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Sports Former Ireland worldwide Liam Miller passes away
Author: 0 Former Ireland worldwide Liam Miller passes away

Earlier FAI Chief John Delaney was spotted heading into St John the Baptist Church in Ovens, Cork where Miller was baptised and received the Sacraments. "Liam was different. His motivation to survive wasn't for him". Liam wanted to survive for his family. Fr Liam Hickey said: "Liam fought his illnesses with the same resilience he played but it was not to be".

Sports Katie Couric Apologizes After Making Some Odd Claims About The Dutch
Author: 0 Katie Couric Apologizes After Making Some Odd Claims About The Dutch

When the Dutch entered the arena, Couric suggested the country were exceptionally strong speed skaters because it was their preferred mode of transport when Amsterdam's famed canals froze over. "My apologies for being on thin ice for my comments re: skating on canals". Hopes have once again melted that this winter will see the staging of the near-mythical Elfstedentocht canal skating race - last held in 1997.

Sports Texas Tech Stays Put in the Latest AP Top 25 Rankings
Author: 0 Texas Tech Stays Put in the Latest AP Top 25 Rankings

Young finished with 19 points and six assists, but he also went 0-for-9 from three-point range. The Red Raiders won the last Southwest Conference title before the merger with the Big 8. #18 Tennessee 70. SC 67: Grant Williams scored 22 points and made a big basket in the closing seconds as the host Volunteers (19-6, 9-4 SEC) handed the Gamecocks their sixth consecutive loss.

Sports Serena Williams Debuts Adorable Baby Alexis at a Tennis Match
Author: 0 Serena Williams Debuts Adorable Baby Alexis at a Tennis Match

The 36-year-old tennis great became a first-time mother on September 1. The former World No. 1 played in an exhibition match in December against the French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko, which she lost and subsequently avoided the current year's Australian Open.

Author: 0 Luke Walton: Isaiah Thomas to come off bench for Lakers

He played 31 minutes off the bench and shot 7-of-12 for 22 points. His fantasy value should be fine even when Lonzo Ball (knee) gets back. In a hostile environment, Clevelands's new acquisitions, along with the energy brought by LeBron James , revived the team.

Sports Johnny Manziel To Play in Spring League
Author: 0 Johnny Manziel To Play in Spring League

The players are divided into four teams, which play two games apiece. Manziel, who was drafted in 2014, couldn't stay out of trouble and the team cut him after the 2015 season. Manziel spent the first two years of his National Football League career with the Cleveland Browns after he was selected 22nd overall in the 2014 draft.

Sports LaVar Ball Competes Against Lonzo Ball On
Author: 0 LaVar Ball Competes Against Lonzo Ball On "Lip Sync Battle"

A possible solution could arrive in the offseason, if, as many have predicted - including LaVar Ball - LeBron James opts out of his Cavaliers contract and signs with the team. Lonzo plays best when he is with his brother. You don't have to give Gelo $15M. Hello, Ball family content consumer. For the first time since he went down with a sprained MCL in a January 13 game against the Dallas Mavericks, basketball fans will have an opportunity to see Lonzo Ball in action on Thursday night.

Sports Chelsea vs Barcelona: Messi can't be stopped - Morata
Author: 0 Chelsea vs Barcelona: Messi can't be stopped - Morata

Morata has said that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor "cannot be stopped", coming as a surprise to Chelsea fans as it isn't particularly the confidence booster they were hoping for. That led to Morata getting a bit too carried away when Real took on fierce city rivals Atletico one season, and the Spain global explained how he took on his worldwide teammate in one particular challenge due to Mourinho's words.

Sports Colts to name Chargers assistant Nick Sirianni new O-coordinator
Author: 0 Colts to name Chargers assistant Nick Sirianni new O-coordinator

The Indianapolis Colts have officially signed their next head coach in former Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich . Now imagine what he can do with a quarterback of Andrew Luck's caliber (exciting, right?). (It's a scheme) that's going to be based on athletic ability and speed. There are still plenty of spots left for Reich to fill. After the Chargers made an improbable postseason run in 2013 that included a victory at Cincinnati in the AFC Divisional playoffs, ...

Sports Seacoast Church hosts Night to Shine event for adults with special needs
Author: 0 Seacoast Church hosts Night to Shine event for adults with special needs

Parents and caregivers waited in anticipation for honored guests to step out on the carpet for the third annual Oklahoma City Night to Shine. She says over 220 volunteers worked the event on Friday. This is Night to Shine's fourth year being put on worldwide, but the first year it's been hosted in St. Joseph. "We just want to pour love on them and bless them and show them that they're one of us", Hill said.

Sports Ole Miss' Andy Kennedy Expected To Step Down
Author: 0 Ole Miss' Andy Kennedy Expected To Step Down

He is the winningest coach in program history. Andy Kennedy and AD Ross Bjork hold news conference to announce departure. He will leave underappreciated for what he accomplished at a school with hardly any history of basketball success .

