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Gasquet and Zverev win to set up Open Sud de France final
- February 14, 2017

The 30-year-old Gasquet appeared in his fifth straight final here, having won in 2013 and finishing runner-up the following year. Dimitrov, who's ranking fell to as low as 40 a year ago, after being as high as eight, improves to 14 wins and one loss on the season, and will rise to number 12 in the world. (more...)
I have spoken to Ozil about his poor performances - Wenger I have spoken to Ozil about his poor performances - Wenger
- February 14, 2017

Arsenal may look on with some trepidation at how Manchester United have responded to the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013 after the Scot's 26 years in charge. The Gunners defensive difficulties were not helped by the knee injury Mertesacker suffered during pre-season, with the former Germany worldwide hopeful of returning to the Arsenal squad sooner rather than later. (more...)
Donald Trump goes to The People's Court in SNL sketch
- February 13, 2017

The 58-year-old actor has portrayed Trump since the beginning of season 42, mocking the president for his perceived cluelessness, inexperience, unstable temperament and general lack of knowledge when it comes to politics. But Michaels has admitted the show struggled with a take of President Barack Obama that resonated with audiences. No such event ever happened and Conway later said she misspoke. (more...)
Raiders head coach Del Rio handed new four-year deal Raiders head coach Del Rio handed new four-year deal
- February 13, 2017

But, unfortunately for Del Rio, a desire to win isn't all he shares with Trump. As Oakland looks towards the future, the front office made sure Del Rio was locked up. Del Rio had previously been head coach in Jacksonville where he had a 68-71 record in nine seasons. Del Rio, who is coming off his second season as the Raiders' head coach, had success in his previous stop. (more...)
Former Georgia, NFL pass rusher Quentin Moses dies in house fire Former Georgia, NFL pass rusher Quentin Moses dies in house fire
- February 13, 2017

Former Dolphins defensive end Quentin Moses sadly died in a house fire at the young age of 33 on February 12, according to ESPN . Moses played football at the University Georgia, where he was an All-SEC defensive end in 2005, when the Georgia Bulldogs won an SEC championship. (more...)
Michael Bennett Backs Out Of NFL Israel Trip, Pens Heartfelt Explanation Michael Bennett Backs Out Of NFL Israel Trip, Pens Heartfelt Explanation
- February 13, 2017

Bennett's decision came on the heels of an open letter by renowned musicians, artists and social justice advocates released Thursday asking the National Football League players "to consider withdrawing from the delegation given Israel's track record of human rights abuses". (more...)
Braves, Reds Talking Brandon Phillips Trade
- February 13, 2017

Phillips will be manning the keystone for a team other than the Reds for the first time in over a decade. That led the two teams to rekindle trade talks involving Phillips, with a deal expected to be culminated on Sunday. Phillips has averaged a.279 batting average and more than 13 home runs per season over the past five years, speaking to the power and hit tool he brings to the table. (more...)
Portland Trail Blazers acquire Jusuf Nurkic from Denver Nuggets
- February 13, 2017

The Blazers made a decision to trade Plumlee rather than sign him to a big contract when he becomes a free agent this summer, according to the report . Though he's only averaging 8.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 17.9 minutes per game over his 45 appearances with the Nuggets this season, Nurkic should be in store for a much more substantial role with the Trail Blazers and warrants a look in most mid-sized or deeper leagues where available. (more...)
England visit Wales for crunch Six Nations match England visit Wales for crunch Six Nations match
- February 13, 2017

Farrell struck again from a penalty kick just before the hour mark to reduce the Welsh advantage but an error from Mike Brown allowed Halfpenny to extend their lead again by five points. We know as players that this is the one the fans look forward to the most . England boss Eddie Jones has issued a resounding warning against further complacency within the squad after their win over Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday. (more...)
Knicks ban ex-player Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden
- February 12, 2017

I wouldn't say embarrassed. Jackson signed the five-year, $60 million pact in March 2014. We have to do better. "It's just kind of this cloud over us right now that we have to figure out a way to get out of it", Anthony said . "Yes, of course", Dolan said. "It is totally in his control". When told by Kay that is a lot of control to have, Dolan reminded everyone how he had heard enough criticism of his involvement in basketball operations when Jackson was hired. (more...)
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving & Kevin Love Sitting Out Against Thunder?
- February 12, 2017

A group of security officials will be strictly assigned to ensure they are supervised and protected throughout the game, sources said. The Warriors will not have a shootaround, being that it's the second game of a back-to-back. And in the long run, I think we lose business. "A nine-volt, and hit the floor". "I think everyone appreciates what Kevin did while he was here. So it's up to them, doesn't matter to me one way or another". (more...)
Wiesberger hits 9 birdies in a row to lead Willett by 1
- February 12, 2017

This week at the Maybank Championship, Wiesberger made a European Tour record nine straight birdies en route to a second-round 63. The Scotsman, a three-time victor on the European Tour, almost lost his playing card past year but a fifth-place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship set up a strong finish to 2016. (more...)
Manchester United's Anthony Martial still lacks confidence - Jose Mourinho Manchester United's Anthony Martial still lacks confidence - Jose Mourinho
- February 12, 2017

