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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says 'assume we are not going' to Olympics

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says 'assume we are not going' to Olympics International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach met with the NHL and NHL Players Association in NY last month. Bettman said the Winter Games are "terribly disruptive to our business" since they entail shutting down the season for 2 1/2 weeks. [Full Article...]

National Football League proposes rules changes for 2017 season

National Football League proposes rules changes for 2017 season Instead, a tablet could be brought to the referee, who would serve as a consultant while folks at the NFL's officiating headquarters in NY make a final decision on the play in question. The owners will also vote on making the automatic ejection rule for two unsportsmanlike conduct fouls in a single game permanent, after it was passed on a temporary basis a year ago. [Full Article...]

NFL's competition committee is making a training video for player celebrations

NFL's competition committee is making a training video for player celebrations Doesn't seem like rocket science, but have you ever wondered what a legal National Football League touchdown celebration is? The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the committee could suggest automatic suspensions for "egregious" hits at next week's National Football League owners meetings in Phoenix. [Full Article...]

Virat Kohli injury doubt, Shreyas Iyer called up as cover

Virat Kohli injury doubt, Shreyas Iyer called up as cover The entire episode kick-started when Kohli blasted Steve Smith after the Bangalore Test and accused him of taking help from the dressing room for the DRS referral. The four-match series is level at 1-1 going into the decider which starts on Saturday. I don't know Donald Trump, never met him, but I know Virat Kohli. [Full Article...]

John Thompson III Reportedly Fired — Georgetown Basketball

John Thompson III Reportedly Fired — Georgetown Basketball Thompson, known as "JT3", was Georgetown's coach for 13 seasons. As head coach over 13 years, Thompson has won 278 and lost 151 games, bagging three BIG EAST titles and a 2007 Final Four. The university has since confirmed the dismissal with a statement. " We are committed to taking the necessary steps to strengthen our program and maintaining the highest levels of academic integrity and natio... [Full Article...]

IPL 2017: Imran Tahir replaces Mitchell Marsh in Rising Pune Supergiants squad

IPL 2017: Imran Tahir replaces Mitchell Marsh in Rising Pune Supergiants squad Last month, the Pune franchise made a decision to replace India's legendary skipper MS Dhoni with Australia's Steven Smith to lead the team in IPL-10. The Supergiant squad now boasts plenty of world class leg-spinners with Tahir joining spiffy headband aficionado Adam Zampa as an overseas pro while India leggie Minoj Tiwary is also in the group. [Full Article...]

I love Kohli and Australian public love him: Former Aussie captain Clarke

I love Kohli and Australian public love him: Former Aussie captain Clarke Having already blown a DRS call, involving David Warner, the Australians were in a fix on whether to seek another for Smith. Farhart, who worked tirelessly on Kohli's shoulder after he strained it on day one, remains friends with many members of Australia's Test side. [Full Article...]

Anthony Crolla admits he can not compete with Jorge Linares in this aspect

Anthony Crolla admits he can not compete with Jorge Linares in this aspect Despite the Venezuelan's inactivity before their last fight, Crolla insists he faced the best three-weight world champion Linares could offer ahead of their rematch back at the same venue. Crolla was hit by a concrete slab and was hospitalised by the injuries that left his career in doubt. "But I don't think it's going to be as close as last time". [Full Article...]

F1 season 2017: Stables that will shine

F1 season 2017: Stables that will shine The biggest disappointment is McLaren (425 laps, 1,978km)-their longest stint in pre-season testing was 11 laps, and the team used up five engines in eight days of pre-season testing, one more than is allowed for the entire 20-race season. [Full Article...]

Alonso resigned to McLaren struggles

Alonso resigned to McLaren struggles McLaren-Honda's reliability problems meant their longest stint during winter testing was just 11 laps - not even a fifth of the distance of the Australian Grand Prix . "Obviously, I know and I'm aware about some speculation and some things that went out [in the press], but I will not enter [the discussion] too much". [Full Article...]

