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Sports Toys 'R' Us saved after reaching last-minute deal with creditors
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The proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) had to be agreed with the state-backed Pensions Protection Fund ( PPF ), set up to compensate pension fund members in the event of company's collapse. The company's offer "goes a long way" to addressing concerns, PPF said. Other creditors include the firm's landlords, who will stomach rent cuts as part of the restructuring.

Sports Two European clubs are interested in signing Daniel Sturridge
Author: 0 Two European clubs are interested in signing Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool want guaranteed income from the striker's departure from the club and it has been claimed that the Reds are now considering loaning him out only if there is an obligatory purchase option included in the agreement. Sturridge's injury record is well documented but he has been fit for the majority of the current season but still hasn't been able to get much game time - he has only started five games in the Premier League .

Sports Australian Open: Simona Halep survives injury scare over Destanee Aiava
Author: 0 Australian Open: Simona Halep survives injury scare over Destanee Aiava

Halep hopes to make her sixth grand slam third round appearance since 2016. Kyrgios had a straight-sets second-round win late Wednesday over Viktor Troicki; Tsonga was forced to come from 5-2 down in the fifth set to beat Denis Shapovalov. "I felt the pain but I didn't think about it", said Halep said. If ankles are the trouble spot for Halep, for Bouchard it's her entire game. "Of course this is one of the biggest players I beat".

Sports Mourinho labels Bristol City 'lucky' after shock cup defeat
Author: 0 Mourinho labels Bristol City 'lucky' after shock cup defeat

Bristol City passes to the semi-finals of the English League Cup, where they will meet Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in a two-match eliminator. "I am going to make a few changes and it is possible Micki is involved". We warn, but ultimately players are at a different level of intensity. "I joined the club when we were in League One [in 2014]", Smith said.

Sports Katie Couric to Co-Host Olympics Opening Ceremony
Author: 0 Katie Couric to Co-Host Olympics Opening Ceremony

On another note, Katie Couric , who left NBC in 2006, will return to co-host the Opening Ceremony with Mike Tirico . The announcement was made by Jim Bell , NBC's president of Olympics production and programming, on Wednesday. ET/3 a.m. PT. Also joining NBC's opening ceremony coverage will be Joshua Cooper Ramo, Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, who discussed culture and geo-political issues for NBC during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Sports Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls Preview 01/17/18
Author: 0 Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls Preview 01/17/18

In that contest, LaVine scored 14 points and two assists on 5-for-9 shooting across 19 minutes. Bradley Beal added 24 points and Marcin Gortat had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, who needed their first overtime victory of the season to avoid being swept by the Nets in the season series.

Sports Cougar QB Hilinski found dead
Author: 0 Cougar QB Hilinski found dead

The Pullman Police said in a release that, "A rifle was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found". 'Hilinski, who was 25-of-33 for 240 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in the game, was mobbed by WSU fans who rushed the field and lifted the redshirt sophomore into the air and carried him off the field, ' reported.

Sports New York Islanders, NYRA to join forces at Belmont Park
Author: 0 New York Islanders, NYRA to join forces at Belmont Park

The Ducks topped the Islanders 3-2 in their previous meeting this season. The Islanders lease at Barclays can be terminated at the end of 2017. Obviously, that view is not ideal for fans. It was also announced that the LIRR will have service to Belmont all year round when the arena opens. "It is a big win for the fans, because it is much easier to get here than Barclays Center.

Sports Ramiz Raja compares Rohit Sharma to Rolls Royce
Author: 0 Ramiz Raja compares Rohit Sharma to Rolls Royce

Watch the third and final Twenty20 global between India and Sri Lanka , in Mumbai , live from 1.20pm on Sky Sports Cricket on Sunday (Christmas Eve). Rohit equalled South African David Miller's record of 35 -ball century, en route to a coruscating knock of 118, his second T20 hundred and the best by an Indian in this format.

