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Sports England hope to have Maro Itoje available before end of Six Nations
Author: 0 England hope to have Maro Itoje available before end of Six Nations

We were just a little bit off. "I am a fully signed-up member of the low-key, respectful Schmidt approach every time and I qualify that by saying that what goes on behind closed doors at in-house meetings is very different to that dished out at PR-perfect press conferences for public consumption".

Sports Several killed in fire at Flamengo football club training centre
Author: 0 Several killed in fire at Flamengo football club training centre

Three people were also injured and were taken to a local hospital. "It's the worst tragedy in the club's 123 years", said Flamengo president Rodolfo Landim, who visited the scene. Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr came through Flamengo's system and not long ago was living in the training facility. The most important thing now is to dedicate ourselves to trying to minimize the suffering and pain of these families who are certainly suffering a lot and be sure that Flamengo is taking care of it and ...

Sports XFL Announces Head Coach & General Manager for Dallas Team
Author: 0 XFL Announces Head Coach & General Manager for Dallas Team

Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is coming out of retirement to lead the new Dallas franchise in the reincarnation of the XFL. The league will begin play in February of 2020, with eight teams, including one in Dallas that will play at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Sports Next Gen Stats: Hidden numbers that defined Super Bowl LIII
Author: 0 Next Gen Stats: Hidden numbers that defined Super Bowl LIII

Rob Gronkowski went on Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night and revealed he got hit in the face with a beer can during the victory parade . It was a bumpin' party of duck boats, alcohol and players juking to avoid footballs, individually packaged shots and beer cans thrown by fans.

Sports Milwaukee Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans Pelicans
Author: 0 Milwaukee Bucks acquire Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans Pelicans

The Detroit Pistons are reportedly trading forward Stanley Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Thon Maker , ESPN reports . NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 09: Nikola Mirotic #3 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Smoothie King Center on January 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Sports Great catch: Phillies get J.T. Realmuto in trade with Marlins
Author: 0 Great catch: Phillies get J.T. Realmuto in trade with Marlins

The Phillies had the worst batting average in the major leagues previous year (.234) and were third in strikeouts (1,520). A rebuilding project for the perennial also-rans will probably continue for several years under CEO Derek Jeter , whose group bought the franchise after the 2017 season.

Sports India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Auckland
Author: 0 India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I in Auckland

India started well with the ball after New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat, taking early wickets then being economical at the end of the innings. "We believe that whatever the target is in front of us we can chase it down, but we just couldn't do it tonight", said a disappointed Rohit after the game.

Sports Manchester United invite Molde officials to PSG Champions League clash
Author: 0 Manchester United invite Molde officials to PSG Champions League clash

Solskjaer has impressed since replacing Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December, United winning eight of the nine games he's been in charge for. There are so many good players [in the United team] - [Paul] Pogba, [Marcus] Rashford, so many. United sit just two points behind Chelsea and can end this weekend in fourth place if they beat struggling Fulham at Craven Cottage and Maurizio Sarri's team lose at Manchester City on Sunday.

Sports Sixers trade former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz to Magic
Author: 0 Sixers trade former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz to Magic

Fultz, on the other hand, will have an opportunity to revitalize his career down in Orlando , a team desperate for a point guard that has virtually no chance of making the playoffs this season, even after coming out to a hot start. The Sixers traded Fultz to the Orlando Magic shortly before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski .

Sports Milwaukee Bucks reportedly acquire Nikola Mirotic in three-team deal
Author: 0 Milwaukee Bucks reportedly acquire Nikola Mirotic in three-team deal

The Bucks have added another big man who can stretch the floor. The Detroit Pistons are also involved in the deal and multiple second-round picks will be exchanged. In 267 career games, he's averaged 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals. Johnson, 22, was Detroit's first-round draft pick (eighth overall) in 2015.

Sports Adam Scott fancied to mount strong challenge at Pebble Beach
Author: 0 Adam Scott fancied to mount strong challenge at Pebble Beach

Mickelson, who is chasing his 50th career victory, was flawless from the tee as he hit 13 out of 13 fairways - the first time he recorded a 100 per cent success rate in that department on the PGA Tour since 1998, although he was unaware that he had managed this before.

Sports Major League Baseball great Frank Robinson dead at age 83
Author: 0 Major League Baseball great Frank Robinson dead at age 83

Robinson was named the AL Manager of the Year with the Orioles in 1989 - the same year he took part in history by coaching against the Blue Jays' Cito Gaston in the first games featuring two black managers. After 10 seasons in Cincinnati, he joined the Baltimore Orioles, and won a World Series in his first season in Baltimore. ESPN's Tim Kurkjian writes that "Robinson is one of the most underrated superstar players ever to play the game".

