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Sports Roger Federer announced that he will play in Rotterdam
Author: 0 Roger Federer announced that he will play in Rotterdam

I am excited to be coming back and playing Queen's again... Will the great rivals meet at Wimbledon? Perhaps sensing that this will be his best chance to clinch the World No.1 ranking, considering he already has a light schedule compared to other players, Federer has now made a decision to participate in the Rotterdam Open for the first time after 2013.

Sports Claim against Josh Pastner alleges sexual assault
Author: 0 Claim against Josh Pastner alleges sexual assault

They accuse him of sexually assaulting the woman in a Houston hotel room on February 9, 2016, the night before a Memphis basketball game against Houston. "In this era of women courageously coming forward to report valid claims of sexual assault and harassment, we are saddened and outraged that Mr. Bell and Ms.

Sports De Villiers returns for last three ODIs
Author: 0 De Villiers returns for last three ODIs

Surprisingly apart from Kohli and Dhawan none of the Indian players such as Dhoni, Rahane , Jadhav, and Pandya clicked as they failed miserably in this match. These are the times you're tested mentally as well as physically". It was the 34th ODI hundred for the Indian captain, who is now 15 shy of Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 49.

Sports 49ers sign Garoppolo to $137.5M deal
Author: 0 49ers sign Garoppolo to $137.5M deal

For comparison, Alex Smith - on his new deal with the Redskins - will earn $94 million over four years, an average of $23.5 million per season, and has $71 million guaranteed. But any team talking with Cousins is going to be in the same situation, so it seems realistic that the Garoppolo deal will be the starting point for any discussions between Cousins and his potential suitors.

Sports When do the 2018 Winter Olympics start (and end)?
Author: 0 When do the 2018 Winter Olympics start (and end)?

The South Korean Olympic team officially paraded into the athletes' village for the PyeongChang Winter Games on Wednesday through a welcome event. American athletes will have battery-heated parkas for the ceremony. She will be the first woman to compete in seven Winter Olympic Games. As well as the 168-strong Russian team, 60 more Russian athletes and staff have pending appeals at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in a last-ditch bid to take part in Pyeongchang.

Sports Jordan Greenway breaks USA Hockey color barrier at 2018 Games
Author: 0 Jordan Greenway breaks USA Hockey color barrier at 2018 Games

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are set to begin, but missing from the latest edition of the Olympic hockey squads are the stars of the National Hockey League. "There's a couple of younger players who a lot of fans, a lot of players, don't really see", Decker says. Over that time he amassed more than 1,100 regular season and playoff games, topping 650 points.

Sports Warren Gatland names unchanged facet as Wales put together to face England
Author: 0 Warren Gatland names unchanged facet as Wales put together to face England

It's good to look back at when we were successful. He's a young guy, he's inexperienced, and is their third-choice No. 10. " Wales have to get the ball wide and Patchell hasn't played much Test match rugby". "It's going to be different - they have a number of young players, we have an experienced side who love playing in front of 82,000 people that's going to pose a completely different question".

Sports Magic trade Elfrid Payton to Suns for second-rounder
Author: 0 Magic trade Elfrid Payton to Suns for second-rounder

Payton adds depth to a Suns backcourt in desperate need of a point guard. He averaged 11.1 points, 6.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals in a Magic uniform. Payton has been an effective role player for a struggling franchise over the past four seasons, so this fresh start is his chance to show he can succeed under a bigger spotlight.

Sports Crossing Abramovich might have doomed Antonio Conte at Chelsea
Author: 0 Crossing Abramovich might have doomed Antonio Conte at Chelsea

I try to do everything and, if this is enough ok, otherwise the club take a different decision. The 47-year-old has been without a job since the end of last season, and is believed to be eager to get back into the hot seat. On the same prospect after Watford beat the Blues , Rooney added: "I [still] think they will". You are 100 per cent with him. The statistics convey that the Italian is nearly certain to leave the club, but also that Chelsea would probably be making a mistake in letting ...