Gary Lineker and Lord Sugar pledge to Shirt Up Piers Morgan

Gary Lineker and Lord Sugar pledge to Shirt Up Piers Morgan After the announcement, Lord Sugar, the host of the United Kingdom edition of The Apprentice , posted a video on Twitter offering to pay the entire sum to shut him up. Former footballer Robbie Fowler and cricketer Kevin Pietersen have both pledged £1,000 each. He continued: "I've agreed to be shut up to an even greater degree... [Full Article...]

Everton agree funding deal for new stadium site

Everton agree funding deal for new stadium site The club, based at Goodison Park since 1892, have hit a number of stumbling blocks in their protracted attempts to find a modern home, with Bramley Moore Dock on the banks of the Mersey the latest site to be identified as an ideal location. [Full Article...]

Press secretary says Patriots to be honored at White House in April

They did not, however, cite political reasons. Defensive end Chris Long , who is now an unrestricted free agent, has echoed Bennett's remarks. A number of star players have already stated they won't be visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, LaGarrette Blount and Dont'a Hightower. [Full Article...]

Sean Payton met with Jonny Manziel at the Super Bowl

Sean Payton met with Jonny Manziel at the Super Bowl The New Orleans Saints do not have a back up quarterback now listed on the team's roster. Manziel would be brought in as a backup to Brees. Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 38 and the Saints need to start planning for the future. The former first-round draft pick has appeared in 15 National Football League games and completed 57 percent of his passes for 1,675 yards, seven touchdowns and seven... [Full Article...]

Why LeBron James Was Right in Calling Out LaVar Ball

Why LeBron James Was Right in Calling Out LaVar Ball It's safe to assume Stephen Curry wouldn't have been so quick to brush off LaVar Ball's comments if they'd targeted the Warriors star's daughter, Riley Curry. Nothing. Now, if he get a little touchy because I gave an opinion on what I felt about no superstars' kids really being superstars and the fact that they have to live up to their parents or to their father or whatever... [Full Article...]

Fortune magazine names Theo Epstein 'world's greatest leader'

Fortune magazine names Theo Epstein 'world's greatest leader' Theo Epstein, the Chicago Cubs' president of baseball operations, has been named the world's greatest leader by Fortune magazine . OK, back to reality, where Epstein is laughing at the absurdity of it all. "And I'm not even the best leader in our organization; our players are". "(Epstein and his assistants) never stopped searching to find edges, but they made a fundamental decision early afte... [Full Article...]

Martellus Bennett scoffs at NFL's training video for celebrations

Martellus Bennett scoffs at NFL's training video for celebrations So, if he's not going to watch video, what will he do with his spare time? "An educational training video on celebrations?" Player celebration became a topic last season when the NFL made a decision to really crack down on what the league deemed inappropriate. [Full Article...]

OU's Joe Mixon the top RB in 2017 NFL Draft?

OU's Joe Mixon the top RB in 2017 NFL Draft? They also own their own second-round pick at No. 43. He thinks a developmental prospect on day two could make some sense, but for the No. 2 pick , they need a difference maker who can get after the quarterback. 12. Trubisky is Kiper's first quarterback taken, although he does have Deshaun Watson going one pick later to the Arizona Cardinals . Robinson played for Atlanta's new offensive co... [Full Article...]

Puerto Rico beat Netherlands to reach World Baseball Classic final

Puerto Rico beat Netherlands to reach World Baseball Classic final But Leyland, who explained at length Monday that he had no issue with Archer, has made a point throughout the tournament of standing behind his players, nearly to a fault. "I was a little more effective with my location and my sinker", said Stroman after the game on why he was more dominant in the final instead of his first game. [Full Article...]

NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament

NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament Talking Points wants to take full advantage. They got past Rhode Island in the second round on the clutch shooting of Tyler Dorsey, whose three-pointer with 38 seconds remaining was the game-winner. And they showed that they were under-ranked as they fought Kentucky, led by Malik Monk, De'aaron Fox, and Bam Adebayo, the trio of NBA-bound superstar freshmen. [Full Article...]


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