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Sports Manuel Akanji joins Borussia Dortmund from Basel in €21.5m deal
Author: 0 Manuel Akanji joins Borussia Dortmund from Basel in €21.5m deal

The two Premier League giants were said to be interested in the services of the 22-year-old, but Dortmund have beaten both to the prize in a deal thought to be worth in the region of €21.5million. Der 22 Jahre junge Abwehrspieler unterzeichnete einen Vertrag bis zum 30. Akanji has impressed in UEFA Champions League with Basel , who bought him for less than a million Euros three years ago.

Sports Lonzo Ball is questionable for Monday's game against Memphis
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball is questionable for Monday's game against Memphis

In any case, let's hope for Lakers fans that Lonzo Ball's knee just picked up a routine knock and he continues to progress in 2018, devoid of as many outside distractions as possible. The son of Hall of Famer Gary Payton, who played for the Lakers in 2003-04, Payton was placed on waivers by the Bucks on December 18. In the meantime, Payton can provide nice depth behind Tyler Ennis at the point until Ball is healthy enough to return.

Sports Federer: At 36, I Should Not be Favourite for Title
Author: 0 Federer: At 36, I Should Not be Favourite for Title

Very important beginning for me and that's good news. "But I feel good", he told a news conference on Saturday. But he knows anything can happen so early in the season, despite being the top ranked player in the world. Is that by playing a different schedule? Where do I watch the matches live on television? Twice a grand slam runner up, Wozniacki will be hoping that she can take out the Australian Open .

Sports Kashmir: Four Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian fire
Author: 0 Kashmir: Four Pakistani soldiers killed by Indian fire

The ISPR also claimed that the troops were busy in Line communication maintenance when they were fired upon and hit by heavy mortar rounds. "Pakistan Army has been continuously trying to help terrorists sneak into India along LoC in J&K".

Author: 0 Vikings 1 win away from hosting Super Bowl after thrilling finish

Pro Football Talk reported in October that Jacksonville had its lowest home attendance of the season so far for the loss to the L.A. Rams, the week after the team went into Pittsburgh and pulled out a momentous win over the Steelers. The Patriots , playing in their seventh consecutive conference championship game, are attempting to become the eighth team to win back-to-back Super Bowls .

Sports Pirates deal star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to Giants
Author: 0 Pirates deal star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to Giants

Nova had a great two months with the Pirates in 2016, got a below market deal from the club following the season, and was somewhat disappointing last year - so why not look into moving the 31-year old before his contract expires in two seasons? Without Cole, just one Pirates starter had enough innings to qualify for the ERA title last season (Ivan Nova), and no starter (not even Cole) had an ERA under 4.00 in 2017.

Sports Giants expected to hire Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as head coach
Author: 0 Giants expected to hire Vikings OC Pat Shurmur as head coach

The Lions have reportedly told all other candidates their job is no longer open. NY had also interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, former Denver Broncos running backs coach Eric Studesville and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels along with Shurmur, Spagnuolo and Patricia.

Sports Nick Kyrgios a role model? You'd better believe it
Author: 0 Nick Kyrgios a role model? You'd better believe it

At Brisbane he did, and at times during that tournament the knee seemed to trouble him. I just want to take it one round at a time. "I feel very confident in best-of-five matches ". "I've had the luxury of getting treated in my room at my hotel", he said. After claiming the Brisbane title in the build-up to Melbourne , his first on home soil, there is real optimism that he might be able to mount a serious assault.

Author: 0 Patriots RB Burkhead expected to play in AFC title game

The Jacksonville Jaguars have split their last eight road games. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. By the end of the day, the Pats won the game 35-14 and secured themselves a spot in next week's AFC Championship . The Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff games, 36-15-2 ATS in their last 53 home games and 36-15-2 ATS in their last 53 games overall.

Sports Mourinho: Zlatan still has a lot to offer
Author: 0 Mourinho: Zlatan still has a lot to offer

The former Borussia Dortmund star, who finished his final Bundesliga season as the division's "assist king" with 15 in 31 appearances, began the campaign by setting up five goals during United's opening three league matches, more than he managed in the whole of last season.

Author: 0 Zinedine`s Job at Real Madrid Is Safe

Earlier, Leganes reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their history after losing 2-1 at Villarreal but progressing on away goals after their 1-0 first-leg win at Butarque. Atletico survived a stoppage-time scare when Augusto Fernandez handled the ball during a goalmouth scramble but went unpunished by the referee. "It might be a mental aspect that is stopping us from winning", Zidane added.

Sports No respite from cold in North India, Leh records -15 deg
Author: 0 No respite from cold in North India, Leh records -15 deg

Adampur in Jalandhar was the coldest place in the region with a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius. Halwara (4.4 degrees Celsius), Pathankot (5.4 degrees Celsius), Gurdaspur (5.9 degrees Celsius), Faridkot (4 degrees Celsius), Ludhiana (4.4 degrees Celsius) and Patiala (5.4 degrees Celsius) were among other places in Punjab which reeled under intense cold as minimum temperature hovered few notches below normal.

Author: 0 Manchester United 'categorically reject' Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez for Anthony Martial swap deal

If the transfer goes ahead it would be the second blockbuster move of the January transfer window involving Premier League clubs following Philippe Coutinho's big-money move from Liverpool to Barcelona . The inclusion of Sanchez off the right would complicate things for Juan Mata, who has made the right-sided slot his own this season, making 14 of his 15 Premier League starts so far as a wide player.

