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Sports Mike Fisher ends National Hockey League retirement to return to Predators
Author: 0 Mike Fisher ends National Hockey League retirement to return to Predators

He signed a professional tryout contract to work out with the Nashville Predators , the team with whom he played in last year's Stanley Cup Final. He had spent 17 years in the league. Fisher has 51 points in 134 career playoff games. The team announced his return today, and Nashville fans are rather excited. The Preds could benefit from Fisher's presence, too, especially after the center had his best scoring marks in four years during the team's run to a Western Conference title.

Sports Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots: Super Bowl LII preview
Author: 0 Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots: Super Bowl LII preview

The Patriots will hold one more home practice Sunday afternoon before traveling to Minneapolis on Monday. The NFL's best teams compete for the game's greatest prize on February 4. With a 15-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional playoffs, Foles was finally able to shake off his first-time nerves and lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl.

Sports Russell Westbrook stares down Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons
Author: 0 Russell Westbrook stares down Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

He was what made the Thunder one of the best defensive teams in the National Basketball Association. Roberson was taken off the court on a stretcher after his left leg appeared to give out on the receiving end of an alley-oop attempt. "I think we played well until nearly the end of the third quarter", said Joel Embiid , whose squad recorded 10 of its turnovers in the final 17:04.

Sports Major League Soccer awards expansion club to Miami
Author: 0 Major League Soccer awards expansion club to Miami

Jorge Mas also addressed the audience on hand at the press conference, acknowledging that the "passion" for this team was already in place. On stage alongside Beckham included Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez , City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez , partners Jose and Jorge Mas and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and MLS Commissioner Don Garber .

Sports National Basketball Association trade rumours: Knicks shopping disgruntled Joakim Noah
Author: 0 National Basketball Association trade rumours: Knicks shopping disgruntled Joakim Noah

Noah had played just 96 total games over the previous two seasons, with his productivity and athleticism declining along the way. Noah remains away from the team for what the Knicks are calling "personal reasons". Noah may be even worse due to his inability to stay on the court and the declining value of centers in the National Basketball Association. Trading Noah will be no easy feat for the Knicks.

Sports Arsenal ready to sell Giroud to Chelsea for £35m
Author: 0 Arsenal ready to sell Giroud to Chelsea for £35m

It is far from close. Giroud's potential move to Chelsea could depend on Arsenal completing a transfer for Aubameyang, but there's no doubt he would be a shrewd signing for Chelsea . "He understands this is a massive, massive investment". It suits his wife, she doesn't want to leave London. The 28-year-old played in the 2-2 draw against Freiburg on Saturday but had been left out of the squad a week ago as the club felt he was not focused.

Sports Riyad Mahrez spotted at Emirates after Arsenal's win over Chelsea
Author: 0 Riyad Mahrez spotted at Emirates after Arsenal's win over Chelsea

We knew we could do better in the second half and that is what we did. " We've been there a few times now and we're happy to be going again ". With striker Alvaro Morata (back) and playmaker Willian (hamstring) out, along with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (ankle), Barkley is poised to make his first Chelsea start against the Magpies.

Author: 0 IPL's Rajasthan Royals fork out £1.4m for Cumbria's Ben Stokes

With his India career as good as over, most of the franchises are unlikely to indulge in a bidding war for the two-time World Cup victor due to his high marquee base price of Rs two crore. Stylish opener Rahul and middle-order batsman Pandey bagged deals worth Rs 11 crore (USD 1.73 million) from Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.

Sports Healthy Woods grinds way to Farmers weekend
Author: 0 Healthy Woods grinds way to Farmers weekend

In his first official start since this time a year ago, Woods took a while to dust off the rust, but the quality of his shotmaking improved as the round progressed on the South course at Torrey Pines. A poor chip on his 17th left Woods on a knife-edge but the birdie saw him card a 71 to leave him on one-under overall. Tiger Woods (left) and caddie Joe LaCava look on from the 11th tee during the pro-am of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course ...

