seeks SC rethink 'Padmaavat' protests heat up; Rajasthan, MP seeks SC rethink
- January 23, 2018

However, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the state has not stopped the movie, since it has got permission from the top court. The Supreme Court had on January 25 paved the way for the nationwide release of " Padmaavat " by staying the ban on its screening in Gujarat and Rajasthan. (more...)
Palestinians seek EU support as row with US persists Palestinians seek EU support as row with US persists
- January 23, 2018

Pence's visit, which is being boycotted across the board by Palestinians , is the highest-level U.S. visit to the region since Trump on December 6 unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and promised to begin the process of moving the American embassy to the city, whose status is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (more...)
Aussie Open: Federer, Djokovic, del Potro Through
- January 22, 2018

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the US men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez. World number two Roger Federer and Serbian tennis maestro Novak Djokovic will aim to book their place in the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open when they play their respective third rounds of the men's singles event here on Saturday. (more...)
Kyle Edmund reaches quarter-finals of Australian Open Kyle Edmund reaches quarter-finals of Australian Open
- January 22, 2018

Edmund's progress means that with Jo Konta and Andy Murray's efforts in previous years, this is the ninth straight time that a British player has made the singles quarter finals or better at the Australian Open . It is a message that Dimitrov has increasingly taken to heart in the past year, and judging from those 12 months, he may manage to "go to all the way" this time-though he has that same formidable challenge in the semis: Nadal. (more...)
Zion Williamson Decision: Top 2018 Prospect Chooses Duke Zion Williamson Decision: Top 2018 Prospect Chooses Duke
- January 22, 2018

The nation's second-ranked player, Spartanburg Day's Zion Williamson , chose the Duke Blue Devils in a shocking announcement Saturday night. He had taken official visits to Kentucky , Kansas , Duke and North Carolina over a five-week stretch this fall. (more...)
Three to See, Day 4: Djokovic faces Monfils; Sharapova back in action Three to See, Day 4: Djokovic faces Monfils; Sharapova back in action
- January 22, 2018

Was that limit reached Thursday? Hear, hear! In elite sport, the old cliché - "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen" - applies as much if not more than it does anywhere else. 28 - combined double faults from Grigor Dimitrov and Andrey Rublev in their third round on Friday - 15 of which came off the Dimitrov racquet. It's still that motion that I'm getting used to. (more...)
Joel Embiid named to NBA All-Star team as a starter Joel Embiid named to NBA All-Star team as a starter
- January 21, 2018

Embiid averaged 23.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and was fifth in the with 1.94 blocks heading into Thursday's game. Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the All-Star Game starters while players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each. (more...)
Everton agree a deal to sell Aaron Lennon Everton agree a deal to sell Aaron Lennon
- January 21, 2018

After the former England bosses immediate impact at Everton , Allardyce helped successfully steer the Merseyside side club into the top half of the table. However, Everton have struggled lately, failing to win any of their last five games. Despite Pardew stating that their home games should be their priority, the former Newcastle manager will be desperate to turn around West Brom's form away from the Hawthorns. (more...)
Asensio lifts stuttering Real Madrid at Leganes Asensio lifts stuttering Real Madrid at Leganes
- January 19, 2018

This was Barcelona's first loss to Espanyol since 2009 and also their first defeat at the hands of their local rivals in the Cup since 1970. "Because in a week we can turn things around at Camp Nou". "We played with the same players in Vigo [against Celta] and I am happy with them", the coach said. Zinedine Zidane left out Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in a largely second-string Real side but not even the injection of youth could breathe life into his team until Asensio's late goal ... (more...)
Australian Open: New statistics predict winners, chokers and hardest workers Australian Open: New statistics predict winners, chokers and hardest workers
- January 18, 2018

This is going to be an interesting match, as Djokovic still doesn't have a lot of play under his belt, and Monfils has been a different Monfils over the last couple of years. Djokovic also seemed intent on savoring what was no longer routine at the tournament where he has won a record-tying six singles titles, the most recent in 2016 when he was on his way to winning four straight Grand Slam titles. (more...)
Can the Houston Rockets dent the Golden State Warriors' NBA charge? Can the Houston Rockets dent the Golden State Warriors' NBA charge?
- January 18, 2018

Since Orlando owns the NBA's worst record at just 13-31, the Cavs will have a nice opportunity to break their losing streak and get going in the right direction. It's telling that the Cavs are 10-14 with Tristan Thompson on the active roster and 16-3 in the 19 games the center has missed. "That's the only thing that's gonna help me because we don't practice", Thomas told reporters . (more...)
Mike Zimmer admits Vikings must clean up 'critical errors' Mike Zimmer admits Vikings must clean up 'critical errors'
- January 17, 2018

The night the Vikings vanquished the ghosts of playoffs past. Who really expected Case Keenum would hit Stefon Diggs at the 34, that the Saints defenders would knock each other down and that Diggs would sprint untouched into the end zone. (more...)
Zidane comes under fire after Villarreal stuns Real Zidane comes under fire after Villarreal stuns Real
- January 16, 2018

Villarreal slowly grew into the game as the second half progressed and capitalised on Real's desperation to try and win the game by outnumbering Zidane's side on the break after clearing Toni Kroos's corner. Hosting Villarreal at the Bernabeu was never going to be an easy match. Ronaldo almost scored from close range just before halftime, but his shot was brilliantly saved by goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo. (more...)
Ryan Giggs named Wales boss Ryan Giggs named Wales boss
- January 16, 2018

Multiple outlets are reporting that Ryan Giggs now has his first ever permanent managerial job. Giggs replaces Chris Coleman , who left previous year to manage Sunderland after Wales failed to qualify for the World Cup . Giggs' first game will be against China at the China Cup , in which they will compete along with Uruguay and the Czech Republic . Giggs said he had picked the brains of his former boss at Old Trafford, under whom he spent nearly his entire career. (more...)
Giants to acquire center fielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates Giants to acquire center fielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates
- January 16, 2018

McCutchen would join Buster Posey as former National League Most Valuable Players on the Giants roster. McCutchen has spent his entire career in Pittsburgh, much like Evan Longoria did with the Rays. If he plays a corner outfield spot - another huge position of need for the Giants - he likely provides a plus glove, unquestionably improving the Giants' outfield defense. (more...)
Roy record helped England beat Australia in 1st ODI Roy record helped England beat Australia in 1st ODI
- January 16, 2018

It was a huge honour to be out there for England again and get a few runs on the board after a tough season past year. It was Roy's fourth ODI century, his first against Australia and it passed his previous best of 162. It was Roy's blistering batting that laid the foundation of the successful chase. "On 170 I tried to hit one over mid-off and Root turned round and said, 'What are you doing?" "Then I heard them cheering and saying a few things and I was like "you're kidding me" and then ... (more...)
Leipzig rules out early transfer for Naby Keita to Liverpool Leipzig rules out early transfer for Naby Keita to Liverpool
- January 15, 2018

RB Leipzig have ended speculation over the future of midfielder Naby Keita by confirming the Liverpool-bound player will remain in Germany until the end of the season. The Reds will sorely miss Coutinho's creativity and were hoping that Keita could step into his shoes. Williams' information has however tied in with news that Keita registered a company named "NK8 Limited" - with him as the director and the location in the United Kingdom - earlier this week. (more...)