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Sport Patchell under fire as Jones ramps up pre-match hype
Author: 0 Patchell under fire as Jones ramps up pre-match hype

Richard Wigglesworth also stays in the squad after his call-up to replace the injured Ben Youngs, who was ruled out of the entire tournament after rupturing the medial ligaments in his left knee in the opening victory against Italy. Wales opened their Six Nations campaign with a 34-7 thumping of Scotland in Cardiff last weekend. Patchell was influential in last weekend's 34-7 rout of Scotland in Cardiff, but injury-hit Wales were widely written off leading into that match and Jones ...

Sport Sri Lanka bounce back as bowlers dominate day one
Author: 0 Sri Lanka bounce back as bowlers dominate day one

Taijul Islam picked up three wickets to add to the misery of the Sri Lankans brought on by Razzak. Taijul got Roshen Silva caught behind for 56 with his left-arm spin to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings after the visitors elected to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Sport Bach defends Russian Federation doping response
Author: 0 Bach defends Russian Federation doping response

Russian officials requested invites for 13 athletes and two coaches from that group of 28, but were turned down by the International Olympic Committee , which has also rejected other Russians citing new evidence of possible drug use in the past.

Sport No free smartphones for North Korean and Iran Olympians
Author: 0 No free smartphones for North Korean and Iran Olympians

The Pope's message is in line with the expectations of both the North and South Korean leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, who have repeatedly argued joint participation in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and the resulting talks would mark a " year of reconciliation" and "bring peace".

Sport Nate Diaz has his sights on an opponent for UFC return
Author: 0 Nate Diaz has his sights on an opponent for UFC return

It's not true. It's completely not true and we're looking at [Rafael] Dos Anjos. While Woodley expressed that he was not opposed to the bout, he made it clear that dos Anjos is not his top priority. I think it's my title we're fighting for. "He's trying to get an easy fight and stay on his TV and radio shows as a champion, he wants this status", RDA continued.

Sport Cavaliers still talking DeAndre Jordan trade with Clippers
Author: 0 Cavaliers still talking DeAndre Jordan trade with Clippers

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the Cavaliers have engaged the Clippers in talks for Jordan and are now attempting to bring a third team into the mix to facilitate a deal. DeAndre Jordan , who is likely to become a free agent, is atop their list of potential players they can acquire. Veteran shooting guard Lou Williams , once a trade target, will remain with the Los Angeles Clippers with a new extension.

Sport Has Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather II already been agreed?
Author: 0 Has Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather II already been agreed?

Speaking on his podcast, Bisping said: "I honestly can't see Mayweather fighting mixed martial arts and certainly [not] in the UFC". There were months of speculation over whether the fight would even happen and when it was finally confirmed by both parties, daily news reports began of each camp's progress.

Sport USA vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off
Author: 0 USA vows new North Korea sanctions ahead of Olympics face-off

Pence's trip to Asia comes amid an apparent thaw on the Korean peninsula, spurred by North Korea's participation in what is being hailed the "peace" Olympics in Pyeongchang in the South. US Vice-President said on Wednesday that Washington would soon unveil its toughest ever economic sanctions on as part of a push to get to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes.

Sport Yuskov and Kulizhnikov among latest groups of Russians to launch CAS appeals
Author: 0 Yuskov and Kulizhnikov among latest groups of Russians to launch CAS appeals

Two groups of Russian athletes seeking late entry for the Pyeongchang Olympics had their appeals adjourned Wednesday, leaving decisions on their participation to the eve of the opening ceremony at the earliest. The 23rd Winter Olympic Games will take place in South Korea's PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018. On Monday, Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev described the IOC ruling as shameful, after that worldwide sports body made a decision to ban 15 Russian athletes.

Sport Arsene Wenger dismisses accusations over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's commitment
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger dismisses accusations over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's commitment

However, Wenger has suggested that Aubameyang's physical condition may have had something to do with his below-par display against Freiburg. "If you look well at the history, he played only one game". In this game [against Everton] he did not come on because we had a problem with the goalkeeper. They know what is important and they know that the most important thing is to focus on the performance.

Sport LeBron James should have ended free agency rumors months ago | Jeff Schudel
Author: 0 LeBron James should have ended free agency rumors months ago | Jeff Schudel

Philadelphia, with a 25-25 win-loss record, are eighth in the Eastern Conference, clinging on to the final playoff spot with 32 games to play in the regular season. Let's not forget either that the Cavs' previous coach, David Blatt, was sacked from the team with a conference-leading record of 30-12 back in 2016, but Lue hasn't been let go with a 30-21 record 51 games into the season? Whether you believe Griffin or not in this case, it's always interesting to add more detail to the circus that ...

Author: 0 Contentious IOC meetings kick off with Olympics set to open

For the 2018 Games, Russian athletes will compete under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia". The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) expressed its regrets over IOC's decision not to invite 13 Russian athletes and two coaches, who were acquitted by the CAS, to participate in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Monday.

Sport Key player set to miss Tottenham v Arsenal clash after scan
Author: 0 Key player set to miss Tottenham v Arsenal clash after scan

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger recognises the emotionally charged nature of the north London derby , but is also keen to stress the importance of victory to their season as a whole. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has acknowledged that he can not disagree with the suggestion that Harry Kane is the best forward in Europe. Reports earlier this week suggested the Czech worldwide was facing a race against time to be fit for the North London Derby and Wenger says he will make a final decision ...

