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Sports Russian Federation banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping
Author: 0 Russian Federation banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

The absence of Russian athletes would sap many events of top competitors. Released in two phases, the McLaren Report concluded that Russia's scheme involved more than 1,000 Russian athletes - and that it also included plans both for manipulating doping controls and for covering up the system.

Sports City proclaims Monday as 'SDCCU Holiday Bowl 40th Game Day'
Author: 0 City proclaims Monday as 'SDCCU Holiday Bowl 40th Game Day'

The "off field issues" Harbaugh is referencing the are 13 players who left the team before the start of the 2017 season, including the four players dismissed after being charged for sexual assault. Third-ranked Michigan State never trailed in rolling to an 86-57 win over Nebraska in the Big Ten opener for both schools Sunday afternoon. The City Council proclaimed it "San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl 40th Game Day" on Monday in San Diego.

Sports Texas A&M officially introduces Jimbo Fisher as new head coach
Author: 0 Texas A&M officially introduces Jimbo Fisher as new head coach

He immediately overhauled and updated a program that had grown stale in the final Bobby Bowden years. Those changes quickly translated to the playing field, with Fisher guiding FSU to a 10-win season in 2010, its first since 2005, and its first victory over rival Florida since 2003.

Sports Which MLB Team Has the Best Shot at Landing Shohei Ohtani?
Author: 0 Which MLB Team Has the Best Shot at Landing Shohei Ohtani?

Ohtani's list favors West Coast teams and small market clubs, which would explain the Yankees' exclusion. "Then I got the unfortunate news today that we were out of the picture". All seven of the finalists will meet with Ohtani in the coming days. The Cubs , Dodgers and Giants are restricted to $300,000 maximums in the signing period through June 15 as penalties for exceeding their bonus pools in 2015-16 and the Padres are limited to $300,000 for going over in 2016-17.

Sports Nitish Kumar condoles the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor
Author: 0 Nitish Kumar condoles the death of veteran actor Shashi Kapoor

He had kidney problem since several years. So busy in fact, that his own brother Raj Kapoor found it hard to get time from him for his film Satyam Shivam Sundaram . Shashi started his film journey as a child artist and, in his lifetime, appeared in over 150 films. Kapoor acted in more than a hundred films, of which he played the solo lead in 61.

Sports Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind
Author: 0 Rob Gronkowski hits Bills player with cheap shot from behind

White was laying on the ground after intercepting Tom Brady late in Sunday's game when Gronkowski, the intended receiver on the play, slammed his shoulder into the back of White's neck after the whistle had blown. "I'm not in the business of that", he said . Given how tight of a ship the Patriots run, we imagine Gronkowski will be on his best behavior for the remainder of the season.

Sports Tyrod Taylor carted to locker room with knee injury vs. Patriots
Author: 0 Tyrod Taylor carted to locker room with knee injury vs. Patriots

Taylor was 9 of 18 for 65 yards an interception on Buffalo's first series of the game. The results were predictable for a fifth-round pick who was unspectacular in college, as the Pittsburgh product threw five interceptions in the first half before being relieved by Taylor after intermission.

Sports UGA football players arrested after SEC Championship win
Author: 0 UGA football players arrested after SEC Championship win

Bond was set at $1,030, though the offense is unspecified. Patrick was a passenger in a vehicle driven by wide receiver Jayson Stanley. Stanley was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, and speeding- going 87-mph in a 65-mph zone.

Sports Huskies will play Penn State in Fiesta Bowl
Author: 0 Huskies will play Penn State in Fiesta Bowl

Penn State has never lost in six previous trips to the Fiesta Bowl, though its last appearance was in 1997. Curtis Enis was the offensive player of the game, while Brandon Noble was the defensive player of the game. WHO: No. 9 Penn State (10-2) vs. Washington also came in at No. 12 in the final regular-season coaches poll, in which USC is No. 7, Stanford No. 16 and Washington State No.

Sports Sadam Ali Shakes Up, Outclasses Miguel Cotto in NY
Author: 0 Sadam Ali Shakes Up, Outclasses Miguel Cotto in NY

Ali now buries his March 2016 knockout defeat to Jessie Vargas , improving to 26 wins, 1 defeat, 14 knockouts, while Cotto supposedly bows out from the sport for good, with his decorated career closing with 41 wins, 6 defeats, 33 knockouts.

