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WADA officers disrupt Russian figure skater Zagitova's training

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She tallied 81.61 points. " I'm pleased with my today's skating and with the score ", Zagitova told reporters after her world-beating performance in PyeongChang. "During the 2014 Olympics, I was only 14 years old and I remember the moment when our Russian team became gold medalists". The victor of the women's figure skating event will be crowned on Friday, after the ladies demonstrate their free programs. Read More »

Kikkan Randall, Jessie Diggins Win Historic Gold Medal in Cross Country Skiing

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Norway won the bronze medal, with Norwegian skier Marit Bjoergen becoming the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time with 14 career medals. The Americans had gone empty-handed since Bill Koch's silver in 1976. She finished 40th in the skiathlon and 16th in the 10km freestyle earlier in PyeongChang. Sweden and Norway were hot favorites for yet another gold medal in women's cross-country skiing and the Nordic nations were at the head of the pack for nearly the entire race. Read More »

TL;DR: Smith expects pace feast on tour of South Africa

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BCCI sources said a few Test specialists could be encouraged to play in the Rahul Dravid-coached India-A team's tour of England before the senior team begins its five-match Test series from August 1 onwards. Steve Smith is looking forward to the Australian tour. Australia won that series 2-1, thanks to some magnificent quick bowling from Mitchell Johnson and superb batting by Smith, former captain Michael Clarke and current vice-captain David Warner. Read More »

Pires: Arsenal must put all eggs in Europa League basket

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According to the ex-Gunner Charlie Nicholas, the Boss can afford to play his usual League Cup side with lots of Academy players coming in. Robert Pires believes Arsenal's only hope of securing Champions League football next season is to go all the way in the Europa League . Read More »

Succop Cashes In With Historic Contract

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That trails only Baltimore's Justin Tucker (97 percent) and Stephen Gostkowski (92 percent) among kickers with 50 games in that span, according to ESPN Stats & Info. He hit 31 of 33 extra points to set a career high with 136 points, which tied the franchise record set by Al Del Greco in 1998. Succop has made 209 of 251 career field goal attempts and 286 of 292 career extra point attempts. Read More »

Makers to release Baaghi 2 trailer tomorrow

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They captioned it, "Ronnie wapas aa gaya hai!" The film is a sequel to Tiger's 2016 superhit action flick " Baaghi " which also starred Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role. Jacqueline Fernandez recently shot for the remixed version of Madhuri Dixit's popular number, Ek Do Teen as a part of her special appearance in Baaghi 2 , but sadly, we don't get a sneak peek of the song in the trailer. Read More »

Russian freestyler Ridzik wins Olympic bronze in men's ski cross

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Canada's Brady Leman edged Switzerland's Marc Bischofberger to claim victory in the men's ski cross final. "We showed we battled hard today, Team Canada". It was a dramatic competition as several athletes suffered serious falls. Del Bosco received lengthy medical treatment after landing on his back, but was seen raising his arms as he was carried off the course on a stretcher. Read More »

Real's Modric, Marcelo risk missing PSG visit through injury

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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane will reportedly rest Cristiano Ronaldo for his side's rearranged midweek La Liga fixture against Leganes . "But it's by putting pressure on ourselves to play with that intensity for 90 minutes every three days that we are able to produce such great performances". Read More »

Tottenham prepare $70 million summer bid for Zaha

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Zaha has impressed for Palace over the past two campaigns despite his club's struggles and could well leave this summer even if they avoid relegation. The Times add that Tottenham are keen to prove their new stadium will not hinder their spending in the transfer market. Despite his obvious ability things did not quite work out for Zaha at United and he moved back to Selhurst Park permanently in 2015. Read More »

Social media campaigns planning school walkouts to protest lack of gun control

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The vote in the Republican-dominated body was 36-71. However, after hearing stories from teenagers at Stoneman Douglas High School , Douglas realized that people should not see school shootings as something that is commonplace. But on the day of the shooting, Cruz said he wasn't going to school. According to a webpage created by the Women's March Network titled, " ENOUGH: National School Walkout ", Conestoga Valley High School is the only Lancaster County school that has organized a ... Read More »