Sports Lions hope to finish recruiting class strong
Author: 0 Lions hope to finish recruiting class strong

Heading into the traditional signing day, Penn State's recruiting class ranks fourth in the nation, behind top-ranked Ohio State, Georgia and Texas. Most of all, Maryland didn't have an answer for Penn State power forward Lamar Stevens, who sophomore Justin Jackson would've checked if healthy.

Sports Watford late show sinks 10-man Chelsea
Author: 0 Watford late show sinks 10-man Chelsea

But parity did not last long as Watford responded in stunning fashion. Chelsea are now 4th in the EPL standings as they are one point off third placed Liverpool and they are one point up on 5th placed Tottenham. "It's such a hard one and I think a lot of Chelsea fans are confused, because we really like him, we love what he did last season and he fitted in so well and then he has just gone insane in the last few months and I just think there is an overwhelming sense of we just wish he ...

Sports No one 'let' anyone win
Author: 0 No one 'let' anyone win

She fired back at critics via Twitter on Wednesday. "Just to be clear. You have to let someone else win sometimes". People win due to their own merit. They beat you. And that happens'. Brady's ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan , also created a controversy during Super Bowl LII as she rooted for the Eagles and quarterback Nick Foles [VIDEO ].

Sports Montell Jordan is Down to Join the Cavs
Author: 0 Montell Jordan is Down to Join the Cavs

Sam Amick of USA Today indicates that the Cavaliers offered their own first-round pick to the Clippers for Jordan, along with veterans Tristan Thompson and J.R. Jordan, who has averaged two or more blocks for four of his ten seasons in the National Basketball Association, would certainly be a huge upgrade over Tristan Thompson, even though Thompson's defense is not necessarily the problem with the Cavs.

Sports Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Considering Fighting Conor McGregor In UFC
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Considering Fighting Conor McGregor In UFC

He tried to file this name for trademark shortly after his fight with Floyd Mayweather . That's the word from UFC president Dana White, who has often scoffed at the idea of a second boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor , but didn't seem to mind a rematch almost as much if it happens under mixed martial arts rules.

Sports Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea
Author: 0 Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

Pence said he aims to ensure North Korea doesn't "hijack" the games as it participates on a joint team with the South, in the view of the White House . "We'll be telling the truth about North Korea at every stop", Pence said in Alaska before heading to Asia. South Korea's Unification Ministry announced that Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of Kim, will also be part of the high-level North Korean delegation at the games.

Sports Boxing faces exclusion from 2020 Olympic Games
Author: 0 Boxing faces exclusion from 2020 Olympic Games

The ban on 11 other Russians was upheld. He added, "As an athlete myself, I feel very sorry for all the clean athletes from all NOCs who are suffering from this manipulation". "This should draw a line under this damaging episode and serve as a catalyst for a more effective anti-doping system led by WADA". Among them are multiple Olympic champion speed skater Viktor Ahn and biathlon gold medallist Anton Shipulin .

Sports Wenger defends Aubameyang against Dortmund CEO accusations
Author: 0 Wenger defends Aubameyang against Dortmund CEO accusations

Aubameyang scored on his Gunners debut in their 5-1 mauling of Everton on Saturday and will be fully aware of the threat posed by Spurs after facing them twice while at Dortmund in the Champions League this season. They know what is important and they know that the most important thing is to focus on the performance. Once the game has started, these guys have experience, they have played top-level games.

Sports Jason Day compares Rory McIlroy to Tiger Woods ahead of Pebble Beach
Author: 0 Jason Day compares Rory McIlroy to Tiger Woods ahead of Pebble Beach

Day tees off alongside William McGirt for the first three rounds, played across three different courses, while defending champion Jordan Spieth opens with world No 1 Dustin Johnson . In addition to watching his star pitcher, Crane also brought the World Series Trophy to display for the morning. It was revealed that the now-CBS broadcaster - who has attempted to qualify for the US Open a number of times - will receive a sponsors invite to play in a PGA Tour event soon.

Sports Ty Lue: Cavs' 'mindset needs to change' after latest blowout loss
Author: 0 Ty Lue: Cavs' 'mindset needs to change' after latest blowout loss

Following the game, Paul seemed confused how a team like Cleveland can let that happen when it has a player like LeBron James on the roster. "This is this season, and we haven't played well versus anyone". CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sat in his usual baseline seat near his team's basket for much of the first half of this latest debacle.