Martial dismissed such talk at the start of a week, and ended the week with an eye-catching return to the starting line-up, setting up Juan Mata's opener before wrapping up a 2-0 triumph over the Hornets with a smart 60th-minute goal. "He has worked harder than ever in the last two weeks in the way I like - silence but hard", Mourinho said of his French forward. I've been here six years, and I am happy in England. (more...)
Wenger Rules Out Arsenal Move For Hart Wenger Rules Out Arsenal Move For Hart
- February 12, 2017

Wenger said that Arsenal had a "big fight" ahead, including in the Champions League and FA Cup. " Arsenal is made of special strengths, and that strength is to be united when things go wrong". "We fight with teams who have invested not much more than we have and this is a period where we have to stick together, focus and respond". "We have as well to fight like we want to catch Chelsea or you have no fuel". (more...)
Nowell gives England more work-rate, says Eddie Nowell gives England more work-rate, says Eddie
- February 12, 2017

England head coach Eddie Jones on Jack Clifford and Jack Nowell: "Jack Clifford also deserves his starting role". The Australian immediately made it clear after the match that his side can not afford to keep letting the opposition take the lead, as Wales did a week after France led at Twickenham going into the final stages. (more...)
NCAA Tournament bracket revealed early on CBS: Top 16 seed expert predictions
- February 12, 2017

The only seeds we missed on were Louisville (19-5) as a No. 2 seed over Virginia (18-5, No. 3). Virginia, which is a No. 3 seed and the fourth team from the ACC, now must go into the only region without another top team from the conference, the West . (more...)
Luis Suarez furious after first ever red card for Barcelona Luis Suarez furious after first ever red card for Barcelona
- February 11, 2017

The Uruguayan scored two of Barca's three goals in the semi-final, firing them to a 2-1 win in the first leg with a tremendous solo run as well as hitting the opener in Tuesday's 1-1 draw. Enrique told the club's official website: "We are a winning club and the fans are always up to the job". However, Barcelona has qualified for final of Copa del Rey consecutively four times and so, Enrique has thought that they deserves to be the finalist and worthy enough to take the throne. (more...)
Liverpool have banned The Sun Liverpool have banned The Sun
- February 11, 2017

But while the club had blocked the S*n from exclusive interviews with Liverpool players and managers ever since, reporters were still able to attend Anfield for games, and Melwood for press conferences. Last year, an inquest found the 96 fans who died in the tragedy were unlawfully killed . Twenty eight years after the Hillsborough tragedy, Liverpool backs the fans campaign to boycott the Sun newspaper . (more...)
Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden, James Dolan says
- February 11, 2017

The announcement comes two days after Oakley was arrested after getting into an altercation at a New York Knicks game. DNA Info reports that Dolan may take action against other employees in the aftermath of the incident. Oakley also told reporters that MSG security insisted on following him around at games long before Benedetto was hired last August. "Oakley!" in defense of the popular power forward, who helped the Knicks reach the NBA Finals during his years on the court for the team, ... (more...)
Mustafi delivers Twitter verdict ahead of Arsenal v Hull Mustafi delivers Twitter verdict ahead of Arsenal v Hull
- February 11, 2017

Gonzalo Higuain doubled their advantage with 16 minutes remaining to wrap up a fourth consecutive win for Allegri's side as they march towards another Serie A title. Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's lack of central midfielders has hurt the team during its current slump, but insisted there's no reason to "go overboard" when it comes to reacting to last week's losses. (more...)
Wales v England: Five talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash Wales v England: Five talking points ahead of the Six Nations clash
- February 11, 2017

May, like Wood, is now on the bench . Hughes, Clifford and Itoje have a mere four England back-row starts between them, whereas the Wales trio of Ross Moriarty, Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric boast a combined total of 130 Test appearances. (more...)
Pochettino Without Key Trio: Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs Liverpool
- February 10, 2017

But we will wait that the club announce'. On a more positive note, Pochettino announced that Tottenham are hoping for right-back Kieran Trippier to return to the first-team squad ahead of the trip to Liverpool. "He went to see the specialist just to confirm what we saw on the scan, and since that he is doing his rehab", it was revealed. It is a balance Pochettino has also had to strike with his own pressing style of play. (more...)
Jabari Parker Tore His ACL Last Night
- February 10, 2017

Last season, Middleton averaged a career-best and team-high 18.2 points while shooting 44.4 percent and 39.6 percent from on 3-pointers. Parker's first ACL tear was in December of 2014, and he finally had his minutes restriction lifted in early December 2015. (more...)
Azhar Ali quits as Pakistan ODI captain
- February 10, 2017

Azhar's captaincy stint began on a woeful note with Pakistan suffering an ignominious 0-3 whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh. Pakistan's leadership issues in one-day cricket had been discussed in January at a meeting attended by Shaharyar, chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Mushtaq Ahmed, the head coach at the National Cricket Academy, in Lahore . (more...)
Bayern Munich "surprised" at manner of Phillip Lahm announcement
- February 09, 2017

And Muller believes renewing their rivalry against Arsenal, who they hammered 5-1 in their last meeting during the 2015 Champions League group stage, could provide a jump start to their season. "I think this is the right point in time to leave". "There were four meetings about it and I can imagine that he will one day work for FC Bayern". "I can keep doing it this season, but not beyond", said the German International to the reporters after their German Cup victory over Wolfsburg. (more...)