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Russian athletes not yet off the hook, says IOC

Russian athletes not yet off the hook, says IOC IOC president Thomas Bach this week signalled he may be open to ending Russia's ban when he said the Olympic body wants them to observe the "letter and the spirit" of the conditions. If any of those athletes win medals, they will stand under the Olympic flag instead of a Russian flag. Another 32 have appealed to the CAS to be granted invitations to compete in Pyeongchang . [Full Article...]

North Korea is More Perilous than Ever

North Korea is More Perilous than Ever During Kim Jong-un's annual New Year speech, the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea called for the two countries to "melt the frozen north-south relations" highlighting the importance of acting together as a "nation" in this worldwide event. [Full Article...]

CAS set to make call on Russians' Games participation

CAS set to make call on Russians' Games participation Earlier, the CAS upheld appeals filed by 28 Russian athletes, who had received lifetime bans on participating in any Olympics event over the alleged doping violations in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. If they win, it would force the International Olympic Committee to accept athletes it considers to be linked to doping offenses. The IOC accused Russian Federation of systematic violations of anti... [Full Article...]

Nate Diaz Ready To Fight Again

Nate Diaz Ready To Fight Again Meanwhile, Diaz revealed he would be up for fight with Woodley despite the weight difference. Nate Diaz hasn't been active in the UFC since 2016What's the story? He added, "I wouldn't bet a nickel on it, let alone (Woodley)'s house". In short, it would be a blockbuster event that would mean big money for Woodley and Diaz should they also land a spot on the UFC 226 fight card . If it's up to... [Full Article...]

8 things to watch for on trade deadline day

8 things to watch for on trade deadline day LeBron and company are quite frustrated and the relationship between players seems broken beyond repair, not to mention the fact that coach Ty Lue looks like a guy that doesn't know how to fix this disaster. Belinelli is averaging 11.4 points per game this season on 41 percent shooting from the floor and 37.2 percent from three-point range. Heathoops cap expert Albert Nahmad said a contract can ... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Considering Fighting Conor McGregor In UFC

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Considering Fighting Conor McGregor In UFC He tried to file this name for trademark shortly after his fight with Floyd Mayweather. If I want, I can go, I can come right back to the UFC, I can go fight in the Octagon. "Could and would do is different things". He said on TalkSPORT earlier this week: " My soundings are that there are a lot of talks going on in the background, there are a lot of talks around people with Mayweather ". [Full Article...]

Lifting life ban of pacer Sreesanth | SC issues notice to BCCI

Lifting life ban of pacer Sreesanth | SC issues notice to BCCI BCCI official website was not renewed as on February 4, 2018. The BCCI website domain is under Lalit Modi's control following a court order. A day after TOI reported about how the BCCI website became dysfunctional last weekend because its domain was still owned by banned and now living in exile Lalit Modi, who hadn't renewed the domain, the former IPL czar has hit back at the Board throug... [Full Article...]

North Korea Stole Billions Worth Of Cryptocurrency, Says South Korea

North Korea Stole Billions Worth Of Cryptocurrency, Says South Korea Gay U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon said on Thursday he is willing to meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has expressed staunchly anti-gay rights views, for an "open conversation" - but only after the Olympics. Pence had stopped short of ruling out the prospect of meeting senior North Korean officials but President Donald Trump has cast doubt on US negotiations with Pyongyang any time soon... [Full Article...]

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: CAS to decide on Russian participation on Friday

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: CAS to decide on Russian participation on Friday It is not exactly the height of the Cold War, but there is always a frisson when the U.S. meets Russian Federation as it did in the opening curling match of the 2018 Winter Olympics . In December 2017, the International Olympic Committee barred Russian athletes from competing in the 2018 Olympics over allegations of state-sponsored doping by Russia in Sochi. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: 2017 best year of my career

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: 2017 best year of my career Speaking about the pedigree that Real Madrid brings in the Europe's biggest competition, Xavi said Madrid will show their best as they have the DNA of victories especially in the Champions League. The whole atmosphere in and around the club at that time was brilliant, and our results were mostly very good. But Heynckes, who was Madrid manager during their 1998 Champions League title win in his... [Full Article...]

