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Sports Steve Wilks informs Cardinals staff he’s done
Author: 0 Steve Wilks informs Cardinals staff he’s done

Earlier in the day, ahead of a meeting with owner Michael Bidwill, Wilks informed his staff he wouldn't be returning next season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network . Wilks' downfall began with quarterback Sam Bradford's ineffective play. The Cardinals have the potential to land the first-overall pick, which could help their cause, but other teams seeking coaches have quarterbacks who are considered preferable.

Sports Oilers acquire Petrovic, send Wideman to Florida
Author: 0 Oilers acquire Petrovic, send Wideman to Florida

Manning, 28, was in the first year of a two-year deal with the Hawks. An injured McDavid, in the midst of a standout rookie season, was sidelined three months and missed out on winning the Calder Trophy. Wideman had similarly struggled in Ottawa before the trade, suggesting that he has not fully recovered from a torn hamstring that limited him to just 16 games past year and ended his season in mid-November.

Sports Two players Unai Emery must sign as soon as possible
Author: 0 Two players Unai Emery must sign as soon as possible

Arsenal midfielder , Aaron Ramsey has revealed the club he'll join when he leaves Emirates at the end of the season. Ramsey will see his current deal with Arsenal expire at the end of the season and the Wales global is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer following a breakdown in contract talks.

Author: 0 Sachin Tendulkar's coach Ranmakant Achrekar passes away

Last month, I met Sir along with some of his students and spent some time together. He was 87 and a family member told PTI that he passed away owing to old-age related ailments. Sachin Tendulkar alongside his coach Ramakant Achrekar in 2014. Of late, his daughter Kalpana Murkar and son-in-law Deepak Murkar had been running the academy, which had over three decade ago given Sachin Tendulkar the foundation to make an outstanding cricketing career.

Sports Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended one game
Author: 0 Capitals’ Ovechkin to skip All-Star Game, will be suspended one game

According to The Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan, Ovechkin said that "at [his] age", he feels like his body needs a break. The All-Star Game will be held in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. But with the Caps leading the way in the Metropolitan Division, Washington fans are unlikely to be concerned as they pin their hopes on Ovechkin and his teammates continuing their form in their bid to claim back-to-back Stanley Cup wins.

Sports Lamar Jackson Will Become Youngest QB To Start NFL Playoff Game
Author: 0 Lamar Jackson Will Become Youngest QB To Start NFL Playoff Game

The NFC's top seed are listed as a 9/4 followed, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs , who had the the AFC's best record at 4/1. Jackson will start Sunday's AFC Wild Card matchup after leading the Ravens to the playoffs after becoming the team's starter during their week 11 game against the Bengals.

Sports There Is A New Favourite For The Manchester United Job
Author: 0 There Is A New Favourite For The Manchester United Job

Rafa Benitez has shrugged off talk about managing Manchester United one day - and says the Red Devils are "dangerous" no matter who is in charge. Manchester United haven't won the Premier League title since 2013. Newcastle lacked ambition, as well as a threat in the final third, but they still caused Solskjaer's side problems in the first half and should have been in the lead at half time.

Sports WADA might reinstate ban on Russia
Author: 0 WADA might reinstate ban on Russia

The end-of-year deadline was set in September, when WADA lifted a ban on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports after a report which uncovered a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia.

Sports Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic survives huge scare, hits quarter-finals
Author: 0 Qatar Open: Novak Djokovic survives huge scare, hits quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic beat Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-2 in the Qatar Open first round, grabbing his first win of 2019 in just 55 minutes . As Nadal and Murray struggled with injuries, Djokovic recaptured his best form in the second half of 2018, winning Wimbledon and the US Open to move onto 14 grand slam titles.

Sports Unai Emery Wants To Improve Defense, Says Club Open To Transfers
Author: 0 Unai Emery Wants To Improve Defense, Says Club Open To Transfers

We are very happy with the attacking players. On whether Arsenal should have scored more, Iwobi said: " Yes, but we did get four and that's enough ." . Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up a routine victory in the 84th minute with his 14th goal of the campaign, leaving him the league's top scorer and giving him as many in 21 games as Alexandre Lacazette managed in leading Arsenal last season.