Sports Rory McIlroy hoping to make up for lost time in Dubai
Author: 0 Rory McIlroy hoping to make up for lost time in Dubai

On a ideal morning for scoring on day one of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic , McIlroy took full advantage to breeze round in a bogey-free 65. The effort left him sitting the best out of seven Scots at the end of the first round and just five shots off the lead, held by David Horsey after the Englishman made 10 birdies in a 63.

Sports Dani Alves red carded for shouting at referee
Author: 0 Dani Alves red carded for shouting at referee

Depay moved into space around the penalty area and unleashed a blistering strike from 25 meters (yards) into the top left corner. Lyon opted for a change in the 71st minute as former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was introudced.

Sports Dortmund want Olivier Giroud as part of Aubameyang deal with Arsenal
Author: 0 Dortmund want Olivier Giroud as part of Aubameyang deal with Arsenal

New Arsenal man Henrikh Mkhitaryan sent fans into meltdown after appearing to welcome former Borussia Dortmund teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club during his social media unveiling. Arsenal will face off against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup this evening but Arsene Wenger has been answering questions on another subject. "At the moment, we have done - we are not close to any deal with Aubameyang or anybody else".

Sports Sanchez, Mkhitaryan on brink of blockbuster swap deal
Author: 0 Sanchez, Mkhitaryan on brink of blockbuster swap deal

No financial details were disclosed, but United said Mkhitaryan was joining as "part of the deal" to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford. The departing Mkhitaryan struggled to pin down a permanent place under Mourinho at Old Trafford and will hope a move to Arsenal will revitalise his reputation, forged while playing for Borussia Dortmund .

Sports Arizona Cardinals hire Steve Wilks as new head coach
Author: 0 Arizona Cardinals hire Steve Wilks as new head coach

Humphries also expressed support for Wilks, who like him is a native of Charlotte. The team released a statement making the hire official Monday afternoon after Wilks had a second interview with the team over the weekend. "He comes to work every day and guys respect that. He's a good coach for that". Those coaches listen (to the players). Per Garafolo and CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Cardinals no longer have any second interviews scheduled for the head coach vacancy.

Sports Arsene Wenger: 'Nothing happening with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang'
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger: 'Nothing happening with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang'

Aubameyang has been absent for Dortmund's last two fixtures and the German club have admitted that the striker's head has been turned by the prospect of joining Arsenal this month. Dortmund pushed hard for a victor but Hertha held on. When asked if Olivier Giroud would be moving to Dortmund as part of any deal for Aubameyang, Wenger said: "No, we are nowhere near anything with Dortmund".

Sports Australian Open: Nadal, Cilic, Wozniacki ease into Round of 16
Author: 0 Australian Open: Nadal, Cilic, Wozniacki ease into Round of 16

Rafael Nadal is expecting a "tough" match against "complete player " Diego Schwartzman after the pair battled into the fourth round of the Australian Open . Nadal hasn't won at Melbourne Park since 2009. At 3 p.m.it was 35.6 C (96 F). Then Petra Martic plays Elise Mertens. But after being iced down by a trainer, she continued her match.

Sports Liverpool boss Klopp talks Butland and current keepers
Author: 0 Liverpool boss Klopp talks Butland and current keepers

He said: "I will only mention one name". That makes sense. We have really high-quality players, especially Adam Lallana. He is back, that is good. Melissa Reddy of GOAL has reported that Serie A side Inter have made an offer to take Sturridge on loan, in a deal that would see the Italian outfit pay his wages until the end of the campaign.

Sports United Becoming the Team of Paul Pogba, Says Jose Mourinho
Author: 0 United Becoming the Team of Paul Pogba, Says Jose Mourinho

Once the Gunners make a breakthrough with either one of those players, the Sanchez deal will be a mere formality . They were not afraid to play and they created us problems in the first half, said Mourinho after the game. He was already improving and playing well when I started playing him after that long spell without minutes. "I would lie if I said it was a pure tactical decision", he told Sky Sports .

