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Sports Boca Juniors president Angelici: No Arsenal Pavon offer - for now
Author: 0 Boca Juniors president Angelici: No Arsenal Pavon offer - for now

Arsenal are preparing move for Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon , according to the football transfer rumours in British media. Reports in Argentina and England say Arsene Wenger is prepared to make a bid to acquire the Argentine forward as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez .

Sports England cricket team coach Trevor Bayliss asks Joe Root to skip IPL
Author: 0 England cricket team coach Trevor Bayliss asks Joe Root to skip IPL

The ability to bat for a day - we've seen it in the Ashes, we've seen it with Yorkshire, we've seen it throughout the country, there aren't many batsmen now who have that capability to bat for a day, and it's down to this desire to be very good at T20 cricket because that's where all the money is, and there's this desire now to dominate the bowler.

Sports MLB Rumour Roundup: Royals offer Hosmer monster deal
Author: 0 MLB Rumour Roundup: Royals offer Hosmer monster deal

The St. Louis Cardinals could also be in the mix for Hosmer. Bob Nightengale , who yesterday reported that the San Diego Padres have made a seven-year contract offer to free agent first baseman Eric Hosmer , today reports that Hosmer's old team, the Royals , have made him an offer too.

Sports Buffalo Bills: Playoff magic runs out early as Bills fall to Jaguars
Author: 0 Buffalo Bills: Playoff magic runs out early as Bills fall to Jaguars

The teams punted a total of 17 times in a field-position stalemate, each starting five drives inside its 20-yard line. In his first playoff game, Bortles had more yards rushing than passing, the first time that's happened since Steve McNair did it the last time Buffalo was in the playoffs.

Sports Barcelona confirm £10m signing of Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina
Author: 0 Barcelona confirm £10m signing of Palmeiras defender Yerry Mina

According to Barcelona's official website, Mina cost €11.8 million (£10.5 million). Barça see great "potential" in Mina and in their welcome statement the club speak highly of the "physical presence" and "aerial prowess" they expect the player to bring to the defensive unit.

Sports Dion Waiters reportedly to undergo season-ending ankle surgery
Author: 0 Dion Waiters reportedly to undergo season-ending ankle surgery

Waiters , 26, has missed the past nine games because of the injury, including Wednesday night's contest against the Pacers. His three-point shooting percentage also dropped from 39.5 percent to 30.6 percent this season. Without their second-leading scorer, they will allocate duties at the off-guard spot to the trio of Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson, who are all averaging in double figures on the season.

Sports Everton readying £20 million offer for Arsenal attacker
Author: 0 Everton readying £20 million offer for Arsenal attacker

But, as per the aforementioned report from Matt Law of the Telegraph, it is in fact Everton , who are known to be on the lookout for reinforcements out wide, who look to have jumped to the front of the queue for Walcott. "I will be very excited and enthused once somebody, if it is not Theo then somebody else, has signed on the dotted line". On Walcott, Wenger added: "I can not tell you much more".

Sports Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018
Author: 0 Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018

Unless he just refuses to play. Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell made headlines on Thursday after he told ESPN that he'd consider sitting out or retiring next season if the team tried to force him to play under the franchise tag again.

Sports Jaguars vs. Steelers: 3 defensive keys to victory
Author: 0 Jaguars vs. Steelers: 3 defensive keys to victory

It's hard seeing the Jaguars coming into Heinz Field and winning by that much again, but the Steelers offensive tackles must neutralize the tough Jacksonville edge-rushers in order for them to win. We sort of assumed, taking our best guess, that they would win this game last Sunday. If he can be effective, it will be a big boost for a Steelers offense that relies heavily on their All-Pro receiver.

Sports 99-Year-Old Vikings Fan Surprised With Playoff Tickets
Author: 0 99-Year-Old Vikings Fan Surprised With Playoff Tickets

Furthermore, Minnesota has not won a playoff game since 2009 - when Brett Favre was quarterbacking them. That painful stumble at the end of the most important game the Vikings have played in nearly two decades doesn't mean much at all to the guys on the 2017 roster.

Sports LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns
Author: 0 LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star voting in second fan returns

However, Durant is still the leader in the Western frontcourt; Curry leads the guards list. James leads the Eastern Conference with 1,622,838 fan votes, passing the Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo , who had 1,480,954 votes. The captains will choose their teammates first from the starters pool, which will consist of the top two guards and top three frontcourt players from each conference.

