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Sports Bucks fire Jason Kidd and seek 'fresh approach'
Author: 0 Bucks fire Jason Kidd and seek 'fresh approach'

Having missed Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, All-Star starter Giannis Antetokounmpo is scheduled to miss his second straight game as the Bucks continue to manage his knee pain. Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks stands on the court during a game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 19, 2014 in in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York.

Sports Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Kane earns visitors a point
Author: 0 Southampton 1 Tottenham 1: Kane earns visitors a point

But despite Spurs struggling for creativity in Christian Eriksen's absence during Sunday's 1-1 draw at Southampton , the Argentine coach has denied a move for the Brazilian is imminent. Could Southampton capitalise? The crowd roared them on - there were no signs of dissent towards Pellegrino - and Sanchez did well to block a shot from Sofiane Boufal before Obafemi had his chance.

Sports Team India hints at recalling Rahane for Jo'burg Test
Author: 0 Team India hints at recalling Rahane for Jo'burg Test

But that was only part of the solution as no player, not even the ones rested, which included Virat Kohli , travelled early to South Africa . Though they were also beaten 0-1 on their last tour, their showing in the three series gave them the confidence of doing well this time round.

Sports Tommy Fleetwood continues upward march with successful Abu Dhabi title defence
Author: 0 Tommy Fleetwood continues upward march with successful Abu Dhabi title defence

But it was on his back nine that he hit the accelerator. After he had won the title he was seen kissing his wife Clare Craig and he said: "I just really wanted to win this one". I was close a year ago in South Africa, Stormy (Graeme Storm) beat me in a play-off. "I haven't been looking at leaderboards too much, just been trying to play my game, and it's going pretty well so far, so I'll try and do the same thing".

Author: 0 Patrick Peterson appears to love the Cardinals' expected hire of Steve Wilks

He has been the Panthers' assistant head coach for three seasons, and previous year he replaced Sean McDermott as the team's defensive coordinator. They were expected to interview Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores this week, but Wilks apparently won general manager Steve Keim and team president Michael Bidwill on Friday.

Sports Cook holds one-stroke lead at CareerBuilder Challenge
Author: 0 Cook holds one-stroke lead at CareerBuilder Challenge

After a host of players made runs at the top of the leaderboard under ideal conditions in La Quinta, the championship came down to Landry, a 30-year-old survivor of the Web.com Tour, and Rahm, a 23-year-old who has quickly become one of the strongest players on tour.

Sports Watford appoint Javi Gracia as manager to replace Marco Silva
Author: 0 Watford appoint Javi Gracia as manager to replace Marco Silva

Watford said Everton's approach for Silva had been "the catalyst" for this decision. Watford sit 10th in the Premier League table after showing Silva the door in Hertfordshire. But who is Silva joining on the 2017/18 managerial casualties list? "The catalyst is that approach, something which the board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford has been jeopardised".

Sports Australian Open: Maria Sharapova shaken in Oz
Author: 0 Australian Open: Maria Sharapova shaken in Oz

Sharapova should be concerned. "I know what I'm capable of and coming back to this court is a special feeling", Djokovic said after the win. It's another thing to be completely crushed, which was the case with Sharapova . Thereafter, she held her own serve and levelled the set 2-2. Kerber is also 30. "I definitely take great examples of a Federer or a Nadal", she said, "or a Serena and Venus that have continued to have the motivation that they do at this age, the commitment and the ...

Sports Irish nationalist get together Sinn Fein nearing new management
Author: 0 Irish nationalist get together Sinn Fein nearing new management

Nominations for the position closed last night and Mary Lou was the only Sinn Fein party member put forward as a candidate to become the new leader when Adams steps down after 30 years at the helm. A fresh talks process aimed at restoring the power-sharing government at Stormont is due to begin on Wednesday. He also stated: "It is not in the interests of the vast majority of citizens that political parties should retreat to our trenches and hunker down comfortably in the certainty of our ...

Sports Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation
Author: 0 Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation

Schar's boot left Ronaldo with blood profusely leaking from his head, covering his face and his pristine white shirt in the red stuff. He commandeered the phone of a club physio so he could immediately see the damage done. Ronaldo's form has dipped dramatically this season, as Real Madrid have fallen out of the title race already. Real tried to sign Neymar when he was at Santos but were pipped to his signature by Barca and last month the club's president Florentino Perez made a thinly ...

