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Women's cricket pioneer Rachael Heyhoe Flint dies
- January 19, 2017

On the pitch, in a near 20-year worldwide career, she represented her country 45 times in Tests and one-day internationals and won the 1973 World Cup as captain - having played a central role in establishing the tournament, two years before the men's equivalent. (more...)
Diego Simeone speaks out about Antoine Griezmann's future Diego Simeone speaks out about Antoine Griezmann's future
- January 19, 2017

The Frenchman is reported to be willing to join his compatriot Paul Pogba and Manchester United seem meant to match the player's € 100 million release clause to make the striker's dream come true. Since moving to Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad, Griezmann has established himself as one of the finest strikers in the world and finished behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Ballon D'Or rankings for 2016. (more...)
Celta de Vigo - Copa del Rey Football - 18 January 2017 Celta de Vigo - Copa del Rey Football - 18 January 2017
- January 19, 2017

The Colombian global will be sidelined for the third consecutive game in 2017. "The message will not change, although sometimes I'll play the same team three or four times ". Forward Claudio Beauvue (Achilles) remains a long-term absentee. Real coach Zinedine Zidane called Ronaldo for the first time for the Copa del Rey , a competition in which the coach gave him a rest until the quarter-finals, reports Efe. (more...)
West Ham captain angered by Dimitri Payet's transfer request
- January 18, 2017

Manuel Lanzini completed the scoring in the final few minutes with a dinked finish over the onrushing goalkeeper but it was Carroll's brilliant effort that got everyone talking. West Ham would climb away from a potential relegation scrap if they signed Stoke City's Bojan to replace Dimitri Payet in January. Payet has expressed his desire to leave the Hammers and wasn't included in their matchday squad as they swept aside Crystal Palace with a 3-0 win. (more...)
Gambia's President Stalls Swearing In of President-Elect Gambia's President Stalls Swearing In of President-Elect
- January 18, 2017

Initially, Jammeh had conceded defeat in the election; he reversed his position later and lodged a case aimed at annulling the result and restarting the electoral processes. The bloc warns of "serious consequences" if Mr Jammeh's refusal to give up power causes a crisis. The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) said ECOWAS had chose to take all necessary actions to enforce the results of the December 1, 2016 presidential election. (more...)
Roger Federer makes winning return at Australian Open Roger Federer makes winning return at Australian Open
- January 18, 2017

Kuznetsov was hoping to build off a strong performance past year in Melbourne, where he reached the round of 16, a Grand Slam best. "He has a high compete level, so I guarantee he'll be going into this match with the idea of winning", added Kleger. (more...)
Roger Goodell to attend Falcons game for second straight week over Patriots Roger Goodell to attend Falcons game for second straight week over Patriots
- January 18, 2017

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shakes hands with a military honor guard before the first half of an NFL football NFC divisional playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. Of course, Brady doesn't actually feel that way. Goodell hasn't been at a game in Foxborough since the Deflategate scandal began in January 2015. (more...)
Jaguars interviewed Chip Kelly
- January 17, 2017

Also interesting is the fact that general manager David Caldwell was not allowed to sit in on the Kelly interview. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Jacksonville Jaguars interviewed the former Eagles coach prior to hiring Doug Marrone to fill their head coaching vacancy. (more...)
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer's class undimmed in victory over Jurgen Melzer Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer's class undimmed in victory over Jurgen Melzer
- January 17, 2017

Seeded 17th after six months away from the sport nursing a knee injury, Federer's first round match against Austrian qualifier Jurgen Melzer has nevertheless been awarded the prime spot of the final match on Rod Laver Arena. It's already great to just be here, trying to play with the guys". Just calm down a bit, try to play more freely. That was not the idea, to come here and go mental about every point. (more...)
Costa to hold peace talk with Chelsea boss Conte
- January 17, 2017

The defeat at Tottenham Hotspur had stalled their momentum, while the deliciously unexpected twist in the explosive Diego Costa story heightened the intrigue before kick-off at Leicester City. "I think as a footballer if you're going to go to China , now at 28 years of age, you're basically saying, like Oscar, your career is finished. In every game he is showing great commitment and work rate to help the team", Conte said. (more...)
Can the Black Caps pull off stunning last day win? Can the Black Caps pull off stunning last day win?
- January 16, 2017

Watling off Southee. "Probably there is part of the job done in the first innings, but there is still three days to go and the wicket is really good, so our bowlers will have to work really hard, but I thought there is something there if our bowlers bowl well". (more...)
Pakistan beat Australia, level ODI series Pakistan beat Australia, level ODI series
- January 16, 2017

Mohammad Amir was Pakistan's most successful bowler with three wickets for 47, after left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan put Australia on the back foot by sending back the openers back to the pavilion. "We haven't done that in the last two games and it's probably let us down". Shoaib Malik was given out caught behind off Pat Cummins but the dismissal was overturned on review. (more...)
Amanda Nunes wants the victor of Holm/De Randamie next
- January 16, 2017

