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Sports Bet on the rolling Spurs - even with Kawhi Leonard back in town
Author: 0 Bet on the rolling Spurs - even with Kawhi Leonard back in town

How many points will he notch against his former team on Thursday? "He's won a championship and grew up here". And that's a 21-7 Spurs team on a two-game winning streak looking to rise in the Western Conference standings, Leonard will be competing in what's sure to be a hostile environment at the AT&T Center.

Sports Solari tight lipped on transfers as Real Madrid prepare to face Villarreal
Author: 0 Solari tight lipped on transfers as Real Madrid prepare to face Villarreal

Isco now faces a tough spell at the Los Blancos as the Santiago dwellers were looking forward to cash in on a midfielder no longer in the club's long-term plans. He looks likely to at least be out for games against Villarreal , Real Sociedad, Leganes, Real Betis and Sevilla, but a six-week layoff could also see him ruled out of contests with Espanyol, Deportivo Alaves and Atletico Madrid.

Sports Domestic violence charge against Redskins LB Reuben Foster dropped
Author: 0 Domestic violence charge against Redskins LB Reuben Foster dropped

Ennis told a judge that she concocted the entire story and Foster's domestic violence charges were dropped. "Unfortunately in life, there's consequences for your actions and when you show bad judgment, particularly after something's been communicated very clearly, what the expectations are, there are consequences", 49ers general manager John Lynch said the morning Foster was released.

Sports Thunder’s Steven Adams thinks Lakers fans booing Paul George is BS
Author: 0 Thunder’s Steven Adams thinks Lakers fans booing Paul George is BS

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams wasn't a big fan of the boos that showered teammate Paul George during a 107-100 road win against the Los Angeles Lakers . JaVale McGee scored 15 points, and Josh Hart had 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who have dropped three of four. L.A. led by five with 11 minutes remaining in the game before conceding 11 unanswered points to an OKC bench unit.

Sports Jon Jones Trashes UFC Rankings With Classic Khabib Quote
Author: 0 Jon Jones Trashes UFC Rankings With Classic Khabib Quote

We had to interview Jon Jones on the weigh-in show and of course, every time we do this...we at Fox Studios, which is obviously a well polished machine. Same crown same reign new faces more pain. Jones has been flagged by the state of Nevada for a failed drug test. At the hugely successful event, PokerStars enjoyed a branded presence inside the world-famous Octagon at UFC's final Pay-Per-View event of 2018, "UFC 232: Jones vs.

Sports Rangers agree deal for Jermain Defoe from Bournemouth
Author: 0 Rangers agree deal for Jermain Defoe from Bournemouth

Gerrard is desperate to make signings before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. Steven Davis is set to undergo a medical at Rangers as Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl confirmed the Premier League club are willing to help push through the transfer.

Sports LeBron James settles Michael Jordan debate, declares himself the 'GOAT'
Author: 0 LeBron James settles Michael Jordan debate, declares himself the 'GOAT'

He brought Cleveland's first pro-sports title in 52 years, which all made him his hometown's hero just a few years after he was criticized for leaving and joining the Miami Heat . "And then after I stopped [after the win], I was like, 'That one right there made you the greatest player of all time '". I've often wondered what the auto rides home for those student-athletes would be like - how do those private moments play out if the public display is so extreme? James' "banana boat" buddies ...

Sports Arsenal 'make £14m bid for Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas'
Author: 0 Arsenal 'make £14m bid for Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas'

The Gunners have offered £14m ($18m) for Navas, in the hope that he can serve as a long-term replacement for veteran 'keeper Petr Cech . "We've never spoken about Keylor Navas ", he said. The club spent £19.6m on German Leno from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer and he had to bide his time to get the nod over Cech. The report went has far as suggesting that Emery's side had lodged a €16 million bid and that the player had already said his goodbyes to his Madrid team-mates.

Sports Watch How Mayweather Took Home $9 Million In 139 Seconds
Author: 0 Watch How Mayweather Took Home $9 Million In 139 Seconds

There were no official judges for the fight, which was staged under boxing-only rules that reportedly included a stipulation that Nasukawa would incur a US$5 million penalty if he were to kick Mayweather. "I'm still undefeated", CNN quoted Mayweather, as saying. The 41-year-old reiterated that he remains retired from boxing. But I will face the facts and will continue to take on any challenge.