Sports Daniel Cormier Overpowers Volkan Oezdemir In Second Round At UFC 220
Author: 0 Daniel Cormier Overpowers Volkan Oezdemir In Second Round At UFC 220

Still, it's these cards, the ones that fly under the radar, that deliver. Miocic and Ngannou tagged each other several times in the first, leaving each fighter staggered and seemingly on the brink of trouble. American Cormier, who lost the belt to Jon Jones in July 2017 but was reinstated after Jones failed a dope test in connection with that fight, landed some heavy punches in the first round and finished it on the challenger's back.

Sports Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to undergo Manchester United medical
Author: 0 Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to undergo Manchester United medical

Anthony Martial proved the match-winner for Manchester United as Jose Mourinho took time off from his high-profile pursuit of Alexis Sanchez to mastermind a 1-0 victory at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. There are also pictures of him in the back seat of a auto heading to United's Carrington training complex. "We have spent a lot of money, I'm not denying it, because we had to change a lot of players because we were so old in terms of the players who in the past were ...

Sports Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round
Author: 0 Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

Centre court was already a sizzling frying pan by the time the players started hitting up in the first morning match at Rod Laver Arena . Their encounter equalled the Open's record for most games played in a women's match - and also saw some impromptu courtside surgery when the American lost a toenail.

Sports Everton v West Brom
Author: 0 Everton v West Brom

In addition to that, I also like the both teams not to score since I don't think West Brom have enough talent to score away from home against Everton . Alan Pardew's side still sit in the drop zone but are just two points away from 17th placed Southampton. Despite Everton's lengthy injury list being reduced, Allardyce still has a reduced choice in defence with Leighton Baines (calf) Michael Keane (foot) Funes Mori (knee) and Seamus Coleman (leg) all still unavailable.

Sports Hsieh proves too much of a puzzle for beaten Muguruza
Author: 0 Hsieh proves too much of a puzzle for beaten Muguruza

The third seed, who needed treatment early on for a blister on her left foot, found her heaviest hits coming back in unusual places and, to make matters worse, she was often left flat-footed by Hsieh's punchy and double-handed groundstrokes.

Sports Ross Barkley named in squad for tomorrow's game against Brighton
Author: 0 Ross Barkley named in squad for tomorrow's game against Brighton

Both goals were also set up by Spaniards (Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta). Pedro and Alvaro Morata are both suspended for the match having been sent off during Chelsea's defeat of Norwich, so how will Conte line his team up at the Amex? Arsene Wenger's side are without a win in three league games and are now eight points outside of the top four while they have a vastly inferior goal difference to the sides above them.

Sports Alexis who? Wenger looks to life after Sanchez as Arsenal triumph
Author: 0 Alexis who? Wenger looks to life after Sanchez as Arsenal triumph

Wenger's problems have thrust his future into the spotlight, with fans once again calling for the Frenchman to resign after 14 years without a league title. He said that the transfer was "likely", and could be confirmed in the next 48 hours. This delay is less than ideal, especially for our club who has struggled with form since December, and we are now having to play without Sanchez, and could have been boosted by the availability of Mkhitaryan this weekend.

Sports Predicted Newcastle starting line-up against Manchester City
Author: 0 Predicted Newcastle starting line-up against Manchester City

They also sit first in terms of shots on target per game and completed dribbles per game , the former Barcelona man's 4-3-3 formation allowing them to thrive either when in control of possession or striking on the counter attack. He has scored 11 times in 11 games averaging a goal every 59.73 minutes. When City are at their best, they are a joy to watch. "I'm extremely cheerful to remain here a couple more years".

Sports Donald Trump likes to get spanked, according to mistress
Author: 0 Donald Trump likes to get spanked, according to mistress

The interview was originally conducted by Jordi Lippe-McGraw in 2011. She described their initial alleged sex encounter as "nothing crazy" and in "one position, what you would expect someone his age to do, but it wasn't bad, don't get me wrong".

Sports North Korea cancels Olympic preparation visit to South
Author: 0 North Korea cancels Olympic preparation visit to South

The Koreas' plan to do so again at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics hasn't generated much enthusiasm among South Koreans, with many conservatives asking why their athletes can not carry their own national flag during the first Winter Olympics on their soil.

Sports #SAvIND: SA beat India in 2nd Test and win series
Author: 0 #SAvIND: SA beat India in 2nd Test and win series

Kohli , expectedly, was asked some tough questions and while he remained poised giving some honest answers for most part of the press-do that nearly lasted for 17 minutes, there were instances when he sounded infuriated and even questioned the wisdom of some questioners.

