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Coutinho revels in first goal as Barcelona reach Copa del Rey final

The Brazil worldwide, a €160million signing from Liverpool last month, came off the bench at Mestalla to break the deadlock as Barca claimed a 2-0 win over Valencia and a 3-0 aggregate triumph. The Bats had a great chance to go into half-time 1-0 up but Geoffrey Kondogbia could only find the side netting. "He felt fine [before the game] so we decided it was the moment to take a risk", the Barcelona boss confirmed in the press conference after the 2-0 win over Valencia . Read More »

Arsenal should replace Wenger with Conte - Merson

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Spurs occupied fourth spot following the defeat, but have since dropped to fifth place and now trail fourth-placed Chelsea by one point. "But sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more of it on the penalty case", the Frenchman said. Read More »

Luke Rockhold Plans Move to Light Heavyweight 'Soon'

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Light heavyweight champion and Rockhold's teammate Daniel Cormier is moving to the heavyweight division to take on champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 226 in July. Rockhold was clearly upset with his opponent following the first weigh in. "I'm getting older and my bones are getting thicker and it gets harder to get down to this weight", Rockhold explained during the UFC 221 open workouts. Read More »

Estimated 700K fans attended Eagles' Super Bowl parade

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Eagles fans are notorious for their rowdiness, thanks to incidents such as booing and throwing snowballs at Santa Claus, and cheering when Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin was injured - an injury that ended his Hall of Fame career. The play they call "Philly Special" [with Eagles quarterback Nick Foles] was awesome. "The truth is we had a plan, but unconsciously, it was tied to the Pats winning the Super Bowl and, when that didn't happen (congrats, Eagles!), I felt like we needed to pause and ... Read More »

Quanto valgono le medaglie delle Olimpiadi Invernali 2018?

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La medaglia d'argento, che pesa 580 grammi, ha un valore intrinseco di 255 euro e si compone del 99,9 per cento di argento . Sono in corso le indagini per capire dove è iniziata la trasmissione del virus gastrointestinale. La sfilata dei 91 Paesi partecipanti è stata chiusa dalla delegazione delle due Coree , che hanno sfilato assieme. La bandiera non e' riconosciuta ufficialmente ne' da Seul, ne' da Pyongyang . Read More »

Wall Street slides again as sell-off deepens

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The tumult started last Friday as investors anxious about signs of rising inflation . After a muted open, major indices were in the red most of the day, suffering a major bout of weakness in late morning and another round of selling late in the afternoon. Read More »

Russian Winter Olympic appeals dismissed

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The IOC allowed Russians to apply for admission to compete as neutral athletes under the title "Olympic Athletes from Russia", with 168 passing the vetting process, although many failed and subsequently filed an appeal to CAS in order to have their bans overturned. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn's canine turns into meme after lengthy journey to Olympics

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Next comes the downhill on February 21, then the combined two days after that. "I've gotten back to my roots in skiing and reminded myself I'm not here just for wins but I'm here because I love the sport", she said. "I just don't want to get sick", she said. She also finds comfort in traveling with her dog Lucy, who also accompanied her to the press conference. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Luke Shaw can be at Manchester United 'for years'

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Manager Jose Mourinho is working hard to sort his midfield puzzle after Michael Carrick's reported retirement at the end of this season and the delay in Marouane Fellaini's contract extension. "I think it is the only stadium", said Mourinho. I lie the Geordies. However, Rafa Benitez's men have lost only two of their last eight league games, most recently drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park where Diame netted the opener. Read More »

Conte suggests Morata could miss the rest of the season

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It would be an incredible end for a manager that used to work at a bank and only years ago was coaching in the lower divisions with teams like Sorrento and Alessandria . Against Watford it was different because the performance was negative from the start and we didn't create a lot of chances to score. Chelsea's underwhelming form since the turn of the year is threatening to turn into a crisis after two defeats in a row by three-goal margins against lesser opposition. Read More »

