• FA Cup 'magic' no surprise to Pochettino after Rochdale thriller
FA Cup 'magic' no surprise to Pochettino after Rochdale thriller

Tottenham are potentially two (or three) games away from making the FA Cup semifinals for the second consecutive year, but despite playing their home matches at Wembley Stadium, they will not be afforded home team privileges should they make it that far in the competition.

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  • Olivier Giroud excited to score first Chelsea goal in victory over Hull
Olivier Giroud excited to score first Chelsea goal in victory over Hull

Hull had a great chance to at least get themselves on the scoresheet early in the second half, with Fabregas tripping Harry Wilson in the area, but Caballero produced a fine save to keep Meyler's powerful spot-kick out. He said: "We came with a game plan and within a couple of minutes it's out of the window". Emerson managed to find some space down...

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  • Manchester United hope Paul Pogba will return to face Sevilla
Manchester United hope Paul Pogba will return to face Sevilla

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Saturday's FA Cup fifth round encounter with fellow Premier League side Huddersfield Town due to illness, the club announced. Pogba's form has dropped off in recent weeks and he is believed to have been upset at being substituted against Tottenham and Newcastle before being dropped for the ...

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  • Antonio Conte says Chelsea must be 'prepared to suffer' against Barcelona
Antonio Conte says Chelsea must be 'prepared to suffer' against Barcelona

Roma were able to pip Chelsea to first as they were unable to defeat Atletico Madrid in their last game, with Antonio Conte's side forced to take on Barcelona . We have an idea. They've got players who can hit you well on the counterattack. Barcelona have never beaten the Blues when Chelsea have kept 11 players on the pitch, while talism...

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  • Wigan hero Grigg savours Man City triumph
Wigan hero Grigg savours Man City triumph

In a statement, Wigan chief executive Jonathan Jackson said the club "were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner" and "will conduct a full investigation". The big flash point during the match came in first-half injury time when Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card after a studs-up ...

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  • Donovan Mitchell channels Vince Carter at Dunk Contest
Donovan Mitchell channels Vince Carter at Dunk Contest

Smith's night ended up being doomed by the first dunk, because the second slam was nothing short of spectacular. This year's All-Star festivities are from the Staples Center in Los Angeles . "I have a feeling we're going to see some things we've never seen before from a guy that's 6'3", head coach Rick Carlisle said. What's insane is that I di...

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  • Real Madrid's Toni Kroos sidelined with sprained knee ligaments
Real Madrid's Toni Kroos sidelined with sprained knee ligaments

Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane feels his side can replicate their 3-1 first leg win in Paris and that it will give them confidence to correct their form in La Liga. Kroos talked up the importance of the Champions League, a competition the La Liga giants have won the past two seasons. Real were also knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes la...

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  • Manchester United into FA Cup quarters despite VAR troubles, West Brom exit
Manchester United into FA Cup quarters despite VAR troubles, West Brom exit

However, after a lengthy delay , referee Kevin Friend disallowed the goal for offside on the recommendation of the video official, located in a studio in London almost 200 miles away. Smalling started the match despite his poor display in the previous match vs Newcastle in which he conceded a free-kick for diving that allowed the Magpies to ...

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  • Eric Hosmer agrees to deal with Padres
Eric Hosmer agrees to deal with Padres

In his seven years with the Royals , Hosmer had 127 homers, 566 RBI and finished with a.284 batting average. Wil Myers used to hold that distinction. His production dipped after the All-Star break, however the 28-year-old still posted career highs in several categories, including runs (84), hits (166) and home runs (27).

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  • Mets sign Jason Vargas for starting rotation
Mets sign Jason Vargas for starting rotation

He faded in the second half, however, and the 35-year-old lefty had been among more than 85 free agents seeking a job as spring training opened this week. Vargas is the second Royals player from the 2014-15 teams to leave Kansas City this winter. Vargas was 12-3 with a 2.22 ERA after winning his seventh straight start on June 30 a year ago.

