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Cech expects Ospina to start for Arsenal in EFL Cup final

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It can be tough to play maybe a couple of games a month, especially when they are as big as this one. City and Arsenal - two of Toure's former clubs - head into the first major cup final of the season, live on Sky Sports Football, off the back of surprise defeats in midweek. Read More »

Pandey, Dhoni cut loose as India post target of 189

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However, Dhawan was quick to review the decision and he survived. Being asked to bat first by the South African captain India lost Rohit Sharma the very first ball and India seemed in trouble. Yet another fruitless effort from Dave Miller (5 off 6) saw the game in the balance once more with the score on 141 for 4, with 48 runs required from five overs. Read More »

Dani Ceballos furious with Real Madrid following 'embarrassing' Leganes run-out

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Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was the focus of unwanted attention in the Spanish media Thursday after the 100 million euro ($123 million) signing was left out of the team's starting lineup for the third time in four games. Meanwhile, Dani Ceballos was reportedly unhappy following his 29 second run-out in Real's 3-1 win over Leganes . Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez seem to really like Karim Benzema and he does have a record of scoring a lot of goals but plenty of people ... Read More »

Olympics: Zagitova wins figure skating gold, Miyahara 4th

One hundred sixty-nine Russian athletes were permitted to compete here. Medvedeva smiled through her entire declaration of war, which she made in passable English. The native of Izhevsk, Russia , landed seven triple jumps and received level-fours on her spins and step sequence in the triumph. The skating world has seen a similar changing of the guard before. Read More »

Watch Mikaela Shiffrin win all of her Olympic medals

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Wednesday night. Ramon Zenhausern of Switzerland took silver and Austria's Michael Matt won the bronze . But the Minnesota born racer couldn't quite add to her gold medal collection. Vonn will face a tougher task, though she was fourth in the combined at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, last month. "Because you can have a lot of training and be in that speed mentality, it's great and I can be really fast. Read More »

After losing to USA, Canadian hockey player refuses to wear silver medal

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For the first time since the 1998 Nagano , Japan Winter Olympics - the U.S. Women's Hockey team secured the gold medal Thursday night (local time ). Center Thomas Di Pauli was born in Italy but trained over the summer with Kendall Coyne, who recorded two shots on goal in the gold medal game. The women's 3-2 victory also, however, solidified stardom for one of the top Americans on ice in South Korea - Hilary Knight . Read More »

Serwa leads Canada 1-2 in women's skicross

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Canada has topped the podium at all three Olympics in which the women's ski cross has been a full-medal sport. The medallists had to wait several minutes for the official results to be posted as judges reviewed the race. It was her first competitive event since rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament during a training run in October. Her comeback bid appeared to be on track. Read More »

New McLaren F1 auto breaks cover

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The MCL33, as with every other 2018 F1 vehicle, is fitted with the mandatory Halo protection device for increased cockpit safety. The British team have endured a miserable run in recent years but after ditching beleaguered engine partner Honda and teaming up with Renault they will be desperate to make a bigger impression in 2018. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Second Russian athlete tests positive for doping

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The IOC is now in the process of reallocating some medals from as far back as the Beijing 2008 Olympics after re-tests of drugs samples returned several positive tests. The OAR are competing under the Olympic flag and the Olympic anthem is being played at any medal ceremonies they feature in. The Russian team was barred from the Olympics in December for doping at the Sochi Games, but the IOC invited 168 athletes from the country to compete under the Olympic flag. Read More »

Noren, Simpson lead at Honda; Woods has solid 70

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Playing in a group with Tiger Woods and Patton Kizzire , Snedeker's ball found the edge of the water just off to the side of the green. "It's two shots a tournament he has to give to the field because of all that goes on around him. Champion here in 2012 and runner up in 2014, but since then has missed two cuts. Sweden's Noren, a nine-time victor on the European Tour , came within a whisker of bagging his first victory in the United States in January only to be defeated by Jason Day in ... Read More »

Clippers! Team faces a tough schedule over the next week

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Curry made 14 of 19 shots, including eight of 11 from 3. They don't care if we went undefeated. The Warriors are now 7-1 this season in the next game against an opponent after losing the first meeting. The Clippers had battled back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit. However, in the final period, with the game in limbo, Curry knocked down a deep transition 3 to give his team a seven-point advantage with under two minutes to play, providing the necessary separation to exit the arena ... Read More »