The arguments for and against trading for QB Nick Foles

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During a title drought that stretched almost six decades, many Eagles fans developed the idea that things had to line up just right for the team to win an elusive championship. The week after Wentz's ACL tear, the defense floundered against the Giants but Foles' four touchdown passes bailed them out in a win. Two free agents I'd like to see the Eagles keep are LB Nigel Bradham, who led the team in tackles, and Swiss Army knife Trey Burton. Read More »

Lions GM Bob Quinn rewarded with contract extension

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Insider Adam Schefter tweeted that this links the Lions to Patricia and Quinn for five seasons, through 2022. Quinn has spent two full years at the helm after taking over for Martin Mayhew. "My goals and vision remain unchanged and I will continue to work diligently at improving this team and every facet of the football operation. That process is underway as our coaching and player personnel staffs are collectively preparing for the roster building phase of the off-season". Read More »

Rays to announce move to Tampa, new stadium site

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It is closer to the population center of Tampa Bay than Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The timeline of such a project is unclear. Significant hurdles remain. The city of St. Petersburg launched a campaign called Baseball Forever to keep the Rays at Tropicana Field . Sternberg did say that numerous same people who designed the never-built waterfront St. Read More »

NBA Trade Deadline Sellers: The Utah Jazz New Timeline

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The contract was revealed to be $12 million per year, and it extends until the 2024-2025 season. It's unclear if Hill has changed his mind about that. Shortly after this deal was completed, another three-team deal involving the Cavs, Kings and Jazz was announced. Getting a solid rotation player who can fill the 3/4 role in Crowder is an upgrade for this year. Read More »

NBA Trade Deadline: 4 Trades That Should Have Happened

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And now that the Lakers will have big money to spend during the summer, with LeBron hitting free agency too, it seems like too much sense for it not to happen. Koby (Altman) and I have had enough conversations where it was clear, with the way the system was going, it wasn't beneficial for either party. Isaiah Thomas is "tired of being traded" and has no desire to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers . Read More »

Dana White teases Brock Lesnar UFC return

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WWE provided one of those moments at the Royal Rumble, as Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and challenger Braun Strowman traded a couple of very real strikes at one point in their title match. White was asked that very question during an appearance on UFC Tonight earlier this week and admitted there's a chance we could see Lesnar lace up his gloves one last time. Read More »

Patriot's Josh McDaniels Rejects Colts Head Coach Position

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One of the top names is Dave Toub , the Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator who has consistently fielded top kick and punt return units throughout his National Football League career. It was a brilliant negotiation strategy on the part of Josh McDaniels . Yet even knowing that, Weis still says he has trouble believing what McDaniels did. Read More »

17-year-old Speed skater makes history in PyeongChang

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Even though this event turns an individual sport into a team affair, the Knierims didn't feel any added pressure when they saw Chen's performance while riding the bus to the rink. As the kids gathered with their banner to wish Chen luck, they chanted, "Go Na-than". The coach has no doubt the veteran can rebound with three more solid skates here-first, the long program in the team event, and then both programs in men's singles. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Premier League preview

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They are unbeaten in nine games there, stretching back seven years, winning a trio of FA Cups there since 2014. We want to get diving out of the game . In their earlier league meeting, Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-0 with goals by Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez . This is a bit of a home game for Arsenal due to their Wembley record. Read More »

Fultz may miss the season

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Colangelo basically said it will happen, without saying the exact words to really cause a stir. Colangelo says: "There's always a chance that he's going to be out there soon, and there's a chance that he's not going to play this year". Their beloved Eagles just won the first Super Bowl in franchise history, Joel Embiid will be a starter in next weekend's NBA All-Star game, and the Sixers are on pace to snap a five-year playoff drought. Read More »

Care and Joseph set to start for England

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Eddie Jones , ever the figure of moral rectitude, has lodged an official complaint with World Rugby relating to the behaviour of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones during last Saturday's almighty battering of Scotland. And Jones reserved his final dig for old-sparring partner Gatland, with the Aussie-Kiwi rivalry simmering all week. They have depth in every position and a confidence that only comes from winning - under Jones they have won 23 out of 24 matches. Read More »

