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Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering NKorea

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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. The CAS will hear the case for 32 Russian athletes, which requests that the International Olympic Committee's decision to not invite them to participate be overturned. Read More »

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady wins NFL MVP

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He led the National Football League with 4,577 passing yards and threw for 32 touchdowns. Regardless of what happens in Super Bowl LII , Tom Brady has no plans to retire. After picking off an unbelievable sequence of significant recoveries in the past four postseasons, the future Hall of Famer will begin Sunday's showdown with the Eagles as the most positive player in Super Bowl records. Read More »

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 2/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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James may even choose to resign with the Cavs this summer, and at any rate would not want to be dealt to a team that he didn't hand pick as the precise, right situation for him. They were booed by fans in Quicken Loans Arena nearly from the start of the performance against Houston, and following the game, Lue and several of his players challenged the team's level of effort and trust. Read More »

Lakers Shift Free Agency Focus To 2019 Class

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Many expected L.A.to pursue the NBA's three marquee 2018 free agents - LeBron James , DeMarcus Cousins and Paul George - but things haven't quite gone according to plan. A focus on the 2019 class would take away the pressure to move some of the team's contracts either before Thursday's trade deadline or the National Basketball Association draft. Read More »

How to watch Super Bowl LII (2018) in the US and UK

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During this past football season, Trump's attacks on football players who knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustices triggered arguments with members of the National Football League. Bank Stadium is indoors) have forced a downward slide in sponsorship revenue. Six players from the competing New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles , including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, received full-body scans earlier in the week, which ... Read More »

Mkhitaryan, Sanchez prosper at new homes after transfer swap

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But three even remotely fruity remarks is way above the average strike rate for a current player in... Everton striker, Wayne Rooney , believes Liverpool's Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino come no where near ex-United trio of himself, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. Read More »

English Premier League Report, Burnley v Manchester City, 3 February 2018

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Laurent Koscielny was also on target. Arguably the miss of the season from Raheem Sterling proved costly for Manchester City as Burnley struck late to snatch a point at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. The set-piece was taken short and Kevin De Bruyne found Danilo in space outside the area. "We had to break down the Berlin wall organised so well by (Huddersfield manager) David Wagner". Read More »

N Korean ceremonial leader to visit S Korea

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The team's North Korean coach, Pak Chol Ho, said the Koreas "can do anything if they do things as one". This is the first such visit by top-ranking North Korean delegates to Seoul in years . US Vice President Mike Pence is going to meet with the leaders of Japan and South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. A North Korean art troupe would also likely travel by ship to perform during the Olympics under an exemption from bilateral sanctions, the Unification Ministry said on ... Read More »

Premier League considering introduction of winter break ahead of new broadcast deal

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The prospect of a winter break is referenced in the tender documents that have been sent to broadcasters. However, as it stands, nothing can happen until at least the 2019/20 season, which will see the start of a new TV deal, and the Premier League have confirmed they are in discussions with various parties as they try to organise a mid season shut down. Read More »

Eagles soar past Patriots for first Super Bowl crown

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EST. Despite what fans considered a strong game - with the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first Super Bowl in a 41-33 victory over defending champion the New England Patriots - the telecast delivered "only" 103.4 million viewers - the biggest TV audience since the previous Super Bowl , as one might expect, yet also the lowest turnout since 2009. Read More »

Neymar played cat and mouse with Barcelona - Mestre

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Paris Saint-Germain will be without superstar Neymar on Tuesday at Sochaux in the Coupe de France round of 16, after coach Unai Emery made a decision to give him some rest. With Ronaldo now ageing, the next 12 months are very important for Neymar . Neymar has subsequently scored 18 league goals to help PSG build an 11-point lead at the top of Ligue 1, although Barcelona , shorn of the Brazilian, are in a similarly dominant position in LaLiga. Read More »

Oregon Ducks Held Scoreless In Final Minutes, Lose vs Stanford Cardinal

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Williams suffered the worst - one of McPhee's teeth dug into her nose amid the collision - and soon, Stanford's sparkplug was underneath the grandstands receiving stitches. The Beavers had one field goal in the final 8:10 of the first half as the Bears took their first halftime lead in conference play at 36-28. Stanford shot almost 63 percent from the field and their zone defense bothered OR all game long. Read More »

Terrell Owens Named to Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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After apologizing for being so emotional again, Moss added: "Other than serving the man upstairs and loving my family, this is the best that they can ever give me". Lewis, a two-time Super Bowl victor, 13-time Pro Bowler and seven-time first-team All Pro, was considered a shoo-in among the first-ballot candidates and sailed through the discussion among the 47 selection committee members. Read More »

Former Packer Jerry Kramer gets into the Pro Football HoF

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Kramer was one of eight elected to the Hall on Saturday, joining former players Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Brian Urlacher, Brian Dawkins and Robert Brazile, along with personnel executive Bobby Beathard. Not bad for a kid from Sandpoint High School, who went on to star at the University of Idaho. “On behalf of the entire Green Bay Packers organization, I want to congratulate Jerry on this well-deserved honor, ” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in a release. Read More »

At Least 3 Eagles Players Will Skip Trip to White House

Jenkins said, "I don't have a message for the president. I want to see changes in our criminal justice system", Jenkins told CNN. "I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities". Read More »

Josh McDaniels officially leaving New England for Indianapolis

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Patricia was in a somber mood when asked if this was his last game with the Patriots . His failure with the Broncos was so massive that he had to stay away from New England for a year or so before Belichick let him crawl back. On Monday, the Detroit Lions officially announced that Matt Patricia will be their new head coach . He is once again graduating from offensive coordinator to a head coach for the Indianapolis Colts . Read More »

