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Sports Five-star Barcelona cruise through in Copa del Rey
Author: 0 Five-star Barcelona cruise through in Copa del Rey

Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic also scored for the LaLiga giants, who moved into the quarter-finals with a 6-1 aggregate success. Lionel Messi scored two goals for Barcelona against Celta Vigo . Pione Sisto made a catastrophic one after half an hour, as his slack back pass was pounced upon by Suarez, who finished emphatically. It often looks like Messi is playing a different game to his contemporaries and after getting his name on the scoresheet twice he set up Barcelona's third ...

Sports Chay Genoway named to Canada's Olympic hockey team
Author: 0 Chay Genoway named to Canada's Olympic hockey team

He has played in that country for parts of the last four seasons. Training camp starts January 28 in Latvia for the Canadians. The team was announced by Hockey Canada Thursday morning in Calgary, and there will be some Saskatchewan content on the squad.

Sports Serena Williams reveals she had blood clots after giving birth
Author: 0 Serena Williams reveals she had blood clots after giving birth

Serena also appears in another picture with her child, her mother Oracene Price and sisters, Isha Price, Venus Williams and Lyndrea Price . Serena Williams and baby Alexis pose for Vogue US. I guess that's who I am. Williams also told Vogue about her first few months of motherhood, confessing, "No one talks about the low moments-the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry.

Sports Patricia to Giants?
Author: 0 Patricia to Giants? "All Signs" Point to 'Yes'

The Feeling is Mutual According to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News , "all signs" show that the Giants seem to favor Patricia as well. "The Giants are conducting their sixth and final interview with former Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville on Wednesday, but the feeling is Patricia and the Giants may have found themselves a flawless match, " the Daily News's Pat Leonard wrote .

Sports Pirates ace Gerrit Cole traded to Astros
Author: 0 Pirates ace Gerrit Cole traded to Astros

This trade is the latest in a series of aggressive, focused moves by the Astros . This is not a one-year rental, and Houston landed a proven arm who is just 27 years old. He finished with a career-worst 4.26 ERA in 2017 and career-worst 1.44 WHIP in 2016. Passan reports that Houston is dangling outfielder Derek Fisherin the talks, although he says the Pirates would want more , which makes sense.

Sports Alabama's Bo Scarbrough declares for NFL Draft
Author: 0 Alabama's Bo Scarbrough declares for NFL Draft

Ridley, who is rated as the top draft-eligible receiver by ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. Ridley caught a pass in each of the 44 games he played at Alabama, a streak that ranked No. 3 in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Alabama players talk about winning a fifth national title in nine years under Nick Saban.

Sports Seahawks Fire OC Darrell Bevell
Author: 0 Seahawks Fire OC Darrell Bevell

The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll are not messing around. "There's guys up for jobs now, and this is that time of year when stuff happens, and we'll see what goes on", Carroll said. Bevell, a former quarterback at Wisconsin , came to Seattle following a stint as the OC with the Minnesota Vikings . Bevell would be the first Seahawks coordinator to be fired since Bates.

Sports Lightning well-represented at 2018 NHL All-Star Game
Author: 0 Lightning well-represented at 2018 NHL All-Star Game

Four days later, Lightning head coach Jon Cooper was announced head coach of the Atlantic Division squad after guiding the Bolts to a NHL-best.744 points percentage through the first half of the season. His record is 13-14-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a.911 save percentage after winning the last two games. Andrei Vasilevskiy was picked for his first career All-Star Game and becomes the third Lightning goaltender in franchise history to earn the distinction, joining Nikolai ...

Sports 3 reasons why Bears made the right decision hiring Matt Nagy
Author: 0 3 reasons why Bears made the right decision hiring Matt Nagy

But I called every play in that second half. So there you have it. The Chiefs struggled without him, but Nagy assumed the blame. Kansas City incorporated RPOs because of quarterback Alex Smith's outstanding athleticism. There's scenarios where I wish I would have made some different choices with the playcall. "That was a failure in my book for me". I'll learn from it.

Sports Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game
Author: 0 Trump gets a national anthem moment at football title game

Barack Obama has done both, and said in 2016 that "respecting and honouring our flag and our anthem is part of what binds us together as a nation". The Trump administration has made national anthem protests in the NFL an intense focus point in the first year in office, with Vice President Mike Pence attending a Colts game in October only to leave as players protested during the national anthem .

