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Man United blame Trump tax reform for losses

Several large corporations have signalled that the law will result in a short-term hit on earnings repatriated from overseas and due to revaluation of assets. Speaking to Manchester United's website , Valencia said: "We need to keep fighting until the end - we need to keep going". Sky (Frankfurt: 893517 - news) and BT now shares the rights in a three-year deal worth 5.14 billion pounds ($7.2 billion). Read More »

Fifteen banned Russian athletes lodge second appeal to top sports court

The IOC invitation review committee rejected on Monday the requests of 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to compete in South Korea following the CAS ruling. Many athletes have called for Russians to be banned from worldwide competition after a 2015 report contained evidence of state-backed, systematic doping in athletics. Read More »

Arsene Wenger quizzed about Alexandre Lacazette future


Arsenal's Arsene Wenger dismisses suggestions from Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang "withheld performances". At a press conference, the Frenchman told reporters: "If you look well at the history, he played only one game". 'You have to be emotionally charged but you also have to be calm and focused, make good decisions and not let the emotions take over'. Read More »

Cavaliers trade Isaiah Thomas to Lakers in blockbuster


Clarkson at 25 and Randle at 23 would fit perfectly into the Mavs push for youth and could become part of the Mavs future plan as well. With the team improving in recent weeks , trading away two key members of the rotation may not be worth it. Read More »

Heynckes: Bayern scored wonderful goals at Paderborn


Of their main rivals, only second-placed Bayer Leverkusen have enjoyed consistent results, losing just once in 19 games - a 3-1 defeat at home by Bayern in mid-January. Tolisso kept the scoreboard ticking over when he headed home a James Rodriguez cross 10 minutes into the second half. Robben wrapped it up with two goals in the final five minutes. Read More »

Detroit Pistons acquire Jameer Nelson for Willie Reed


The 6-foot Nelson is a 14-year veteran who was averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 assists in 43 games this season for the New Orleans Pelicans. In addition, the Pistons and Bulls will be swapping second-round draft picks in 2022. He was suspended six games on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident last summer. Nelson is no stranger to moving around. Nelson, now in his 14th National Basketball Association season, had his best seasons in the late aughts under Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic. Read More »

Six Nations: England's Jonathan Joseph and Danny Care start against Wales


North, who has twice been sidelined by knee injuries this season, last played for Wales when they lost to France in the final match of last season's tournament. 'He's confident. They're confident. "JJ's got great experience, he's fast, a great defensive player", Jones insisted. "They are playing in front of 82,000 people at Twickenham, they are playing against a side that loves to play at Twickenham". Read More »

Clippers, Cavs could involve third team in DeAndre Jordan trade


However, that hasn't stopped the Cavs from calling them about Jordan. Jordan, who turns 30 in July, is earning $22.6 million this year, but the Cavaliers would welcome his services no matter what the price. Through his player option for next season, he could be owed $24.1 million. Avery Bradley should be up for grabs considering he's pretty much a lock to leave the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he has already been linked with moves to the Thunder or the Jazz. Read More »

Paulie Malignaggi has his say on Floyd Mayweather posting MMA videos


The pair met in a lucrative boxing match in August when UFC Lightweight Champion McGregor was stopped during the tenth round in a glitzy Las Vegas affair. He said on TalkSPORT earlier this week: " My soundings are that there are a lot of talks going on in the background, there are a lot of talks around people with Mayweather ". Read More »

U.S. vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off


The thaw began when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered rare olive branch to South Korea during a New Year speech, declaring his wish "for peaceful resolution with our southern border" - a gesture which was followed by a joint U.S. In a tweet directed at Rippon, Pence said: "I want you to know we are FOR YOU". Aides say the vice president is advancing a counter message, using the games as an opportunity for the South and the broader worldwide community to exert what President Donald ... Read More »

Russian Ice hockey players tried after entry in South Korea


They were all banned previous year for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but those verdicts were overturned last week by CAS, sports' highest court. The ban on 11 other Russians was upheld. On Monday, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev described the IOC ruling as shameful, after that worldwide sports body made a decision to ban 15 Russian athletes. Read More »

Kane is Europe's best admits Wenger despite derby tension


Both Monreal and Cech were forced off in Arsenal's 5-1 defeat of Everton at the weekend which will have been worrying for Arsene Wenger ahead of the north London derby . " Petr Cech has not practised but I will not take any risk if he is not 100 percent fit". It is the first time Wenger has taken Arsenal to play Spurs at Wembley, a ground where the Gunners traditionally thrive, winning the FA Cup final in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Read More »

Spurs' Pochettino says Deli Alli dive getting too much attention


And it's one that caused uproar amongst football fans. Some have argued that there is a place in the game for the "dark arts" while others have bluntly refused to believe that cheating can be tolerated. I can not help but vehemently disagree Pochettino on diving. "The fans need to trust our decisions because nobody is more interested in winning than we are". Read More »

Chelsea players support boss despite a dose of the blues


Now they have to play their next match against West Brom on 12 February at Stam Ford Bridge, where they will try to retain his consistent performance and will try to forget about their past defeats. "As a supporter when you buy a ticket you want to turn up and you want to see your manager giving 100% and for me last night he just looked like he couldn't care less at Watford ". Read More »

