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Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs Newport County

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An uneventful second-half saw Tottenham ease into the fifth-round, where they will face League One side Rochdale . Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino obviously has one eye on Saturday's crunch North London derby against Arsenal as he makes 10 changes to the team that drew 2-2 with Liverpool last weekend. Read More »

Mahrez still absent from Leicester, likely to miss City fixture

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In lieu of this escalating situation, the PFA have apparently offered to mediate over the proceedings until a solution can be reached between Leicester and the player . Mahrez's desire to leave Leicester is common knowledge, having handed in a transfer request - his second within the space of six months - at the end of January. Read More »

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino, Yana Kunitskaya title bout planned for UFC 222

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According to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting and MMAJunkie , women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg will face off with Russian challenger Yana Kunitskaya in the main event. As for Kunitskaya, she had just recently inked a deal to join the UFC roster after amassing a 10-3 record with one no contest with her past three fights taking place under the Invicta FC banner, culminating in her winning the promotion's bantamweight belt. Read More »

Here's a look at the 2018 Winter Olympic events that begin today

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The two retired athletes, who had their requests denied, would have worked as coaches for the "Olympic Athlete from Russia" team at the Pyongchang Games. Speaking in Pyeongchang on Monday, IOC president Thomas Bach said: "The panel once again did great work going through the cases anonymously". Soon after the meeting, Coventry said her desire was to continue to build and implement the strategy which seeks to empower athletes' participation in the Olympic movement, decision-making ... Read More »

Clippers hold Mavs scoreless in final four minutes, spoil Dirk's milestone night

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He joined all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (57,446), Karl Malone, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd and Elvin Hayes. The loss brings their record to 17-37, just one half game back of the Hawks for the NBA's worst record. Mistakes happen to the best of 'em, although the timing on this one wasn't the greatest. Hopefully, his name on his jersey will be spelled right this time. Read More »

Chelsea open talks with Luis Enrique

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Click through the gallery above to see nine managers who have been linked with the Chelsea job. At 70.3 percent, Antonio Conte has the joint-best win rate of any manager in Premier League history, level with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. Read More »

NBA Predictions: Are the Thunder giving up too many points vs. Lakers?

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The NBA trade deadline is February 8. Walton praised Ball for staying engaged with the team despite not being on the court. There is no doubt that both teams are going to come into this game exhausted. "I've got to find ways to get him some more minutes somehow". "I'm really, really concerned about that". That said, as ESPN .com's Ohm Youngmisuk noted, "It's a good bet that [president of basketball operations] Magic Johnson's and [general manager] Rob Pelinka's cellphones will be ... Read More »

Jacob Copeland's mom storms off after commitment to Florida

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Copeland announced the decision live on ESPN2, choosing the Gators over Tennessee and Alabama . Copeland's mother was on the stage with her son, wearing an Alabama sweater. National Signing Day is supposed to be an overwhelmingly joyous occasion for the parents of recruits. To the credit of young Jacob Copeland , he was asked about the moment while talking with ESPN and handled it maturely and with poise. Read More »

Egypt's Salah wants to win trophy with Liverpool

The pair of course worked together during their time at Chelsea , and while Salah certainly struggled there before being shipped out, it seems he holds no grudges towards the manager, who many people think didn't give him enough of a chance during their time at the club. Read More »

Spurs end Newport's Cup run at the second attempt

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Harry Kane has played both FA Cup games so far, but could start on the bench for this one. Juventus were so impressed by that outcome that top scout Roberto Bosco, who watched Spurs against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, asked Molesworth for his report. Read More »

CAS starts hearing appeals by 32 Russian athletes

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Bach declined to speculate on the outcome of the hearings, but expects CAS president John Coates and his WADA equivalent Craig Reedie to discuss the way forwards. "We carry on with our negotiations with the IOC at the expert level, firstly, in the direction of protection of our athletes' interests and restoration of justice, secondly, in the direction to secure the participation of athletes from Russian Federation in the Olympic Games in PyeongChang ", Peskov said. Read More »

Detroit Pistons blow past Portland 111-91

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The 43-year-old began working with the Patriots in 2004, and was hired as their defensive coordinator in 2012. In that span, the Patriots allowed 107.1 rushing yards per game (No. Pasqualoni has extensive National Football League experience but is expected to become the Lions defensive line coach. "They just played really well, and we didn't get enough stops", he added. Read More »

