South Africa send Black Caps in to bat
- February 23, 2017

De Kock along with Faf du Plessis (11) ensured the Proteas ended the first powerplay at 48 for one. South Africa, who won the opening match at the weekend with a ball to spare, were given a platform in their response by Quinton de Kock's 57 at the top of the order, but, despite the rest of the top six getting into double figures, none of them could go on to make a big score. (more...)
Budapest drops 2024 Olympic Games bid: state media
- February 23, 2017

Meanwhile, Paris, which had a failed bid for the 2012 Olympics, last hosted the Olympic games in 1924. With seven months to go until the the International Olympic Committee selects the host city on September 13 in Lima, Peru, only two cities remain in the race: Los Angeles and Paris. (more...)
Tom Brady's still-missing jersey worth $500K, Houston cops say Tom Brady's still-missing jersey worth $500K, Houston cops say
- February 22, 2017

Two years ago, a Picasso sold for $179.4 million and in 2010 a Chagall sold for $4.18 million . That's a remarkable artifact of not just one of the most famous athletes in history, but also something that's intact nearly a century later. (more...)
Champions League: Falcao shines as Monaco lose to Man City Champions League: Falcao shines as Monaco lose to Man City
- February 22, 2017

Pep Guardiola knows the huge threat posed by Radamel Falcao and co. and the Spaniard is hopeful his team can contain one of the best attacking teams on the continent. Monaco were handed a route back into the match after 32 minutes following an error by City's Willy Caballero, the first of the night's goalkeeping blunders. (more...)
Spurs can fight on three fronts, says fit-again Vertonghen Spurs can fight on three fronts, says fit-again Vertonghen
- February 22, 2017

Now we'll try to keep that feeling for Thursday". It's been a tough week, not the best and we wanted to come here, get the win and progress to the next round. Pogba sent the ball over the top of the Blackburn defense for the 35-year-old Ibrahimovic, who netted his 24th goal of his first season at United. "We're stronger, the gaffer's had his time to work with us, we understand the way he wants us to play". (more...)
Former US Gymnasts Say They Were Sexually Abused by Team Doctor
- February 21, 2017

In a statement Sunday - shortly before three elite US gymnasts outlined their allegations on CBS' " 60 Minutes " - USA Gymnastics said that it was "appalled that anyone would exploit a young athlete or child in the manner alleged" and that it had cooperated fully with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (more...)
Eugenie Bouchard Makes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Debut Eugenie Bouchard Makes Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition Debut
- February 17, 2017

Genie Bouchard , now ranked 44th in women's tennis, is one of the players featured in Sports Illustrated's 2017 Swimsuit edition . Not forgetting the deal, Bouchard swiftly set about making arrangements. Hours later, when the Patriots had won, she said she would honor the bet and go on the date. Not only did she unveil pictures from a magazine shoot she had done in swimwear, she also kept her word by going out on a date with a complete stranger. (more...)
Evidence of brain damage found in former soccer players
- February 16, 2017

In the study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica , the report's authors make it clear they were not analysing the risks of heading by children. The British researchers say the risk of recreational footballers developing brain problems through playing the sport is "extremely low". "Further research is needed to shed light on how lifestyle factors such as playing sport may alter dementia risk, and how this sits in the context of the well-established benefits of being physically ... (more...)
Lewandowski: If Bayern Play Well, Arsenal Won't Have Chances
- February 16, 2017

We were unlucky on the second goal because the referee [initially] gives a corner for us, there were two balls on the pitch and we had four players not there. "I feel we have the experience", said Wenger. After three consecutive semi-final exits, the Bavarian giants are desperate to make this year's final, in Cardiff on June 3, at the fourth attempt. (more...)
Karlie Kloss apologizes for geisha photo shoot in Vogue Karlie Kloss apologizes for geisha photo shoot in Vogue
- February 16, 2017

The photos were condemned on social media for depicting Kloss in "yellowface" and for appropriating Japanese culture. Sound off on the Vogue diversity issue controversy in the comments section below. "I will ensure my future shoots and projects reflect that mission", the post read. Back in 2012 the model donned a Native American-inspired headdress during that year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show . (more...)
Knicks lift ban on Oakley after arrest
- February 15, 2017

