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Sports Ernesto Valverde explains why he benched Philippe Coutinho
Author: 0 Ernesto Valverde explains why he benched Philippe Coutinho

Luis Suarez put the visitors in front after 16 minutes, latching on to a sweeping pass from Lionel Messi , before Eibar winger Fabian Orellana hit the crossbar. We are talking about one of the best players in the world, but we for sure will work together, work with the team, but not just to try to stop him: "if we focus on just man-marking Messi, it can be very unsafe".

Sports Demands of coaching Real Madrid are exhausting - Zidane
Author: 0 Demands of coaching Real Madrid are exhausting - Zidane

The 45-year old Frenchman added that, "of course there will be a moment when there will be changes, but that applies to all of us - the players too". Not yet, but it will happen for sure. "There are five matches, and each time we'll be playing after having just two training sessions". "We know we have the away game to come, and before that we have five La Liga games.

Sports Blackhawks fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals player
Author: 0 Blackhawks fans ejected for racist taunts at Capitals player

An off-ice official reported that fans were taunting Smith-Pelly with racially charged chants, and the fans were ejected. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy when the fans taunted him in the penalty box.

Sports Mauricio Pochettino
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino "not surprised" by Rochdale display against Tottenham Hotspur

Meanwhile Spurs have only been halted by Leeds United as their own record against lower league opposition stems from 16 victories in 17 matches, while they have not lost to a side in the third-tier of the competition since 1988. "After the replay against Newport, I was with my coaching staff and they showed me a picture from Rochdale's pitch after their tie against Millwall and it was not in a great condition".

Sports Tito Francona dies at 84
Author: 0 Tito Francona dies at 84

Tito Francona, the former Cleveland Indians All-Star and father of current manager Terry Francona, has passed away at the age of 84. Francona, who spent 15 years in the Major League Baseball, played with the Indians for six years. Mr. Francona had made his debut in 1956 with the Baltimore Orioles , finishing tied for second with slugger Rocky Colavito for AL Rookie of the Year, won by slick-fielding shortstop Luis Aparicio.

Sports Roger Federer Wins Rotterdam for 97th Career Title
Author: 0 Roger Federer Wins Rotterdam for 97th Career Title

Federer's 97 career ATP singles title places him in second place all-time and he is now 12 singles titles shy of equaling the Jimmy Connors record of 109 titles. 1. Federer is three years older than American Andre Agassi was when previously holding the record for oldest No.1 back in 2003. The Swiss-ace said his next target is 100 career titles.

Sports Daytona 500 Playbook — DFS NASCAR
Author: 0 Daytona 500 Playbook — DFS NASCAR

Earl trophy as a Daytona 500 champion. Suddenly, Kevin Harvick , Jimmie Johnson , Kurt Busch , Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin have become the old men of NASCAR . Jimmie Johnson - The 2-time victor of the Daytona 500 did not have did not have he best finish a year ago in the 500 (34th), but is poised to prove that 7 Series Championships weren't a fluke.

Sports Rondon stunner in vain as Baggies drop out
Author: 0 Rondon stunner in vain as Baggies drop out

After Pardew described how "let down" he felt by the incident , it's emerged this wasn't the only thing to go wrong for the manager while over in Spain. They were called into the police station about a crime of vehicle theft and made statements . "Their statements have been sent to an investigative judge".

Sports UFC champion responds to Mayweather's octagon fight taunt
Author: 0 UFC champion responds to Mayweather's octagon fight taunt

As for the manipulated photo, Mayweather put the caption "Certified Killa vs Certified B***h" in it, taunting McGregor and implying that even he as a boxer could defeat MMA fighter McGregor in a UFC match. "His hands looked great against Conor". In fact, Kavanagh says the fight would be so one sided that he would be completely comfortable booking another bout for McGregor later that same night because putting Mayweather away would be easy work.

Sports FOX will broadcast the NFL Draft instead of ESPN
Author: 0 FOX will broadcast the NFL Draft instead of ESPN

ESPN will still air its own draft feed but the person said the current rights deal for the draft allowed for the inclusion of another broadcaster. Per Ourand, FOX has commitments for the third day of the 2018 draft, and it may not be able to adjust them.

