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Yanks' Austin breaks foot, to miss 6 weeks
- February 19, 2017

Tyler Austin's spring training bid to unseat Greg Bird at first base is over, and the Yankees' decision to sign Chris Carter looks prescient. Austin suffered the break when he fouled a ball off the foot while taking batting practice. (more...)
Jurgen Klopp reveals long conversation with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
- February 19, 2017

Steve Wilson: "I'm not sure if Antonio Conte has been versed in just how special the double of league and FA Cup is in England - but this season is a wonderful opportunity for Chelsea to join Manchester United and Arsenal as the only clubs to have achieved it a few times". (more...)
Kevin Durant booed at All-Star Saturday - announcer makes huge OKC gaffe
- February 19, 2017

Amidst the impending drama in the locker room and the basketball court in the upcoming 2017 NBA All-Star game, Westbrook is content in talking about fashion. In theory, both Westbrook and Durant can play 24 minutes on Sunday without ever sharing the court. It may not be the level of success the franchise envisioned having this year and beyond behind a Durant-Westbrook combo at the top of the roster, but it's proof that the plan the franchise had in place was a sound one. (more...)
Sabres snap Blues snap 6-game winning streak with 4-2 win
- February 19, 2017

The second period has been Buffalo's Achilles heel all season long, but this afternoon it turned out to be their strongest period of the game as they scored twice to seal the win. The Sabres turned their game around after Baptiste's goal, almost taking the lead when Kane rang a shot off the post on a 2-on-1 rush with Eichel in the second period and then actually taking the lead when Kane tipped a Baptiste shot past Allen. (more...)
Minnows Lincoln stun Burnley in FA Cup Minnows Lincoln stun Burnley in FA Cup
- February 19, 2017

They are the eighth side from below England's four fully professional divisions to have beaten top-flight opposition since World War II and only the second to have done so since 1989. I think they only had one chance - credit to them. Several players showed exactly why they don't play regularly and why they shouldn't play regularly. (more...)
Big Ten Basketball: Michigan State vs
- February 19, 2017

As he was being secured by medical staff to the gurney, cameras caught MSU freshman Miles Bridges in tears, and his teammates all came over to wish him off. Michigan State had a pair of power play chances following the Buckeye go-ahead goal and appeared to tie the game with 4:47 to play in the third and when Sam Saliba tipped Mason Appleton's shot through the legs of Frey. (more...)
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte pays tribute to Lincoln's FA Cup story
- February 19, 2017

Chelsea last won a league and FA Cup double in 2010 under another Italian manager, Carlo Ancelotti. It is expected that Kurt Zouma , who has struggled for minutes this season, will be given the opportunity to play in Luiz's place, or maybe captain John Terry, who has likewise played rarely in this campaign. (more...)
Real Madrid-Napoli final score, highlights, results: Reigning champs draw first blood Real Madrid-Napoli final score, highlights, results: Reigning champs draw first blood
- February 19, 2017

The remainder of the half was spent mainly in Napoli territory as Real continued to press, with Cristiano Ronaldo blasting over after being set free by Luka Modric and Benzema clipping the outside of the post when through on goal. However, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri believes his side still have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals for the first time in their history. "We are on the right track, but still need to grow and to do that we have to go through games and disappointments like this". (more...)
Boston Celtics return home to host division rival Philadelphia 76ers
- February 19, 2017

But after allowing 116.6 points per game over their previous six games, the Bulls put together a surprisingly strong performance on defense in a 105-94 win over the Toronto Raptors as 4-point home underdogs. Of course we aren't naive to think that the coaches and players are going to treat the All-Star Game like a regular season game, but it's still a nice peak into the type of person and coach Stevens is. (more...)
DeMarcus Cousins wants to sign extension with Kings
- February 18, 2017

Cousins is set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2018, per Spotrac , and Shelburne noted he can ink a five-year extension worth up to $219 million this coming offseason. We believe we can make this push and make it happen. Welcome to the Kings Daily newsletter, where you can find the best of The Sacramento Bee's coverage and more on the latest story lines surrounding your team . (more...)
Webber, McGrady lead Hall of Fame finalists Webber, McGrady lead Hall of Fame finalists
- February 18, 2017

Massimino who is the current head coach at Keiser University, an NAIA school in West Palm Beach, is a finalist for the first time. According to Basketball-Reference.com , the only players in league history to average 20 points, 10 boards and four dimes in more seasons than Webber (five) are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Garnett, Elgin Baylor, Charles Barkley, Wilt Chamberlain and Larry Bird. (more...)
'It's mad', says Lincoln FA Cup upset hero Raggett 'It's mad', says Lincoln FA Cup upset hero Raggett
- February 18, 2017