Sports Montreal rally demands justice for Colten Boushie
Author: 0 Montreal rally demands justice for Colten Boushie

Boushie was accompanied by some of his friends. A fracas ensued, and Stanley - who had gone to get, and loaded, a handgun - shot and killed Boushie. He said his gun accidentally went off when he reached into the SUV to grab their keys out of the ignition. We can not do much about the mistakes of the past, but we do a tremendous disservice to the present and the future by perpetuating them.

Sports Cubs officially announce signing of Darvish
Author: 0 Cubs officially announce signing of Darvish

Whereas the strength of the rotation was the paramount concern at the beginning of free agency, Darvish and the Cubs are suddenly poised to challenge for their second World Series trophy in three years. Even for all that he offers as an effective swingman, Montgomery simply can not compete with that. Jose Quintana should feel more comfortable as a Cub heading into spring training after last summer's trade from the White Sox.

Sports New York Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator
Author: 0 New York Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator

Shula was sacked by the Panthers at the end of the 2017 season and was in Carolina during Dave Gettleman's entire stay as general manager. Some might consider his time with the Panthers as a slight bust, but there's a connection to Shula joining the Giants.

Sports Bears to face Ravens in Hall of Fame Game
Author: 0 Bears to face Ravens in Hall of Fame Game

This year's Pro Football Hall of Fame class features two dominant linebackers, the Chicago Bears' Brian Urlacher and the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis . Lewis spent his entire 17-year career with the Ravens and Urlacher played all 13 of his seasons in Chicago. This is the first appearance for the Baltimore Ravens.

Sports LeBron James to Use
Author: 0 LeBron James to Use "NBA 2K" to Try Out New Cavs Roster

LeBron James scored 17 of his 37 points in the third quarter as the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers outgunned the Oklahoma City Thunder , 120-112, on Tuesday night, February 13. George Hill contributed seven points as Cleveland's four newcomers combined to score 48 points. After a near-comical stretch in which the Thunder pounded the offensive glass on free throws, they even took a brief lead at 82-81 late in the third.

Sports NCAA upholds ruling that Notre Dame will vacate wins
Author: 0 NCAA upholds ruling that Notre Dame will vacate wins

That is why, when we first became aware that academic misconduct might have occurred, we spared no effort, consistent with the procedures of our Honor Code, to investigate each instance of possible academic misconduct. Browne says the university wants to work with the NCAA to change the punishments in academic integrity cases. "The committee failed to provide any rationale for why it viewed the (student trainer) as an institutional representative in our case", Jenkins wrote.

Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Title Should Be Vacated For Illegal Play

Former Patriots linebacker and current NESN insider Matt Chatham also initially pointed out that the play should have been ruled dead due to an illegal formation during the game earlier this month. On the famed fourth-and-goal trick play when tight end Trey Burton threw a touchdown pass on a reverse to quarterback Nick Foles , the Eagles did not have enough men lined up on the line of scrimmage.

Sports Jones unhappy at World Rugby admitting TMO 'mistake'
Author: 0 Jones unhappy at World Rugby admitting TMO 'mistake'

That's one of the traditions of Rugby, you get on with it, you respect the decision. "The game's done and dusted, so we've got to trust the referees and respect their integrity". "Georgia were just the sort of scrum we needed to scrum against - strong, scrummaged in a different way", Jones said. Jerome Garces was playing advantage after an earlier infringement anyway, so it went back for a penalty and that was inconsequential but it just shows that he was panicking.

Sports Shaun White Makes History With Gold Medal Win In Halfpipe
Author: 0 Shaun White Makes History With Gold Medal Win In Halfpipe

White led the field after the first round, as judges gave his initial effort a 94.25 score, but Japanese snowboarder Ayumu Hirano edged to the front with a 95.25 in the second round. On the fifth day of competition in PyeongChang, White won his historic third Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe (2006, 2010, 2018). "I didn't even link the combination, the 14 to 14, until I got here, today, this morning.

Sports Ice hockey - Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime
Author: 0 Ice hockey - Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime

All four have significant worldwide experience, but Terry is probably the most recognizable name as he was the hero who scored the shootout-winning goal in the gold medal game at last year's World Junior Championships. With some pressure on, after a penalty to US captain Brian Gionta , Slovenia pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. The Americans outshot Slovenia 11-3 in the first period.

Sports Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris win mixed doubles curling gold
Author: 0 Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris win mixed doubles curling gold

Two former gold medalists from curling insane Canada facing off against the defending World Champions from Switzerland. The Swiss managed to retrieve one point in the fourth end, but the Canadians, continuing the winning momentum, gained four more points in the next two ends and sealed the game early.

Sports Di Maria: I would play for Barcelona
Author: 0 Di Maria: I would play for Barcelona

After an entertaining Champions League group stage, teams are rested up for the back end of the season and looking to make a run to book their place in the final in Kiev. But Neymar can nearly do and say what he wants, as long as his performances on the field satisfy PSG's Qatari owners. "It is very hard to control matches against Madrid as they do not set out to control possession and space, so we must focus on playing our natural game".

