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Sports Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns
Author: 0 Lonzo Ball stands pat in second All-Star voting returns

Golden State's Steph Curry leads all Western Conference guards with just over 2 million votes while Kevin Durant is sitting at No. 4 among Western Conference frontcourt players. Last season, Ball was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and with the lack of blue chipper point guards prospects in last year's draft, there's a very good chance Ball is selected to participate again.

Sports Antonio Brown likely on his way out with Steelers: owner
Author: 0 Antonio Brown likely on his way out with Steelers: owner

As the Post-Gazette reported, the Steelers can't do anything with Brown until the 2019 season officially starts on March 13th. But, he's in no hurry. Right now, the Steelers are about $28 million under the cap, but that only accounts for 38 players currently under contract. The 49ers have developed a strong locker room culture though, and the players will likely be consulted on some level if the front office decides to pursue a trade for the seven-time Pro Bowler.

Sports Toffees keen on permanent deal for Chelsea flop Michy Batshuayi
Author: 0 Toffees keen on permanent deal for Chelsea flop Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi joined Chelsea from Marseille for £33million in July 2016, becoming the first signing in Antonio Conte's reign. " Batshuayi's situation is very clear", Alemany said on Thursday. "He is leaving and it's now a matter of negotiation". The Belgium worldwide is set to return from his loan spell at Valencia this month after struggling to make an impact and Everton are keen to bring him in, if they can unload one of either Cenk Tosun or Oumar Niasse in January.

Sports AFC Cup: Buoyant Indians raring to go against UAE
Author: 0 AFC Cup: Buoyant Indians raring to go against UAE

Al-Araibi now lives and works and plays as a professional footballer in Australia, where he has been accorded refugee status", Federation Internationale de Football Association said in a statement. Sunil Chhetri missed the chance to level the scores just before the break as India chased a second win in five days while Udanta Singh hit the crossbar for Stephen Constantine's side.

Sports Jose Mourinho On Rumours Of Return To Former Club
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho On Rumours Of Return To Former Club

This week the Portuguese coach reportedly received an offer from Benfica , but he has stated that he isn't thinking about returning to work in his native country. "The other thing I have learned is to respect the clubs who want me and those who don't want me". But the 55-year-old has ruled out a return to the Primeira Liga.

Sports Padraig Harrington chosen as Europe captain for 2020 Ryder Cup
Author: 0 Padraig Harrington chosen as Europe captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

Harrington played Whistling Straits in PGA Championships there in 2004, '10, and '15. The Irishman said: 'Obviously I'm thrilled to be named as Ryder Cup captain for 2020, it's not something I went into lightly. Several key Europe players, including Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and England's Justin Rose , had given Harrington public backing to lead the team in their title defence.

Sports Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Splashes Out on Superyacht
Author: 0 Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Splashes Out on Superyacht

Reportedly built in the Netherlands and launched in 2017, the vessel was delivered by Dutch shipyard Oceanco after going through trials on the North Sea . Pascale Raymond, of UK-based Reymond Langton Design tasked with designing Project Bravo's interior, said her team worked with artists and craftsmen on the yacht's fabrics, furniture, and bespoke art.

Sports Tennis match-fixing ring under Spanish police investigation
Author: 0 Tennis match-fixing ring under Spanish police investigation

But the European Sports Security Association, which tracks betting for bookmakers, has said tennis tops the list of sports linked to suspicious gambling, according to the BBC . The investigation had resulted in the freezing of 42 bank accounts and the confiscation of various properties. Apart from allegedly bribing players, the suspects are accused of using identities of thousands of citizens to bet on the pre-arranged games.

Author: 0 Aaron Ramsey ignored Gareth Bale advice over Arsenal exit

The Welsh midfielder was subjected to interest from many big clubs across Europe including FC Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain. Madrid forward Gareth Bale is understood to have encouraged his Wales team-mate to link up with him in Spain. Although Ramsey has elected to leave Arsenal , manager Unai Emery has no concerns about his attitude for the next six months, saying: 'I say to him every day that we need his performance for us.

Sports Federer and Nadal on collision course in Oz open draw
Author: 0 Federer and Nadal on collision course in Oz open draw

World No 4 Alexander Zverev is in the same half and a blockbuster semi-final looms if both players advance that far. The Swiss faces Denis Istomin in the first round , while a potential quarter-final against Marin Cilic and semi-final versis Rafael Nadal awaits the third seed, with world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the other half of the draw.

Author: 0 Australia to Tour India in Feb-March: Full List of Matches, Venues

Aussie pacer Peter Siddle, who is making his comeback into the ODI team, said that the players are excited with this new look. The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. India won the series 2-1. The kit designed for the upcoming ODI series resembles that which was worn by Allan Border's Australians in 1986. He is slated to be replaced by Mohammed Siraj.

Sports Djokovic, Federer on collision course for Aussie Open final?
Author: 0 Djokovic, Federer on collision course for Aussie Open final?

The Serbian world number one is aiming to make history by claiming a record seventh Australian Open crown when the tournament starts at Melbourne Park on Monday, as is Swiss legend Federer. Serena Williams will face Tatjana Maria in the first round, and could meet either Genie Bouchard or Peng Shaui in the second round. Third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki , who won her first Grand Slam title here previous year after a tough final against Halep, is in the same section as Maria Sharapova ...