Sports MI offensive analyst Scott Turner reportedly joining Carolina Panthers as QBs coach
Author: 0 MI offensive analyst Scott Turner reportedly joining Carolina Panthers as QBs coach

He takes over from Mike Shula , who was sacked on Tuesday. And now, they're nearing a deal to make Norv Turner their next offseason coordinator, per ESPN's David Newton . There's room for growth, and he showed some growth this year and made some big steps". Scott Turner is reportedly headed back to the NFL. Just this week, the NCAA allowed Division I football programs to add a 10th on-field assistant coach to their staff.

Sports Eden Hazard 'agrees' to join European giants - snubs Chelsea's new contract offer
Author: 0 Eden Hazard 'agrees' to join European giants - snubs Chelsea's new contract offer

As usual, many Chelsea stars were in attendance as well, including no.1 basketball fan Thibaut Courtois , at least two Hazards (Eden and Kylian), Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Pedro, and probably others, too. He is the star attraction in Antonio Conte's Chelsea side and he has scored nine and assisted eight so far this season. While Hazard's comments seem like firm confirmation, he and Courtois have both put the onus on the other to sign first in the past.

Sports Liam Livingstone confident he will do himself justice in Test cricket
Author: 0 Liam Livingstone confident he will do himself justice in Test cricket

Livingstone will take part in the England Lions red-ball squad only of the West Indies tour in February before joining up with the senior squad in New Zealand in March. As has been the case with the last three squad announcements all-rounder Ben Stokes appears with a caveat next to his name, as he waits to find out if he will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Sports Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte Feud Blasted by Fabio Capello
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte Feud Blasted by Fabio Capello

Chelsea have started the search for their next manager, with Antonio Conte increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. With the reigning Premier League champions currently third in the table and 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City , the task of defending their title now appears to be an impossible one, with the hierarchy reportedly no longer seeing Conte as indispensable.

Sports London can't save Sixers from another huge blown lead
Author: 0 London can't save Sixers from another huge blown lead

The 76ers led by 22 points midway through the second quarter before falling away to lose 114-103 to Eastern Conference leaders Boston Celtics in front of 19,078 fans. On the Sixers' ensuing trip down the court, Redick found Trevor Booker for a timely alley-oop lay-up. The Sixers went on a 21-4 run to take a 49-27 lead.

Sports Barcelona masterclass destroys Celta - Copa del Rey Round Up
Author: 0 Barcelona masterclass destroys Celta - Copa del Rey Round Up

It was a vintage Messi display, too, and despite netting a couple of goals early on, the finest moment of the first half was his involvement in the third. "We always look for each other and we were both able to get on the score sheet today". "We go into the game with the idea of winning it". Ernesto Valverde opted for a change on the hour mark as Messi way for Ousmane Dembele , while Celta introduced Brais Mendez for Pione Sisto a minute later.

Sports Super Bowl 53 Odds: This NFC West Team is Shockingly High
Author: 0 Super Bowl 53 Odds: This NFC West Team is Shockingly High

If the Steelers make the Super Bowl, the " This Is Us " promos write themselves. For the Super Bowl, on February 4, NBC expects to score a single-day revenue record for any media company, he said. Troy with Titans safety Brynden Trawick, UAB with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and West Alabama with Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler also still have alumni in the Super Bowl tournament.

Sports Dunlap: Blake Bortles Isn't Winning This Game
Author: 0 Dunlap: Blake Bortles Isn't Winning This Game

That's more than a third of his interceptions total for the season. The Steelers , who enter the game as the favorite, had an bad game when they played the Jaguars in the regular season. So for all the hand-wringing about Bortles, his struggles have actually focused a bright light on a defense that has become one of the best in the game.

Sports DeMarco Murray ruled out vs. Patriots
Author: 0 DeMarco Murray ruled out vs. Patriots

The Patriots then won 11 out of their final 12 games, with the lone loss coming to the Miami Dolphins. So did Kansas City's Alex Smith , though Smith didn't hurt them with his legs. The running back got into the end zone 6 times this season. McCourty pointed to a pass Mariota made to Delanie Walker against Indianapolis that was between four players on the sideline.

Sports Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing
Author: 0 Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing

The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Mehri acknowledged Al Davis, the Raiders' principal owner and general manager until his death in 2011, was a pioneer in minority hiring. Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl, while the Raiders also hired Hue Jackson as coach in 2011 and now employs McKenzie. Known for his feisty sideline demeanor, Gruden admitted he has some "unfinished" business with the Raiders.

Sports NEW IceCaps Alumni Join Team Canada for Winter Olympics
Author: 0 NEW IceCaps Alumni Join Team Canada for Winter Olympics

He finished his National Hockey League career with 599 games played, 110 goals, 217 assists and 327 career points. Rene Bourque played 725 National Hockey League games, notching 163 goals and 153 assists for six teams, including Calgary and Montreal.