Sports Marcus Peters tosses referee's flag into stands
Author: 0 Marcus Peters tosses referee's flag into stands

The secondary got beat for a 79-yard touchdown pass from Smith to WR Tyreek Hill . McCown completed 26 of 36 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown, to go along with 21 yards rushing and his two touchdowns. After two running plays, McCown threw incomplete - but Steven Nelson was penalized for defensive holding, making it first-and-goal from the 2. The Chiefs led by two scores and had ran just six plays on offense.

Sports Dion Lewis rushes for 92 yards as Patriots roll over Bills
Author: 0 Dion Lewis rushes for 92 yards as Patriots roll over Bills

The 26-year-old played in nine games this season for Tampa Bay and caught two passes for 21 yards and had three carries for 17 yards before being released on Nov 17. Late in the game, Rob Gronkowksi, apparently frustrated by the absence of a pass interference call, dove on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White and elbowed him in the back of the head after the whistle.

Sports Guardiola's Man City believe they can beat anybody, any time, any place
Author: 0 Guardiola's Man City believe they can beat anybody, any time, any place

I admire Redmond as a play and I thank him for his comments. Redmond said: " Nothing negative or offensive was said towards me from Pep and that's what makes him one of the best manager's in world football". "If people don't believe me, we should cancel the press conference". I just wanted them to play'. "It's not a problem". "I was asked many times about that when we have good results".

Sports Stanton's Reps Receive Approval To Meet With Cardinals
Author: 0 Stanton's Reps Receive Approval To Meet With Cardinals

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been linked to Stanton as much as any other team, the Dodgers included. A deal is not expected to happen today, according to MLB .com's Mark Feinsand. The Marlins are said to have interest in second baseman Joe Panik , who won't be a free agent until 2021. But he's taken a deliberate approach in considering his options, in part because he wanted to make sure the Dodgers - his preferred destination - have every opportunity to ...

Sports Ohio State University does not make College Football Playoff
Author: 0 Ohio State University does not make College Football Playoff

Saturday was the Bulldogs' first SEC title since 2005 and they're probably rewarded with the team's first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1943. Alabama and Clemson have collided in each of the past two national title games, splitting those matchups, while Georgia and Oklahoma have never met.

Sports Pelicans star injures groin, likely out Sunday (AEDT)
Author: 0 Pelicans star injures groin, likely out Sunday (AEDT)

Davis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of Friday night's 114-108 loss to the Utah Jazz . Portland provided a momentary scare on the previous play, missing a reverse layup that would've cut the margin to only three points after it had been eight moments earlier.

Sports Alshon Jeffery Signs Contract Extension With Eagles
Author: 0 Alshon Jeffery Signs Contract Extension With Eagles

Furthermore, incentives included in the contract will allow it to reach $56 million in total. Alshon Jeffery took a major bet on himself by signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles and that bet has paid off. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound Jeffery, one of the NFL's premier jump-ball artists and red-zone threats, has 347 catches for 5,168 yards (14.9 YPC) with 33 touchdowns through five-plus seasons.

Sports Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis
Author: 0 Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis

The victor is essentially guaranteed a spot in the College Football Playoff. Auburn rolled to a 40-17 win over Georgia on November 11, and Malzahn was prophetic at midfield during the traditional post-game coaches' handshake. They'll need some help from their offensive line , which must do a better job against a stellar Auburn front led by OLB/DE Jeff Holland. The Tigers made it two straight conference blowout wins with a commanding 39-point victory over then-No.

Sports Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory
Author: 0 Guardiola regrets Redmond rant after City victory

The two were then seen having a rather animated discussion, with Guardiola visibly looking worked up and quite frankly, angry. "(I told him) how good a player he is", Guardiola said. "It was a good night, I think all the supporters create some special moments tonight and in the last second we enjoyed the situation", the City boss told a new conference.

Sports Canada Adds 79500 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.9%
Author: 0 Canada Adds 79500 Jobs in November; Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.9%

The Canadian labor market continues to defy expectations, as the economy recorded the biggest one-month job gain in almost six years while the unemployment rate dropped below the 6% mark to a fresh post-crisis low. At the same that it released November's labor force survey, Statistics Canada said the country's gross domestic product advanced in the third quarter 1.7% annualized, following a 4.3% gain in the second quarter.