Aubameyang reveals why he signed for Arsenal

Aubameyang reveals why he signed for Arsenal However, Wenger insisted that he does not think that his star striker showed any lack of application towards the end at Dortmund and feels Aubameyang might not have been at his peak condition to perform because of a lack of minutes. "We want them focusing on how we want to play the game, tactically and technically". "They know what's important and that's to focus on their performance". [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh Steelers: Art Rooney stands behind Mike Tomlin as head coach

Pittsburgh Steelers: Art Rooney stands behind Mike Tomlin as head coach He acknowledged the Steelers' 2017 season was unusual and that he wished a couple public comments by members of the team hadn't been made, but repeatedly dismissed the notion of Pittsburgh lacking focus. While allowing that contract negotiations can be hard to predict, Rooney stressed Wednesday that "the good news is both sides want to get something done and hopefully that will lead us to getting ... [Full Article...]

Ex-Cavaliers GM David Griffin says LeBron James doesn't run the team

Ex-Cavaliers GM David Griffin says LeBron James doesn't run the team The reason people perceive that is because he was on one-year deals, because he is the best player of his generation, and the natural assumption is they won't do anything to upset him. Altman might have been able to trade forward/center Channing Frye as part of a package, but that option was eliminated when Kevin Love suffered a broken hand on January 30. [Full Article...]

Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals

During the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Friday, Feb. 9, one country will be noticeably absent: Russian Federation. How many independent Russian athletes will compete at Pyeongchang is still unclear as the CAS continues to hear and deliberate the appeals of 47 individuals demanding to be reinstated from doping bans stemming from the 2014 Sochi Olympics. [Full Article...]

Arsene Wenger: English players are 'masters' of diving

Arsene Wenger: English players are 'masters' of diving Also Arsenal have an fantastic record at Wembley, having stayed unbeaten in 10 Cup Finals, semifinals and Community Shields, so you could imagine we were playing at home! "I think you have to get rid of diving out of the game". Monreal looks alright again. We should have a similar squad to Everton . Arsenal have no players suspended for this game. The Gunners find themselves in sixth ... [Full Article...]

Pelicans-Pacers game delayed due to leaky roof at Smoothie King Center

Pelicans-Pacers game delayed due to leaky roof at Smoothie King Center A detail shot of the pelican logo on the shorts Arinze Onuaku #21 of the New Orleans Pelicans in a preseason National Basketball Association game against the Houston Rockets on October 5, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The leak was at one end of the floor, around the foul line in front of the Pacers bench. However, no one noticed a problem until about 30 minutes before the schedu... [Full Article...]

'Tipsy' Kevin Hart mocked for Super Bowl antics

'Tipsy' Kevin Hart mocked for Super Bowl antics Comforting children after they don't get something they really wanted, or when they suffer a loss, is complicated. "Nah, I personally do not anticipate attending", Jenkins told CNN . He hardly was a stopgap, though, and Pederson recognized that. 5, Eagles coach Doug Pederson was asked if Wentz, a frontrunner for NFL MVP honors until he tore his ACL on December 10, remains his starting q... [Full Article...]

Senators W Alexandre Burrows suspended 10 games

Senators W Alexandre Burrows suspended 10 games Burrows had a telephone hearing Wednesday after waiving his right to an in-person hearing. After the linesmen wrapped up the players in the ice, Burrows raised his leg in the air and dropped his knee into the back of Hall's head twice. Hall responded after the game, and though he attempted to sound diplomatic, it's tough to be too kind. Burrows was assessed with minor penalties for cross-check... [Full Article...]

EPL: Abramovich changes mind about sacking Conte

EPL: Abramovich changes mind about sacking Conte That man is Jose Mourinho. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is in talks for a new contract at Stamford Bridge, but has said that his heart is in Madrid, and that he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid should it be a possibility. [Full Article...]

Erin Hamlin named USA's flag bearer for Winter Olympics

Erin Hamlin named USA's flag bearer for Winter Olympics Hamlin is retiring at the end of the Olympics, after almost two decades of racing competitively. A two-time world champion, Hamlin made history at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 when she became the first USA athlete to win an Olympic singles luge medal in the sport's 50-year Olympic history. [Full Article...]


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