Sports Second string Real Madrid struggle into Copa del Rey quarter-finals
Author: 0 Second string Real Madrid struggle into Copa del Rey quarter-finals

I'm not protected by what I've done as a player at this club. We've got that many games that I need everyone available in all of the competitions. The Frenchman, his coaching staff and players are said to have agreed on a solution to their struggles and are now focusing on the upcoming fixtures.

Sports Bears hire Hiestand for second stint as offensive line coach
Author: 0 Bears hire Hiestand for second stint as offensive line coach

Helfrich had been drawing positive reviews for his work in the booth, calling games each week. In his final season, OR went 4-8, and every week there was speculation about his future in Eugene, generating bad feelings among fans. The University of Arizona was reportedly interested in hiring Helfrich to replace Rich Rodriguez. The Oregon native was named the Ducks' head coach ahead of the 2013 season, after Kelly left for the NFL.

Sports Conor McGregor & Floyd Mayweather Continue their Social Media Spat
Author: 0 Conor McGregor & Floyd Mayweather Continue their Social Media Spat

In the alleged incident in Ireland, McGregor is said to have punched a member of the Kinahan drug cartel, one of the most prominent crime groups in Dublin . A guy that never fought a single professional boxing match was involved in what he and UFC president Dana White have said was the biggest selling global pay per view combat sports event.

Sports Seahawks will finally play in London: 2018 game there against Oakland
Author: 0 Seahawks will finally play in London: 2018 game there against Oakland

Kickoff times for the games were not announced on Thursday morning. The Eagles , Seahawks , and Titans are three of the six National Football League teams that have never played a game in the UK. The full National Football League schedule will be released sometime in April. They'll host the Eagles at Wembley Stadium. NFC powerhouses the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams both won shutouts (triumphing 20-0 and 33-0 respectively) against the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals.

Sports Lamborghini launches Urus for Rs 3 crore in India
Author: 0 Lamborghini launches Urus for Rs 3 crore in India

Urus is the first SUV manufactured by Lamborghini after LM002, after which Lamborghini has become the only supercar maker to launch an SUV. Urus, is going to be a game changer worldwide offering appearance, performance, technology and innovation; like a true Lamborghini.

Sports Jay Bruce returns to Mets on 3-year deal
Author: 0 Jay Bruce returns to Mets on 3-year deal

Struggling after coming to NY at the 2016 trade deadline, Bruce not only proved that he could play in NY in 2017, but he basically carried the Mets' injury-plagued lineup. Bruce gives Callaway options, the infield insurance and a big power bat. All together Bruce has played in five postseason series. Out of contention, the Mets finally shipped Bruce to the Indians in August for minor league relief pitcher Ryder Ryan.

Sports Patrick Kane lone Blackhawk selected for All-Star Game
Author: 0 Patrick Kane lone Blackhawk selected for All-Star Game

His.929 save percentage is third in the National Hockey League, and his 2.27 goals against average is tied for fourth. Live television coverage of the League's midseason showcase includes the 2018 NHL All-Star Skills Competition, which will be broadcast live by NBCSN in the US on Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m.

Sports Newcastle's hopes of signing Daniel Sturridge dented by wage demands
Author: 0 Newcastle's hopes of signing Daniel Sturridge dented by wage demands

Tuttosport claim Sturridge has offered himself to Inter, where he believes he could flourish under Luciano Spalletti, who is on the lookout for another striker to help out Mauro Icardi. The former Birmingham native has scored a total of 63 goals in 133 games in all competitions for Liverpool. The Chronicle suggests that Newcastle's pursuit of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to come to a premature and unsuccessful end, with the England global costing far too much in wages ...

Sports Defense lifts Jaguars past Bills
Author: 0 Defense lifts Jaguars past Bills

Unfortunately, the end result is probably not what the fans were hoping for though, as the Bills lost 10-3. For the sake of National Football League fans, let's hope that's the worst game of the postseason because forcing anyone to watch another one like this would be cruel and inhuman.

Sports Calvin Ridley declares for draft; RB Damien Harris to stay at Bama
Author: 0 Calvin Ridley declares for draft; RB Damien Harris to stay at Bama

Ridley, who is widely expected to be a top-15 pick in the draft, scored the game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter to help send the CFP national championship game to overtime. "In announcing my entrance into the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, I know that those who come after me will take this program to even greater heights", Ridley said.