Jesus Navas warns Man Utd not to underestimate Sevilla

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The insider told the Daily Star: "Reports of a bust-up in the dressing room following the Newcastle match are total rubbish". The United manager was quick to dismiss the suggestion in his press conference prior to the Huddersfield Town clash in the FA Cup . Read More »

Snowboarding: Women's big air final brought forward to Thursday

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Though there were no medals at stake in the qualifying round, numerous riders jumped as though there were. In addition to Anderson, two other Americans reached Wednesday's final. Anderson had to settle for a silver medal with a total score of 177-point-25, while New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski Synnott claimed bronze with a score of 157-point-50. Read More »

Antonio Conte Says Chelsea Only Made One Mistake Versus Barcelona

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The former Barca player remains one of the finest playmakers in the game, but he and his team are better served when he is left to mostly proactively create rather than protect and destroy. "Of course the victory did not come, but personally, for me, it was an important game". Chelsea goalscorer Willian said they must go on the attack against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next month to have any chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. Read More »

Michy Batshuayi subjected to alleged racist abuse from Atalanta fans

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Batshuayi played a further 25 times under Antonio Conte this season but was allowed to join Dortmund on loan until the end of the campaign after Olivier Giroud made the move to Stamford Bridge on transfer Deadline Day. Marcel Schmelzer's late goal secured a 4-3 aggregate win for Dortmund as the Bundesliga side booked their place in the last 16, but the aftermath has been overshadowed by the Chelsea loanee's claims. Read More »

Villarreal's Semedo charged with attempted murder, robbery - court

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The Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Comunidad Valenciana, in Lliria, was quoted as telling BBC Sport: "The court of Lliria has ordered provisional detention, without bail, for Villarreal player Ruben Semedo ". "In this situation, he didn't react very correctly, but he was the victim". "The alleged kidnapping did not take place". Semedo joined the Spanish club last summer from Sporting Lisbon but has found playing time hard to come by, featuring in just four league games, spending more ... Read More »

Jocelyne Larocque Releases Statement After Removing Silver Medal

A Canadian women's ice hockey player ripped off her silver medal after losing to the U.S. in the final. Canada players react during the medal ceremony after losing to the United States in the women's ice hockey gold medal match during the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre. Read More »

South Africa to Avoid Downgrade; Where Next for the Rand?

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The government had to make a set of tough choices on fiscal policy, and while the tax policy measures announced may be painful, the Chamber of Mines is of the view that these are necessary to stabilize investment ratings in order to encourage investment going forward. Read More »

Marshall football player dies after New Year's Eve shooting in Md

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Marshall Thundering Herd head football coach John Doc Holliday shared his condolences on Twitter Thursday saying, "We lost an incredible young man today". "I had a relatively new assistant principal come up to me and she said 'I didn't know Larry personally, name a kid in the building right now that reminds you of him, and I just said no one.' It's just unsettling", said Aaron Jr. Read More »

Russell Wilson To Attend Yankees Training Camp

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The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on February 7 for "future considerations". But Wilson is psyched enough to put his cleats back on that he's talking about a home run derby with Aaron Judge and telling Giancarlo Stanton , "I'm coming for you". Read More »

French clubs eyeing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema

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However, his time in the Spanish capital has not gone exactly according to plan to this point, with Ceballos having managed just 2 La Liga starts thus far this season. "But what Zidane has made crystal clear is that he has a great squad and anyone who proves to him that he can play will play". He has scored six goals, including two in Sunday's 5-3 win at Real Betis, and has set up four more in 21 league appearances. Read More »

Winter Olympics: Sweden's Andre Myhrer Wins Shock Olympic Men's Slalom

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Thursday's victory is a remarkable turnaround for Myhrer, who left the 2014 Sochi Olympics furious after giving up his chance at a medal on a hard course. He watched from the leader's chair as the next six racers all failed to capitalise on their advantage from the morning race. As he came down, he attempted to correct his line and make it to the gate. Read More »