Sports Papua New Guinean rugby league player dies at 23
Author: 0 Papua New Guinean rugby league player dies at 23

Born on 20 March 1994 in Tatana near Port Moresby - the capital of his native Papua New Guinea - Kato Ottio made a name for himself as a volleyball and Rugby Union player rather than on the Rugby League field in his early life. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart and players Blake Austin and Elliott Whitehead also expressed their condolences. Widnes CEO James Rule said: "We are devastated to learn that Kato Ottio has passed away [Monday] afternoon".

Sports Bill Belichick Says He
Author: 0 Bill Belichick Says He "Absolutely' Plans on Coaching Patriots Next Season"

Until Monday at the trade deadline - I believe that was October 30 - the last time I talked to Bill about Jimmy's situation was in a group with Bill, [club president] Jonathan [Kraft], [director of player personnel] Nick Caserio. "I know you want to report on things that are inaccurate", Belichick told the media. "Being able to live in the moment, and just take things day by day".

Sports Irish West Ham player kicked in the face and loses tooth
Author: 0 Irish West Ham player kicked in the face and loses tooth

After Cheikh Kouyate failed to get a telling touch to a unsafe cross by Cullen in the ninth minute, any whiff of a first-half breakthrough by the away team vanished. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham , even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle.

Sports Police, family search for missing Houston reporter
Author: 0 Police, family search for missing Houston reporter

Roland's parents pleaded for information. Houston police say a sports journalist who went missing after telling a friend she feared she was being followed has been found unharmed. "The last communication was via text at 12:30 am 1/7/18", she wrote. Throughout social media, Roland's peers and colleagues posted about the reporter's disappearance.

Sports Arsenal 'quote Manchester City £40m for Alexis Sanchez'
Author: 0 Arsenal 'quote Manchester City £40m for Alexis Sanchez'

The Chile global has entered the final six month of his Gunners contract, and his representative is free to discuss a pre-contract agreement with a foreign side this month. Although Wenger still insists there is no fracture in the dressing room . Should a deal be done, Alexis will be eligible to play in the Champions League knockout stage for Manchester City , with clubs allowed to add one player who has competed in the Europa League to their squads.

Sports Five Things To Know About Head Coach Jon Gruden
Author: 0 Five Things To Know About Head Coach Jon Gruden

The Oakland Raiders have announced a press conference for Tuesday, where they will introduce him as head coach. The team reportedly offered Gruden an ownership stake in the team if he accepted the coaching position, but who needs an ownership stake when you can have $100 million in cold, hard cash instead? The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following the end of a disappointing six-win season.

Sports Panthers hand Rivera extension through 2020
Author: 0 Panthers hand Rivera extension through 2020

Financial terms were not released. Carolina are 64-47-1 under Rivera and progressed to Super Bowl 50 at the end of the 2015 season, when they lost to the Denver Broncos . Rivera already has 67 wins and with a road game in New Orleans will pass Fox with his fourth playoff appearance. Carolina is ranked seventh in defense this season.

Sports Kyrgios brushes off injury concerns for Australian Open
Author: 0 Kyrgios brushes off injury concerns for Australian Open

Sunday was a charmed one for Davis Cup team members in Brisbane, with Kyrgios claiming his first ATP title on home soil and Australian doubles mainstay John Peers adding another title to his growing tally. "I've obviously got one eye on it. and right now is the flawless time for us to win it". "For me, that's just confidence not only mentally but physically as well, and battling and fighting hard", he said.

Sports Real Madrid captain Ramos suffers calf injury
Author: 0 Real Madrid captain Ramos suffers calf injury

Real sealed the win with another spot kick a minute from the end, again won by Vasquez but this time slammed home by substitute Isco, and Baroja Mayoral completed the rout a minute later with a close range header."We had a few problems in the second half but it's the result that counts", said Real coach Zinedine Zidane .

Sports Julia Gorges beats Caroline Wozniacki in Auckland decider
Author: 0 Julia Gorges beats Caroline Wozniacki in Auckland decider

In a final delayed by this week's persistent Auckland rain, Goerges ran riot against the Classic top seed, slamming victor after winner. Her thundering forehand was a major asset, particularly when returning Wozniacki's serve, and she also had 11 aces.