Sports Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah named PFA Fans' Player of the Month
Author: 0 Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah named PFA Fans' Player of the Month

The price on Manchester City doing an unprecedented quadruple is now a shorter price than most of the odds on their opponents in a one off game. "Let's put this into context, a lot of Bookmakers had Burnley at 20/1 to beat Man City in the FA Cup - Bristol City are at 25/1 to beat them in the League Cup", said OddsMonkey spokesman Pete Watton.

Sports Philander takes six wickets; South Africa beat India by 72 runs
Author: 0 Philander takes six wickets; South Africa beat India by 72 runs

In fact, it would be fair to say that India have had the best of conditions or the duration of the Test, which makes the fact that they let a great chance slip between their fingers all the more heartbreaking. Pandya came on the crease when India were in deep waters at 76/5 after the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara and he seemed supremely troubled initially by the pace of the South African bowlers.

Sports Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell following lackluster December
Author: 0 Seahawks fire Darrell Bevell following lackluster December

Last season, cornerback Richard Sherman screamed at the coaching staff after Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin on the one-yard line in a Thursday night game against the Rams. Offensively, that's what we've seen time and time again is that we do not execute the way that we should. You guys (media) can blame Bev all you want to, but the truth of the matter is, Bev is not the problem.

Sports Major League Baseball trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates
Author: 0 Major League Baseball trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

This would be an major get for an Astros team that already boasts former Cy Young winners Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel atop its rotation. The Pirates drafted Cole in 2011, using their first overall selection to do so. The 2015 version of Cole would fit the bill as a top-notch starter considering he was an All-Star with a 2.60 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 202 strikeouts in 208 innings.

Sports Packers executive Eliot Wolf heads to Cleveland Browns
Author: 0 Packers executive Eliot Wolf heads to Cleveland Browns

With longtime Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson moving into a more ceremonial role, and Wolf departing the organization, there'll be a lot of pressure on Gutenkunst. In the end, Wolf picked Dorsey and a chance to rebuild the Browns with two former colleagues. The team promoted him five times in the last five years, most recently to director of football operations in 2016.

Sports Tempers flare as Heat silence Raptors for fifth straight win
Author: 0 Tempers flare as Heat silence Raptors for fifth straight win

Lowry got up briefly before then sprawling out on the court again with pain in both his back and legs. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Ibaka tried to create separation with his forearms, resulting in Johnson slapping Ibaka's arm down. The Portland Trail Blazers secured their third straight win as they impressively beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-106 on the road. Ibaka finished the game with 11 points and five rebounds , while Johnson tallied two field goals.

Sports Matt Patricia Is Favorite For Lions Job But Prefers Giants
Author: 0 Matt Patricia Is Favorite For Lions Job But Prefers Giants

Patricia could have competition for New York's head coach opening: Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Patricia's own colleague, Patriots defensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, all interviewed with the Giants recently.

Sports Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally
Author: 0 Andre Villas-Boas Taken To Hospital After Crash During Dakar Rally

The Portuguese coach said in a post on Instagram: "Just to tell everyone that both me and (copilot) Ruben (Faria ) are safe and well and back in the bivouac". He said as reported in Marca: "To finish the Dakar would be like winning a football trophy". Portugese coach Villas-Boas had quit as manager of Chinese side Shanghai SIPG at the end of November in order to take part in the 15-day motorsport endurance event with Team Overdrive.

Sports Wenger still riled by Hazard penalty award
Author: 0 Wenger still riled by Hazard penalty award

But he did, in Wenger's view, exaggerate the contact from Bellerin, in a way that encouraged Anthony Taylor to award the penalty. "He said, 'I'm your gardener". "People are always scandalised". "Nobody has won the FA Cup more than I did but still it is [seen as] an absolute disaster", he said of the 4-2 defeat.

Sports Barcelona record signing Coutinho out for three weeks due to injury
Author: 0 Barcelona record signing Coutinho out for three weeks due to injury

Barcelona said that fee would have been an "irresponsible" financial risk for the club. The Catalan giants have signed the Brazilian on a five-and-a-half year contract and fans took to Instagram to blame Aine for the move. Although Countinho won't be able to play for Barca in the Champions League this season as he has played for Liverpool in the competition. Neymar fired a dig at Coutinho's hairstyle.

Sports Rams host Falcons in first playoff game since 2005
Author: 0 Rams host Falcons in first playoff game since 2005

That 10 of their first 13 points came courtesy of fumbles by the Rams's punt and kick-off return teams, setting up remarkably short scoring drives, was nearly beside the point. Atlanta made the most of its opportunities, built a 13-0 lead and then hung on to it once the Rams' offence came out of a funk. Ryan was methodical under relentless pressure from All-Pro lineman Aaron Donald , repeatedly avoiding trouble and making big throws.