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Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays

Twins acquire Jake Odorizzi in trade with Rays BC-BBA-Rays-Twins Trade, 130Rays send righty Odorizzi to Twins for prospectEds: APNewsNow. Odorizzi shores up a Twins staff that ranked 10th in the American League in starter's ERA previous year (4.73) and will be without Ervin Santana (finger surgery) until at least May. [Full Article...]

Liverpool great criticises supporters for Mohamed Salah - Lionel Messi comparisons

Liverpool great criticises supporters for Mohamed Salah - Lionel Messi comparisons And there has been some suggestions that Salah's form could see him linked with one of the Spanish giants again. "He doesn't always have to be the stand-out player". But I have to carry on and keep looking forward to score many more goals. We don't have players like that. Firmino also got on the scoresheet after the break, while Mane completed a hat-trick to seal an emphatic victory for the Me... [Full Article...]

Durant responds to Laura Ingraham's comments: 'To me, it was racist'

Durant responds to Laura Ingraham's comments: 'To me, it was racist' Ingraham called James' comments about the president "a drive-by hit on Trump", and said that if a white basketball player had made the same criticisms of former President Obama, he would never have played in the league again. I feel sorry for her, because she doesn't understand". In an interview with USA TODAY , he agreed with the assertion that her comments had racial undertones. [Full Article...]

WBA quartet apologise after taxi incident

WBA quartet apologise after taxi incident With the West Midlands side struggling in the Premier League - while being fully locked in a relegation dogfight at the foot of the table - the senior players involved in the incident have responded quickly to apologise for their actions. Evans and Barry nevertheless started at the Hawthorns , but the hosts were up against it from the 11th minute when Wesley Hoedt capitalised on awful defending... [Full Article...]

Ice hockey: Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia

Ice hockey: Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia Nikolai Prokhorkin and Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals each and goalie Vasily Koshechkin stopped 29 shots to lead the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation to a 4-0 win over the US on Saturday. The Russian forward dug the puck out from the side boards away from Lara Stalder and took off on a breakaway, skating across and beating Florence Schelling's stick for a 1-0 lead at 7:22 of the first p... [Full Article...]

Paul Pogba set to miss Huddersfield clash

Paul Pogba set to miss Huddersfield clash Shortly after midday on Saturday, it was confirmed that Pogba was unwell and would not feature and that youngster Ethan Hamilton would replace him in the match day squad. Mourinho: "You say a lot of speculation, I say a lot of lies! ". Surely Mourinho, given his experience of watching Pogba in both roles, will feel that using Pogba in an area somewhere between the two would work best. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics: Slovenian men's ice hockey team beat the US

Winter Olympics: Slovenian men's ice hockey team beat the US Donato's father Ted went to Harvard, was drafted by the NHL's Boston Bruins and played for the American team at the 1992 Olympics . Team USA is set to return to action in a pivotal game against the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation on Saturday. [Full Article...]

Olympic disappointment on slopes continues as Vonn misses podium at super-G

Olympic disappointment on slopes continues as Vonn misses podium at super-G Austria's Anna Vieth, the Sochi 2014 super-G victor, running 19th and back from knee injury, thought she had defended her title. One said: 'Lindsey Vonn said she was going to boycott the White House visit. Lindsey Vonn did not collect a medal in the women's super-G Friday night , and that news actually made some Americans excited on Twitter . Vonn is considered a podium threat in both. [Full Article...]

Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia

Russians up and running with big win over Slovenia The Russians, the strongest team on paper and led by former National Hockey League all stars Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk , looked set to take the Games by storm when they netted two early goals against the Slovaks. Things tilted even further when Sergei Andronov held the puck away from USA defender Bobby Sanguinetti and passed it to Kovalchuk, whose shot went under Zapolski's arm and in wi... [Full Article...]

'Is This a Kind of Mistake?' Snowboarder Wins Alpine Gold

'Is This a Kind of Mistake?' Snowboarder Wins Alpine Gold But the alpine courses are all different and in her first race of these Pyeongchang Olympics, the 33-year-old Vonn - one of the most decorated female alpine skiers the sport has known - was bested by a late turn and a surprising, versatile young racer in Saturday's super-G event. [Full Article...]

Olivier Giroud fires warning shot at Barcelona after Chelsea thump Hull

Olivier Giroud fires warning shot at Barcelona after Chelsea thump Hull A trickier decision may be whether Álvaro Morata , formerly of Real Madrid and, first choice in a Chelsea team built for the counterattack, starts ahead of Olivier Giroud against the unbeaten leaders of La Liga. Even when Chelsea gave away a penalty it only resulted in another positive, as Willy Caballero so well saved from David Meyler . But for the Italian manager, it was the clean sheet... [Full Article...]