The fallout has been ugly, with the much reviled Dolan insinuating that Oak is an alcoholic while the Knicks legend has said he did nothing wrong. and that he has been disrespected by the organization he played his heart out for. Dolan, Oakley and security at MSG are set to meet this week to further rectify this matter. "I love the fans in NY". Ian O'Connor of ESPN .com noted Oakley told the Dan Le Batard Show he's "not ready to accept" an invite from Dolan yet, though. (more...)
Ranieri peps up misfiring Leicester duo as season hopes wane
- February 14, 2017

Their Premier League title defence has turned into a desperate bid to beat the drop, as they now sit just one spot above the bottom three, a point above 18th-placed Hull City and only two more than bottom-dwellers Sunderland. Ranieri's job appears safe for now - Leicester's Thai owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh, made a public statement of support for the Italian coach last week - but something needs to change, and quickly. (more...)
Eddie Jones Says England Prepared for Wales Clash Eddie Jones Says England Prepared for Wales Clash
- February 12, 2017

Italy's only real offering was a first-half penalty on a disappointing afternoon for their Irish coach Conor O'Shea after a promising start against Wales last week. Webb then thought he had sniped over from close range only for video replays to show he was well short and, when England forced a penalty defending a 5m scrum, they cleared their lines again. (more...)
Russian Olympic Committee works on returning medals by Russian athletes
- February 12, 2017

Russia's Mariya Savinova-Farnosova has been stripped of her London 2012 Olympic gold medal and banned for four years after "clear evidence" was found that the 800-meter champion used performance-enhancing drugs. "That is our system and in Russian Federation that only works only with pharma", she said, according to a transcript produced by WADA. She will also claim the world title from the 2011 championships having finished behind Savinova-Farnosova in that race as well. (more...)
The Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony, And Michael Graham 'Love Triangle' The Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony, And Michael Graham 'Love Triangle'
- February 10, 2017

First-year Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, meanwhile, said he hasn't been surprised by any of the off-court drama in his first three-plus months on the job. He has had a rocky relationship with the teams president Phil Jackson . Jackson is reportedly pushing for Anthony to be traded by the February 23rd NBA Trade Deadline . (more...)
Marlins Receive Offer to Sell Team for $1.6B
- February 10, 2017

According to Forbes , the potential buyer is illiquid and would thus have to take on more debt than Major League Baseball might be comfortable with in order to satisfy the $1.6 billion price tag. "He's going to sell it, no doubt about it", said one Marlins official, who spoke only under the condition he not be identified. In that time, they've made the playoffs once (in 2003), had several fire sales, undergone a complete rebranding, and moved into a brand new $639 million stadium that was ... (more...)
Keyboard Kimura: UFC 208 could be Holly Holm's redemption Keyboard Kimura: UFC 208 could be Holly Holm's redemption
- February 10, 2017

Despite a distinguished career in both boxing and kickboxing, Holm announced herself as a fighter in the UFC when she landed a kick to the side of Ronda Rousey's head at UFC 193, unseating the previously undefeated, and presumed invincible, bantamweight champion. (more...)
United and Mourinho to talk in summer
- February 09, 2017

Just nine months after their fairytale title triumph, Leicester are firmly embroiled in a battle to avoid relegation after winning only one of their last nine league games. "Sometimes, the best way to protect the players is not to play them", Mourinho said. The Champions League will be a welcome distraction but it is a big ask for the Foxes to get past a very good Sevilla team. (more...)
Jesus double lifts City to third with late 2-1 Swansea win
- February 09, 2017

Aguero, who has scored 154 goals for City since joining the club in 2011, is contracted until 2020 and insists he has not thought about leaving. Leroy Sane, 21, signed from Schalke in the summer, has delivered a string of superb displays on the left in recent weeks, with his pace and ability to beat defenders offering City a new dimension going forward, while 22-year-old Raheem Sterling continues impress on the right. (more...)
Israel passes bill to seize private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements
- February 07, 2017

According to Netanyahu and reports in the Israeli media, the vote on the bill, which would essentially snatch private Palestinian land and give it to hardline settlers, was coordinated with the Trump administration. The new Trump administration has taken a less hard-line stance on Israeli settlements than the previous administration, despite remarks from a White House official last week that building new or expanding existing settlements in the West Bank "may not be helpful" in securing ... (more...)