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Sports Virgil van Dijk a future captain: This Liverpool legend thinks so
Author: 0 Virgil van Dijk a future captain: This Liverpool legend thinks so

He started the game in Stevenage in a bid to build up match fitness but his evening was cut short in the second-half of the 1-0 Premier League 2 defeat. The German does plan on talking to Van Dijk ahead of Sunday's contest, and says the team have to accept any negative reactions from the stands. "I think I prefer that our fans are focused on supporting our players and getting behind us".

Sports Wenger Reveals What He Expects From Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan Against Spurs
Author: 0 Wenger Reveals What He Expects From Aubameyang & Mkhitaryan Against Spurs

The roulette of January transfer window has now ran its course and Arsenal ended up losing Oliver Giroud and Alexis Sanchez , but gaining Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan . Another constant that could be removed from the team is injured goalkeeper Petr Cech . Wenger also hopes to have Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck available for the game.

Sports Palace's Zaha ruled out for a month
Author: 0 Palace's Zaha ruled out for a month

I've said what I've got to say". "The lads have accepted - we've all accepted - we were not able to compete with Arsenal , but in reality an Arsenal team as good as that has punished a lot of teams this season on their own soil". Despite his disappointment at Allardyce's comment, Hodgson confirmed he would shake his opposite number's hand when Crystal Palace meet Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Sports Kim Jong-un's sister Yo-jong in S Korea for Olympics
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South Korea's speed skater Mo Tae-bum (2nd from L), a coach and an official take an Olympic Oath at the opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in PyeongChang on February 9, 2018 . Welcoming the CAS' decision, the International Olympic Committee said it supports the fight against doping and brings clarity for all athletes. Pence avoided public criticism of Moon, congratulating South Korea on hosting the Olympics and pledging continued support in addressing the ...

Sports Fifteen banned Russian athletes lodge second appeal to top sports court
Author: 0 Fifteen banned Russian athletes lodge second appeal to top sports court

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says its secretary-general, Matthieu Reeb, will announce a decision Friday morning on last-minute appeals by 47 Russian athletes and coaches to participate in the Winter Olympics. The IOC also said two Russian coaches - due to the evidence available from the Oswald Commission reports - "should not be considered for an invitation to attend the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018".

Sports Cricket legends take part in historic game on ice
Author: 0 Cricket legends take part in historic game on ice

The second of the games is on tonight Australian time. Two most explosive batsmen of India and Pakistan i.e. Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi led the teams. Electing to bat first, Diamond were off to a flying start due to Virender Sehwag's quick-fire 22-ball 47 before former Pakistani star all-rounder Abdul Razzaq struck twice to remove Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene.

Sports Eden Hazard wins Belgian footballer of the year
Author: 0 Eden Hazard wins Belgian footballer of the year

Asked if he welcomed the kind words Zidane has said about him in the past, Hazard added: "Of course it is, I remember 10 years ago when he spoke about me for the first time, it was incredible". Clearly, the flow of time is relative to memory in the dog-eats-dog universe of the Premier League. We have lost some games this year and we still have three months left.

Author: 0 Leicester's Mahrez returns to training, ending transfer standoff

I hope he can come back with a good attitude and prepared to work, but he will need time, and time to be match-fit. "The best way is to come back and enjoy his football", Puel told a news conference on Thursday. The most important thing for me is to keep Riyad and the club and the fans united and in a good way about this. "We know it's a difficult situation, but we needed to look forward and to continue this hard work".

Author: 0 CAS to hear last-ditch Winter Olympics plea by 32 Russian athletes

The IOC has banned Russian Federation from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting later this week over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system in Sochi but 169 athletes with no history of doping have been invited to compete as neutrals.

Sports Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned
Author: 0 Winter Olympics 2018: Russians appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion adjourned

On Friday, 47 Russians implicated in doping lost a last-minute court bid to take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics, just hours before the opening ceremony. However, the CAS decision may not be the end of the matter. In its decision Friday, the court upheld the IOC's right to exclude them, saying there was no evidence the International Olympic Committee had "improperly exercised their discretion".

Sports Bayern's Lewandowski not interested in Real Madrid speculation
Author: 0 Bayern's Lewandowski not interested in Real Madrid speculation

However, Lewandowski said the report is merely "the next rumour" before saying, "I don't have any idea if my agent has spoken to Real Madrid ". "I don't have anything to say on speculation nor rumours". "I have no doubt that it is a temporary crisis and that we will achieve our goals from here to the end of the season". "He has already showed what he can do with this team".