Sports Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job
Author: 0 Jimbo Fisher leaving FSU for Texas A&M job

Fisher refused to decline speculation he was interested in the Texas A&M job before the Seminoles' season-ending matchup against Louisiana Monroe. FSU (5-6) needs a win to become bowl eligible. The excitement around Florida State is indisputable, and a tremendous opportunity awaits whoever is chosen as our new head football coach . And I guess we'll see [Fisher] next year, if that's what he's going to do.

Sports Amor thrilled with Dubai effort as England secure Sevens bronze
Author: 0 Amor thrilled with Dubai effort as England secure Sevens bronze

The Blitzboks made the ideal start to the defence of their HSBC World Sevens Series title by winning the season-opening tournament in Dubai on Saturday. Samuel Oliech stepped up to convert but Uganda offered an instant response through Solomon Okia who capitalized on poor handling from the Shujaa to score his fourth try in Dubai which was converted to leave the tie level at 7-7.

Sports England to learn World Cup draw fate
Author: 0 England to learn World Cup draw fate

We've been good at writing teams off and then getting beaten by them haven't we? "Because we are second seeds, we have to have two games where we will be favourites and we have got to handle that". The English Premier League season is due to finish on May 13, with the FA Cup final scheduled for May 19, giving Southgate plenty of time to work with his players prior to the tournament.

Sports Vitter, Bjork speak on NCAA infractions case in press conference
Author: 0 Vitter, Bjork speak on NCAA infractions case in press conference

The NCAA also levied financial penalties and a probationary period, but the biggest news here involves scholarships and the 2018 bowl ban, which allows Ole Miss seniors-to-be the opportunity to transfer without restriction. The university disputed charges that Lewis and Mississippi State defensive end Kobe Jones received free merchandise from Rebel Rags, a sporting goods store in Oxford , Miss.

Sports Paul Pogba has a message for Mourinho ahead of Arsenal, City games
Author: 0 Paul Pogba has a message for Mourinho ahead of Arsenal, City games

Mourinho has emphasised he is focusing just on Saturday's match rather than the title race as a whole - and likened the one-game-at-a-time approach to how tennis great Bjorn Borg was coached. Mourinho added: "It doesn't matter what comes after, doesn't matter what happened before". On Thursday, England boss Gareth Southgate spoke about Jones, saying he had "massive empathy" for Mourinho, while also stressing he had "every trust in our medical team that they make the right calls".

Sports Tennessee Extinguishes John Currie Dumpster Fire, Will Mike Leach Hire Be Finalized?
Author: 0 Tennessee Extinguishes John Currie Dumpster Fire, Will Mike Leach Hire Be Finalized?

Conjecture was running wild on social media Friday after the announcement as multiple national media outlets pointed fingers at former University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer , describing Fulmer's actions as sabotage. But as the deal with Schiano came together, Tennessee fans revolted. For all that, Currie will be owed a buyout of $5.5 million if he's fired without cause, according to USA Today's Steve Berkowitz.

Sports Tiger Woods shoots 3 under par in return to competitive golf
Author: 0 Tiger Woods shoots 3 under par in return to competitive golf

European No.1 Tommy Fleetwood leads the Challenge after a flawless 66 that included six birdies. "I was in my head thanking all the people that have really helped me and gave me a chance to come back and play this round again". Woods hit several impressive drives and approach shots and made a few lengthy putts but also had the struggles that might be expected: two chunked chip shots, one wild drive that led to a penalty stroke and a few missed opportunities on the greens.

Sports Dave Doeren to remain as NC State head coach
Author: 0 Dave Doeren to remain as NC State head coach

Sources tell us that he's chose to stay put, and that he was offered a higher salary and an extension on his contract. Doeren reportedly has received a contract extension and a raise from NC State; he is in his fifth season with the Wolfpack.

Sports Judge rips Conor McGregor for 'disrespect to the court'
Author: 0 Judge rips Conor McGregor for 'disrespect to the court'

McGregor seemed to make light of the situation, however, as he documented his court appearance with several posts on social media. McGregor had already pissed the judge off by not showing up on time, but was eventually dragged into court when he was threatened with arrest, reports the Mirror .

Sports Alabama slips to No. 5 spot in fifth ranking of 2017
Author: 0 Alabama slips to No. 5 spot in fifth ranking of 2017

The Big 12 and Big Ten championship games are responsible for potential chaos. Georgia: Win and you're in 7. No. 7 Miami is close to a lock with a win. "To be able to say that we flipped it and went 9-3 is just an unbelievable accomplishment for this team and this program". We're getting into some very tall weeds that probably won't have to be whacked, but that's why we watch this silly sport.