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Putin says banning Russian Federation from Olympic games was 'political' Putin says banning Russian Federation from Olympic games was 'political'
- December 12, 2019

WADA finally decided that it was time for it to send a strong message to Russian Federation and the rest of the world. The link between Russia's doping and its foreign policy is not so far fetched. Yury Ganus, the head of RUSADA, said his country had "no chance" of winning an appeal. However, those Russian athletes who are able to prove that they aren't using any illegal substances to boost their performances will be allowed to take part in the Olympics and Paralympics under the neutral ... (more...)
National Basketball Association admits error but Rockets lose appeal National Basketball Association admits error but Rockets lose appeal
- December 12, 2019

The game was tied after regulation, with the Rockets ultimately losing by two points in double overtime. The league said all three game officials have been disciplined but did not say how. The officating crew denied Mike D'Antoni's challenge because the 30-second time limit from the start of the timeout had ended, but that limit is only enforced following a mandatory timeout or timeout called by the opposing team. (more...)
Dar set to break record for most Tests as umpire Dar set to break record for most Tests as umpire
- December 11, 2019

So a number of factors [go into] that decision". Australia opened their home season with a cakewalk against Pakistan but New Zealand should present a much stiffer challenge when they look to end their 34-year wait for a second test series triumph in their neighbours' backyard. (more...)
Everton want Vitor Pereira as coach Everton want Vitor Pereira as coach
- December 11, 2019

Pereira won back-to-back Portuguese league titles with Porto between 2011-2013 and also won the Chinese Super League with the Shanghai club previous year. "It's a league I love and for sure I'd like to consider an opportunity in the future, for sure", he added. The club aims to confirm a new permanent manager as swiftly as possible . (more...)
Chelsea January Transfer Window 2020: Frank Lampard identifies 5 targets Chelsea January Transfer Window 2020: Frank Lampard identifies 5 targets
- December 11, 2019

But while Lampard has already warned over the dangers of being "too reactionary" in the market, it is quite clear that a player to increase creativity is going to be the main priority. I want them all to get better and they will improve, for sure, because of their ages and where they are with their development. For Chelsea, landing Ake certainly would add strength in depth as the Stamford Bridge outfit look to finish in the Premier League top four this season. (more...)
Jeff Scott Of Clemson Named Head USF Football Coach Jeff Scott Of Clemson Named Head USF Football Coach
- December 11, 2019

He spent most of his coaching career at Clemson under coach Dabo Swinney . Scott will be introduced to the USF community Wednesday, with details still to be announced . "Jeff has been with me since day one when I became interim". As a matter of fact, ' many thought that Scott might get the Seminoles job that was vacated in November when Florida State fired former USF and OR coach Willie Taggart. (more...)
Champions League knockout stage 2019/20 draw Champions League knockout stage 2019/20 draw
- December 11, 2019

Real Madrid , Manchester City , Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich and Tottenham have all qualified for the round of 16. Only Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur have scored more goals than the Austrian side in the Champions League in 2019/20, but it's going to be hard for them to stop Liverpool . (more...)
Sam Pittman emerges as a top candidate for Arkansas job Sam Pittman emerges as a top candidate for Arkansas job
- December 11, 2019

Arkansas fired former coach Chad Morris on November 10, midway through his second season with the program, and Pittman picked up steam as Arkansas' leading candidate over the last 24 hours following Georgia's SEC Championship Game loss to LSU. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Shakes Up Tottenham's Champions League Routine Jose Mourinho Shakes Up Tottenham's Champions League Routine
- December 11, 2019

Bayern are confirmed Group B winners with Spurs as runners-up, but the Portuguese insisted Spurs are taking the match seriously, especially after being drubbed 7-2 in north London when the clubs last met in October. The line-up will still feature established quality and he expects his defence to be given an exacting test by the prolific Bayern striker, Robert Lewandowski. (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles: Loss of Alshon Jeffery adds to receiver woes Philadelphia Eagles: Loss of Alshon Jeffery adds to receiver woes
- December 11, 2019

He was later carted to the locker room and did not return. Analysis: Cox had only one tackle and one quarterback hit, but the Eagles were able to keep him on the field for the majority of the game, and that in itself is a victory for the defense. (more...)
Rashford can be like Ronaldo: Solskjaer Rashford can be like Ronaldo: Solskjaer
- December 11, 2019

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it is "easy to compare" Marcus Rashford with Cristiano Ronaldo . With United already assured of qualification for the last 32 of the Europa League , Rashford is likely to be rested for Thursday's meeting with AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford, having racked up 13 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season. (more...)
Arsenal have held talks with Marcelino, Spaniard wants the job Arsenal have held talks with Marcelino, Spaniard wants the job
- December 11, 2019

While Sousa isn't the only manager Arsenal are considering, he's toward the top of their shortlist. They have told French media outlet L'Equipe: "They like his profile, not just as a coach but also as a person". Bordeaux have won seven of their 17 league matches, drawing five and losing five. Sousa is no stranger to English football having already coached QPR, Swansea City and Leicester City, while he has also had spells in charge of Basel, Fiorentina and Tianjin Quanjian in China . (more...)
Missouri to hire Eli Drinkwitz as new head football coach Missouri to hire Eli Drinkwitz as new head football coach
- December 11, 2019

Eli Drinkwitz has reached an agreement to become Missouri 's next head football coach and a deal is being finalized, sources told ESPN. Drinkwitz, 36, is the second-youngest head coach at a Power 5 school after Oklahoma Sooners coach Lincoln Riley. (more...)
Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to baseball's Hall of Fame Union exec Marvin Miller, Simmons elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
- December 11, 2019

Catcher Ted Simmons , the newest player selected to enter the MLB Hall of Fame, has gone out of his way the past two days to praise the analytically minded people who essentially revived his case for induction. Baseball Winter Meetings began on Sunday, beginning with the vote of the Hall of Fame of the Modern Era Committee. Miller enters the Hall of Fame after failing to collect enough veterans committee votes in his first seven attempts for the honor. (more...)