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6N: Dreams turn to dust for Scotland against rampant Wales

Substitute back Peter Horne scored a consolation 79th-minute try for Scotland that Finn Russell converted, but the damage had always been done. A breathless, frantic start saw them attempt to take the game to Wales but instead they were hit by two damaging setbacks inside 10 minutes. Read More »

He Needs Time - Mauricio Pochettino Eases Pressure On Lucas Moura


It is seven years since Tottenham last won away at Liverpool , who have emerged victorious from five of the last seven meetings on their home turf. Liverpool went 18 games unbeaten off the back of that and despite back-to-back defeats at the end of January, they will hope to prove those losses were only minor setbacks with a statement triumph over their rivals. Read More »

Nikola Mirotic trade grades: Who wins the deal?


The Pelicans first round pick that was sent to Chicago is a protected selection in the top-5 for 2018, a top-8 in 2019 while unprotected for 2020 said league sources . However, the Bulls can stretch that out before next season and just pay out $2.9 million over five years - a negligible price given their current situation. Read More »

Aussie Ben Simmons overlooked again for All-Stars


The chosen player will then play for Team Lebron in the all-star game. Andre Drummond has been selected to replace John Wall among the Eastern Conference representatives for the All-Star game and Ben Simmons may not agree with the pick. Read More »

Antonio Conte's potential next job after Chelsea

Fourth-placed Chelsea are now 18 points behind leaders Manchester City following Wednesday's surprise 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth . The Italian Football Association have revealed that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is "eager" for a second spell in charge of the country's national team. Read More »

Chelsea win the best yet, says Howe

He said: "About Giroud, we're talking about an global player with a lot of experience". The Bosnian has performed well the season, including in two matches against Chelsea in the Champions League , but a deal failed to materialise. Chelsea's defence lost Andreas Christensen to a hamstring injury in the first half and crumbled following Callum Wilson's 51st-minute opener, with Junior Stanislas doubling their lead and Blues academy graduate Nathan Ake making sure of the victory ... Read More »

Klopp: Jamie Carragher needs to lose weight, not Virgil van Dijk


They need to do it in a knockout game and it comes down to mentality and mental strength - and not only the last two seasons, I think it's been a problem for the last decade. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp acknowledges the "great challenge" Tottenham Hotspur will provide his side this weekend, four months after being thrashed in North London. Read More »

Manchester United 'will not allow Daley Blind to join Roma'


The Dutchman has played in all of Manchester United's UEFA Champions League matches this season - and hence will be ineligible for the Romans in that competition if he does make the switch. " Time is running out because it's the last day of the transfer window", Blind Sr told LaRoma24 . Corriere dello Sport have the most detail on it on Wednesday, explaining the two sides are working on a loan deal with a view to buy, although how much for isn't mentioned. Read More »

Sasha Banks Says She Has Nothing Nice To Say About Ronda Rousey


Shelburne added that Rousey is "close to fighting shape" and word from other reports this week is that her first match will take place at WrestleMania 34 , rumored to be a mixed tag team match with an unknown partner vs. Rousey's last MMA fight came on December 30th, 2016 - a loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. However she did leave the door open for a potential return to UFC if the right fight presented itself. Read More »

De Villiers out of first three ODIs


A testimony to the competition between them in Test cricket was the recently concluded three-match series which was keenly fought. South Africa are on top of the International Cricket Council one-day rankings by a slender one point from India . Read More »

Liverpool's Sturridge completes loan move to West Brom


It is believed Sturridge favours a move within England, having delayed talks with Inter Milan , while rumours of Sevilla's interest have failed to materialise. However, as Sturridge's loan move to The Hawthorns was confirmed many Liverpool supporters bemoaned the club's decision to let both players leave the club without bringing in any attacking reinforcements to replace them. Read More »

National Basketball Association trade deadline rumors: Pistons want 'significant' return for Avery Bradley


Stay up to date on the latest news, rumors and rumblings from our team of reporters. Teams are generally looking to add talent around existing players when they make a move at the deadline but Bradley presents an interesting case. Morris, it was Bradley vs. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope or Bradley's replacement vs. Caldwell-Pope. Bradley, 27, has been bothered by a groin injury this season, which caused him to miss seven straight games earlier in the season. Read More »

Westbrook stars as Thunder see off 76ers


Star trio Paul George , Carmelo Anthony and reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook all dominated, scoring more than 20 points each. "It's a special moment", Anthony said. "It's a huge blow to us, but we're just gonna have to rely on some other players". The Pistons looked a lot tougher when they defeated the Thunder 99-98 on the road November 24. Read More »

Brady optimistic over hand injury, hopes for Gronk return


Philadelphia had only one sack, but it pressured Vikings quarterback Case Keenum throughout the contest, hitting him eight times. "I think they have their strengths, we have ours". Since the start of last season, New England is 12-1 without Gronk. If the Eagles win, he will become the fifth British-born player to claim Super Bowl victory following in the path of Osi Umenyiora, Marvin Allen, Scott McCready and Lawrence Tynes. Read More »

Indian Army personnel booked by J&K police for deaths in Shopian firing


Considering the "extreme gravity" of the situation, he said, "The army was constrained to open fire in self-defence to prevent the lynching of the JCO and burning of government vehicle by the mob". Complete shutdown marked by strict restrictions was observed in Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday, against the killing of two civilians and injuries to many by Indian troops in Shopian district. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino Rips His Team's Lack of Fight After Newport Scare


But a little over five minutes later the home side were in front, Padraig Amond heading home a Willmott cross to stun Spurs and send the Rodney Parade crowd into wild celebrations. A half time switch with Heung-Min Son coming in for Walker-Peters gave Spurs a better balance, and as Newport exhausted, Spurs gained a modicum of control but still found the massed ranks of men in gold shirts tricky to break down. Read More »

All Eyes on Allen and Mayfield in Mobile


After all of the things that happened with Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma over the course of the 2017 season, Mayfield planting the OU flag at midfield after beating Ohio State in Columbus feels like a million years ago. With Wentz out, Nick Foles took over and the 2012 third-round pick won two playoff games and has his team a victory away from the Eagles' first Super Bowl title. Read More »

Chelsea boss confirms trio will miss upcoming FA Cup fixture


Asked when the pair will return, the Italian responded: 'I don't know, it is very hard to tell you today how many days they need to come back. "Morata has this problem in his back, and Courtois took a kick in his ankle". "There was the summer, then after the summer nothing has changed". "I'm happy to work with my players, to work for this club". " Under this aspect, I am very relaxed and focused to try and do our best ". Read More »

Conte losing 'sleep', 'on collision course' with Chelsea


At half-time, Arsene Wenger switched from a 4-3-3 formation to three at the back, which helped Arsenal gain control of the match. "In the first half we gave Chelsea too much respect and distance". "We were a bit scared to go for it and we suffered from that", Wenger said. In the 30th minute they lost the influential Willian to injury, after which he was replaced by debutant Ross Barkley , and their manager Antonio Conte said: "The injury was decisive". Read More »