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South Carolina's Dawn Staley issues official statement declining White House invitation South Carolina's Dawn Staley issues official statement declining White House invitation
- November 19, 2017

Staley initially said her team would visit the White House should an invitation be extended, ABC News reported . "That in itself speaks volumes", Staley said, according to an October 4 report by The State . " It's what national champions do ", she said in April, according to the network. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors , meanwhile, were never invited because star point guard Steph Curry said his team doesn't support Trump and his agenda . (more...)
Danica Patrick to retire from racing after 2018 Indy 500 Danica Patrick to retire from racing after 2018 Indy 500
- November 18, 2017

Patrick steps away from full-time competition after five full-time seasons in the Cup Series. I've never had sponsor issues. The only emotional (expletive) that you see me talking about, makes me mad. While she has been racing for Stewart-Haas Racing since 2012, she will not be representing the team at the Daytona 500 in February. Michael Andretti told Motorsport.com that Patrick would not be returning to his team, describing her announcement today as "a big surprise". (more...)
Ventura defends Italy record as he holds out for pay-off Ventura defends Italy record as he holds out for pay-off
- November 16, 2017

The Azzurri legend was speaking in the wake of his national side's shock failure to overturn their World Cup play-off first leg deficit against Sweden on Monday night in an interview with Sport360 (h/t the London Evening Standard ). The FIGC said it will consider "important names" to replace Ventura and former Italy worldwide Ravanelli insisted the country must turn to Chelsea's Conte, who left the role previous year having reached the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. (more...)
Scherzer beats Kershaw to win second straight NL Cy Young Award Scherzer beats Kershaw to win second straight NL Cy Young Award
- November 16, 2017

He led the NL with 268 strikeouts and made his fifth consecutive All-Star appearance. The BBWAA announced Wednesday that Max Scherzer was named the National League Cy Young Award victor. Like Scherzer , Kluber's season ended on a sour note, as he gave up nine earned runs in his two outings against the Yankees in the ALDS. The Boston ace's ERA in August and September was 4.09, tied for 54th among 97 pitchers with at least 50 innings. (more...)
LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina
- November 14, 2017

The Knicks, meanwhile, opted for French floor general Frank Ntilikina over Smith at No. 8 overall. "It's the best for our league". "All I can say is we love Frank, we're happy with him", Porzingis said. I have to prove to the team. Smith has registered 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game, compared to Ntilikina's 4.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists, but considering the Knicks' 7-5 record versus the Mavs' 2-12 mark and Ntilikina's superior 104.5 defensive rating (compared ... (more...)
Detroit Lions almost fall in a trap, beat winless Browns Detroit Lions almost fall in a trap, beat winless Browns
- November 13, 2017

It's the fourth defensive score this season for the Lions, seventh fumble recovery this season for the Lions, and first fumble recovery returned for a touchdown for the Lions since October 2015 (36 games). While he wasn't dominant in Sunday's outing, he made an impact with 62 yards - including a 50-yard reception to get Detroit's offense going in the first half. (more...)
Struggling West Ham fires Bilic, lines up Moyes as new coach Struggling West Ham fires Bilic, lines up Moyes as new coach
- November 08, 2017

He has effectively been named as West Ham's interim manager after Slaven Bilic was dismissed on Monday morning, but the Scot takes over knowing that there is a strong possibility of being offered a two-year contract if he saves the club from relegation. (more...)
West Ham's new manager revealed during first half v Liverpool West Ham's new manager revealed during first half v Liverpool
- November 05, 2017

The Egyptian was involved in the second, too, as his low corner was deflected goalwards by Noble where Hart could only parry back into the danger zone and Matip tapped home. Lanzini floated around on the periphery, forced to spend too long on the left rather than in the centre where he can only play when West Ham have possession. (more...)
Andrew Luck Placed On Injured Reserve, Colts Blamed For Quarterback's Setback
- November 04, 2017

In the meantime, Jacoby Brissett will continue to replace Luck in the lineup as the Colts search for another backup. The Colts are 2-6 with the toughest part of their schedule still awaiting them. Luck and Griffin were taken first and second overall in that draft, and it appeared at the time that their on-field exploits would be chronicled side by side for, oh, roughly a decade or two. (more...)
Deshaun Watson named AFC Offensive Player of the Month Deshaun Watson named AFC Offensive Player of the Month
- November 03, 2017