Sports NBA All-Star Saturday 2018 results, winners: Dunk, 3-Point and Skills
Author: 0 NBA All-Star Saturday 2018 results, winners: Dunk, 3-Point and Skills

He says he has "50s up his sleeve" and given his stature (the space between his feet and the floor will help to show off his vertical leap), hops, and confidence as a dunker it's fair to expect big things from Smith Jr. Dunkenstein. OK, Mitchell deserves to be a fixture in the dunk contest for as long as he wants. Would the Cleveland Cavaliers forward have come out on top had the Los Angeles Lakers not traded him prior to the February 8 deadline? He did so with record numbers ...

Sports Devin Booker wins 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest
Author: 0 Devin Booker wins 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest

The new format was first used in 2014 where each player will choose their "money-ball" rack and each shot made from the chosen rack would count as two points. This means that in the 32 years of three-point contests, nobody has ever scored more than the 21-year-old from Phoenix. "I was going to try to represent the right way".

Sports Oystein Braaten Claims Gold in Ski Slopestyle
Author: 0 Oystein Braaten Claims Gold in Ski Slopestyle

In danger of completely missing the podium in his second Olympics appearance, Goepper pulled off a masterful performance during his final run to earn a 93.60. American Gus Kenworthy also advanced to the finals but couldn't put down a complete run in the finals. After he broke his thumb, Kenworthy tweeted: "I$3 t does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so ..." "If people are going to be inspired by skiing, then we couldn't have put on a better show", he said.

Sports Hirscher doubles up with giant slalom gold at Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Hirscher doubles up with giant slalom gold at Winter Olympics

Hirscher crossed the line at 1:08.27 in his first run, putting him in first place before the race's second run. He remains on course for a hat-trick of medals with Thursday's slalom to come. Two-time defending champion Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea took silver in 37.33 and Karolina Ervanova of the Czech Republic earned bronze . Ligety can become the second man to win the men's giant slalom twice at the Olympic Winter Games, after Italy's Alberto Tomba who won it in 1988 and 1992.

Sports Snowboarder Ledecka wins surprise Olympic Alpine ski title
Author: 0 Snowboarder Ledecka wins surprise Olympic Alpine ski title

Definitely the winds have been changing for every racer, but, you know, I attacked. The road here wasn't easy. "I have two more races left, so I hope those will go a little bit better". Ledecka, 22, froze in disbelief. "Lindsey is such an incredible, achieved athlete, and Mikaela looks at her that way, in awe of her". "Until today", Ledecka said, "I thought I was a better snowboarder".

Sports England secure solid T20 total against NZ
Author: 0 England secure solid T20 total against NZ

Malan brought up another half-century before the skipper took over the reins to help England post 194 for 7 on board, scoring an unbeaten 46-ball 80. Australia then dragged the New Zealand innings back with three wickets for four runs in six deliveries. Guptill reached his 14th T20 worldwide half-century from 44 balls and helped New Zealand to 164-3 with 21 balls remaining.

Sports Winter Olympics: Christie suffers disappointment again as she crashes out in 1500m
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Christie suffers disappointment again as she crashes out in 1500m

The Brit required treatment on the ice after a crash on the final lap while she was pushing for a place in the final but she was flung into the sides after a clash with China's Li Jinyu. "She wants to thank everyone for their support and the hospital staff who assessed her so quickly". But she has now crashed out of the 1500m and 500m events, leaving the 1000m as her remaining hope of an elusive Olympic medal, if she is fit enough to compete after her crash tonight.

Sports Champions League: Bettors back English clubs after impressive results
Author: 0 Champions League: Bettors back English clubs after impressive results

We scored twice against a team that is always hard to break down. Spurs did great things in Turin to fight their way back into a game which looked lost after 20 minutes and are looking very good now for a place in the quarter-finals. All eyes were on Sergio Aguero ahead of kick-off following his four-goal haul against Leicester but City's dynamic midfielder stole the show. Juventus , Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have reached the finals in that period in which only Chelsea ...

Sports Kohli brilliance aside, India's WC aspirations still work in progress
Author: 0 Kohli brilliance aside, India's WC aspirations still work in progress

While the first T20I was won by India by 7 wickets , they won the second by 9 wickets . As such, they have a stable formula to rely on in the shortest format as well. Unadkat is the other player to watch here. After Ashish Nehra retired, Unadkat was called up when Kumar was rested against Sri Lanka. Kohli doubled down in the domestic scene and forced his way back into the ODI eleven, hitting his first century against Sri Lanka at the end of 2009.