Team USA Women Strike Hockey Gold

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It was a rematch of the heartbreaking-yet-epic game at the 2014 Olympic Games, when Team Canada beat the American women's ice hockey team during overtime. "When she cut across like that, a lot of people tend to go five hole so I kind of anticipated it". Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Lamoureux-Davidson's twin sister, and Hilary Knight scored in regulation for the U.S. Read More »

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to get own smoking room at RB Leipzig

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But what will make his trip a little easier is the three-metre wide and three-and-a-half-metre high room installed at Red Bull Arena which will indulge his smoking habits. Naby Keita picked up a muscle injury against Eintracht, so it's unclear whether the Liverpool-bound Guinea midfielder will be risked on Thursday by RBL, who hold a 3-1 lead over Napoli following a stunning first-leg display in Italy last week. Read More »

Russian curler drops doping appeal; to return medal

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an official statement said that said the Russian admitted the anti-doping violation. It has been reported that Krushelnitckii tested positive for meldonium, a banned substance, and the same one that Maria Sharapova tested positive for in 2016, according to The Guardian . Read More »

Game changer: UofA's Trier ruled ineligible by NCAA

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His status for the 21-6 Wildcats' game at OR on Saturday also is in doubt. The university plans to appeal the decision, as they believe the test was positive because Trier unknowingly ingested a substance in 2016. This news sends shockwaves through the Arizona roster and the college hoops landscape at large as Trier is now ineligible as of Thursday. It is not known whether or not Trier will be able to return to the court this season. Read More »

Roberto Mancini: Zenit St Petersburg "played better than Celtic"

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A goal was still all Celtic needed to go through but in the 61st minute striker Aleksandr Kokorin made it 3-0 on the night to end the Scottish champions' hopes of reaching the last 16. Celtic dropped down into the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group, ahead of Anderlecht on goal difference having been given a tall order of both Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Read More »

Curling - US add to Canadian misery with semi-final win

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Lamoureux fit the puck just past Szabados' outstretched glove hand, and then US netminder Maddie Rooney stopped Meghan Agosta - who had scored earlier in the shootout - on Canada's last chance. "The U.S. has been waiting for something like this and needing a sort of spark", he said. "I can't tell you how happy I am for our players". It hadn't lost an Olympic hockey game since the '98 final, an impressive 24-game streak that included a 2-1 victory over the Americans in the preliminary ... Read More »

National Basketball Association champion Warriors to visit DC children instead of White House

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Trump then went on Twitter to say that the Warriors' invitation was officially "withdrawn". But the Warriors decided not to politicize their visit to Washington and the event will be private, with just players, coaches and the students. He tells ESPN: "At the end of the day, it's about us celebrating a championship, so there's no point in getting into the political stuff and all that". Read More »

NZOC Congratulates Zoi Sadowski-Synnott

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With mouth agape and hands on head in shock, Porteous was clearly stunned - and overjoyed - at his performance. "Some people might be surprised to hear that, but we knew we had athletes with the ability to win medals, we thought we had 5 or 6 genuine chances, and in these sports knowing that you can fall over, out of six we thought we could convert two or three". Read More »

Staley Lawsuit-Missouri AD

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Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk alleged earlier this season that SC fans had spit at Missouri players and directed racial slurs at them. "These are daughters playing a game they love to play". Sankey said he had spoken to both Sterk and Tanner, the SC athletic director, about the matter. I have had multiple conversations over the past few weeks with representatives of both schools about the problems emanating from their January 28 game and it has been my desire for those issues to be ... Read More »

North delegation to attend Olympic closing ceremony, meet with Moon

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The agency was accused of masterminding attacks on South Korea, including the sinking of the Cheonan navy ship which killed 46 South Korean sailors in 2010. Kim Yo Jong and her entourage stayed at the Walkerhill Hotel, a five-star riverside hotel in eastern Seoul. Kim Yong-chol, who oversees inter-Korean relations for the ruling Workers' Party, will lead an eight-member delegation that will visit the South from tomorrow to Sunday, the unification ministry said in a statement. Read More »

Arsene Wenger wants 'quick' Jack Wilshere resolution

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Welbeck completed 83 fairly uneventful minutes in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Ostersunds in the first leg of their round-of-32 tie but Wenger believes coming through a game on the Swedish side's artificial pitch marked an important step for the 27-year-old. Read More »