Super Bowl LIII (53) odds: Dolphins well behind Patriots, Eagles

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The game was held at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The same bettor who took this city's legal sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series also placed a $500,000 wager on the Eagles at the South Point sports book. Across Las Vegas, proposition bets - wagers offered on unique and various cases - left gamblers rejoicing as the game set all kinds of records. Now, as Bill Belichick might say, we're on to the 2019 Super Bowl. Read More »

England launch new 2018 home and away kits ahead of World Cup

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The home shirt sees the pale blue/off-grey sleeves of the 2016-17 shirt dispensed with in favour of a return to a plain, simplistic all-white affair, complete with St George's-themed trim. Nigeria are in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland. Nike officially unveiled the playing jerseys a ceremony in London. The sportwear giants drew inspiration from he Super Eagles jersey to the 1995 King Fahd Cup - now known as FIFA Confederations Cup. Read More »

Men in Blue look to extend winning streak in Cape Town ODI

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Shikhar Dhawan (76) acted as a flawless foil to Kohli as they got the better of their opponents and asserted their dominance over the Proteas' bowling attack. Fast bolwer Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets. Should that materialise, it would be a major blow for the now top-ranked India who have completely blown South Africa away in the first two matches. Read More »

Ronaldo very good but Neymar, Harry Kane the future - Gary Lineker

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Sir Alex Ferguson used to deliberately rip his successful Man Utd teams apart, but having won eight trophies in two and a half years, Zinedine Zidane released, loaned and sold Alvaro Morata, Pepe, Danilo and James Rodriguez, expecting young players and academy graduates to step up and replace them. Read More »

Cornell fraternity under fire for 'pig roast' sex contest

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Details surfaced from an investigation conducted by the University's Fraternity and Sorority Review Board that concluded last month. A USA fraternity has been disciplined by university authorities after a "pig roast" sex competition was held by some members. Read More »

Monetary policy: Sensex, Nifty trading flat

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Earlier, the key indices witnessed hectic value-buying after previous three-session correction. It had closed at 29,197.20 points on Tuesday. The Sensex has so far touched a high of 34,666.33 points and a low of 34,059.59 points during intra-day trade. Read More »

Gold Medalists Among 15 Russians To File Last-Minute Appeals At Sports Court

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On February 1, the CAS fully upheld 28 and partially upheld 11 appeals filed by Russian athletes disqualified for life from participating in the Olympic games because of the doping suspicions. Russian Federation has also criticized Bach's call for " reforming " the world's top sport court, stating that the International Olympic Committee head should begin, instead, with his own organization and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) " over their inability to act in compliance with democratic ... Read More »

4-star Quay Walker throws UT hat aside on National Signing Day

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With Walker committing Wednesday - along with 5-star cornerback Tyson Campbell , 4-star wide receiver Tommy Bush and 4-star outside linebacker Otis Reese - the Bulldogs have the No. He joins quarterback Justin Fields , running back Zamir White , offensive tackle Cade Mays , offensive guard Jamaree Salyer , defensive end Brenton Cox and outside linebacker Adam Anderson in a class that's now a virtual lock to end number-one overall in the recruiting rankings. Read More »

Tom Brady, man of kale

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Brady beat out Rams running back Todd Gurley , who ran for 1,305 yards and caught 64 passes for 788 yards to lead the National Football League with 2,093 yards from scrimmage despite sitting out the regular-season finale. Quarterback Tom Brady won the NFL MVP Award for the 2017 season. The Patriots quarterback earned his third NFL MVP . Wentz suffered an ACL tear late in the season, but his stellar play up until the injury kept him in the MVP race until the very end. Read More »

Antonio Conte's job as Chelsea manager secure

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I can be the Chelsea coach or not, what is the problem? said Conte . I go to sleep without a problem. The life goes on. And it is understood he has some reservations about taking over now, given Chelsea face a tough Champions League draw with Barcelona and are struggling to stay in the top four in the Premier League . Read More »

Lou Williams, Clippers Make Progress On Extension

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This is the most significant move the Clippers have made since trading franchise player Blake Griffin to the Pistons in exchange for Avery Bradley , Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and a second-round pick. Currently, Williams is earning $7 million in the final year of his contract. Williams was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Read More »