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Amazon releases short list for headquarters 2, Twin Cities don't make cut

George Lang (R-West Chester Township). The Seattle-based online retailer released a list of 20 finalists on Thursday, and Toronto is the only Canadian city in contention. "Getting from 238 to 20 was very tough - all the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity", Holly Sullivan, of Amazon Public Policy, said in a statement. Read More »

British hope Konta sent packing by 'lucky loser'


It was one of several freaky moments in a worrying display by the British No 1. "I think I stayed very much in the match, and I tried to find a way". Konta started nervously, having to save a break point in the opening game. But Pera was not done, hammering a backhand return on break point that left Konta floored and looking to her coach Michael Joyce, incredulous at the situation. Read More »

China spots oil slicks from sunken tanker


The large tanker Sanchi (IMO:9356608) sank in the worst oil ship disaster in decades and produced a large oil slick, Chinese media and Japanese authorities said on Monday, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem. Sanchi tanker oil burning. The Chinese Ministry of Transport said on Wednesday a salvage team had located the wreck, which was at a depth of 115 meters (377 feet) under sea level, and was preparing to send underwater robots to explore it. Read More »

Real Madrid transfer blow: Manchester City slam door shut on January deal

Nico penned a five-year deal with City in 2015 and has become a firm fan favourite, particularly over the past year where he has been outstanding - plus added goals to his arsenal. " And I'm really happy to have extended my stay here by a couple more years ." . "It's a very attractive city and I'm very happy here ". "Everybody has spoken about a lot of players like Raheem, Kevin, Sergio [Aguero], they deserve it, but if I can point some attention to a player who deserves the respect is ... Read More »

Stephen Curry throws ball at Bulls player


Green (shoulder) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Although the Bulls were getting three younger players in return, the early consensus was the Timberwolves had gotten the better end of the deal. Read More »

Dimitrov scrapes into Open third round


Alize Cornet beat 12th-seeded Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3, ending the German player's 15-match winning streak, and Elise Mertens lost the first five games before beating No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova. Two days after beating Venus Williams in the first round, Belinda Bencic is out of the Australian Open. Svitolina was 0 for 6 on break-point chances in the first set, but recovered to break Siniakova six times over the rest of the match. Read More »

Spurs Star Kawhi Leonard Out Indefinitely

Leonard has only appeared in nine games since debuting on December 12 and has also been dealing with a partial tear in his shoulder, according to Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. "He didn't re-injure it or anything". "It just hasn't gone as well as we've wanted it to". The news is obviously tough for the Spurs who have seldom played with a full cast this season. Read More »

Marotta confirms Juve are chasing Can


Chief executive Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the 24-year-old is one of their main summer transfer targets. Can's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, and some media across the United Kingdom already reported that the player has an agreement with the "Old Lady" for a summer transfer. Read More »

Hasan Ali wins ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year award


The ICC also announced the ODI and Test teams of the Year with both being captained by Kohli. Kohli was also crowned the world's best one-day batsman, winning that title for the second time since 2012. This follows his becoming the quickest from his country to 50 ODI wickets (in 24 matches) and a player-of-the-series winning performance in the Champions Trophy. Read More »

Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green suspended two games each for Staples Center incident


Similar reports say that Paul and Harden tried to calm down Ariza and Green and hence will not receive any punishment. In his absence, the Rockets went 4-3 and have relied heavily on Chris Paul . Minutes before Griffin and Ariza were tossed, Griffin and Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni cursed at each other after D'Antoni became upset with Griffin, claiming Griffin bumped him as he ran down court. Read More »

Debutant Ngidi's 6 for 39 seals series for South Africa


In a fiery press conference which saw Kohli arguing with reporters on a couple of questions, the Indian captain pulled up his team-mates for repeated mistakes in the first two Tests. Can you count?" he said . Ngidi, playing in only his tenth first-class match, took two for 14 in six overs. They were far superior to us in the field. Read More »