Sports Carlos Carvalhal reflects on Sheffield Wednesday 0 Swansea City 0
Author: 0 Carlos Carvalhal reflects on Sheffield Wednesday 0 Swansea City 0

The Portuguese only left Hillsborough eight weeks ago by mutual consent but, in a classic twist of fixture fate, found himself back there with new club Swansea in the fifth round of the FA Cup . "We had one play-off final and one semi-final, and they were unbelievable and very strong emotional moments, that makes me think I will be part of the club forever".

Sports Lindsey Vonn 'disappointed' after bobble in super-G
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn 'disappointed' after bobble in super-G

There was an initial backlash to Vonn's comments and she said, "it is hurtful to read comments where people are hoping I break my neck or that God is punishing me for being anti-Trump". After the race, Vonn acknowledged she was "disappointed" but maintained a positive attitude. Im proud of the way I skied and how I attacked the course.

Sports Basel 0-4 Manchester City: Quotes & Tweets
Author: 0 Basel 0-4 Manchester City: Quotes & Tweets

Manchester City have sold out their entire allocation of 32,656 tickets for the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal . "I don't know when he will be ready definitely but the first step is to make one week or two weeks training alone and today is his first training with team".

Sports Suarez, Alba strike as Barcelona prepare for Chelsea by edging past Eibar
Author: 0 Suarez, Alba strike as Barcelona prepare for Chelsea by edging past Eibar

Luis Suarez opened the scoring the in the 16th minute against the run of play and Eibar did plenty to make LaLiga's leaders feel uncomfortable, although Fabian Orellana undermined their efforts with a needless 66th-minute red card. Of the last 35 penalties given in La Liga matches involving Barcelona , 34 have been in favour of Barcelona , and one against. "They want you to play like they do, they start games well and we will have to adapt to the situation, the size of the pitch and ...

Sports Half time with Hodges - Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Coventry City 0
Author: 0 Half time with Hodges - Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Coventry City 0

He wasted one chance by completely mis-kicking in the area and then missed another opportunity following a decent cross from Markus Suttner . A home win at [1.38] looks banker bet material to me but backing Brighton -1 on the handicap at 11/10 on the Betfair Sportsbook appeals just as much.

Author: 0 Emery backs Neymar to 'show everyone how good he is' against Madrid

Neymar Snr, also the player's agent, posted a photo of his son with the message: "In a 'war" there are always the ones who feed on victories and those who, like vultures, feed on carrion of the defeated. Kroos's injury could spare the Brazilian enforcer the axe for the time being, but another possibility is that under-utilised Croatian worldwide Mateo Kovacic will be given more playing time alongside compatriot Luka Modric in the centre of the pitch.

Sports Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantay, McDowell lead
Author: 0 Tiger Woods misses cut at Riviera; Cantay, McDowell lead

However, the 42-year-old American failed to qualify for the weekend at the Riviera Country Club after carding a forgettable five-over-par 76 in the second round. Dustin Johnson had a tough start to his tournament Thursday, but after shooting a two-under 69 on Friday, he is clear of the cut at one over. Even though Woods missed the cut , McIlroy believes the man who once seemed certain to challenge Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 major titles can contend again.

Sports List of T20 records broken
Author: 0 List of T20 records broken

Australia chased 243 - a world-record in T20 internationals - to clinch a stunning victory over New Zealand and offer England a surprising reprieve in the Tri-Series. Munro went on to hit three successive sixes off Tye before being caught at long-on seeking a fourth. With the hosts choosing to bat first, Guptill showed his intent from the off, clipping Kane Richardson off his toes and seeing the ball race to the boundary.

Sports Sally Field Tries to Set Up Her Son with Olympian Adam Rippon
Author: 0 Sally Field Tries to Set Up Her Son with Olympian Adam Rippon

Hey @ Adaripp . I just wanted let you know that I am a fan, I am not in denial, and that you are THE MOST FUN! He said, "I think I've shown the world that I'm a fierce competitor". I never felt supported by the politicians of IN or the support for being an openly gay athlete. "Being true to who you are and not giving a (expletive) about what others think about you is an awesome and liberating thing whether you are gay or not", Rippon wrote on Twitter earlier this week .

Sports John-Henry Krueger wins short-track silver, ends USA medal drought
Author: 0 John-Henry Krueger wins short-track silver, ends USA medal drought

But that was the last time an American won a medal at the Games with events since that have seen disappointing finishes from medal favorites Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn on the slopes and Nathan Chen on the ice . That left just Krueger and Girard as the only skaters upright with one lap to go. It's Girard's first career Olympic medal. One major obstacle to the gold medal was removed when the International Olympic Committee banned Sochi 1,000m champion Ahn from competing in Pyeongchang ...