Sports Philly has Super Bowl victory parade that we expected here for Patriots
Author: 0 Philly has Super Bowl victory parade that we expected here for Patriots

The defensive end for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles was on the Patriots team that overcame a 25-point deficit a year ago in Super Bowl LI. The city's two subways will be free all day, but fans coming in from the Pennsylvania suburbs might have a trickier time getting into the city. Mayor Jim Kenney had a simple request for Philadelphians.

Sports Hazard: Champions League has affected Chelsea's Prem title defence
Author: 0 Hazard: Champions League has affected Chelsea's Prem title defence

League leaders Manchester City welcome Claude Puel's Leicester City side but wantaway Foxes star Riyad Mahrez won't feature as he remains on strike after failing to get his January move to the Etihad. "The victor finds a solution, the loser finds excuses". Another of those teams - Southampton take on Liverpool in Sunday's late afternoon kick-off while the action concludes at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats as they host ...

Sports Timberwolves will attempt to sign Derrick Rose
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Just minutes after trading Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers , the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Rodney Hood and George Hill in a three-team trade with the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings . When Gordon Hayward chose to leave the Utah Jazz for the Boston Celtics in free agency this summer, it seemed as if the Jazz would have to start from scratch and rebuild what had taken them almost seven years to form.

Sports Wenger explains why Mkhitaryan stays behind after training
Author: 0 Wenger explains why Mkhitaryan stays behind after training

If it weren't for an errant offside flag, meanwhile, he would have scored in all four of his matches against them and have a five goal haul to show for it, as he saw a lovely finish from an acute angle wrongfully ruled out for offside in Dortmund's defeat in London back in September.

Sports Deontay Wilder wants Anthony Joshua to fight in the States
Author: 0 Deontay Wilder wants Anthony Joshua to fight in the States

Anthony Joshua has sent a message to Kiwi WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, telling him to turn up to their unification fight next month fit and ready to give their fans a show. You will never be a world-wide figure without me. Nobody in the heavyweight division is doing what I am doing. At first the blame appeared to be on him and his management, which matched him alarmingly soft until (and immediately after) his first title shot.

Sports Wisconsin mixed doubles curling siblings splits first two Olympic matches
Author: 0 Wisconsin mixed doubles curling siblings splits first two Olympic matches

If a team runs out of time - it happened on several occasions at the Olympic trials - they automatically lose the game under World Curling Federation rules. (She is playing mixed doubles curling with fellow Canadian Olympic gold medalist John Morris of Canmore, Alberta). In the first end , the teams took turns seeking control of the target area, with Matt Hamilton successfully dislodging two Russian stones from the house , the inner circles where points are scored.

Sports Wenger: English players are the best divers
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Arsenal are coming on the back of a hugely satisfying 5:1 win over Everton, where they completely dismantled their opponents with some ruthless attacking endeavour. It all but ended Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish. Harry Kane scored his 22nd goal of the Premier League campaign at Anfield and the England worldwide will come up against an Arsenal defence that has conceded 35 times in 26 top-flight games this term.

Sports Short track skater Knegt expects at least one gold at PyeongChang Olympics
Author: 0 Short track skater Knegt expects at least one gold at PyeongChang Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeals of 47 Russian athletes and coaches to be allowed entry into the Winter Olympics at the last minute. Endurance sports such as cross-country skiing and biathlon have come under the most scrutiny, but - much like the Summer Olympics - no discipline has been completely unscathed in the build-up to the Games, which open on today.

Sports Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Victory Parade

Jason Kelce provided the greatest championship parade speech of all time . The Weather Channel projects a high temperature in the mid-30s for the parade, but with sunny skies and zero percent chance of precipitation, expect Eagles fans to bundle up for this event.

Sports Padman Movie Review: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor Bust the Period Taboo!
Author: 0 Padman Movie Review: Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor Bust the Period Taboo!

Even if we want to give a message across, we have to give it in an entertaining manner. The revolution that follows...from spreading menstrual hygiene, to empowering women, to starting mini cooperatives, to a vision of making India a 100% Pad using country, to accolades, to worldwide glory and to a final resolution of his personal life, makes the rest of the feature " PAD MAN ".

Sports Cleveland Cavs Trade Jae Crowder In 3-Team Deal
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavs Trade Jae Crowder In 3-Team Deal

Cleveland Cavs: Trade Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to the Utah Jazz . Isaiah Thomas' stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers was over before it started. Across the league, teams decided it was worth hanging onto such players instead of getting a minor asset or taking on future money. " I wouldn't have made the move if I wasn't confident ", Johnson told ESPN after making the deal.