Sport Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry on postponement: 'It wasn't worth risking the players'
Author: 0 Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry on postponement: 'It wasn't worth risking the players'

With so much time to kill and no word on if the game would still be played, the Pelicans and Pacers Twitter accounts tried to find ways to stay active during the delay. The game, originally scheduled for an 8pm local time tip-off, was initially delayed 30 minutes. Then guys lost focus. They booed loudly once it was announced that the game would be postponed.

Sport Steelers' Rooney wants to sign Le'Veon Bell to long-term deal
Author: 0 Steelers' Rooney wants to sign Le'Veon Bell to long-term deal

Bell told ESPN at last month's Pro Bowl that completing a deal before February 20 - the first day that teams can designate franchise or transition tags - is "definitely a goal" for both parties. Rooney, however, downplayed the idea the Steelers were looking ahead to a rematch with New England and defended coach Mike Tomlin's approach. I want to thank Mr.

Sport Thomas Muller suffers bruised thigh in Bayern Munich's win
Author: 0 Thomas Muller suffers bruised thigh in Bayern Munich's win

But Dominik Kohr set up Julian Brandt to pull one back on a counterattack after half an hour played, and the Germany global equalized with his second goal - a ideal strike to the top right corner - early in the second half. Sebastian Rudy squared a Tolisso cross and Robben curled his shot home for his first goal on 86 minutes. It was the fifth of the night for Bayern and it was scored just two minutes before Robben grabbed another.

Sport Xavi: I'm sure PSG will win Champions League cup
Author: 0 Xavi: I'm sure PSG will win Champions League cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup victor with Spain believes Unai Emery's PSG, who played the match of the season past year against Barca will go through in the quarter finals by eliminating Real Madrid. Los Blancos sold Alvaro Morata to Chelsea for £58m and loaned James Rodriguez to the Bavarian side on a two-year deal. "They have not bought big players in and thought that with the youngsters they could compensate for that".

Sport Super Bowl 52: Philadelphia Eagles beat New England Patriots
Author: 0 Super Bowl 52: Philadelphia Eagles beat New England Patriots

Graham told NBC of the strip-sack, "Just kept going, you know?" However, with Foles still under contract for the 2018 season, there is a conundrum over what happens next for him given other quarterback-needy franchises will have taken note of his playoff performances.

Sport Burrows will get 10 video games for 'unjustifiable assault'
Author: 0 Burrows will get 10 video games for 'unjustifiable assault'

A phone hearing carries a maximum five-game suspension, but since Burrows waived the in-person hearing, there was no game cap on a potential suspension. He has a bit of a reputation for Player Safety stuff. Also suspended for 10 games this season were Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas for slashing Jets forward Mathieu Perreault and Red Wings defenseman Luke Witkowski for returning to the ice to take part in an altercation (that 10-game ban was automatic under league rules).

Sport Chelsea players must step up for Antonio Conte - Ray Wilkins
Author: 0 Chelsea players must step up for Antonio Conte - Ray Wilkins

Luis Enrique will set his sights on a stunning move for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez if he becomes Chelsea manager, according to reports . The Italian is believed to have irritated his squad with his demanding training schedule and intense personality.

Sport BCCI official website restored after 18 hours
Author: 0 BCCI official website restored after 18 hours

Senior counsel Parag Tripathi accepted the notice on behalf of the BCCI. Sreesanth was embroiled in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case, along with cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. The BCCI, however, did not agree with the same and in its meeting held on October 18, 2015, it refused to review its earlier decision. The bench also said there was no violation of natural justice against the cricketer and quashed the single bench order in Sreesanth's favour.

Sport Erin Hamlin named USA's flag bearer for Winter Olympics
Author: 0 Erin Hamlin named USA's flag bearer for Winter Olympics

Hamlin, 31, is making her fourth trip to the Olympics. The 31-year-old also became the first US woman to win the world championships back in 2009. Hamlin's historic medal broke a 34-year streak of luge Olympic podiums dominated exclusively by German and Austrian women, surprising the field as she had not finished on the world cup podium for the two years leading up to the Sochi Games.

Sport FA Cup match report Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County 07 February 2018
Author: 0 FA Cup match report Tottenham Hotspur v Newport County 07 February 2018

Spurs finished the half on top and continued to dominate after the break, with Newport struggling to get out of their own half. Day swiftly made smart saves to deny Son and Erik Lamela as Spurs turned the screw. The hosts were in cruise control after 26 minutes, however, when Moussa Sissoko's drilled cross deflected cruelly off Butler's heel and wrong-footed keeper Joe Day on its way into the Newport net.

Sport National Assembly Adopts Resolution for Successful PyeongChang Olympics
Author: 0 National Assembly Adopts Resolution for Successful PyeongChang Olympics

The president of the organising committee of the Games, Lee Hee-beom, said: 'I heard some people aren't coming here because of the cold weather, but I want to tell you we've prepared thoroughly for that. Tillerson has since reiterated that the ultimate US goal is bringing about talks that would lead to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. She and Kim Jong Un were born to the same mother, Ko Yong Hui.

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