• USA hockey team eliminated
USA hockey team eliminated

That chance is gone for the USA, which improved throughout the tournament but looked somewhat tired after needing to play Slovakia in the qualification round Tuesday while the Czechs rested. "He's always been someone that can raise his game in the big games", Chuck Terry, Troy's father, said. 'That part's not that surprising. "Just the overwhel...

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  • Spectacular Champions League Match Shakhtar-Roma in Kharkiv
Spectacular Champions League Match Shakhtar-Roma in Kharkiv

Shakhtar have had a lack of match practice because of a two-month winter break but warmed up for the Champions League meeting in style by thrashing Chornomorets Odesa 5-0 on Friday when the domestic league resumed. Although their poor European away record does not bode well for a hard trip to Ukraine, Roma will at least back themselves to find...

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  • Brilliant Bayern inspired by clinical Muller as they cruise it
Brilliant Bayern inspired by clinical Muller as they cruise it

Besiktas' Champions League run is effectively over before the second leg even begins, and it was a frustrating night for a player who may have hoped to catch the eye of scouts in the crowd. Lionel Messi will be seeking to finally score against the Blues , while Luis Suarez is also desperate to end a Champions League dry spell. Our first Mu...

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  • Champions League last 16 Wednesday Preview
Champions League last 16 Wednesday Preview

Instead, he had set up a response before he and his players flew to Spain , one that he did not clarify upon arrival in Andalucia. Not playing Pogba in a game on Europe's biggest stage is a big risk. The 55-year-old Mourinho has already won two Champions League titles. Of course, Mourinho insisted the day before the Huddersfield game that the Fr...

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  • Russia Launches Probe, Say Curler Doping Makes No Sense
Russia Launches Probe, Say Curler Doping Makes No Sense

The delegation said on Tuesday that the result is regrettable, but it could not explain how the substance ended up in his body. Japanese speedskater Kei Saito left the games after authorities detected acetazolamide, a drug that can mask the presence of other performance enhancers.

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  • 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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