Arsenal want to sign 26-year-old Napoli star this summer

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Arsenal representatives are said to have been in attendance for Napoli's Europa League clash against RB Leipzig where they checked up on the Senegal defender. Napoli beat visiting Spal 1-0 to claim their ninth successive Serie A win and stay top of the table, one point clear of Juventus, who defeated Torino by the same scoreline. Read More »

Rehabbing Steelers LB Ryan Shazier says playing days aren't over yet

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Shazier, who is still recovering from a back injury sustained during an NFL game in early December, said he still hopes to make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It is awesome news to hear that Shazier is progressing so quickly from the spinal cord injury he suffered against the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Read More »

U.S. men's hockey eliminated in dramatic shootout loss

The Czechs will next play the victor of the Wednesday's OAR-Norway quarterfinal game for a spot in the gold medal game. The Czech Republic held off the U.S. Following a scoreless overtime period, the US went 0 for 5 in the shootout. Ryan Donato opened the game's scoring for Team USA at the 6:20 mark of the first period with his fifth goal of the Olympics. Read More »

In tears, Lindsey Vonn says body can't take 4 more years

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Though she is just eighth in the World Cup standings, Mowinckel captured the silver in the giant slalom a few days prior and looked comfortable on the South Korean slopes. "I'm just counting on some medical miracles to extend my career, " she said Tuesday with a grin. "I think we just played confident, and the chemistry is continuing to grow, and it's finally meshing". Read More »

Rutgers vs Ohio State basketball

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Ohio State basketball plays Rutgers at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 20. PreviewOhio State Buckeyes head coach Chris Holtmann talks to guard C.J. Jackson. On the season, Rutgers basketball averages 65.0 points, 39.6 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game. Rutgers' regular season culminates on Sunday with a matchup against IL, which defeated the Scarlet Knights 91-60 on January 30. Read More »

Messi ends Chelsea drought to give Barcelona last-16 edge

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The result at Stamford Bridge does mean that none of the English teams have lost in their last-16 first-leg ties so far. "I intend to respect my contract, but both parties need to be happy". "I think the equaliser was very important". Morata can pose problems for Gerard Pique at the heart of Barcelona's defence, and he can also give Chelsea the option of playing a longer game with his height and presence. Read More »

Juergen Braehmer Out Of WBSS With Influenza, Replacement Announced

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I was well prepared and looking forward to fighting Callum", Braehmer said in the press release . Smith will face the Dutchman with a place in the final against WBO and IBO super-middleweight champion George Groves on the line. Smith: "I gave an interview last week and said it's great there have been no drop-outs". An undefeated who doesn't know how to lose with a big punch is always risky. Read More »

IL vs Michigan State basketball

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The game was the second straight that Michigan State pulled away with a big second half. Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. Both numbers will not equate to wins, with the lack of talent that this IL team possess. The Illinois defense was awful in this game, at least in the second half. Read More »

Why Chelsea's clashes with Barcelona always deliver drama

Going there desperate to score goals would be a nightmare for them. "He is one of the best coaches in the world with an extraordinary CV, not just with Chelsea but also with Juventus and the Italian national side", added Valverde. Conte has a contract with Chelsea until June 2019, although reports have claimed that Roman Abramovich is already lining up former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique. Read More »

Boston Bruins: Why the Nick Holden trade is nothing special

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So to spin that into Holden , a 30-year-old making just $1.65 million (with slightly over $400,000 due on prorated deal) and an unrestricted free agent this summer, represents the flawless kind of depth deal that a legitimate contender makes this time of year. Read More »

Eden Hazard Confirms Interest From Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain

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Hazard, 27, was tipped to quit Stamford Bridge and head to Real last summer. I did once in the World Cup [Belgium vs Argentina in 2014] and we lost the game, so I hope tomorrow is going to be different. "To play against Messi is always good. And when I want to change clubs, I will. But at the moment I'm good where I am", he added. This leaves Eden Hazard as a strong contender, with Zinedine Zidane wanting to replace Gareth Bale . Read More »