Sports Six Nations: Champions England to continue title charge with win over Wales
Author: 0 Six Nations: Champions England to continue title charge with win over Wales

The Wales second row Cory Hill travelled with the team after taking a full part in training having followed the return to play concussion protocol. Alun Wyn was the Wales captain on Saturday and, as such, Pascal would have been speaking to him on a regular basis. Wales dismissed the accusation as groundless and suggested England get their own house in order.

Sports Streelman and Hossler share Pebble Beach lead
Author: 0 Streelman and Hossler share Pebble Beach lead

Adam Scott, making his first competitive appearance this year, showed plenty of rust and struggled at the hard Spyglass Hill to a five over 77 and nearly at the bottom of the leaderboard. Casey bogeyed his second hole, the 11th on the scorecard, but regrouped superbly with six birdies from his sixth to 15th holes. The 43-year-old Victorian is just two shots from the lead held at seven-under by Americans Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler.

Sports Ryan Shazier to have a role with the Steelers in 2018
Author: 0 Ryan Shazier to have a role with the Steelers in 2018

Running back Le'Veon Bell, who is about to become a free agent, said last week that he would like to reach agreement on a long-term contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers . He said at the Pro Bowl last month that getting a new contract done before the franchise tag becomes an option on February 20 is a goal for both sides in the negotiation.

Sports Preliminary defensive line coach candidates
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His Steelers connections don't stop there. Dunbar spent the last two seasons as Alabama's defensive line coach, joining the staff in the summer of 2016 after former defensive line coach Bo Davis resigned amid an NCAA investigation that since revealed improper recruiting tactics by the longtime Saban disciple.

Sports Winter Olympics 2018: Men's hockey power rankings
Author: 0 Winter Olympics 2018: Men's hockey power rankings

Back in 2002 at the main winter start in Salt Lake City, we became the fourth sensationally defeating Sweden 4-3, which remains for us the most successful performance in the sovereign history. In 833 games, he has 123 goals and 166 assists for 289 points. A third consecutive final between Canada and the United States would be an intriguing affair loaded with storylines, but don't count out 2006 silver medalist Sweden or 2017 World Championships bronze medalist Finland.

Sports Leaky Smoothie King Center Roof Forces Postponement
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The water from the roof leaked onto the floor and has delayed the game so far. League officials have yet to announce when the game will be made up. "The New Orleans Pelicans announced that tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers has been postponed by the National Basketball Association due to a leak in the roof at the Smoothie King Center ", the Pelicans said in a statement .

Sports Giroud In, Batshuayi Out At Chelsea
Author: 0 Giroud In, Batshuayi Out At Chelsea

Especially if you are a plan b type striker playing for clubs strictly based in London . Kante stressed he was unable to explain why his side suffered a defeat against Bournemouth and wants Chelsea to "do better" when they take on the Hornets.

Sports Celtics seek extra first-rounder to acquire Lou Williams or Tyreke Evans
Author: 0 Celtics seek extra first-rounder to acquire Lou Williams or Tyreke Evans

The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reports that the team's interest in Evans and Williams is "overblown" and "lukewarm", respectively, despite the persistent rumors. The only addition then would be Greg Monroe , who agreed to sign with the team a few days ago. Sixteen teams score more points per 100 possessions than the Celtics.

Sports Sri Lanka opt to bat first in 2nd Test
Author: 0 Sri Lanka opt to bat first in 2nd Test

With his colleagues' inept batting as the backdrop, Liton Das's measured batting kept home hopes alive as the right-hander remained unbeaten on 24. Razzak, making a Test return after four years, and fellow left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed four wickets each to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings shortly after tea.

Sports Vikings hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Vikings hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

In his time with the Eagles , DeFilippo oversaw the early development of quarterback Carson Wentz , who was in the discussion for the NFL MVP this past year before a torn ACL ended his year prematurely. Gene DeFilippo later worked at Vanderbilt and Kentucky before becoming the athletic director at Villanova in 1993. Reich is interviewing for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job, but there are multiple candidates.

Sports Tyreke Evans Still a Grizzly; James Ennis Not
Author: 0 Tyreke Evans Still a Grizzly; James Ennis Not

The two things we have seen with the Celtics is that they may be looking to deal Marcus Smart for a first round pick , and they may be interested in going after Tyreke Evans , whose price is said to be a first round pick at this point. The Grizzlies could use their mid-level exception to sign him this summer at a little more than $8 million per year, but that would require cooperation from Evans and his agent.