Sports Roy Halladay died of blunt trauma, drowning
Author: 0 Roy Halladay died of blunt trauma, drowning

He died of blunt-force trauma, and his body was found in 6 feet of water. Morphine, amphetamine, and a generic form of Ambien, a drug used to treat insomnia, were detected. Halladay, 40, pitched 16 years in the big leagues. Halladay owned the plane, which could hold two people. During his time in Major League Baseball, he won the Cy Young Award twice and pitched a no-hitter in the 2010 playoffs.

Sports Mets invite Tim Tebow to spring training
Author: 0 Mets invite Tim Tebow to spring training

Also receiving big league spring training invitations from NY are first baseman Peter Alonso , left-handed pitcher P.J. Conlon, outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski , catcher and first baseman Patrick Mazeika , right-handed pitchers Drew Smith , Corey Taylor and Adonis Uceta and third baseman David Thompson .

Sports LeBron James calls 2017-18 toughest season of career
Author: 0 LeBron James calls 2017-18 toughest season of career

What's the story? Even with their current struggles, the Cavs are still in great position to make the Eastern Conference Finals this season. The three-time champion conceded that this season has been hard. Over the last two years, the Warriors have beaten the Cavs by a combined margin of 65 points during the holiday match-up. Some of that can be fixed by effort.

Sports Andy Carroll refusing to train as he pushes for Chelsea move
Author: 0 Andy Carroll refusing to train as he pushes for Chelsea move

The England worldwide has emerged as a surprise target for the defending Premier League champions over the past couple of weeks. This one sounds cool since Dzeko, as we know, does tend to score a lot now that he's graduated into an actual football player from a lamppost, but while Roma would sell when they could get rid of less important parts to satisfy FFP is anyone's guess.

Sports Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon
Author: 0 Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon

Argentine Di Maria, who grabbed the victor in Sunday's 1-0 victory at Nantes, needed just four minutes in Paris to put the home team ahead with a stunning left-footed strike into the top corner. And the scoring was finally over when Neymar - who earlier this season rowed with Cavani on the pitch about set-piece duties - insisted upon taking a penalty he won himself, despite the crowd chanting for El Matador to take it to surpass Ibrahimovic's record, to cap a superb individual display.

Sports Africa beat India by 135 runs in 2nd Test
Author: 0 Africa beat India by 135 runs in 2nd Test

In a fiery press conference which saw Kohli arguing with reporters on a couple of questions, the Indian captain pulled up his team-mates for repeated mistakes in the first two Tests. The 21-year-old debutant emerged as a bowling hero, finishing with a six-for overshadowing the efforts of more accomplished players in the South African line-up, particularly Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.

Author: 0 Chelsea approach West Ham about signing Andy Carroll on permanent deal

Roma may be pressed into selling one of their key players, either in the January transfer window or the summer, and Nainggolan's future is uncertain. Chelsea have formalised their interest in Andy Carroll by approaching West Ham United about signing the striker on a permanent deal.

Sports Joshua vs Parker: Alexander Povetkin offered undercard fight, says Eddie Hearn
Author: 0 Joshua vs Parker: Alexander Povetkin offered undercard fight, says Eddie Hearn

But the British star hit back at the claims by accusing his opponent's team of spreading "fake news". "There is a lot of talk about me being dropped", Joshua said. "In terms of using it as a PR stunt". I heard you all saying someone is getting knocked out in this fight, either me or him. Hand on my heart. "Trash talk has a place in boxing if it's natural but you shouldn't use it as a tool to sell the fight".

Sports Roethlisberger says he'll be back in 2018, endorses keeping staff intact
Author: 0 Roethlisberger says he'll be back in 2018, endorses keeping staff intact

One Steelers fan in particular made a decision to channel his rage into a video, during which he rips the cocky Steelers as the game highlights play on the screen. "And we've got to change with it", Tomlin said. "I never want to leave this city, but obviously, circumstances and things like that". "If you're at the line of scrimmage, we don't have a call to get to a quarterback sneak...am I supposed to whisper to everyone "quarterback sneak"?" He also said Mike Tomlin told him he's not ...