Sports Appeal hearings begin for Russians ahead of Olympics
Author: 0 Appeal hearings begin for Russians ahead of Olympics

Pound, the ex-president of the World Anti-Doping Agency, also criticised the "perverse" judgments of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which last week reversed life Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes and staff. Hong Jeong-ik from South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday the number of cases is likely to continue to rise because authorities are screening more areas for the disease.

Author: 0 Russian PM: IOC Step to Ban Acquitted Russian Athletes From Olympics Disgrace

An IOC review panel on Monday blocked a similar request from 13 Russian athletes and two coaches who were cleared for Pyeongchang by the tribunal last week. An, 32, Shipulin and Ustyugov were not included on the list of allowed athletes, although Stanislav Pozdnyakov, vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee, has insisted they had "never been implicated in any type of doping affair".

Sports Arsenal need to win but Tottenham must be favourites on current form
Author: 0 Arsenal need to win but Tottenham must be favourites on current form

Wenger normally gets his players highly motivated for games like these, so I am hopeful he can work his magic again this time. A late fitness test for Petr Cech is required as the goalkeeper hasn't trained after sustaining an injury in the win against the Toffees, with David Ospina ready to deputise for the Czech shot-stopper.

Sports Indiana Pacers-New Orleans Pelicans game delayed due to leaky roof
Author: 0 Indiana Pacers-New Orleans Pelicans game delayed due to leaky roof

A tarp was hung in the rafters as a catch basin, but was ineffective. Rain water began to fall around the free throw line in front of the Pacers' bench. However, no one noticed a problem until about 30 minutes before the scheduled tip-off. After that 30 minutes, 45 minutes into it, you started hearing there was a good chance it was going to be cancelled.

Sports Rooney says Steelers want long-term deal with Bell
Author: 0 Rooney says Steelers want long-term deal with Bell

All that is great in terms of the contract. "But bottom line is we're excited that's the way he feels and we'll continue to work with him and hopefully get a couple more rings with him". "We try to deal directly with the player and his agent, and we'll do our best to see if we can get something done". The defensive backs coach had been a staple with the Steelers, being drafted by the franchise in the second round of the 1989 pool out of UCLA.

Sports Bayern Munich put six past Paderborn to reach DFB-Pokal semi-finals
Author: 0 Bayern Munich put six past Paderborn to reach DFB-Pokal semi-finals

Thomas Muller was hurt while setting up Bayern's first goal . Lewandowski doubled the lead six minutes later after brilliantly chest-trapping Coman's cross inside the box before picking his spot, 0-2. But Robben scored a trademark left-footed curler from the top of the box for Bayern's fifth goal with four minutes to play, then had the simplest of tap-ins to cap the victory.

Author: 0 Russians in limbo as CAS adjourns appeals

On Thursday the Court for Arbitration for Sport overturned life bans imposed on 28 Russian athletes linked to a Russian state-sponsored doping scheme, ruling them potentially eligible for participation in the Winter Olympics . Moscow drug-testing lab officials admitted to intentionally destroying more than 1,400 drug test samples a few days before a WADA inspection. As a result of the probe, a total of 43 Russian athletes were handed lifetime bans from Olympic competitions and stripped of ...

Sports PSG favourites against Real Madrid - Xavi
Author: 0 PSG favourites against Real Madrid - Xavi

The four time UEFA Champions League victor with Barcelona also emphasised the heavyweight clash between Real Madrid and PSG which will be played like a semi final. He continued: "They have not bought big and thought that with the young players they can compensate for that". Heynckes said there are always cycles in football and that it is hard for Bayern to compete at the moment as the Premier League club's financial strength could be about to put them back on top again.

Sports Newly-crowned Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles has delivered an emotional message
Author: 0 Newly-crowned Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles has delivered an emotional message

One highlight for thirsty parade attendees: free beer, thanks to Eagles Pro Bowl right tackle Lane Johnson and Bud Light. To which co-host Joy Behar said, "I don't think she meant "let them win" like that". "He said, 'You have to meet him!' But Ivanka wasn't into it". Now that the long season is over, Ed said he is happy that his grandson can relax and enjoy being a Super Bowl champion.