Sports Kane eyes new record
Author: 0 Kane eyes new record

Kane now has 98 league goals for the club after hitting his 19th and 20th of the current campaign and Pochettino was full of praise for the England global. Son was the architect as he went past Kenny to surge down the left flank before eluding Mason Holgate and crossing for Kane to net from close range on 47 minutes.

Sports Kizzire wins Sony Open at sixth extra hole
Author: 0 Kizzire wins Sony Open at sixth extra hole

On Friday night, Blayne Barber's caddie Cory Gilmer was hospitalized after he fell and hit his head on the floor at a restaurant. Patton Kizzire made par on the tournament-record sixth playoff hole Sunday to beat James Hahn and win his second PGA Tour title of the season.

Author: 0 Atlanta Falcons season ends in Philadelphia. Now what?

The Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the NFC Championship Game against the victor of the Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints game on Sunday. The Eagles were the first No. Ryan found Jones for 20 yards, and this time, there was no dispute. Jones had nine catches for 101 yards, but Ryan couldn't connect with him when it mattered most.

Sports I Left Arsenal To Give My Career A Boost- Francis Coquelin
Author: 0 I Left Arsenal To Give My Career A Boost- Francis Coquelin

Currently, I can't tell you that much about the game there. I had little playing time at Arsenal , and I needed to be part of something else, start another chapter. On completing his move, he said: "It's true that there was interest in the summer but in my head I wanted to continue at Arsenal and do well there".

Sports Golden State Warriors want to 'send a message' against slumping Cavs
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors want to 'send a message' against slumping Cavs

All eyes will be on the Warriors and Cavaliers when the two clash in Cleveland on Monday night. "It's exciting. High, intense game, guys really care about that game and really want to win those games". I'm used to stepping on the court and being special. "It's fun playing against really great competition". "He's a hell of a player", he said. And like his teammates, he'll be ready for some home cookin' - averaging 29.5 points on 57 percent shooting to go with 9.5 rebounds and 9.5 ...

Sports Ben Stokes charged with affray following nightclub incident
Author: 0 Ben Stokes charged with affray following nightclub incident

Stokes has been charged along with two other men in connection with the scuffle outside the Mbargo club, which left one man with a fractured eyesocket. It carries a maximum penalty when tried summarily - in the magistrates court - of a fine or up to six months in prison and when tried on indictment - in the crown court - of up to three years in prison.

Sports Roy's record century guides England to ODI win vs Australia
Author: 0 Roy's record century guides England to ODI win vs Australia

Off Ashes heroes Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins . It had been a tough season last season, so to be selected was incredibly special. England still required 24 runs but the warm applause of the 37,000 crowd acknowledged not just a job superbly done but a match settled in England's favour.

Sports Ex-Wolves boss Paul Lambert named new Stoke City manager
Author: 0 Ex-Wolves boss Paul Lambert named new Stoke City manager

Discussions were also taking place over the weekend with O'Neill after Quique Sanchez Flores changed his mind to stay with Espanyol rather than accept the post, but a solution could not be found with the 65-year-old understood to want a contract to 2020.

Author: 0 Chelsea star upset with fans post goalless draw against Leicester City

He is a young player but with great potentiality. They are looking solid enough defensively but with so many talented attackers their drought at the other end is concerning Antonio Conte as he said his players are "tired" from their recent run of four games in the last 10 days.

Sports Patriots notebook: Amendola comes up big again in playoffs
Author: 0 Patriots notebook: Amendola comes up big again in playoffs

He threw his 10 career postseason game with three touchdown passes. Brady completed 35 of 53 passes for 337 yards. None of that showed on the field Saturday. "It's great to see him get in the end zone tonight". After talking about the punt play, Mularkey was asked about another questionable call, and this time, he could barely muster an answer, and that's likely because he didn't want to get hit with a huge fine by the NFL .

Sports Davis drops 48 points at MSG as Pelicans edge Knicks in OT
Author: 0 Davis drops 48 points at MSG as Pelicans edge Knicks in OT

Holiday's jumper and a Davis hook stoked the Pelicans' lead to 113-105 with 1:18 to go. Davis' three-point play gave New Orleans a 103-99 advantage with five minutes to play. Al-Farouq Aminu contributed 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who also got 19 points from Jusuf Nurkic and 17 from Shabazz Napier. Up by 14 points entering the final quarter, the Knicks looked like they were on their way to winning their first contest in three games.

Sports Paige VanZant finishes fight after breaking arm on spinning back fist
Author: 0 Paige VanZant finishes fight after breaking arm on spinning back fist

It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Clark pressed for a submission, but VanZant, who moved up from strawweight, survived despite spending much of the first two rounds on her back. "I'm going to be stronger than I've ever been". "I just want to get home and I will figure out the rest later". "'I've been wanting to show that I've got takedowns and that I can start hunting for submissions and I can maintain and dominate on the floor, so I definitely did that tonight".

Sports Cyrille Regis: Legendary West Brom striker dies aged 59
Author: 0 Cyrille Regis: Legendary West Brom striker dies aged 59

Cyrille Regis MBE died in January 2018, aged 59. West Brom paid £5,000 to sign Regis in 1977. Alongside the late Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, Regis formed part of a pioneering triumvirate under Ron Atkinson at The Hawthorns that played together at a time when racism was rife throughout English football.