Barcelona win 2-0; extend La Liga unbeaten run to 24-games

Barcelona win 2-0; extend La Liga unbeaten run to 24-games Luis Suarez opened the scoring against the run of play when Lionel Messi played a defence-splitting pass which found the Uruguayan, who then rounded Eibar keeper Marko Dmitrovic to roll the ball into an empty net. Eibar have won four of their last five at home. Seventh-placed Eibar have lost only once in 10 league games, and thrashed Sevilla 5-1 in their last home fixture. [Full Article...]

Ohio State Basketball vs. Penn State: Preview and prediction

Ohio State Basketball vs. Penn State: Preview and prediction Although the 19-9 Nittany Lions are playing better than they have all season, they're running out of time to notch quality wins that would catch the eye of the NCAA tournament's selection committee. Tate 3-5 0-0 6, A.Wesson 1-3 1-1 3, K.Wesson 3-8 1-2 7, Bates-Diop 4-11 1-2 10, Jackson 5-11 2-2 13, Young 2-3 0-1 4, Potter 1-4 4-5 6, Jallow 1-4 3-4 5, Williams 1-4 0-0 2, Dakich 0-1 0-0 0. [Full Article...]

Canada defeated in a shootout

Canada defeated in a shootout Elsewhere, the Czech Republic edged Canada in a shootout to take control of Group A after two games. We've got a big game. "A penalty shot is 50-50", said Roman Cervenka, who took one of the Czech's penalties and was stopped by Scrivens. Canada drew first blood on the powerplay early in the first period. Dominik Kubalik and Michal Jordan have provided the successes of the Czech Republic, who h... [Full Article...]

Simmons & Kings duo are hot for Rising Stars

Simmons & Kings duo are hot for Rising Stars Canadian Andre De Grasse did his best to represent, finishing with 17 points and six rebounds. The top three scorers in the first round advance to the championship round. Jaylen Brown made an MVP case by going for the 35 points, and he hammered home an impressive Eastbay dunk late in the fourth quarter. It felt like a three point contest throughout the entire game, as there were 96 combin... [Full Article...]

Pogba out of Man Utd´s Huddersfield trip with illness

Pogba out of Man Utd´s Huddersfield trip with illness United manager Jose Mourinho had described rumours about the midfielder wanting to leave as "ridiculous lies " yesterday and insisted that Pogba would be starting this evening's game. The latest defeat for the English Premier League's bottom club came after four West Brom players faced a Spanish judge following the alleged theft of a taxi during a training camp in Barcelona. [Full Article...]

Chase Elliott wins Duel #2 at Daytona

Chase Elliott wins Duel #2 at Daytona Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr . has left the tracks, Elliott is the new fan favorite. Bowman is 24 and had washed out of NASCAR once before when he got the call to help during Earnhardt's absence. "We did this a year ago, so we got the big one to go on Sunday". He's absolutely due, and what a story it would be to pick up that first win on racing's biggest stage. [Full Article...]

How the NBA's Joel Embiid avoids traveling penalties

How the NBA's Joel Embiid avoids traveling penalties Ben Simmons has set himself one goal for the NBA's Rising Stars game and it is not to use it as a stage to confirm his place as favourite for this year's Rookie of the Year Award. He has nothing but respect for his talent and says he's also more concerned with leading Utah to the playoffs than winning an individual award. Ben Simmons said pre-game that creating shots for his teammates was h... [Full Article...]

Chiefs ink former Raiders CB Amerson

Chiefs ink former Raiders CB Amerson Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson are entrenched as starters for Kansas City's secondary, but the team went through a revolving door with Phillip Gaines, Kenneth Acker, Darrelle Revis and Terrance Mitchell as the No. He was signed off of waivers in 2015 by the Oakland Raiders . He has 56 starts during his five-year National Football League tenure. Amerson was released by the Raiders earlier this ... [Full Article...]

Barcelona 9/20 to beat Eibar in Saturday's La Liga clash

Barcelona 9/20 to beat Eibar in Saturday's La Liga clash The Barcelona boss was delighted with that much-needed rest but admitted that he would have liked to play the game a day earlier in order to have the same time as Chelsea - who face Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round on Friday - to prepare for the first leg of their Champions League tie. [Full Article...]


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