Sports Javi Gracia: Watford's victory over Chelsea
Author: 0 Javi Gracia: Watford's victory over Chelsea "is unforgettable'"

Conte also dismissed the suggestion that Courtois wants to move back to Spain simply because of his family connections. Parity only lasted two minutes, though, as Janmaat played a brilliant one-two with Pereyra before slotting past a helpless Courtois to spark wild scenes of celebration at Vicarage Road.

Sports Sreesanth gets hope as Supreme Court sends notice on lifetime ban
Author: 0 Sreesanth gets hope as Supreme Court sends notice on lifetime ban

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave BCCI four weeks to respond in the notice and provided Sreesanth with another four weeks to file his rejoinder to the response by the BCCI. However, after the single bench of the High Court cleared Sreesanth of all charges, BCCI challenged the judgment and reimposed the ban. Sreesanth , who turns 35 tomorrow, is unlikely to make a comeback to the national team, but if the BCCI is forced to ...

Sports Anthony Joshua needs USA fight to hit the big time - Amir Khan
Author: 0 Anthony Joshua needs USA fight to hit the big time - Amir Khan

Joshua has said in the past - most recently during his post-fight interview following his victory over Carlos Takam - that there's no particular reason for him to want to leave for the USA, considering he's a big star in the United Kingdom and wants to put on a show for his hometown fans.

Sports Vegas: Green Bay Packers have second-best odds of winning Super Bowl LIII
Author: 0 Vegas: Green Bay Packers have second-best odds of winning Super Bowl LIII

The report also stated that the $158.58 million total in bets shattered the previous high set a year ago by more than $20 million. "The Patriots are not good to the sports books in Super Bowls", Simbal said. Fans flock to the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the big game. "Well, we are a little disappointed with the bottom line", said Jay Kornegay, the sports book director of the Westgate Las Vegas .

Sports 'He can reach a higher level' - Pochettino backs continued Lamela improvement
Author: 0 'He can reach a higher level' - Pochettino backs continued Lamela improvement

Immortality beckoned for Amond, who played football and hurling for Carlow up to Minor, and in 2006 played in a Leinster final at Croke Park. Heung-Min Son. Michel Vorm won't come for corners. "I'm retiring! If we pulled it off it would be the biggest result in the club's history". "I feel like I've had a decent career, money doesn't rule the world", Sean tells Newsbeat.

Sports Burrows appears to knee Hall in head
Author: 0 Burrows appears to knee Hall in head

Ottawa Senators forward Alexandre Burrows is no stranger to controversy, and his latest shenanigans could warrant a talking to from the NHL's department of player safety. The players had both fallen to the ice during a skirmish, with Burrows landing on top of the Devils forward. "He is what he is", Hynes told Stein. Ottawa's win was its third in four games in February.

Sports Virus Threatens Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Virus Threatens Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

The squad, which features women chosen for their youth, good looks and enthusiasm, has been allowed to root for the North's much smaller contingent of athletes - only about 22 are competing - as part of a last-minute arrangement between Pyongyang and Seoul.

Sports Team USA announces Olympic flag bearer for Opening Ceremony
Author: 0 Team USA announces Olympic flag bearer for Opening Ceremony

According to a press release from USA Luge, Hamlin, a four-time Olympian, was chosen by a vote of her fellow Team USA members. "It was a pretty big shock", Hamlin told NBC , "but it is an honor and a privilege to be recognized by all of Team USA".

Sports Pochettino warns against anti-diving hysteria
Author: 0 Pochettino warns against anti-diving hysteria

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino has accused English football of hypocrisy over the partisan reactions to refereeing decisions and said he will never complain about mistakes by officials. 'Football is a creative sport, in which you need the talent that grows in a very intelligent person, a very smart brain. "We are so focused on minimal details.

Sports Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama
Author: 0 Patrick Surtain Jr., son of NFL All-Pro, commits to Alabama

And, for the first time in seven seasons, it gave up its spot at the top. The ranking marks the first time Alabama did not finish with a top 5 class since Saban's first class in 2007 when the Crimson Tide finished No. "They've been a hot team at home all year long, and especially in SEC play", said Alabama coach Avery Johnson. A few moments later, MSU's fight song was blaring inside Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs were over the.500 mark in league play and suddenly, just off in the ...