Sports Australian Open: Dimitrov beats Novak in 1st round
Author: 0 Australian Open: Dimitrov beats Novak in 1st round

Fired by the first of two rows with umpire Richard Haigh over delayed challenges, Wozniacki worked her way back into the contest to take the second stanza when Fett hit a return long. Open and who accounted for 2006 Australian Open finalist Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2. "I tried to reset and focus on the next match, " Bencic said.

Sports India tame lame Sri Lanka for 135 — Twitter Reactions
Author: 0 India tame lame Sri Lanka for 135 — Twitter Reactions

Sharma, India's captain and opener, smashed 12 fours and 10 sixes during his 43-ball stay, putting together a 165-run stand for the first wicket with KL Rahul. In response, Sri Lanka's batsmen tried to put in a fighting effort, but the target demanded an extraordinary effort if it were to be achieved. Rohit Sharma failed to provide a good start to India , much to the disappointment of the Mumbai crowd who had come to see their local hero perform.

Author: 0 Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely as he rehabs injured quad

BC-BKN-Spurs-Leonard Out, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 434 Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehabAP Photo NY170Eds: Updates with details, quotes. There had been some confusion in the National Basketball Association world as Leonard returned to action on December 12, but only played consecutive games once, sitting out several games at a time.

Sports Kyrgios keeps cool to fly into third round
Author: 0 Kyrgios keeps cool to fly into third round

The 22-year-old lost in the second round to Andreas Seppi last year having been two sets up, but there was to be no meltdown this time as he ran away with the tiebreak. "The guy in the crowd was insane". I know what he's going to bring. The helicopter, that's when I was thinking like, 'Of course, it's at my match. It's just hovering there.

Sports American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round
Author: 0 American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round

Pera was born in Croatia and moved to the U.S. when she was 16, deciding to represent the U.S. She is one of only four American women to reach the second round - the fewest number since 2011. Although Konta saved an additional point, she was left packing when she miscued with an overhead smash. The American finally closed out the match on her fifth match point.

Sports Rooney tempted me to move to Everton: Walcott
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Theo Walcott departed from Arsenal after spending 12 years at the club in search of game time and joined Premier League rivals Everton on Wednesday. "It felt like it was time for me to move on", said Walcott, who has reportedly moved for around 20 million pounds ($28 million). I want to bring that [scoring form] to Everton Football Club.

Sports ICC Awards: Virat Kohli named the Cricketer of the Year 2017
Author: 0 ICC Awards: Virat Kohli named the Cricketer of the Year 2017

In Twenty-20s, Kohli made 299 runs at a strike rate of 153. It should be noted that Kohli has become the 13th player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy since 2004. Kohli was also named the ODI Cricketer of the Year. Smith scored 1,305 Test runs in 2017, highest by any Australian in a calendar year. Meanwhile, Australia skipper Steven Smith , who himself plundered 1875 runs at an average of 78 from 16 Tests was named the Test Cricketer of the Year.

Sports Wind warning is issued for the area
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Snow fell overnight on Tuesday, with more forecast for today, as well as possible gale force winds. The southern uplands of Scotland , northern England and Northern Ireland have also seen flurries of snow. The chief forecaster adds: "During Wednesday night and into Thursday there is the potential for gusts of 60-70 miles per hour quite widely and a small chance of winds reaching 80 miles per hour in places".

Sports Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova win at Australian Open
Author: 0 Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova win at Australian Open

The 30-year-old Russian is one of just two Australian Open winners in the women's draw. Instead she received only a warning from the match umpire. In the upcoming round, Hsieh is due to play Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska , who beat Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a second-round match.

Sports CP3, Harden spared punishment over alleged locker room dust-up in Los Angeles
Author: 0 CP3, Harden spared punishment over alleged locker room dust-up in Los Angeles

The league announced the suspensions after what it called an investigation that included more than 20 interviews with executives, staff, coaches, players from both teams and arena personnel. The Houston Rockets visit the Clippers again on February 28. "Listen, when you leave, you should just leave, honestly", Rivers told reporters in October.