Sports National Hockey League announces 2019 All-Star Weekend rosters
Author: 0 National Hockey League announces 2019 All-Star Weekend rosters

Alex Ovechkin , who was named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team for the All-Star Game on January 26, has informed the National Hockey League that he will skip the festivities to rest for the second half of the season. Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said he sympathizes with Ovechkin, and that he would likely make the same decision if he's chosen to represent the Metropolitan Division.

Sports Busy week awaits Packers' coaching search
Author: 0 Busy week awaits Packers' coaching search

New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Tennesee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur are confirmed names tied to the Packers' coaching search, but ones without scheduled interviews.

Sports Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson's footballing skills a nice surprise - Jurgen Klopp
Author: 0 Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson's footballing skills a nice surprise - Jurgen Klopp

With Alisson now in the mix, having kept 12 Premier League clean sheets this season, Liverpool appear to be favourites at Anfield. Ilkay Gundogan believes that if Manchester City can contain Liverpool's dynamic attacking trio of Mohamed Salah , Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane , they will win Thursday night's crunch clash between the two sides.

Sports Abraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villa
Author: 0 Abraham informs Chelsea he wants to leave Aston Villa

Speaking after the game, Villa manager Dean Smith indicated that all parties were satisfied with the 21-year-old's loan spell at Villa Park. "In the conversations I've had with him he is enjoying himself at Villa and is developing as a player".

Sports Blackhawks trade Brandon Manning to Oilers in multi-player deal
Author: 0 Blackhawks trade Brandon Manning to Oilers in multi-player deal

He has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 29 games with the Oilers this season, spending a good amount of time playing on a line with two-time Art Ross Trophy victor Connor McDavid . He began the season with the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the Oilers on November 22nd for a sixth-round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Sports Mike McCarthy turns down Arizona Cardinals, content to sit out 2019 season
Author: 0 Mike McCarthy turns down Arizona Cardinals, content to sit out 2019 season

That's been widely expected as the Cardinals have slogged through a rough first year with Wilks as their head coach . Arizona was 3-13 and suffered nine double-digit losses under Wilks. Byron Leftwich was better, but as a whole Wilks looked in over his head and the Cardinals looked completely uninspired. Bidwill said he had concerns about the coaching situation early on.

Sports Can Aussies level series in fourth Test at the SCG?
Author: 0 Can Aussies level series in fourth Test at the SCG?

Virat Kohli's men have already secured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with their unassailable lead. But the fall of wicket only saw another partnership develop, this time between Pujara and Hanuma Vihari (39 not out), with even the new ball failing to trouble them unduly.

Author: 0 Ramakant Achrekar, coach to young Sachin Tendulkar, passes at 87

Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. We shared a laugh as we remembered the old times. Amol Muzumdar's father made a decision to take him to the legendary coach Ramakant Achrekar . Best known for being the childhood coach of Tendulkar, who has always acknowledged him as his mentor, Achrekar was also a Padmashri awardee. His body was kept at Shivaji Park , where he coached aspiring cricketers, and then taken to a nearby crematorium.

Sports Kyrie Irving suffers scratched cornea in latest loss
Author: 0 Kyrie Irving suffers scratched cornea in latest loss

Deandre Ayton recorded a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double for Phoenix, which lost its third straight to open a seven-game homestand. Marcus Morris added 22 points for Boston, while Gordon Hayward hit for 14 off the bench. Turner and Sabonis each totaled 20 points and eight rebounds. Stephen Curry recovers in only a way Stephen Curry can, with a nothing-but-net 3-pointer.

Sports Juventus interested in signing Aaron Ramsey, says sporting director Fabio Paratici
Author: 0 Juventus interested in signing Aaron Ramsey, says sporting director Fabio Paratici

Ramsey is expected to leave the north London club at the end of the season, with the Welshman reportedly in talks with a host of top European clubs . "He's a great player, he's been at great levels for years and plays in a great team". "It [Ramsey's contract] is due to expire and we are always attentive to the situations that can be created".