Sports Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft
Author: 0 Durant, Curry drafted first, second in All-Star draft

Since it was that time of year, James said would give Antetokounmpo Westbrook for Ben Simmons , another All-Star reserve . With the final two picks, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade , James will get first dibs. Last year, the actual draft was done in secret, and announced at a later date. "Everyone in the world knows who I'm going with". Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) greets Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) before an National Basketball Association game ...

Sports Marc Gasol headed to Raptors as trade deadline heats up
Author: 0 Marc Gasol headed to Raptors as trade deadline heats up

He's still a really, really good basketball player, and with his addition, the Raptors suddenly have a major upgrade in their frontcourt, something they could use in a seven-game postseason series against someone like Joel Embiid or Al Horford.

Sports Unai Emery wants three Arsenal signing despite small summer budget
Author: 0 Unai Emery wants three Arsenal signing despite small summer budget

The team have lost four and drawn two of their past six Premier League away games to slip to sixth in the table and the manager knows the rot has to stop at Huddersfield on Saturday. "Above all we must work hard, take a good feeling in training and then show it in the match". "For us, tactically, is the second issue". "But now we need to recover this confidence, this performance".

Sports Emiliano Sala: Body identified as footballer
Author: 0 Emiliano Sala: Body identified as footballer

Police today confirmed that the body pulled from the wreckage of Emiliano Sala's plane was that of the missing footballer. Officers said the families of the 28-year-old Cardiff City striker and missing pilot David Ibbotson , 59, have been informed of the development and will "continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers".

Sports Possible MLB rule changes may have little effect on Pirates
Author: 0 Possible MLB rule changes may have little effect on Pirates

Among the proposals to be considered, per multiple reports , are a universal designated hitter - now only American League teams employ a DH, with National League teams adapting to that lineup configuration when visiting an AL ballpark - a 20-second pitch clock and expanding rosters to 26.

Sports Anthony Davis' dad doesn't want him in Boston
Author: 0 Anthony Davis' dad doesn't want him in Boston

As the Lakers elevate their offer, including more top young players and even more draft picks into the offer, they'll keep closing the gap. I guess we'll just have to see what, if anything, Davis, Rich Paul and Klutch Sports have left up their sleeve.

Sports Lonzo to the Suns? LaVar wants to 'speak it into existence'
Author: 0 Lonzo to the Suns? LaVar wants to 'speak it into existence'

Would four first rounders make up for not including Lonzo? Although his scoring numbers aren't where the Lakers would want them to be, it's undeniable that he creates plenty more opportunities for teammates with his playmaking abilities. Warren to New Orleans. Due to Anthony Davis becoming available in the trade market, the Lakers have been heavily linked to him. Ever since Davis' trade request became public, it's appeared unlikely that the six-time All-Star would be moved before the ...

Sports Williams to present new livery for 2019 on Monday
Author: 0 Williams to present new livery for 2019 on Monday

The Haas F1 livery launch had a very awkward moment when the presenter asked Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean to come forward and unveil the new vehicle. "Last year, I think we had the fourth-fastest vehicle, we finished fifth [in the standings], I know about that, but the next one up was Red Bull". Former champions Renault, who pipped Haas to fourth, McLaren and Williams are all targeting improved campaigns and Magnussen added: "Renault were strong last season, beat us to fourth, and ...

Sports Red Bull hoping Honda power will reduce gap to Mercedes, Ferrari
Author: 0 Red Bull hoping Honda power will reduce gap to Mercedes, Ferrari

Hamilton , 34, won 11 races for Mercedes on his way to the title while four-time world champion Vettel, 31, was runner-up having won five. Verstappen clinched the best championship result of his young F1 career last season, rising to fourth in the championship with a stunning podium run in the second half of the year.

Sports Major League Baseball hot stove: Bryce Harper meeting with Giants, report says
Author: 0 Major League Baseball hot stove: Bryce Harper meeting with Giants, report says

All five teams seem to have been in the running for the outfielder, but the Dodgers and Yankees don't have much cap space in order to sign Harper to a multi-year, $300 million deal that he covets. Harper has generated plenty of interest this offseason, but this is the first time San Francisco has been linked to the 26-year-old. What I have not, and will not accept is the thought of Bryce Harper as a Yankee.