Watching anyone go down with a season-ending injury is brutal, but watching Watson get sidelined really stings. Former Clemson star and current Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was honored for his play in the month of October on Thursday. (more...)
'Batshuayi is ready to start' - Conte backs Chelsea striker 'Batshuayi is ready to start' - Conte backs Chelsea striker
- October 29, 2017

It had been thought that Kante could be set to make a return for Chelsea's trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening. "The only problem is that we should score more goals ". "It is not correct and I hate this type of situation". This is true. If I look at the past, I see it happened the same with the other managers. "Don't forget that season we won [the title] but not one person predicted this at the start of the season of our squad after our transfer window". (more...)
FIFA Under-17 WC: Its England vs Spain in Finale FIFA Under-17 WC: Its England vs Spain in Finale
- October 26, 2017

Mali managed to reduce the margin through Lassana N'Diaye in the 74th minute of the game. They did force England to misplace a few balls in unsafe positions but Lincoln and his teammates could not quite capitalise which is what Liverpool starlet Rhian Brewster did when he was presented with a chance in the tenth minute. (more...)
UCL: Man City beat Napoli, extend winning run UCL: Man City beat Napoli, extend winning run
- October 21, 2017

If we don't play good we can not beat that team, it's impossible. "There's nothing wrong, after one minute then it's over". Napoli are third on three points, three behind second-placed Shakhtar. Talks are coming, ' said De Bruyne . We scored the two goals. Guardiola was arguably even more gushing as he labelled Napoli "one of the best sides I faced in my career, probably the best". (more...)
De Bruyne: Man City, United fighting for title De Bruyne: Man City, United fighting for title
- October 21, 2017

City have won 11 of their opening 12 games this season, with the 1-1 draw against Everton with only 10 men their only blip in the Premier League, while they have made a ideal start to their Champions League campaign. When highlighting the differences this season as compared to last term, he added: "Just that we're winning". "It depends on everything - you need good play, the atmosphere needs to be good in the group, you need a little bit of luck, you need to be together to win a tournament ... (more...)
Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp Wary Of Underestimating Maribor
- October 17, 2017

But the former Borussia Dortmund boss was quick to defend his team after a run of just one win from their last eight matches ahead of Tuesday's clash with Maribor , claiming his side can not be blamed for the defeat to City that sparked their poor period of results. (more...)
Arsene Wenger blasts 'scandalous' penalty decision after Arsenal's loss at Watford Arsene Wenger blasts 'scandalous' penalty decision after Arsenal's loss at Watford
- October 16, 2017

Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Deeney was asked to comment on what he thought of the penalty after Hector Bellerin had stated that it was not a penalty at all. Fit-again Mesut Ozil missed a splendid opportunity just before the penalty award - a "naive" piece of finishing in Deeney's eyes. 'It's ruthlessness. (more...)
Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call Jets fall to Patriots after controversial replay call
- October 16, 2017

Then, just moments later, it was a 14-0 lead for the Jets. Early in the second quarter Malcolm Butler was beaten for a touchdown by Jeremy Kerley , the modern-day Jerricho Cotchery in terms of otherwise-average Jets receivers who always seem to show up against the Patriots - though Butler made up for it in a way that made him as responsible for this victory as anyone. (more...)
Arvind Kejriwal's stolen Blue Wagon R auto recovered Arvind Kejriwal's stolen Blue Wagon R auto recovered
- October 15, 2017

Baijal which reads,"My Wagon-R auto was stolen outside the Delhi Secretariat". Based on CCTV footage from near the Delhi Secretariat - which had shown the vehicle being stolen on Thursday - the anti-auto-theft squad (AATS) of the central district is trying to identify the person who stole the vehicle. (more...)
Israel to pull out of United Nations Israel to pull out of United Nations
- October 13, 2017

A press statement from the State Department says the decision was also based on "the need for fundamental reform in the organization" as well as stacking up bills the US owes UNESCO. lost its vote due to these financial cuts. The U.S. joined UNESCO at its creation in 1945. She said the US pulling out is a loss for the United Nations and for worldwide alliances. (more...)
'Serena will be back': Australian Open director backs Williams' return
- October 11, 2017

Including her seven Australian Open titles, Williams has won a total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than anyone else in the Open-era and one shy to tie the record held by Australian Margaret Court , who coincidentally, won three of her titles after returning from giving birth to a son in 1973. (more...)