Sports Packers promote Gutekunst to general manager
Author: 0 Packers promote Gutekunst to general manager

The Packers also interviewed in-house candidates Eliot Wolf - the director of football operations - and director of football administration and player finance Russ Ball, who is affectionately known as Green Bay's "salary cap guru". Ball, the team's salary-cap expert and chief contract negotiator, has worked in a variety of roles during his time in the National Football League - dating back to serving as the Kansas City Chiefs' assistant strength and conditioning coach in 1993, when Packers ...

Author: 0 Luke Walton, Lonzo Ball downplay latest LaVar Ball criticism

The press is going to make it out like I'm trying to demean them or they're trying to demean me. "I can't [do] nothing about it". Criticizing Lonzo's coaching staff is nothing new for the opinionated patriarch of the Ball family. Walton said he "would disagree" with the assertion he had lost the locker room. "Nobody wants to play for him". "That is just his opinion", Lonzo Ball said.

Sports National Football League playoffs: Falcons vs. Rams
Author: 0 National Football League playoffs: Falcons vs. Rams

McVay will be honored during the 13th annual L.A. Sports Awards on February 6 at the Beverly Hilton. The Rams were one of the best teams in the National Football League all year, and the Falcons barely snuck into the playoffs, but Los Angeles is just a six-point favorite over Atlanta - the smallest spread of any game this weekend.

Sports Four policemen killed in Sopore IED blast
Author: 0 Four policemen killed in Sopore IED blast

The deployment of police had taken place at 9am, an hour before the blast. The Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility. Soon after the attack army and paramilitary forces launched searches to nab the attackers. J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed grief over the deaths of the cops. The report quoted a source as saying that the IED was planted beneath a shop.

Sports Marcus Mariota completes touchdown pass to himself
Author: 0 Marcus Mariota completes touchdown pass to himself

Mike Mularkey and company have been criticized for the conservative nature of the play-calling, especially through the prism of Mariota's mobility and explosiveness. To make matters sweeter, it was Mariota's first career playoff touchdown. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scored one of the most improbable touchdowns you will ever see.

Author: 0 Titans' DeMarco Murray out for Wildcard game against Chiefs

Playoff success has not been synonymous with Kansas City or Tennessee recently, but one of them will advance and take on either the second-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) or top-seeded New England Patriots (13-3) in the divisional round. However, Alex Smith and company won their last four games of the season and appear to be firing on all cylinders heading into the playoffs. The Chiefs opened as seven-point favorites; the total was 46 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored ...

Sports Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas tribute on his ceremony day
Author: 0 Paul Pierce doesn't want Isaiah Thomas tribute on his ceremony day

Here's the problem - that's the night the Celtics will retire Pierce's number. The 40-year-old - who won an National Basketball Association championship with Boston in 2008 - said he was recently present at Kobe Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony at Staples Center and he liked the way the Los Angeles Lakers played his highlights during time-outs.

Sports Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash
Author: 0 Predicting Antonio Conte's starting XI for FA Cup clash

He was not at all fazed facing the likes of Brazilian defender David Luiz and England global Gary Cahill. Conte is set to rotate his starting eleven in order to give some of his key men a rest and Eden Hazard won't be risked after picking up a calf knock against Arsenal.

Sports Serena Williams withdraws from the 2018 Australian Open
Author: 0 Serena Williams withdraws from the 2018 Australian Open

The 23-time Grand Slam singles victor said, "After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close , I'm not where I personally want to be". It is the first time since 2011 that Williams has missed the tournament. "We all wish her the very best and I look forward to seeing her back on court this year, and can't wait to welcome her back to the Australian Open in 2019".

Author: 0 Mourinho Makes Match-Fixing Jibe At Conte As Feud Escalates

Mourinho, the Manchester manager, started the spat on Thursday by saying he did not feel the need to behave like "a clown " on the touchline. Conte was suspended for four months for failing to report match-fixing during his time at Siena , but was later cleared of wrongdoing by a court in 2016.

Sports Hutch's Grimsley to play in FCS title game Saturday
Author: 0 Hutch's Grimsley to play in FCS title game Saturday

The Dukes are attempting to win back to back national titles. As the famous Bull Durham mantra goes, "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains". Both teams have experienced quarterbacks. Schor, last season's CAA Offensive Player of the Year, is completing 66 percent of his passes and has 26 touchdown passes to 12 interceptions.