Sports Fight Night St. Louis: Paige VanZant - Making My Mark at Flyweight
Author: 0 Fight Night St. Louis: Paige VanZant - Making My Mark at Flyweight

None of this makes you a better cage fighter but VanZant moved up to flyweight and lost to Clark last night. It was the second win of her UFC career, her most recent being a split decision victory against Bec Rawlings in November. Ouch! The injury happened during the first round of the fight, and Paige informed her team following the second round. Clark kept the position for rest of round, throwing solid elbows to VanZant's ribs and face.

Sports Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open
Author: 0 Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

Stephens' win-loss record fell to 0-8 since raising the trophy at the US Open. "I was a huge underdog", Bencic said. "I'm happy the way I played", she said. But at 6-5 in the final set, Bencic seized her opportunity which was watched from her players' box by Federer's parents. Vandeweghe asked the umpire.

Sports Giants expected to hire Vikings OC Shurmur, reports say
Author: 0 Giants expected to hire Vikings OC Shurmur, reports say

Shurmur brings experience, having served as head coach of the Browns in 2011-12 (with a 9-23 record). Shurmur can not negotiate or sign with the Giants until his current team are either eliminated from the playoffs or win the Super Bowl, with the Vikings set to visit the Giants' NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly next week following their astonishing walk-off victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.

Sports Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores rejects Stoke
Author: 0 Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores rejects Stoke

It has been reported that Sanchez Flores has been offered a five-year contract by Stoke and was set to inform the club of his decision last night. The Ireland boss was made the clear favourite by the bookies this morning when Sanchez Flores said he was happy to stay at Espanyol .

Author: 0 Pacers Complete Comeback As Cavaliers Continue To Flounder

Spencer Dinwiddie was close to a triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as his Brooklyn Nets saw off the Atlanta Hawks 110-105, while Minnesota beat the New York Knicks 118-108. The Cavaliers have the second-worst defence in the league and have a very slim chance of winning the championship with a leaky rearguard. "Just trying to guard him the best way I can and hopefully something happens".

Sports Batting was again flop: Sarfraz blames batsmen for New Zealand series loss
Author: 0 Batting was again flop: Sarfraz blames batsmen for New Zealand series loss

Opener Fakhar Zaman returns to the Pakistan lineup after missing the second match with a bruised thigh. Babar Azam was then run out in extraordinary circumstances, when his bat stuck in a used pitch neighboring the match wicket, and Shoaib Malik gave Taylor his third slip catch from the bowling of Lockie Ferguson, leaving Pakistan 5-15.

Sports Morata and Hazard lead the line again versus Leicester
Author: 0 Morata and Hazard lead the line again versus Leicester

Claude Puel's Leicester lie 8th in the table after enjoying a decent start under the former Southampton manager. Having played Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-finals on Wednesday evening, the home side struggled to get going and were fortunate not to be behind at half-time after Leicester created several good opportunities.

Sports LeBron, Curry new leaders in All-Star voting
Author: 0 LeBron, Curry new leaders in All-Star voting

The Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving continues to lead all East guards, ranking third in the conference and overall with 1,370,643 votes. The captains will choose their teammates first from the starters pool, which will consist of the top two guards and top three frontcourt players from each conference.

Sports Nick Wright reacts to Isaiah Thomas' impressive performance in season debut
Author: 0 Nick Wright reacts to Isaiah Thomas' impressive performance in season debut

In a 127-110 win against the Portland Trail Blazers , Thomas raised Cleveland's ceiling. Following tonight's matchup between the two clubs, they'll round out their three-game series in Boston again on February 11. Booker scored eight of his 34 points in the final 37 seconds as the Suns finished with a 15-4 run. He's averaging 13.6 PTS, 7.9 REB, 5.2 AST, 0.6 STL and 1 BLK with 2 TO for the 2017-2018 season.

Sports Cowabunga dude, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to Central Texas
Author: 0 Cowabunga dude, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to Central Texas

The villain is named Baron Draxum , and the new 2D animated series will premiere late this year. No word on whether Cena will be shown in front of the camera on his gameshow. Keep It Spotless , Nickelodeon's new competition series, is executive produced by Cena and features kids competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges designed with one goal in mind-to stay as clean as possible.

