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Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup Magic Johnson takes charge in major Lakers shakeup
- February 22, 2017

She fired her brother Jim Buss from his job as vice president of basketball operations . "I took these actions today to achieve one goal", Lakers Governor Jeanie Buss said in a statement . "Everyone associated with the Lakers will now be pulling in the same direction, the direction established by Earvin and myself", she said . Say good-bye to Mitch Kupchak, 62, and Jim Buss , 57. (more...)
Ecuador election: First round voting begins
- February 22, 2017

A self-declared "21st century socialist", Correa was elected president in 2007 and he won praise for ushering in stability for Ecuador after a severe economic crisis that saw three presidents toppled by street protests and the adoption of the USA dollar to control rampant inflation. (more...)
Claudio Ranieri admits he had options to leave Leicester
- February 22, 2017

Despite that, Ranieri feels that the different circumstances of the Champions League can restore a "lightness" to his team that sees them firing again. Sampaoli's achievements in his maiden season in European soccer have made him one of the favourites to take over at Barcelona if Luis Enrique leaves the Spanish champions in the summer. (more...)
Jared Odrick hits free agency after release from Jaguars
- February 22, 2017

When he signed with Jacksonville two years ago, Jared Odrick's name would often pop up as a potential free-agent candidate for the Detroit Lions. At 29 years old, he's not exactly a young defensive lineman, but he should find a new landing spot in the coming weeks. (more...)
Muir sets record as Mo bows out Muir sets record as Mo bows out
- February 21, 2017

Paced with a view to challenging the British indoor 5,000m record, Farah had dropped nearly all of his rivals, only for Rop to loom up alongside the home favourite at the bell for the final lap. Muir already holds the European indoor 3,000m and British indoor 5,000m records. Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson won the women's 60m in 6.98, the first time the Jamaican, who won the women's 100m and 200m at Rio, has dipped under seven seconds. (more...)
The Emirates FA Cup
- February 20, 2017

I will try to choose the best team for what is in front of us, and what is in front of us is one of the top Premier League teams. The last time they lost three in a row was in March 2014, under Tim Sherwood, and Dembele says Spurs need to get back on the winning trail after losing in his native Belgium. (more...)
Pep Guardiola says he will never coach Barcelona again Pep Guardiola says he will never coach Barcelona again
- February 20, 2017

With Barcelona now four points behind Real Madrid having a game more in La Liga and on the verge of exiting the Champions League , Enrique could be set to leave the Nou Camp after nearly three years at the Catalan club. It's a big game for... ... "What happens in these months will have nothing to do with my decision, not one game, not two or the 38 games in the league". (more...)
Wrestling Villain Ivan Koloff Dead at 74
- February 20, 2017

He won arguably the most famous match of the 1970s, pinning the popular WWWF world champion Bruno Sammartino in Madison Square Garden to win the title before a stunned capacity crowd on January 18, 1971. Ironically, Koloff was actually a French-Canadian from Montreal, he would capture the NWA tag title four more times. He was, however, voted into the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame in 2015. (more...)
Landmark Tsonga win sets up Goffin showdown
- February 19, 2017

Nevertheless, Jo did what he had to do next time around, breaking at love in game 6 with one-handed backhand victor and he materialized the break in the following game on own serve, taking 12 out of the last 14 points. I just tried to be mentally strong. "When I'm serving like this I'm able to create a bit more on the return and be a bit more offensive". Nobody has had much luck against Dimitrov this season, but Goffin beat the Bulgarian for the first time in three attempts during the ... (more...)
Wozniacki and Pliskova advance to Qatar Total Open finals
- February 19, 2017

Pliskova is very much a power player, using her serve and groundstrokes to dictate play, creating openings by hitting deep and finishing shots to open areas of the court. "She (Pliskova) is playing really well, serving really well". Earlier in the evening, Wozniacki beat Lauren Davis of the United States 7-5, 6-1, while Pliskova defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-0. (more...)
Man City boss pessimistic over Jesus playing again this season Man City boss pessimistic over Jesus playing again this season
- February 18, 2017