Author: 0 Tennis Brisbane Rafael Nadal withdraws from Brisbane International, Melbourne in doubt

Open semifinals in September. 'I did an MRI and it shows a small staring on my left thigh, ' Nadal told reporters in Brisbane . "I tried to play and I wanted to play, but there were recommendations from the doctors", he said . The Spaniard played one match at last week's Mubadala World Tennis Championship - where he lost to South-African Kevin Anderson . "And being honest, I feel myself playing well".

Author: 0 Murray upbeat after winning start in Brisbane

Murray underwent hip surgery past 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. Murray, a three-time major champion, recovered a service break in the first set and was in the match at 5-5 until Medvedev won six straight games. "I did an MRI and it shows a small strain on my left thigh", said the world No 2.

Sports Donnie Nietes Wins Vacant WBO Super Flyweight Title
Author: 0 Donnie Nietes Wins Vacant WBO Super Flyweight Title

Nietes also made history by becoming the latest man to win a world title in four weight classes as well as being the third Filipino boxer to do it, behind Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire. Donnie Nietes is now in elite company. "Donnie fought at his very best and avoided Ioka's massive body shots by countering them with his timely uppercuts".

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

The United States, which lost to Greece on Monday, can't now advance. "She's a great champion, you see how focused she is and I love that about her". There was a memorable moment in the second set when a Tiafoe shot struck a shocked but amused Federer on the head with the match played in very fine spirits.

Sports Candidates to Replace Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia
Author: 0 Candidates to Replace Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia

The Houston Cougars are finalizing a deal to make Dana Holgorsen their next head coach and are expected to announce his hire as early as Tuesday, a source with knowledge of the search told ESPN . The New Year's timing is related to the buyout language in Holgorsen's contract at WVU. After January 1st, Holgorsen's buyout from WVU reduces from $2.5 million to $1 million.

Sports Barcelona confirm recent talks with PSG about Rabiot
Author: 0 Barcelona confirm recent talks with PSG about Rabiot

However, it seems the France global would not be keen on joining the north London side who have reached the Champions League last-16 and are now nine points off Premier League leaders Liverpool. FC Barcelona have issued a statement in response to the rumours circulating in the French press regarding links between the club and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot .

Sports Juventus confirm Aaron Ramsey interest
Author: 0 Juventus confirm Aaron Ramsey interest

Ramsey had initially hoped to extend his contract at Arsenal but negotiations broke down, which has seen a number of top clubs around Europe linked with a move, including Bayern Munich , Paris Saint-Germain and Juve. While the Gunners have not discussed an extension with Ramsey since September, they appear unlikely to sell the player during this transfer window and will risk losing him for nothing in the summer.

Sports Sydney Test: Injuries cloud India's pursuit for history
Author: 0 Sydney Test: Injuries cloud India's pursuit for history

In this particular case, Ashwin has been suffering from a left-side abdominal strain, which also forced him to sit out of the final Test against England at the Oval. India are yet to win the series though as Tim Paine and Co is in with a chance to win the encounter and draw level. India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates another Australian wicket.

Sports Yankees, Troy Tulowitzki Agree To Deal
Author: 0 Yankees, Troy Tulowitzki Agree To Deal

He was scheduled to earn $20 million in 2019, and the Blue Jays will now pay him that amount minus the league minimum, which the Yankees will cover. Passan notes that Tulowitzki will likely log some time at shortstop for the Yankees while their regular shortstop, Didi Gregorius , recovers from Tommy John surgery .

Sports Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shortlisted for CAF award
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shortlisted for CAF award

The same three players are again in the running for this year's award, which will be presented at a ceremony on January 8 in Dakar, the capital of Mane's home country of Senegal. A repeat of last year, the three players will be hoping to begin the year with the crown of Player of the Year for their exploits in 2018. Toure achieved his feat in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 while Essien had his successful reign in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Sports Raptors concerned about Lowry's injuries - Nurse
Author: 0 Raptors concerned about Lowry's injuries - Nurse

This is kind of their team. "Now it's a little bit different scenario". "But it's OK. Let's not go insane". "We're playing the healthiest guys, and the rest of the guys are all getting to play because we've got to play them". We bounce back. We've got a championship-caliber team. The Raptors are 4-3 without him. His absence was more bad news for an injury-bitten Raptors team already missing centre Jonas Valanciunas , who had surgery for a dislocated thumb on December 13 and was expected ...