India ride on Virat Kohli's 160

Wrist-spin has been the host's nemesis in the ongoing series, and it brought the downfall of the No.1 ODI side yet again. Kohli found support in Shikhar Dhawan as the famed lineup suffered a collapse. Put in to bat, India were immediately on the backfoot with opener Rohit Sharma (0) continuing his struggle at the top of the order, before Kohli and Dhawan joined forces to take the attack to the opposition. Read More »

Deontay Wilder: Americans 'don't know Anthony Joshua's name'


Joshua, who has arguably grown to become boxing's biggest star, closed 2017 by saying Wilder needs the fight more, equally for critical and financial reasons. Having said this, he still pulled big figures on the network past year to be fair to him. Before signing to fight Ortiz, Wilder "declared war" on Joshua and tried to lure him into a fight with a verbal barrage in the wake of his win over Bermane Stiverne in November. Read More »

Lamela's showing a big boost for Spurs


But, despite their motivation, Newport's limitations were soon exposed on the Wembley turf and manager Mauricio Pochettino praised his players for how they set about tackling the challenge in front of them. However, Tottenham's lead seldom looked under threat and they march on to face Rochdale in the next round. Then it was all Spurs as the confidence drained from the Welsh side and the quality began to tell. Read More »

Nadal 'excited' for Queen's challenge


World number one Rafael Nadal , who is now recovering from a thigh injury, has given his commitment to play in the Wimbledon warm-up event at the Queen's Club later this year. Queen's Club tournament director Stephen Farrow said: "We are delighted that Rafa is planning to return to the Queen's Club ". It was an unforgettable year. Read More »

PFA offers to help resolve Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City standoff


They will hold talks with Mahrez's representatives but will not rush the former PFA Player of the Year back. In lieu of this escalating situation, the PFA have apparently offered to mediate over the proceedings until a solution can be reached between Leicester and the player . Read More »

Gay Olympian Gus Kenworthy Calls Out Mike Pence on 'Ellen'


In a statement to USA Today , Mr. Pence's press secretary called the claim "totally false". "The vice president is proud to lead the US delegation to the Olympics and support America's incredible athletes", Farah said. Rippon also had a few choice words for Pence's support of Trump after the president made derogatory comments about foreigners and African countries. "He seems more mild-mannered than Donald Trump .But I don't think the current administration represents the values that ... Read More »

Five-star CB Surtain Jr. picks Alabama over LSU

While these tweets are probably more indicative of a friendly college football rivalry than any schism between Surtain and Landry, it provides some much needed entertainment for Dolphins fans. At a long , lean 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, Surtain projects as the prototype for cornerbacks at the next level with the ability to play press man coverage and defend quick, speedy receivers as well as big, possession wide-outs. Read More »

CAS to hear last-ditch Winter Olympics plea by 32 Russian athletes


The Russian team is nearly as large as Russia's 177-athlete contingent at the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010, and only a couple busloads shy of the 232 athletes who competed in Sochi. An official note from the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the media war is taking new spirits, seems to be in another stage, when they are trying to attack the ideals of the Olympic Games. Read More »

Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympic events that begin today


On Tuesday, the 32 athletes who were denied access to PyeongChang filed a lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee with the Ad Hoc Division of the CAS to overturn the decision not to invite them to the Olympics . The International Olympic Committee, however, stated that doping-free athletes from Russian Federation might go to the 2018 Olympic Games under the classification of neutral athletes, or the OAR status, which stands for 'Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation'. Read More »

Watford lash Chelsea 4-1 in Monday night match


The second half we had more difficulties but then to score the second goal was incredible, it was an unforgettable night". Watford had won just one of their previous 12 top-flight games since last November, costing Marco Silva his job in Hertfordshire, and Gracia is hopeful that Monday's triumph can act as a turning point in their season. Read More »

Provocation against Russia Linked with Olympic Games Denounced


Thirty-two Russian athletes are appealing to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport to lift their doping bans and allow them to compete in Pyeongchang , just days before the opening ceremonies in South Korea . Adams said that 75 percent of the Russian athletes who will compete in the Games "have never competed in an Olympic Games before, so they never competed in Sochi". Read More »

Jacob Copeland's Mother Storms Out of Presser After He Commits To Florida


Copeland is a talented player who is stepping into a great situation at Florida under first-year coach Dan Mullen . We've seen some insane things over the years on NSD. His name? Landon Collins . His mother was beside him draped in a Alabama sweater and a Tennessee Hat, waiting patiently for her son to choose a school. Read More »

Betting suspended as Abramovich axe hangs over Chelsea boss Conte


Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and the Premier League champions are already looking at options to replace the Italian. Napoli would be devastated if Sarri left, forcing them to find a new boss, but the situation could get worse. Respected Italian agent Federico Pastorello, who is good friends with Antonio Conte, reckons Arsenal could pip the Blues and Real Madrid to Sarri's signature. Read More »

Pound essential of International Olympic Committee response to Russian doping downside


If the Russian athletes force the International Olympic Committee to invite them, it would mean the medal contenders in some sports change dramatically only days before the games open on Friday. In December, the IOC banned Russia from competing as a team the 2018 Winter Olympics, citing the Russian state's "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the Olympic anti-doping system. Read More »

Spurs cruise in replay vs. Newport, reach FA Cup 5th round


Spurs will travel to Rochdale in the fifth round of the FA Cup after dispatching Newport in a fourth-round replay at Wembley Stadium. Italian side Juventus have asked Newport County for access to their "fantastic" scouting report on Tottenham as the Old Lady look to prepare for their Champions League doubleheader against Mauricio Pochettino's side. Read More »