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  • Antonio Conte gives injury update ahead of Barcelona clash
Antonio Conte gives injury update ahead of Barcelona clash

Antonio Conte made seven changes to the side that put three past West Brom on Monday night, whilst Hull City manager Nigel Adkins, was forced to make seven changes due to injury problems throughout his squad and with three Chelsea loanees ineligible to play.

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  • Spanish La Liga match report Eibar v FC Barcelona 17 February 2018
Spanish La Liga match report Eibar v FC Barcelona 17 February 2018

In Barcelona's 2-0 victory at Eibar , a win that pushed the team's lead atop La Liga to 10 points, Luis Suarez grabbed the victor with a lovely finish. A late Gerard Pique header ensured Valverde's side avoided a league defeat at their city neighbours but a draw cut their lead back to single figures before a supremely well-organised Getafe beca...

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  • Migos' Quavo Takes MVP in the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game
Migos' Quavo Takes MVP in the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

It makes sense when you think about it. George, Andre Drummond, Goran Dragic and Kemba Walker were added as injury replacements by Commissioner Adam Silver . All-Star Saturday Night at Staples Center Saturday evening will mark the Los Angeles Clippers lone participation in the three-day NBA All- Star Weekend.

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  • ESPN and FOX are in tug-of-war battle for Peyton Manning
ESPN and FOX are in tug-of-war battle for Peyton Manning

In an interview with Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch last month, ESPN executive Stephanie Druley said ESPN planned to discuss its Monday Night Football opening with Manning. FOX is still in the hunt (especially for the prime time slots with Thursday Night Football ), but they now have incredible competition with ESPN desperately needing to ...

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  • Smalling and Jones branded 'a disaster' by Neville
Smalling and Jones branded 'a disaster' by Neville

Chris Smalling nearly conceded a penalty when he brought down Dwight Gayle in the box and then gave away the free-kick that led to Newcastle's goal. The sands of time are running down on the Old Trafford careers of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones , claims the Daily Mirror , with the paper reporting that a "frustrated" Jose Mourinho plans to ...

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  • League announces finalists to host NFL Draft in 2019, 2020
League announces finalists to host NFL Draft in 2019, 2020

With the moves, the draft touches many different cities and fan bases which has been positively received. The 2019 draft would celebrate the league's 100th season, or its centennial in 2020. "(Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam) and our entire team are excited to move forward in the bid process with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleve...

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  • Blake Griffin's ex in lawsuit: He had 'toxic' relationship with Clippers teammates
Blake Griffin's ex in lawsuit: He had 'toxic' relationship with Clippers teammates

Brynn filed a palimony suit against Blake, and she claimed that he is 'cruelly embarrassing his family with his public fawning over [Kendall] Jenner, ' he told her he 'had no intention of continuing to live with her'. But things came crashing down, Cameron claims, after they postponed their summer 2017 wedding, instead choosing to go to couple's th...

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  • Giroud Had to Leave Arsenal as Chelsea 'Perfect Club' For Him
Giroud Had to Leave Arsenal as Chelsea 'Perfect Club' For Him

In the number one position is Manchester City four-goal hero against Leicester, Sergio Aguero with Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne of Chelsea and Manchester City occupying second and third spots respectively. "We've built a great mentality". Olivier Giroud has admitted that he chose to leave Arsenal for "perfect" London rivals Chelse...

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  • Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator and QB coach, source says
Giants hire Mike Shula as offensive coordinator and QB coach, source says

Shula was not new head coach Pat Shurmur's first choice as the latter reportedly wanted to hire Kevin Stefanski, the Minnesota Vikings' quarterbacks coach. Shula, 52, is the son of Don Shula, the NFL's all-time winningest coach. Aging signal-caller Eli Manning threw 19 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions this past season.

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  • Olympic men's downhill postponed because of strong wind
Olympic men's downhill postponed because of strong wind

The Colorado native could hardly contain her excitement when asked to describe herself using one emoji. "But with the training block I've had, I'm prepared and feeling good", she said. "How many medals has he won?" "So that's what I did". Since that string of podium appearance, she's had five races, finishing no higher than seventh.

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