Netherlands Confirm Former Everton Boss As New Manager

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Koeman, who received 78 Netherlands caps in his playing career, had been out of work since he was dismissed by Premier League side Everton back in October. Koeman was also previously an assistant with the Netherlands national team setup from 1997-98. After finishing seventh in his first season at Everton , Koeman was shown the door with the Toffees 18th in the Premier League table despite spending around £150million on new signings in the summer. Read More »

Olympics: More Russians appeal Pyeongchang exclusion to CAS

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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. It noted that CAS had yet to provide a "full reasoning" for overturning the bans. "The IOC commission has taken a shameful decision", Medvedev wrote on Facebook , adding, "This decision is unfair, unlawful, and it was immoral and politicized". Read More »

Pence doesn't rule out talks with North Korea at Olympics

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The South Korean military will be surrounding the upcoming Olympic Games after more than a thousand security guards were pulled from duty over norovirus fears. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who spoke with the Vice President before he left, said on Monday that they will see what happens. Officials at the Pyeongchang Olympics, set to begin on Friday, said in a statement that 900 members of the host country's forces will be used in place of the workers. Read More »

Scotland punished by Wales in 34-7 Six Nations opener

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Both North and full-back Liam Williams were in consideration for selection after injury lay-offs, but after the 34-7 victory over Scotland at the Principality Stadium, Gatland has rewarded the side with another bug chance to impress against Six Nations table-toppers England at Twickenham this Saturday. Read More »

Victims' father tries to attack Larry Nassar at MI sentencing hearing

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Two weeks ago, a MI county sentenced him to between 40 and 175 years in prison for multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct after more than a week of harrowing impact statements from Nassar survivors. Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis said people must stop blaming the victims and their parents, who've been attacked online, on the radio and elsewhere. Read More »

Win or you're sacked: Blues set Conte axe time frame

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Conte said last month that the numbers involved made it impossible for Chelsea to compete for Sanchez, but speaking on Friday, he indicated that they must find a way to add more top-tier talent if they want to be the best team in England again. Read More »

Ramsey hat-trick lifts Arsenal

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The Gunners have always been lacking something that meant they couldn't impose themselves on most of the big games they've played this season, they've just been below that elite rung due to some inadequacies they possess both, in attack and in defence. Read More »

Former Liverpool defender believes Salah worth over £100M

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However, to the despair of Liverpool fans, Virgil van Dijk fouled Erik Lamela in the box just moments later, and Kane made no mistake when taking his second penalty of the game. Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for $160 million in January. "He's got 21 goals now and you've got to remember he's not even a centre forward". Read More »

NZ athletes perform haka at Winter Games

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The South's Unification Ministry said a North Korean art troupe would also likely travel by ship to perform during the Olympics under an exemption from bilateral sanctions. In Gangneung, one of the two cities in Gangwon Province co-hosting the Winter Games, people were flocking to a local university stadium on Saturday to catch a K-pop concert, where they could also try local foods, including locally brewed coffee. Read More »

Jenkins, Long among Eagles players saying they'll skip White House visit

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Smith, teammate Malcolm Jenkins and former Ravens teammate Anquan Boldin were one of a number of players who asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league's support for their campaign. "I want to see changes in our criminal justice system", Jenkins added. Jenkins appeared on CNN's " New Day " Monday morning to talk about the team's big win when he revealed he doesn't plan on joining his teammates at the White House . Read More »

Robin Lopez goes insane after being called for foul vs. Kings

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There's an obvious lesson in this: Stay out of the way of an angry Robin Lopez . The Bulls had scored 10 points by then, though somewhat inefficient as well, missing seven of their first nine shots. The Bulls are 14-5 (.737) against the Kings since the 2008-09 season. The Kings had a disastrous 14-point fourth quarter which allowed the Mavs to complete the comeback. Read More »

Matt Patricia officially named head coach of Detroit Lions

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This was a game where the offenses took over as the teams set six offensive Super Bowl records combined. Although the Jags were one game away this season, losing to the Patroits in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs. Thank you to Mrs. Ford and her family, Rod Wood, and Bob Quinn for their trust and support as we begin this new chapter of Lions football. I remember some Detroit sportswriter-type talked about the Lions actually getting a coach that other teams wanted. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski on Barry Church hit

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The Pats didn't work out Monday, their travel day, but have media responsibilities Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In the case of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski , he was asked about his plans for 2018 and rumblings that he could possibly retire. Read More »

Thunder looking to stop current skid in Golden State

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Julius Randle was playing bully ball against an Oklahoma City Thunder team that had pushed and intimidated the Los Angeles Lakers twice this season. Whether that's with the Lakers, Thunder , or some other team, fans and media alike will continue to speculate. The Lakers showed experience wasn't everything against the high-flying Thunder , with the third-youngest roster in the National Basketball Association fighting off a late charge to claim a wire-to-wire win, thanks to Lopez and an ... Read More »

Super Bowl viewership smallest since 2009

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Who is performing during the half-time show? Tide's spots with Harbour pulled this off best, starting out like a vehicle ad or a beer ad and then revealing the Stranger Things star saying, "It's a Tide ad ". Brands are acutely aware of potential boycotts for being too political, and of the growing #MeToo movement over sexual harassment. Comedian Keegan Michael-Key cut through complex jargon to put things plainly in a humorous ad for Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans. Read More »