Sports Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams faces tough path to win 24th major
Author: 0 Australian Open 2019: Serena Williams faces tough path to win 24th major

Williams reached the Wimbledon and US Open finals after her return previous year but lost both, leaving her one short of Australian Margaret Court's tally of major singles titles. And Evert says the prospect of a fully fit Williams could strike fear into her rivals. The 21-year-old Zverev appears the most likely of the younger generation hoping to end the world's top three's domination of grand slams, having beaten Federer and Djokovic at the ATP Tour Finals in London last November.

Sports Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft
Author: 0 Oakland A's expect Kyler Murray to declare for 2019 National Football League draft

According to this report from Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle , the Oakland Athletics expect 2018 first-round pick Kyler Murray to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft . One source said Murray is leaning towards football. Oklahoma lost to Alabama in the semifinals. He'd need to play for next to nothing for at least two seasons in the minors as he worked his way toward the Majors, then spend at least his first three seasons making roughly the league minimum ...

Sports Matt LaFleur's past -- and his future coaching in Green Bay
Author: 0 Matt LaFleur's past -- and his future coaching in Green Bay

Rodgers had the authority to change plays and often did so, to the frustration of McCarthy, who struggled at times to get into a rhythm. LaFleur is 39 years old, just four years older than Rodgers, so there are questions about how he'll be able to manage Rodgers and the type of relationship they will have.

Sports Mike McCarthy has no interest in any other job outside of Jets
Author: 0 Mike McCarthy has no interest in any other job outside of Jets

Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN first reported the news. The team hired the former Miami Dolphins coach as their new head coach Wednesday night, WFAN's Brian Costello confirmed. Rapoport notes the Jets were looking for someone to come in and elevate second-year quarterback Sam Darnold , and Gase's offensive prowess is league-renown.

Sports Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16
Author: 0 Clemson wins 2nd National Championship in three years vs Alabama, 44-16

Alabama was seeking its sixth national championship in the last 10 seasons. Trump often offers praise for SC in his speeches and on his Twitter feed. The previous worst loss for a Saban-led Alabama team was by 14 points, which happened three times - the 2009 Sugar Bowl loss to Utah (31-17), the 2010 regular-season loss at SC (35-21), and the 2014 Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma (45-31).

Sports Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, waive James Nunnally
Author: 0 Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, waive James Nunnally

Thibodeau's trademark hard nose coaching style and tendency to play starters extensive minutes eroded his relationship with both players and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor . And I've talked to him before and after practice. Taylor said he was "just looking at the results". The list includes former New Orleans Pelicans coach and current Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams , former Chicago Bulls coach and Timberwolves guard Fred Hoiberg , and former Timberwolves guard and ...

Sports Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract
Author: 0 Toronto Raptors signing Patrick McCaw to a one-year contract

No one is exactly sure why the Cavs chose to go through with that plan, but they are being investigated by the league for possibly salary cap circumvention. But by signing with the Cavaliers then clearing waivers, McCaw became an unrestricted free agent. McCaw averaged 4 points , 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 57 games last season, his second in the National Basketball Association.

Sports Arsenal hold a meeting with Yannick Carrasco's agent
Author: 0 Arsenal hold a meeting with Yannick Carrasco's agent

Carrasco now plies his trade in the Chinese Super League for Dalian Yifang, where he has notched seven times in 25 league appearances this term. According to the same story, the 25-year-old is interested in a move to the Premier League following an 11-month stint in the Chinese Super League.

Sports Hardik Pandya, K. L. Rahul issued show-cause notice by BCCI
Author: 0 Hardik Pandya, K. L. Rahul issued show-cause notice by BCCI

Pandya and Rahul, both of whom are in Australia now for the ODI series, recently appeared on the programme Koffee With Karan hosted by ace filmmaker Karan Johar where they let loose their words leading to a massive outrage. A source, close to the player, told PTI that Pandya was "drawn into making those comments as the show producers coaxed a carefree attitude" from him and Rahul.

Sports French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police
Author: 0 French ministers aghast at support for boxer who fought police

If successful, the group may cause a complete failure of the banking system in France . Macron made multiple concessions that failed to extinguish the anger of the yellow vest movement, which is named after the fluorescent protective garments the protesters wear.

Sports Manchester City thrash 3rd-tier Burton 9-0 in League Cup semifinal
Author: 0 Manchester City thrash 3rd-tier Burton 9-0 in League Cup semifinal

Four minutes after replacing the impressive De Bruyne, Foden had his second Etihad goal in as many games , the youngster profiting after Jesus had been held up by Burton's defenders . The Reds reached the final but lost to Arsenal . "It's good for us because we can play the second team and players who don't play so many minutes".

Sports Andrew Wiggins denies calling Dennis Schroder 'gay' in postgame interview
Author: 0 Andrew Wiggins denies calling Dennis Schroder 'gay' in postgame interview

The Thunder brought the game within two and after a Tyus Jones traveling violation against OKC's full-court press, they had a chance to tie or win the game. I didn't really see it until I saw him on the ground. I look right through him. The play was reviewed and no additional fouls were called. George scored 27 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City .