Author: 0 Will Tom Brady Record Most Passing Yards on Championship Sunday? 1/17/18

That will require Brady to prove he's healthy enough to lead the New England offense against by far the best, most talented defense the Patriots have faced all season. Just compare the most offending things they've said to, or about, the Jacksonville Jaguars over the past week. New England has covered the spread in seven out of the last ten meetings between the Jaguars and Patriots .

Sports Tom Brady's cousins in MN hoping Patriots play Vikings in Super Bowl
Author: 0 Tom Brady's cousins in MN hoping Patriots play Vikings in Super Bowl

So why should we even play these last three games? I don't stop playing till the clock hit zero. The Pittsburgh Steelers were unfathomable Sunday. Whether they have to say it or not, the one thing they do know is the road to it always leads through New England , so our focus isn't on anything else but the New England Patriots .

Sports Israeli PM lays wreath at 26/11 memorial at Taj Hotel
Author: 0 Israeli PM lays wreath at 26/11 memorial at Taj Hotel

The current head of the Nariman House, Rabbi Israel Kozolovasky, who received Moshe at the airport, addressed presspersons shortly after his arrival at the Nariman House. While meeting Modi, Moshe had said, "I remember our connection to Nariman House". Netanyahu will cap his hectic schedule by attending the "Shalom Bollywood" event, also at the Taj Hotel.

Sports Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open
Author: 0 Sharapova sets up 3rd round match against Kerber at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match in Melbourne since a failed doping test here in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. Open. I'm not at the point where I fully trust Sharapova. "I love Australia. I love the summer-time". "I did the job in two, and that's not something I did towards the end of previous year.

Sports Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record
Author: 0 Neymar scores four as Cavani matches Zlatan record

The Uruguayan striker is one goal away from breaking Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal scoring record for the French giants, they are now both tied on 156 goals in all competitions. The Brazilian would not have to wait much longer for his second goal of the night, though, as he stroked home a rebound from inside the box to make it 5-0.

Sports Proteas defeats India by 135 runs and win the series 2-0
Author: 0 Proteas defeats India by 135 runs and win the series 2-0

So, India's challenge was daunting even before Rabada and Ngidi sent Vijay, Rahul and Kohli back to the dressing rooms. "They do it, I am not saying they don't reflect on it, but we have repeated these mistakes in both matches". How many have we won? 21 wins, two losses, how many draws? Reporter: How many in India? The captain is certainly right when he says, in the end all that matters is who goes out on the field and performs.

Sports Thankful Bengals fans give to Bortles charity
Author: 0 Thankful Bengals fans give to Bortles charity

Bengals fans were in their own way paying the charity forward. After starting the season 3-3, the Jaguars finished 7-3 and won the AFC South for the first time in almost two decades. According to the Blake Bortles Foundation , more than 100 fans have donated close to $5,000 since the Jaguars beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 in the AFC divisional round on Sunday.

Sports Morkel rattles Zimbabwe after South Africa declare on 309/9
Author: 0 Morkel rattles Zimbabwe after South Africa declare on 309/9

Lasith Malinga or Bhuvneshwar Kumar? Zimbabwe warmed up for the fixture with a five-wicket loss to a South African Invitation XI in Paarl , a game that was played under lights. But the change brought about immediate success as the strapping seamer removed nightwatchman Kyle Jarvis who was caught behind by AB de Villiers .

Sports Osweiler will start today in Washington
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With the Broncos out of timeouts, McKenzie caught the ball near the sideline inside the Washington 30-yard line and kicker Brandon McManus' field goal range. A quest that began the moment after Joe Namath delivered his final pass for the Jets in 1976 is almost half a century old, with dozens of attempts all failing to live up to the legend of Broadway Joe.