Sports Tendulkar lauds Kohli after ICC Awards win
Author: 0 Tendulkar lauds Kohli after ICC Awards win

Kohli was rewarded for his prolific run in the qualification period from September 2016 to the end of 2017. The Delhi batting maestro who has already cemented his status as one of the best in the world expressed his delight after bagging the title and thanked the ICC for repaying the hard work with deserving recognition.

Sports Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers
Author: 0 Haley dismissal following playoff loss may benefit Steelers

The host brought up the idea that Roethlisberger asked the Steelers coaching staff not to make him run sneaks. Roethlisberger, wide receiver and running back kept answering, desperate to keep the season alive in a thrilling finish. Pittsburgh signed Sean Spence to take Shazier's place in October, but the defense as a whole struggled at times over the final weeks. However, Tomlin has lost five of his last eight playoff games - failing to reach the Super Bowl since 2010.

Sports Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Congratulations to Espanyol; I didn't see Cillessen missile
Author: 0 Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Congratulations to Espanyol; I didn't see Cillessen missile

Espanyol sensed that and sat deep in the first half, making the visitors work hard for their chances. FC Barcelona had a number of chances to win this game including a penalty. Melendo netted the victor with a low shot from the middle of the area after a well-timed pass by Marc Navarro. The match was interrupted for a few minutes in the 76th after Barcelona goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was hit by an object thrown by fans behind his goal .

Author: 0 Zinedine Zidane can not imagine Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid

Ronaldo is under contract at Madrid until June 2021, but the source said the five-time Ballon d'Or victor feels he deserves another pay rise after a stellar 2016-17 season on a personal and team level, and having seen Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar sign deals paying far more.

Sports Federer into Australian Open second round
Author: 0 Federer into Australian Open second round

Poor Bedene, no mean performer at world number 51, can now at least say he has witnessed Federer's brilliance first hand, having never previously faced him. You know maybe how he meant it, don't make him pay so badly for a mistake. 'I'm not sure it can go this well again. "I only bought blueberries, two pints [and] I left two pints of blueberries there".

Sports Director James Gunn Offers Trump $100K to Climb on Scale
Author: 0 Director James Gunn Offers Trump $100K to Climb on Scale

There are calls for US President Donald Trump to be weighed on live TV to prove he is actually 108 kilos (239 pounds), as is claimed on his first annual physical exam as president. Jackson addressed reports during a press briefing. William Howard Taft weighed more than 300 pounds, according to Forbes . In spite of the President being one pound shy of obesity, he was declared to be in excellent health .

Sports Kane sets English Premier League record
Author: 0 Kane sets English Premier League record

It was an impressive display from Mauricio Pochettino's side, but the game will always be remembered for Kane's record breaking day, as he cemented his status as one of the top flight's most prolific strikers. "Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for so long". "It's hard to say he's the best but he's shown to everyone he's one of the best". Other high-scoring Premier League stars over a calendar year include Robin van Persie, who notched 35 for Arsenal in 2011, and Thierry ...

Sports John Isner upset by Matt Ebden at Australian Open
Author: 0 John Isner upset by Matt Ebden at Australian Open

The Australian Open , it's time again. I'm very happy to be here again. "I never look at the draw, to be honest. It's always tough because everybody can play ". He had tried, especially at the end of the second set, but he knew he could not make a scratch, much less a dent, in the world No.1's defences. The rules on withdrawals and prize money were thrust into a spotlight at Wimbledon previous year, when seven men retired during their first-round matches, including the opponents of ...

Sports #MeToo - Simone Biles Says Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Her Too
Author: 0 #MeToo - Simone Biles Says Larry Nassar Sexually Assaulted Her Too

He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child porn . "No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar , USAG ( USA Gymnastics ), and others". USA Gymnastics has now said it is "heartbroken" by the matter and it will "continue to listen to our athletes and our members in our efforts of creating a culture of empowerment".

Sports Centurion Test: Proteas set India target of 287
Author: 0 Centurion Test: Proteas set India target of 287

By then, South Africa's lead meant India would need a record fourth-innings score to win. The session resumed with South Africa sitting at 230 for 7, lead by 258 runs. In doing so, they helped India cross 200 in the 65th over. It took a short, harmless-looking ball to break the partnership, Philander unbalanced on the pull and caught at square leg.

Sports Division Round injury report: Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints
Author: 0 Division Round injury report: Minnesota Vikings vs New Orleans Saints

But first things first: The Vikings have to handle business against the Saints , whom they beat in Week 1.That was long before the, and before the defense filled with new starters became comfortable. Mike Zimmer took over as coach the following season. While Case Keenum has been excellent at the quarterback position this season for the Vikings, many wonder if the Super Bowl contender could even get better if there was a change at the signal caller position.