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Ozil close to signing Arsenal contract

Ozil close to signing Arsenal contract The terms of the deal means, Mesut Ozil becomes Arsenal's highest earner in the current squad and at the end of the new deal, Ozil would have spent eight years at Arsenal. The deal depends on them selling Olivier Giroud to Chelsea - an £18m fee has been agreed - and the Blues letting Michy Batshuayi go to Dortmund, replacing Aubameyang. [Full Article...]

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics In a message sent over a cross-border communication channel, South Korea demanded the North to fulfill mutual agreements over a set of conciliatory gestures to mark the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Seoul's Unification Ministry said. [Full Article...]

Tottenham scores 11 seconds into showdown with Manchester United

Tottenham scores 11 seconds into showdown with Manchester United The football that City are playing at the moment, they do seem to be a level above. "They have some of the best players in the country, a very good manager and are a very hard opponent". United entered their match against Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday, Jan. 31, seeking their eighth clean sheet in a row. Harry Kane has scored 99 goals in 139 Premier League appearances; only Alan Shear... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: Cas verdict on 39 banned Russians due on Thursday

Putin has ordered his government to organize a competition for Russian athletes banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, according to a report from AFP. Those reinstated at the Sochi Olympics include skeleton gold medalist Alexander Tretiakov and cross-country ski gold medalist Alexander Legkov. While welcoming the ruling to confirm the doping violations committed by 11 athletes, t... [Full Article...]

Yuna Kim will attend figure skating events at PyeongChang Olympics

Yuna Kim will attend figure skating events at PyeongChang Olympics How is the close proximity of North Korea affecting the PyeongChang Olympic Games? An IOC spokesperson told insidethegames: "Mr Sergei Chudinov had been included on the OAR invitation list as a coach for Pyeongchang 2018 despite having been sanctioned as an athlete by the IOC Disciplinary Commission chaired by Denis Oswald". [Full Article...]

Lookman pressured Leipzig transfer, says Everton boss Allardyce

Lookman pressured Leipzig transfer, says Everton boss Allardyce Following his side's 2-1 victory over Leicester on Wednesday, Allardyce said agents had asked about loan deals for five players in the Everton squad on the closing day of the winter transfer window. "I don't know why they couldn't get over the hurdles put in front of them, but they didn't". "This is one of the biggest or best moves he could have had in Europe". [Full Article...]

China to Compete in Record 55 Winter Olympic Categories

The athletes cleared to participate in the Games should focus on training and try to ignore all the speculation around the Russian team, Putin said, wishing them the best of luck. "For us certain things are truly unusual", he said. He said he hoped that global sporting organisations would not become annexes of "certain countries", a thinly-veiled jab at the United States. [Full Article...]

Rob Gronkowski says he intends to play in Super Bowl LII

Rob Gronkowski says he intends to play in Super Bowl LII Rob Gronkowski continues to look like his progress through the NFL's concussion protocol is going well. According to ESPN's Stats & Information , the tight end has been listed on the injury report 50 times over his career, but none of those instances was listed as a concussion. [Full Article...]

Rob Gronkowski practices for second straight day

Rob Gronkowski practices for second straight day Brady jammed his right hand in the days leading up to the AFC championship when a teammate accidentally ran into him at practice. By his side for much of the workout was. Had the Super Bowl been played this past Sunday instead of with the two-week break, Gronkowski likely would not have been available to the Patriots. [Full Article...]

HEAT have expressed interest in Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans

HEAT have expressed interest in Grizzlies forward Tyreke Evans The 76ers are interested in acquiring the Chester native from the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the February 8 trade deadline, a league source confirms. UPDATE: For those of you concerned about cost, a team source spoke with Philly Voice about the possibility of acquiring Evans at the trade deadline. [Full Article...]

Pandora to push 'aggressive' transformation plan, starting with job cuts

Pandora to push 'aggressive' transformation plan, starting with job cuts A Pandora spokesperson said the company had no further comment on the restructuring, but would give more details when it reports its quarterly results on February 21 . At the end of its prior fiscal year, the company had lost 2,500 employees and early this year the company said it would layoff about 7 percent of its staff, and with the latest cuts means that is is downsizing to about 2,200 staffe... [Full Article...]

CJ McCollum drops career-high 50 in Blazers win

CJ McCollum drops career-high 50 in Blazers win He added five rebounds and two assists over the course of the game, as Portland shot 56.1 percent from the floor as a squad. In Boston, the Celtics smashed the New York Knicks 103-73, helped by Marcus Morris who scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum who netted 15. [Full Article...]

India eye early momentum in ODI series vs Proteas

India eye early momentum in ODI series vs Proteas Kohli said at the press conference that the team now looks at Rahane as the No. 4 batsman for India in ODIS. Suspense on the playing of Dinesh Karthik is still suspenseful, Dhoni is more talented with him, but India will start of this series with an extra batsman. [Full Article...]

Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri go to Stamford Bridge

I can speak about specific characteristics of players and how we can improve. "To have this capacity to look forward, and not only one meter (in front), I said it would be very tough for a lot of reasons and it happened, but now we have to move on to the next game". [Full Article...]

Conor McGregor rematch speculation increases with octagon bow

Mayweather last fought this past Summer when he came out of retirement to face the current UFC lightweight champion, McGregor in a boxing match. It is without doubt that "Money" is the biggest name in all of combat sports, his fights hold all the records for PPV buys and as ill advised as any move into the Octagon may seem, the money generated by a rematch with rival Conor McGregor would be st... [Full Article...]

Bert: It'll do it my way, not Ange's way

Bert: It'll do it my way, not Ange's way I like creative football, I like to have the ball but I also like to win. "I was also raised that you have to run behind your opponent, but I think it's better ... "Most players I know but to know them and see them is a big difference". He wants his tactics tailored to his players' abilities and will side-step weaknesses. [Full Article...]

Batshuayi leaves Chelsea to join Dortmund on loan

Aubameyang, Dortmund's leading scorer this season with 13 Bundesliga goals completed a transfer to Arsenal on Deadline Day, and BVB responded by recruiting Belgium worldwide Batshuayi from the Gunners' English Premier League rivals. "For now he is a Chelsea player and for this reason he is in contention". Batshuayi completes a combination of transfers that sees him replace Pierre-Emerick Aub... [Full Article...]

Welcome back to the NFC, Alex Smith

Welcome back to the NFC, Alex Smith According to Pat McManamon of ESPN .com, the Browns offered the Chiefs a second-round pick for Smith, but weren't prepared to meet his contract demands. Sure. Is it the only thing? None of these names brings the credibility of Smith, who has had fewer than 10 interceptions while starting 15 games in each of his five seasons in Kansas City. [Full Article...]

Olivier Giroud completes switch from Arsenal to Chelsea

Olivier Giroud completes switch from Arsenal to Chelsea Borussia Dortmund only agreed to sell the striker on Wednesday once it had a replacement secured from Chelsea in Michy Batshuayi . Batshuayi completes a combination of transfers that sees him replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Dortmund, after the Gabon global joined Arsenal , while Olivier Giroud has signed for Chelsea from the Emirates. [Full Article...]

Broncos LB Miller: Cousins 'may take us over the sting'

Broncos LB Miller: Cousins 'may take us over the sting' The Chiefs get more than an open lane for their heir-apparent at quarterback. He may also end up being the highest paid player in league history in the process. However, they also have two 4th and 5th round picks. The Cardinals are an intriguing dark horse in the Cousins sweepstakes. With a great quarterback, they won't be that far away from doing it again. [Full Article...]


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