Sports Canada's Olympic men's hockey team unveiled
Author: 0 Canada's Olympic men's hockey team unveiled

Andrew Ebbett, 35, of Vernon is a former BCHL Salmon Arm Silverback, Vancouver Canuck and Pittsburgh Penguin. Canada's 2014 Olympic team was star-studded with the likes of Sidney Crosby, Carey Price, John Tavares and Jonathan Toews, The 25-man roster's one-year salary cap hit was more than US$150 million, according to the Hockey News.

Sports Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing
Author: 0 Gruden's Raiders reboot begins with investigation demand, coach bailing

After a disappointing 6-10 season, the Oakland Raiders have decided to make some major changes to the coaching staff. Davis fired coach Jack Del Rio a week later, and the team officially hired Gruden on January 6. In requiring that teams interview non-white coaches, the rule not only has a direct result on the coaching ranks but also gives minority coaches a boost in profile and puts them on the teams' radars for future hires.

Sports Raiders will host Seahawks in 'home game' at London's Tottenham Stadium
Author: 0 Raiders will host Seahawks in 'home game' at London's Tottenham Stadium

The Seahawks will play the first National Football League game in the new stadium on October 14. London called, and the Chargers answered, the team announcing Thursday that it will play the Tennessee Titans in either Week 7 (Oct. 'This is one of the cornerstones of our vision for creating a world-class sports and leisure destination that will make Tottenham a hive of activity 365 days a year and drive the regeneration of one of the most deprived areas of London.

Sports Serena Williams Reveals She Had Blood Clots After Giving Birth
Author: 0 Serena Williams Reveals She Had Blood Clots After Giving Birth

Serena Williams isn't quite back on tour, but she says she wants more Grand Slam titles and may be an even better player after becoming a mother. I've been trying to figure out who I'm going to pass the torch to. She attributes much of her ups and downs to the insane hormonal changes which she says constantly makes her emotions go haywire. Then her C-section scar split open due to coughing brought on by the embolism.

Sports Jay Bruce returning to Mets on 3-year, $39M contract
Author: 0 Jay Bruce returning to Mets on 3-year, $39M contract

The move is not without risk. With Bruce back in the fold, the Mets' 2018 starting outfield is likely to consist of Yoenis Cespedes in left field, Michael Conforto in center and Bruce in right. The following offseason, many questioned whether the Texas native who had previously spent his entire professional career with the Reds could handle the NY spotlight.

Sports Man United agree transfer fee to complete first January signing
Author: 0 Man United agree transfer fee to complete first January signing

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Metro ) reported the Ligue 1 leaders want £35 million for the winger, but the Red Devils wish to initially take the player on loan. The Old Trafford giants have been linked with Moura but it appears as if they are still some way off any deal being agreed. I need to concentrate on improving at PSG.

Sports Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination
Author: 0 Fired Google engineer's suit claims reverse discrimination

The suit alleges that Google's diversity efforts are unlawful, citing "illegal hiring quotas to fill its desired percentages of women and favored minority candidates" as an example. In fact, in one segment of the lawsuit, the diversity summit breaks down how Google sought to hire more "diverse" individuals who weren't white or Asian...

Sports Chiefs rumors: Eric Bieniemy could be a favorite to replace Matt Nagy
Author: 0 Chiefs rumors: Eric Bieniemy could be a favorite to replace Matt Nagy

Since he began working with Alex Smith in Kansas City, Smith has been a Pro Bowler twice and helped the Chiefs reach the playoffs four times in five years. Despite the numbers being average, this shows that Mahomes has potential to be a good quarterback in this league. Following his college career, which ended with an All-American season as a senior, Nagy wanted to go pro.

Sports Sunderland 'sign' Chelsea defender
Author: 0 Sunderland 'sign' Chelsea defender

The 20-year-old has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of eight and has won multiple UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup medals. Sunderland are rock bottom of the Championship and staring relegation in the face. Both Coleman and his assistant Kit Symons are central defenders by trade and see Clarke-Salter in a role on the left of a back-three which is the position where Chelsea boss Antonio Conte expects him to progress at Premier League level.

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