The most important thing now is a good recovery, ' Guardiola explained on Friday. "He comes back when he is fit, I don't know, at the end of the season or next season". Aguero has been left out of the starting line-up for City's last three league matches, which has cast doubt on his long-term future at the club, even though he has a contract until 2020. (more...)
Australia look to turn it around with spin
- February 16, 2017

Starc, who bowled at Australia's intra squad practice match in Dubai said, "It's been a while since I have been over there to play red-ball cricket, it's been four years". Just like Sri Lankan veteran Rangana Herath, who carved up Australia's batsmen in a 3-0 Test whitewash past year. Referring to the Aussies' humiliating 3-0 series drubbing in Sri Lanka past year, the former pacer said the team will need to come up with a plan to excel on Indian tracks. (more...)
U.S. captain Carli Lloyd joins Man City women
- February 16, 2017

The United States star is going to take her chances overseas on a short-term deal that will see her return to the Houston Dash of NWSL in June, but hidden in the news of Lloyd's move is a nugget on when she sees her career ending. Retired national team midfielder Heather O'Reilly is playing for Arsenal. "Carli has had an incredible career and is recognised as one of the best in the world". (more...)
Casemiro Unleashes Wonder Strike To Help Real Madrid Put Away Napoli Casemiro Unleashes Wonder Strike To Help Real Madrid Put Away Napoli
- February 16, 2017

Stay tuned here for goals and highlights of key plays throughout the match. Alexis Sanchez equalised for the visitors, scoring on the rebound after Manuel Neuer saved his 30th-minute penalty, but that seems of little effect now before the second leg in London on March 7. (more...)
UConn Women Win Their 100th Straight Game UConn Women Win Their 100th Straight Game
- February 16, 2017

Yet the Huskies actually out-rebounded SC because, it turns out, Gabby Williams is an actual superhero who can leap tall women in a single bound . At the beginning of the streak, Auriemma gave a halftime interview in which he said it was the worst the team had played in his time as its coach. (more...)
Kansas' comeback to beat WVU was one for the ages Kansas' comeback to beat WVU was one for the ages
- February 15, 2017

Phillip got free and tried a layup but was fouled, and he went 2-for-2. Kansas forced WVU to shoot just 43 percent on twos, and they only let them rebound 28.6 percent of their misses. The college basketball odds for the game have the Jayhawks favored to pick up the win at home. Kansas Jayhawks guard Josh Jackson (11) shoots a layup during the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse. (more...)
Wales fall to defeat against England in Six Nations thriller
- February 14, 2017

Ross Moriarty was a monster in defence for Wales (Picture: Getty) Ross Moriarty was playing against the country of his birth and was Wales' outstanding player at the Principality Stadium. "He might get back for Ireland". "But Ireland have the ability to finish sides off and it was a great performance by them". We've got to win against Italy to win the Six Nations. (more...)
Fernando Torres Scored On A Shocking, No-Look Overhead Goal Fernando Torres Scored On A Shocking, No-Look Overhead Goal
- February 14, 2017

Torres later missed a penalty. Atletico de Madrid got off to a nightmare start as Miguel Angel Moya came out to claim a corner but instead tipped the ball onto the head of Gustavo Cabral, who nodded into the unguarded net. "The truth is it was an intense game", Griezmann said. Carrasco levelled in style and then Griezmann finished off a brilliant move - scoring with his one and only touch in the Celta box - in the 88th minute to stun the visitors and rescue victory from the jaws of defeat. (more...)
Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russians Before Taking Office Flynn Discussed Sanctions With Russians Before Taking Office
- February 14, 2017

Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Ted Lieu of California said . Under no circumstances should Trump want a national security adviser that has misled him about his relationship and conversations with a foreign power. In an interview with CBS News last month Mr Pence said he had spoken with Mr Flynn about the issue. "They did not discuss anything having to do with the United States' decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia", Pence said. (more...)
Ranieri finally ready to drop stars of Leicester's title-winning season Ranieri finally ready to drop stars of Leicester's title-winning season
- February 14, 2017

Everything that Leicester achieved last season was remarkable and should never be forgotten, but that can not detract from the failings of this season. "Jamie works hard for the team, but this season we have scored very few goals and scoring three goals in one match (against Derby County in the FA Cup on Wednesday) was incredible and I hope this is good for the future". (more...)