The non-league side's Terry Hawkridge then marched up to the former Manchester City and QPR hardman, then seemingly goes down easily, although replays show Barton clearly extending his arm to his face. Burnley was another proposition entirely. The Imps beat Premier League team Burnley , who are 81 places above them in the tables. Nathan Arnold, a winger who has worked as a hairdresser in his spare time, was a constant threat down the right with his pace. (more...)
Donald Glover Set to Play Simba in 'Lion King' Live-Action Remake
- February 18, 2017

Rejoice! Your favourite rapper/actor/Golden Globe-winner Donald Glover has been cast as Simba in Disney's upcoming remake of the classic anthropomorphised Shakespeare lesson, The Lion King . Looks like the industry is catching Donald Glover fever and at only 33, he's looking like quite the talent. With one piece of casting announced, we can expect more in the coming weeks and maybe even a release date, which would nearly certainly be sometime in 2019. (more...)
Twitter unloads after Trump press conference Twitter unloads after Trump press conference
- February 18, 2017

These would include the replacement for Obamacare, the future of Medicare, the size of the federal deficit, details of new trade and tax arrangements and the commitment to rebuilding US infrastructure. So the big job of reaching out and endearing himself to the media is left to President Trump himself. There can be no doubt that Donald Trump has been widely criticized in the media. (more...)
Gameiro Nets Five Minute Hat-Trick In Atleti's Big Win Gameiro Nets Five Minute Hat-Trick In Atleti's Big Win
- February 18, 2017

Kevin Gameiro's hat-trick for Atletico Madrid against Sporting Gijon was the fastest seen in LaLiga since 1995. Gameiro scored his third goal and the fourth for his side five minutes before the end of the game. A minute later, Thomas Partey charged down a clearance and sent Gameiro into the penalty area, where the striker fired low across goal and into the bottom-left corner of the net, and he completed his remarkable hat-trick when he raced in behind the static Sporting defence and placed ... (more...)
Georges St-Pierre Signs New Deal With the UFC
- February 18, 2017

GSP fought lightweight champ B.J. Penn with his welterweight title on the line, but everyone questioned when 170-pound champ St-Pierre would fight 185-pound champ Silva back in 2010. The organization partnered with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to implement a year-round program in 2015. "We don't have anything booked and literally haven't talked to anybody about it", he wrote . (more...)
Former UNLV player Derrick Jones Jr. looking to impress in dunk contest Former UNLV player Derrick Jones Jr. looking to impress in dunk contest
- February 18, 2017

Sophomore players in the game include the New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis , the Phoenix Suns' Devin Booker and the Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns. Jones has only played in a total of six games all season, spending most of his time in the Developmental League. That's why he's second in the odds to win the contest, behind only Aaron Gordon. (more...)
Burnley to walk out with elderly mascots against Lincoln City Burnley to walk out with elderly mascots against Lincoln City
- February 18, 2017

Lincoln will travel to Turf Moor having already beaten a League One side (Oldham) and two Championship sides (Ipswich and Brighton ) in this year's competition. Something that we're not going to do is take teams for granted because it's important that you respect your opposition. "Sides like Lincoln have done fantastic to reach this stage and I'm sure they'll be up for it and looking to progress as well". (more...)
Bouchard pays off Super Bowl bet with date at Nets game Bouchard pays off Super Bowl bet with date at Nets game
- February 18, 2017

He said of the date: "We were supposed to be on the Kiss Cam, but I guess we missed our opportunity". Bouchard, now ranked 44th in the world, achieved her best Grand Slam finish in 2014 when reaching the final of Wimbledon. After the Patriots' win, Bouchard asked the fan to "organize a fun date night" for the pair, which no doubt made the fan nervous. The Internet was abuzz: Would there be a second date? After the Patriots won, she could only manage letters "Omfg". (more...)
Allegri jokes when questioned over Arsenal rumours Allegri jokes when questioned over Arsenal rumours
- February 18, 2017

Juventus last night extended their lead at the top of Serie A to 10 points by beating Palermo 4-1. He told talkSPORT : "I don't think tactically Wenger is as great as people say". "I started learning before [my time at] Milan - now I have left it". Wenger yesterday insisted that he will still be a manager next season - even if it is not at Arsenal . (more...)