Sports Michigan State Interim President Engler Calls Scathing ESPN Report 'Sensationalized'
Author: 0 Michigan State Interim President Engler Calls Scathing ESPN Report 'Sensationalized'

In a letter to Michigan State students and faculty, the former Michigan governor gave updates on several ongoing investigations surrounding the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal . Izzo said roughly the same, telling reporters: "As I said before, we'll cooperate with any investigation and always have". It was part of a letter Engler wrote to the MSU community.

Sports Rohit, Kuldeep shine in maiden bilateral series win in SA
Author: 0 Rohit, Kuldeep shine in maiden bilateral series win in SA

The hosts, meanwhile, are boosting with confidence following the victory in Johannesburg and that they will now look to build on the positives as they have an opportunity to end the six-match series on an even note. The highest total recorded on this ground was posted by Pakistan in 2002 against South Africa . In Port Elizabeth , it came down to millimetres again on a stumping decision.

Sports Genesis Open: Lefty looks right for Riviera
Author: 0 Genesis Open: Lefty looks right for Riviera

Tiger Woods said there will be nothing negative to take from a decision he will make later this week about whether he will play consecutive tournaments on the PGA Tour . "Now I'm playing against him and trying to beat him, instead of watching on TV and rooting for him". Johnson tops the betting at 5/1, which is no surprise considering the American came top of the pile previous year, and was runner-up in each of the 2014 and 2015 editions.

Sports Champions League: Spurs hold Juve in Thriller; City Kill off Basel
Author: 0 Champions League: Spurs hold Juve in Thriller; City Kill off Basel

Have your say! How important was Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele in Tottenham's away draw with Juventus? Spurs have fallen to only one defeat in their temporary home - against West Ham in the Carabao Cup - after the matches against Dortmund and the reigning European champions proved they could hang with the best sides Europe has to offer.

Sports Justin Kluivert reveals four Premier League clubs he wants to join
Author: 0 Justin Kluivert reveals four Premier League clubs he wants to join

United will naturally keep a close eye on the dynamic, slippery threat of Kluivert, who is following in the footsteps of his father by establishing himself at Ajax as a mere teenager, whilst also monitoring the progress of Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic - a 19-year-old who brings composure and zip on the ball way beyond his years and, being from the United States, huge commercial potential as well.

Sports Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: What to watch Wednesday
Author: 0 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: What to watch Wednesday

Radford picked up a silver medal in the same event at Sochi 2014, but only came out as gay in an article with Outsports magazine almost a year later. "So proud to be wearing these medals and showing the world what we can do!" he wrote. But he couldn't end the post without making a sly dig at notoriously anti-gay Vice President Mike Pence.

Sports Liverpool's Roberto Firmino vows to make FC Porto 'suffer'
Author: 0 Liverpool's Roberto Firmino vows to make FC Porto 'suffer'

Once treated with contempt by heavyweights, Europe's second tier competition carries more value since UEFA's decision to award a Champions League qualifying place to the victor, which started with the 2015-16 season. In the group stage, Porto finished behind Besiktas , but ahead of the likes of RB Leipzig and Monaco. Both sides have played each other four times in Europe.

Sports 'One Ryan Mason' - Spurs fans pay lovely tribute to Ryan Mason
Author: 0 'One Ryan Mason' - Spurs fans pay lovely tribute to Ryan Mason

The central midfielder, who joined Hull City in 2016, was a pivotal figure in Pochettino's first season at Tottenham in 2014-15. "There are too many names to mention when it comes to talking about Tottenham but I would like to say a special thank you to John McDermott (head of coaching and playing development), the gaffer ( Mauricio Pochettino ) and everybody at Spurs for helping me to achieve my dreams".

Sports Shaun White rolls back the years to claim halfpipe gold
Author: 0 Shaun White rolls back the years to claim halfpipe gold

After taking the initial lead, White stumbled in his second run which allowed Japan's Ayumu Hirano to overtake him with the difficult-to-beat score of 95.25. Hirano said White had been "outstanding" on Wednesday. Two-time Olympic gold medallist eight-times X Games halfpipe victor White was up to the challenge.

Sports Chloe Kim redefines her own ABC's of Olympic dreams
Author: 0 Chloe Kim redefines her own ABC's of Olympic dreams

After showing a knack for the sport, Kim's father signed her up for a team at Mountain High resort in Wrightwood, California. On her third run, she tried back-to-back 1080s and nailed it, improving her score to 98.25. Chloe Kim has been dominating the snowboarding world for years . Her father, Jong Jin, quit his job as an engineer over ten years ago to focus on helping his daughter hone her craft.

Sports Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin raring to go, FIS confident for races
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin raring to go, FIS confident for races

Mikaela Shiffrin's debut at the Pyeongchang Olympics is in a holding pattern with a third delay to the women's slalom start. But the postponements mean that Thursday will see the men's downhill and the women's giant slalom while on Friday, the men will compete in super-G while the women will be in slalom action.