Sports Clippers, Lou Williams agree to contract extension
Author: 0 Clippers, Lou Williams agree to contract extension

What this might first come across is an insignificant thing to really be anxious about, but the fact of the matter is that this is a big deal that concerns the rest of the National Basketball Association. Los Angeles will now shift its focus toward fielding interest for center DeAndre Jordan and Avery Bradley . It has been an extremely challenging season for the Clippers.

Sports Tronc selling LA Times to billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong
Author: 0 Tronc selling LA Times to billionaire investor Patrick Soon-Shiong

In December, Anthony Pesce, the Los Angeles Times data journalist and union organizer, said corporate turnover and removal of accrued vacation time are just a few examples of actions taken by management that have hurt morale within the company and why the newsroom voted to form its union.

Sports Chelsea target Sarri agrees new Napoli contract
Author: 0 Chelsea target Sarri agrees new Napoli contract

Conte has endured a hard second season at Stamford Bridge after guiding Chelsea to the Premier League title last term. Reports have it that Chelsea have made enquiries about Sarri, as they look to replace Conte. It seems unlikely, but with Antonio Conte revealing he isn't exactly happy at Stamford Bridge, who knows what could happen in the coming month or so.

Author: 0 Men in Blue look to extend winning streak in Cape Town ODI

While the hosts didn't rename a replacement for de Kock, young keeper Heinrich Klaasen, who finished as the third highest run-getter in South Africa's domestic one-day tournament, is expected to make his ODI debut. Here is how Virat Kohli's men will lineup. MS Dhoni leads the way with 216 sixes. The duo's stand proved particularly important after the early departure of opener Rohit Sharma for zero.

Sports Jhulan Goswami is First Women's Cricketer to Reach 200 Wickets in ODIs
Author: 0 Jhulan Goswami is First Women's Cricketer to Reach 200 Wickets in ODIs

Wolvaardt edged Goswami's delivery in the fifth over to wicket-keeper Sushma Verma, who took the catch to help India get their first wicket of the day. Stellar performance by @mandhana_smriti once again. "#Jhulan200 #SAWvINDW", Sachin wrote on his Twitter handle. The lanky pacer is now 20 wickets ahead of Australia legend Cathryn Fitzpatrick who retired with 180 scalps to her name.

Sports Knicks say Porzingis has torn ACL
Author: 0 Knicks say Porzingis has torn ACL

Porzingis lay on the floor in visible pain before he was helped to the locker room. But he wanted the challenge and has been up for it, averaging 22.7 points and a league-leading 2.4 blocked shots per game. The 22-year-old Porzingis was named to his first All-Star team this season. Here is a 12-man rotation of players who unfortunately will not suit up again this season.

Sports Patrick Surtain Jr. picks Alabama on national signing day
Author: 0 Patrick Surtain Jr. picks Alabama on national signing day

The 2018 recruiting cycle has wrapped up. With close to three-quarters of the high school recruits having already signed their national letter of intent back in December during the three-day early signing period window, it would appear that much of the thrill could be missing from today's events.

Sports Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team
Author: 0 Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team

According to Forbes , the Nets benefitted from the Barclays Center and non-NBA events at the arena. Lucrative TV deals and global expansion have helped some franchises triple in value in the last five years. Given Golden State's dominance the last several seasons, the team has been able to raise ticket prices by a significant amount without encountering problems selling seats.

Sports Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships
Author: 0 Nadal confirms participation in Queen's Club Championships

The 31-year-old retired with an injury in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarter-final match against Croatia's Marin Cilic last month. Despite his own personal disappointment, Nadal didn't let that get in the way of congratulating the eventual victor.

Author: 0 Liverpool star Salah reveals talks with Man United boss Mourinho

It is form that has shocked plenty of football admirers, but not Salah himself it seems, and it would appear that his superb displays is down to his affection for the club he originally opted not to join over Chelsea way back in January 2014.