Sports Andy Murray knocked out of the Brisbane International by Daniil Medvedev
Author: 0 Andy Murray knocked out of the Brisbane International by Daniil Medvedev

Murray underwent hip surgery previous year and after a hard fought first round win over James Duckworth on Tuesday, admitted he didn't know much longer his body would allow him to compete at elite level. Nadal said he'd head to Melbourne after a brief stopover in Sydney for a Fast4 event to prepare for the Australian Open. Murray's next scheduled tournament is the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, January 14.

Author: 0 Rafael Nadal withdraws from ATP Brisbane due to injury

As for the Australian Open, Nadal sees himself in a better position than 12 months ago when he entered the major on the back of just one match in nearly three months due to more knee issues. "And being honest, I feel myself playing well". Nadal's withdrawal continues an alarming trend. He was due to play Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2nd round of the tournament after receiving a first-round bye.

Sports Ander Herrera Reveals Man Utd's Change in Mentality Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Author: 0 Ander Herrera Reveals Man Utd's Change in Mentality Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

If Arsenal lose at home to 19th-place Fulham, United could finally move up the table this game week, should they grab all three points at St James' Park. He said on manutd.com: "We are looking for that clean sheet, we are looking for that foundation to let those front four just go and enjoy themselves because, when you know you are keeping a clean sheet at the back, it is easier to perform and to create chances, nothing is rushed".

Sports USADA Chief Urges WADA to Reinstate Russia Ban
Author: 0 USADA Chief Urges WADA to Reinstate Russia Ban

The independent body will then make a recommendation to Wada's executive committee (ExCo) during its next meeting - on 14 January in Canada. After the deadline passed, US Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said "no one is surprised this deadline was ignored and it's time for Wada to stop being played by the Russians and immediately declare them non-compliant for failing yet again to meet the deadline".

Sports USADA Chief Urges WADA to Reinstate Russia Ban
Author: 0 USADA Chief Urges WADA to Reinstate Russia Ban

The independent body will then make a recommendation to Wada's executive committee (ExCo) during its next meeting - on 14 January in Canada. After the deadline passed, US Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said "no one is surprised this deadline was ignored and it's time for Wada to stop being played by the Russians and immediately declare them non-compliant for failing yet again to meet the deadline".

Sports WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage
Author: 0 WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage

Another source told ESPN that Holgorsen has not been in touch with his coaching staff since the 34-18 loss to Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. Holgorsen just completed his eighth season at West Virginia, leading it to bowl games in seven of those seasons.

Sports Djokovic wins first match of 2019 in just 55 minutes
Author: 0 Djokovic wins first match of 2019 in just 55 minutes

Only Federer (20) and Nadal (17) have more. Djokovic though insisted that "the next generation is already there" and singled out Germany's world number four Alexander Zverev, Croatia's Borna Coric, number 12 and Greece's number 15 Stefano Tsitsipas as the main threats.

Sports Mesut Ozil has no desire to leave Arsenal, says his agent
Author: 0 Mesut Ozil has no desire to leave Arsenal, says his agent

Emery's decision to bring on Ramsey for Lacazette was booed by the home fans, but the Wales worldwide scored minutes after coming on to restore Arsenal's two-goal lead, and Aubameyang's deflected effort soon after made it four as they secured the points.

Author: 0 Russia’s Medvedev cuts short latest Murray comeback in Brisbane

Murray broke Duckworth three times in a match that lasted just short of 90 minutes, the first in the sixth game of the first set. Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens has been bundled out of the Brisbane International in the first round by Britain's Johanna Konta .

Sports Federer on winning team after facing Serena for 1st time
Author: 0 Federer on winning team after facing Serena for 1st time

Partner Tiafoe lost his service for the Americans to lose the opening set and she also appeared to be nursing a right shoulder injury although she insisted it was of no concern with the Australian Open looming. I think his serve is super-underestimated. "I was like, 'Oh, my God, this is so cool.' So it's just something that, as a player, is something that you would dream of, to play Roger Federer ", the New York Times reported Williams as saying.