Sports Dreary weather not an issue at the Cotton Bowl
Author: 0 Dreary weather not an issue at the Cotton Bowl

Alabama (14-0) advanced to the national championship game for the fourth consecutive season and will play January 7 in Santa Clara, California against familiar foe Clemson, which beat Notre Dame 30-3 in the Cotton Bowl . Clemson is working on an appeal for Lawrence and two other players, but it is unlikely the Tigers will have them back for the national title game. Kyler Murray , the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who almost led Oklahoma to a comeback victory against Alabama in the ...

Sports Vardy rings in New Year with acrobatic display
Author: 0 Vardy rings in New Year with acrobatic display

Find out by following our live matchcast. After a poor first half, the decisive goal came when Everton defender Michael Keane mis-controlled the ball to Ricardo Pereira , who sent Vardy through. Gylfi Sigurdsson came close to equalising shortly after Leicester's goal but his volley off Theo Walcott's headed pass flew narrowly over before both the Icelandic worldwide and Lucas Digne struck the wall with free kick chances.

Sports Kompany demands City 'pull everything out of the locker' against Liverpool
Author: 0 Kompany demands City 'pull everything out of the locker' against Liverpool

Manchester City centre-back Vincent Kompany has challenged his team mates to "pull everything out of the locker" for Thursday's crucial game against Liverpool . "There's no denying it is a huge game for both clubs", Aguero added. "Of course, we knew repeating last year's success wouldn't be a simple task but we always aim for excellence".

Sports Mauricio Pochettino praises Tottenham players after victory at Cardiff
Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino praises Tottenham players after victory at Cardiff

In the final game of the day, Cardiff host Tottenham at Cardiff City Stadium. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the statistics behind Kane's record. DF Davinson Sanchez, 7 - Solid again, justifying his selection ahead of Juan Foyth . "From the beginning today we showed massive energy and I think that is the team we want, and expect, to see to get a good performance on the pitch".

Sports Battle In Seattle Still Ends In Loss For Cardinals
Author: 0 Battle In Seattle Still Ends In Loss For Cardinals

Rebounding from a badly-telegraphed interception on Seattle's first possession of the game, Wilson set a franchise-record by throwing his 196th career touchdown pass, surpassing Dave Krieg on the all-time list with a 29-yard strike to a wide-open Tyler Lockett .

Sports Zdeno Chara shows off Winter Classic jersey in New Year's Instagram post
Author: 0 Zdeno Chara shows off Winter Classic jersey in New Year's Instagram post

Sportsnet is reporting that the league will name Dallas as the host city for next year's US -based Winter Classic while Regina is expected to host Canada's Heritage Classic at the home of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. Next, we'll have the Winter Classic on January 1, 2020, which is moving south for the first time ever. Playing another Canadian team in a city like Regina in Mosaic Stadium will be a great atmosphere.

Sports John Wall to reportedly have season-ending surgery
Author: 0 John Wall to reportedly have season-ending surgery

The Wizards are hosting the Chicago Bulls on Friday and John Wall is not playing. The Wizards improved to 14-24 with Saturday's win, breaking a three-game losing streak. While he had a handful of underwhelming games over the past month or so, his production will be hard to match. If Wall undergoes surgery and misses the remainder of the season, it will push shooting guard Bradley Beal into an even larger role.

Sports Raiders Hire Mike Mayock as General Manager
Author: 0 Raiders Hire Mike Mayock as General Manager

Mayock is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of draft eligible college players each year, able to recall details upon memory of even the most obscure National Football League players when on conference calls with the media. The Raiders allowed their most points (467) in a season since 1961 and set marks for franchise worsts in sacks (13) and yards per play allowed (6.27) as the absence of an impact pass rusher like Mack was felt all season.

Sports Antonio Brown missed game after dispute with teammate
Author: 0 Antonio Brown missed game after dispute with teammate

Brown got upset that Roethlisberger wanted to run a hot read over again during a walkthrough, so coaches sent another player to run the play. Brown reportedly missed practices and the Bengals game due to a heated dispute with a teammate.