Many think that Rousey is done fighting and you can put Joe Rogan in that column. " Amanda Nunes is a very, very risky puncher". I think it's very disappointing if she does retire, because yeah, I wasn't the one that was able to dethrone her. (more...)
How to watch AFCON 2017, Game and TV Info How to watch AFCON 2017, Game and TV Info
- January 16, 2017

In Group A, hosts Gabon were held to a 1-1 draw by debutantes Guinea-Bissau in the opening game of the tournament while Cameroon and Burkina Faso also played out a 1-1 draw. Algeria hit the bar twice before Mahrez levelled with a speculative 25-yard shot that Zimbabwe goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva should have saved. "The first game is always hard". (more...)
Hat-trick for new dad Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur thrash Bromwich Hat-trick for new dad Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur thrash Bromwich
- January 16, 2017

In fact, he has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 10 Premier League games, scoring four and setting up seven. The switch appeared to work, with West Brom winger Matt Phillips firing narrowly wide with his side's first meaningful effort on Hugo Lloris's goal. (more...)
Late Jovetic strike ends Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run Late Jovetic strike ends Real Madrid's 40-game unbeaten run
- January 16, 2017

Real Madrid saw their 40-game unbeaten run come to an end as they lost to Sevilla 2-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium . That game was overshadowed by Ramos" celebrations in front of the home fans after his "Panenka' penalty but the former Sevilla defender, booed on his every touch on Sunday, and his Madrid team-mates left the field in shock this time round. (more...)
Louisan Collier helps UConn women break mark for consecutive victories Louisan Collier helps UConn women break mark for consecutive victories
- January 16, 2017

It includes the last two national championships, two conference championships, and dominant wins of all kinds. While his team has stayed on an even keel, Auriemma told the players the streak "was maybe more significant than winning a national championship". (more...)
Diaco reportedly hired as Nebraska defensive coordinator Diaco reportedly hired as Nebraska defensive coordinator
- January 15, 2017

Diaco was 11-26 in three seasons as the head man at UConn but his best work came when he ran Notre Dame's defense. It sounds like the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed, and Bob Diaco, formerly of Notre Dame and UConn, will be your new Nebraska Defensive Coordinator, per Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal-Star. (more...)
Chelsea Trounce Leicester 3-0 Chelsea Trounce Leicester 3-0
- January 15, 2017

I repeat - the truth. "I have told the truth". Keep in mind, Chelsea is one of the clubs that has most dealt with the Chinese Super League, seeing Oscar, John Obi Mikel and Ramires leave London for the league. Chelsea's five-point gap at the top makes them odds-on favourites to lift the title, but Claudio Ranieri could scupper his old club's chances at the King Power. (more...)
South Africa v Sri Lanka: Proteas seal 3-0 Test series whitewash South Africa v Sri Lanka: Proteas seal 3-0 Test series whitewash
- January 15, 2017

With a first-innings lead of 295 runs, captain Faf du Plessis enforced the follow-on as South Africa pushed for a series whitewash. South Africa had posted 426 on the board, what eventually turned out to be a mountain to climb for Sri Lanka . (more...)
The Chargers Changed Their Crappy Logo And Twitter Still Hates It The Chargers Changed Their Crappy Logo And Twitter Still Hates It
- January 15, 2017

The Chargers, who went 5-11 last year and 4-12 the year before, will take a win anyway they can get it. Bankers were willing to lend huge sums to owners to help them build big, modern stadiums with luxury suites and other income-generating features. (more...)
Sydney-born Brit Johanna Konta progresses to final of Sydney International Sydney-born Brit Johanna Konta progresses to final of Sydney International
- January 15, 2017

Overall, I'm very happy with the match I played today. Jo Konta powers her way to victory over Agnieszka Radwanska ahead of the Australian Open How did Konta get into tennis? But she simply had no answer to the way Konta opened up the court with her penetrative drives. (more...)
India v England, 1st ODI
- January 15, 2017

South Africa turned India over, New Zealand pushed them close. Former India captain MS Dhoni has backed newly-instated limited-overs skipper Virat Kohli to do justice to the role, claiming that the young superstar is ready to lead India in ODIs and T20Is. (more...)
Steelers Visit Chiefs in Sunday AFC Playoff Action Steelers Visit Chiefs in Sunday AFC Playoff Action
- January 14, 2017

If you need a revenge factor in the playoffs to help you win something's wrong with you. "I feel like we're very prepared just because we're focused", Berry said. In the Chiefs' 43-14 loss in Week 4 at Pittsburgh, Bell rushed 18 times for 144 yards while Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns - two of them to Brown. (more...)
Man Utd striker Zlatan: Why I choose Mourinho over Guardiola Man Utd striker Zlatan: Why I choose Mourinho over Guardiola
- January 14, 2017

At the time, Mkhitaryan's backheel looked just like an impulsive reaction to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's cross that had been played behind him, however, that might not actually be the case. Paul Pogba struck the post with a free-kick against Hull I was watching and hoping it went in. "I met teammates, played with different teams, and they worked hard to get what they got and achieve". (more...)