Sharapova triumphs in return


Former world number one Sharapova marked her first match in Australia since 2016 with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria at Melbourne Park on Tuesday. Bautista Agut lost to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco , a semifinalist here in 2009, and Raonic lost 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) to Lukas Lacko in the opening match on Show Court 2. Read More »

Ezekiel Elliott walks out of media session with Cowboys reporters


After five questions on that topic, Elliott said, "All right, I'm done". "This is going to be the last time you hear me speak about it, so please don't even ask me about it". Elliott is sure to have a little rust after a fairly significant layoff, but the Cowboys seem ready to make him the focal point of their offense right away again without a second thought. Read More »

Number of IN flu deaths has doubled — State health agency


Dan Jernigan , director of CDC's influenza division. The report says flu activity is widespread across the state. "There's a whole lot more flu to go this season", he said. Visit the OK Flu View at for weekly Oklahoma flu updates and additional information about the flu . Northern Health is urging residents experiencing gastrointestinal illnesses to stay away from work or school until two days after they feel better since they can still spread the virus after ... Read More »

Everton deal for Walcott close


Everton have already signed Turkey worldwide Cenk Tosun from Besiktas for £27m earlier this month and Allardyce believes Walcott would be another "great addition" to his squad . "We are short of goals so to add power in our goalscoring ability would be very important for me". The winger will be hoping that a move to Everton will kick start his career, and be able to earn himself a place in Gareth Southgates squad for next summers World Cup in Russian Federation. Read More »

England won't block Jones from Lions role


As for Jones, the former Wallabies boss was reticent to put himself forward as favourite for the role, despite incumbent coach Warren Gatland ruling himself out taking on the job for a third time. "I am not arrogant or presumptuous enough to think I would be offered the Lions role". I'd love to be in Barbados in 2021 - I'll get there eventually - watching an England team being coached by a super team of coaches and playing better rugby than they've ever played and that's the ideal situation. Read More »

These NFL Teams Have the Most Super Bowl Wins


The big names tend to be on the offensive side of the ball, as Jameis Winston set records in Tampa Bay and Devonta Freeman went to the Super Bowl past year with Atlanta. The Patriots and Jags didn't meet in the regular season - the last time was in 2015, a 51-17 New England win at home - but they did meet in the preseason this year, with Jacksonville defeating the Patriots , 31-24, in Foxborough. Read More »

West Indies captain responds to obstruction furore


Facing Windies pacer Jarion Hoyte, Pillay mistimed a cover drive and edged the ball onto his pads, after which he picked up the stationary ball and threw it to the West Indies wicketkeeper and captain Emmanuel Stewart .Stewart then appealed and consulted the two standing umpires before the decision was passed to the third umpire Ranmore Martinesz, reports ESPNcricinfo . Read More »

Brady limited in practice with hand injury

A Patriots public relations staffer had said Brady was meeting with the team's medical staff at the time he was scheduled to hold a news conference, which was to be broadcast live on the league's television network. During a speech in front of fans at EverBank Field after the Jaguars arrived back in Jacksonville on Sunday night following their AFC Divisional Round playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey predicted a Super Bowl victory. Read More »

Mourinho takes a dig at big spending City


Jesse Lingard came off the bench to score twice as United rescued a point having found themselves two goals down against the Clarets on Boxing Day . "So when you speak about responsibilities to win the Premier League , Tottenham does not have that responsibility?" Manchester City , Chelsea and Man United are all richer than us. Read More »

Markram and Morkel put South Africa in charge


Lasith Malinga or Bhuvneshwar Kumar? "I'd say Virat is one of the best captains at the moment, the most improved - there's a big change from when I first saw him captaining to now". There will be a 40-minute dinner break after the second session. De Villiers held three catches behind the wicket, taking his total of wicketkeeper dismissals to 101 in 26 of his 107 Test matches. Read More »

Rival Koreas agree to form unified Olympic team

North Korea has offered to send a 230-member cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in February, South Korean media has reported on Wednesday. North and South Korea have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and their athletes will march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, officials in Seoul have said. Read More »