Coutinho: I scored first goal in Liverpool with help of Suarez assist

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Coutinho was left on the bench for Thursday's semifinal second leg at the Mestalla , but came on at half-time and just four minutes later he opened the scoring. "Reaching this Final is a very special moment for me, but there are still plenty of games before then", Coutinho told Gol TV after the game. Philippe Coutinho Celebrated His First Goal For Barça By Pointing Towards The Sky. Read More »

Irving, Celtics slip past Wizards in OT

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Despite losing Hayward, the Celtics stand at 39-16 and own a one-game lead over the Toronto Raptors atop the East. Boston is expected to formally sign free-agent big man Greg Monroe once the trade deadline passes and, while Irving couldn't comment yet on the impending addition, he said he was content if this is Boston's roster moving forward. Read More »

SA outplayed by spin duo: JPD

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In the first three games of the ongoing six-match ODI series against South Africa, Chahal and Kuldeep have combined to take 21 wickets. As far as the batting department is concerned, Virat Kohli has carried his stellar form in the ODI series as well. Read More »

The Dumpster Fire that is the Cleveland Cavaliers

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The move didn't stop there as they also shipped Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder to Utah Jazz . It's also worth noting that the Cavs chose to keep the valuable Brooklyn Nets' first-round pick (which they now can not trade since they dealt their own first-rounder). Read More »

LeBron James' message for Isaiah Thomas after trade

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But now, amid the trade that finally got him away from that toxic environment, Thomas' agent has chose to break the silence and take a direct shot at LeBron James , who's also one of the team's biggest issues. Shumpert, a defensive specialist with no offense who can't even defend his playing time from disappearing, is owed $21 million over two years. So, what does "The King" think of all the Cavs' activity on deadline day? Last season Thomas played for the Celtics, where he experienced ... Read More »

Swim coach accused of sexual misconduct

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One of Ariana Kukors's attorneys, Bob Allard , compared Hutchinson to former United States of America gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar . Hutchison, who did not immediately reply to an email and a phone message late Wednesday (Thursday NZT), has not been charged with a crime. Read More »

Draymond Green fined $50K for inappropriate language at official

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He was handed a technical foul, and was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter after he was issued another technical for tossing the ball in the direction of a game official. That puts Green just three away from the 16-technical limit before an automatic suspension is induced. "They've worked very hard as individuals to cultivate a reputation that I think is mostly appreciated out there in the world, certainly I think in our local market", Myers said. Read More »

Boston Herald pulls 'fake' story about Tom Brady wanting more money

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Borges's report was partly based on a text conversation he had with a person pretending to be Don Yee , Brady's agent. Borges, citing unnamed "sources" close to Tom Brady , wrote Friday that Brady was ready to hold out of offseason work if the Patriots didn't give him a pay raise, comparable to the contract the 49ers just gave Brady's former backup Jimmy Garoppolo . Read More »

De Villiers back in squad for last three ODIs against India

AB de Villiers , 5. With the series nearly certainly gone, we have to be alive to the possibility that the hosts could now start resting bowlers. He was given out leg before wicket to Kagiso Rabada before he had scored. In comparison, the average score batting first in day games during the same period in 334. The 3rd ODI played at Cape Town resulted in a big win for India by 124 runs as SA after winning the toss chose to field. Read More »

Jay Rodriguez takes to social media to respond to FA charge

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Rodriguez wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday evening: "Absolutely gutted and in disbelief at the situation I find myself in". Bong appeared on French television channel SFR Sport to say Rodriguez's comment was "racist in nature", and Brighton said their player had the club's full backing as the FA opened its investigation. Read More »

Dhoni Becomes First Indian Wicket-keeper to Effect 400 Dismissals

But out in the middle, they remain absolutely clueless against India's double-pronged wrist-spinners. Those things pay off on days like these. Earlier, riding on skipper Virat Kohli's 34th century, India posted massive 303 runs for the loss of six wickets in the third ODI against South Africa . Read More »

Nate Diaz open to a possible match against Tyron Woodley

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Not much needs to be said about the pair's rivalry but when you consider exactly how unbelievable the last two meetings between these two were, booking this fight is something that would instantly summon up a craze perhaps unlike anything we have ever seen. Read More »