Mark Cuban admits he told Mavericks tanking is their best option

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It's about Mark Cuban , perhaps best known these days as one of "sharks" on Shark Tank, but whose true passion is the NBA's Dallas Mavericks (which he owns). I was like, 'Look, losing is our best option, '" Cuban said. "And so we were satisfied with that, and again, and we moved on". So, losing now means you might have a better shot at drafting a marquis player who could make you a better team for years to come. Read More »

Conte: It gives us confidence to 'do something incredible'

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Twice, though, Barcelona had gifted Willian the space to hit the post in the first half. Lewandowski polished off the win with two late goals to give Bayern a seemingly insurmountable five-goal cushion ahead of the second leg of the last-16 tie in Istanbul on March 14. Read More »

Dolphins place franchise tag on wideout Jarvis Landry

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The Dolphins tweeted the announcement Tuesday, the first day teams could use their franchise or transition tags. Typically, tags come closer to the early-March deadline each year after both sides have exhausted all avenues in extension talks, buying the sides until July to hammer out a long-term deal. Read More »

Distribution rights: Rajnikanth wife faces the music

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New Delhi , The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked a company, one of whose directors is Latha Rajinikanth - wife of Tamil superstar-turned politician Rajinikanth and one of the firm's directors, to repay the outstanding loan within three months, otherwise she will liable for the amount. Read More »

Faf du Plessis in doubt for first Test against Australia

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To be fit in time for the all-important series du Plessis will resume training on February 20. Quinton de Kock could return from a wrist injury to play a part in South Africa's Twenty20 series against India , with the wicket-keeper, captain Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers all pushing to be fit to face Australia in the upcoming Test series. Read More »

Michigan State vs. IL - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Fighting Illini played a good first half, making 6 of 11 from 3-point range, forcing seven Michigan State turnovers and only trailing by three at halftime, 38-35. The opening half of the contest featured spurts by both teams. It was also Michigan State's 11th straight victory as they have not lost a game since January 13, where the Spartans lost to their hated-rival, the Michigan Wolverines 82-72. Read More »

Arsenal Sign Record Shirt Deal With Emirates

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Fly Emirates have been sponsoring the club since 2006, replacing O2 as the previous sponsor. The added benefit of the renewed contract is, besides the visibility of the brand and the club, the money. As part of the deal, the airline will also provide planes for the team on pre-season tours and "retain marketing rights to develop campaigns and initiatives around the world", Emirates said in a statement. Read More »

PNB Fraud | FM Arun Jaitley: Bank management, auditors at fault

On the banking sector, the finance minister said financing for trade and businesses increases when banks have the ability to lend. He also asked supervisors to make an example of wrongdoers so that such "stray cases" were not repeated, a message meant for RBI , whose role itself is under the scanner for not blowing the whistle on irregularities at PNB, which helped Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and their enablers to take out money. Read More »

Ice Got No Problems With Pepe Guardiola, Insists Wigan Manager Paul Cook

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Referee Anthony Taylor's initial decision seemed to be that the challenge warranted a yellow card but he then changed his mind and brandished a red, and that brought down the red mist on the City manager. While the post-match headlines were dominated by crowd disorder and a confrontation between the two managers, back in Manchester the Premier League leaders need to pick themselves up quickly for Sunday's Carabao Cup final. Read More »

NY Open Win Propels Anderson Into World's Top 10

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Cape Town - Kevin Anderson took to Twitter to express his joy in reaching No 9 in the latest ATP tour rankings after his win in NY over the weekend. The 28-year-old - who won this tournament four years in a row before it moved to NY from Memphis - will now play top seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the last four. Read More »

College Basketball Predictions: Can Miami cover at Notre Dame? 2/19/18

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That left Notre Dame with a 16-12 overall mark and 6-9 within the highly-competitive ACC, which leaves them clinging to hope. Mike Brey doesn't pay much attention to the National Basketball Association draft stock of opposing players, but the Notre Dame coach does hear his own staff's assessments and, on Monday night, he saw nothing from Miami's Lonnie Walker IV that would make him disbelieve the latest assessment. Read More »