Sports Australia to manage return of Steve Smith and David Warner
Author: 0 Australia to manage return of Steve Smith and David Warner

It's about how much cricket they get to play between now and then. He subsequently underwent a surgery in Australia and needed to wear an arm brace for six weeks before undergoing extensive rehabilitation. Justin Langer had stated in a press-conference after Australia's win over Sri Lanka in Canberra that it would be "crazy" not to pick Smith and Warner for the World Cup as they were "great players".

Sports Bulls trade Parker to Wizards for Porter
Author: 0 Bulls trade Parker to Wizards for Porter

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said in late January the team was "not trading" Porter. Let's break it down. Porter has a hefty contract, owed almost $27.3 million in 2019-'20 before holding a player option for almost $28.5 million in 2020-'21.

Sports Ringrose and Toner ruled out of Ireland´s clash with Scotland
Author: 0 Ringrose and Toner ruled out of Ireland´s clash with Scotland

But it might mean Stander would be available for Ireland's match against France in Dublin on March 10, as well as their Championship finale away to Wales in Cardiff the following weekend. No. 8 CJ Stander was already out due to facial fractures. Ireland's success in 2018 owed much to their much-vaunted squad depth, something head coach Joe Schmidt has sought to strengthen in recent years.

Sports Mavericks trade F Barnes to Kings
Author: 0 Mavericks trade F Barnes to Kings

He is now averaging 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He's just a genuinely good dude and he's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. "I've got to let the dust settle and figure out who the hell is going to start". The 26-year-old Barnes was taken with the seventh overall pick back in 2012 by the Warriors, before joining the Mavericks ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Sports Eden Hazard to tell Chelsea he wants Real Madrid move
Author: 0 Eden Hazard to tell Chelsea he wants Real Madrid move

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is Real Madrid's top summer transfer target, which could threaten Eden Hazard's hopes of a move to the Bernabeu club. "I know what I am going to do". I just want to help the team, focus fully on it. "He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment", said Maurizio Sarri last week.

Sports Fan struck in head by batted ball at Dodgers game dies
Author: 0 Fan struck in head by batted ball at Dodgers game dies

The victim's daughter noted, "Ushers came down and asked if she was all right, and she said no, then EMT came and rushed her to the hospital - she threw up in the ambulance". The ball traveled over safety netting protecting those in lower seats, ESPN reported. She suffered life-threatening injuries but did survive. Goldbloom's family declined to reveal whether legal action would be taken against the Dodgers or if an agreement had been reached with the club.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers make three-way trade with Houston, Sacramento
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers make three-way trade with Houston, Sacramento

Furthermore, the Cavs will also send recently acquired players - from the Portland Trail Blazers trade from this past weekend - Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets. He will be a free agent this summer. General manager Koby Altman traded Kyle Korver for Burks and two second-round picks. He had 10 points, three rebounds and an assist in 25 minutes before being subbed out with 3:11 left in the third quarter.

Sports Suns Agree to Deal with Heat for Guard Tyler Johnson
Author: 0 Suns Agree to Deal with Heat for Guard Tyler Johnson

Johnson has one season remaining on his contract at $19.3 million. From Miami's perspective, the trade should help clear salary cap space and lower its luxury tax bill from $9.7 million to $1.7 million, Wojnarowski adds . But, he will likely be waived by the Suns, ESPN reports . The 26-year-old Johnson is in his fifth National Basketball Association season. Anderson is averaging 3.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Phoenix.

Sports Nick Foles Informs Eagles He'll Void Option For 2019
Author: 0 Nick Foles Informs Eagles He'll Void Option For 2019

According to ESPN , the Eagles picked up their end of the 2019 mutual option in place for Foles and the team on Tuesday night, but the quarterback then quickly informed the team he would be declining his end. He did more thinking on the field than he did playing [in 2018]. "Howie could get stuck with him at $25 million for one year". Later on that year, Foles would be named the Super Bowl MVP as the Eagles hoisted the Lombardi trophy for the first time in franchise history.

Sports CRICKET RESULT: Windies clinch series
Author: 0 CRICKET RESULT: Windies clinch series

By contrast the decision of Alastair Cook, their all-time leading Test run-scorer, to retire from worldwide duty at the end of the 2018 season was the latest example in recent years of a batsman averaging over 40 departing the England scene.

Sports India crash to worst ever T20 defeat
Author: 0 India crash to worst ever T20 defeat

Seifert's fearless charge evoked memories of a similar Kiwi keeper batsman- Brendon McCullum . With India chasing 220, they needed a fast start, but Southee remarkably went for just two runs from his first two overs, and picked up the key wicket of Rohit Sharma .