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Sport The Rockets are seriously a threat to the Warriors
Author: 0 The Rockets are seriously a threat to the Warriors

It's still tough to bet against Stephen Curry and Golden State, but James Harden and Chris Paul look like they could be the only team to complete the upset. "In the second quarter, we put them on the line the entire quarter, which slowed down our pace and let them control the tempo of the game". Doesn't that sound like bulletin board material? This is why the Warriors deserved to lose this game, which gave the Rockets a 2-1 victory in the season series and the homecourt tiebreaker ...

Sport Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader
Author: 0 Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader

I won't fill Gerry's shoes - the news is I've brought my own". Mr Adams announced in November that he was stepping down as Sinn Fein president after 34 years in the role. A special party conference to elect her as leader will be held in Dublin on February. He described politics in Northern Ireland as "very polarised and very toxic".

Sport UFC 220 Heavyweight title results: Francis Ngannou vs. Stipe Miocic
Author: 0 UFC 220 Heavyweight title results: Francis Ngannou vs. Stipe Miocic

With the win, the UFC heavyweight champion etched his name in the history books by becoming the first man to defend that belt three consecutive times. UFC 220 was a relatively successful event, all things considered. The TD Garden was packed and lit from the opening preliminary bout and the card was sprinkled with MA fighters that sent the crowd into a frenzy with each introduction.

Sport Wenger reveals Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deal is close
Author: 0 Wenger reveals Sanchez-Mkhitaryan deal is close

Wenger revealed Sanchez was absent from the Arsenal squad on Saturday as he headed to Manchester to seal a deal which has been in the making since United out-bid Manchester City for the former Barcelona star. "I think they will be successful". Immediately I accept that decision and move forward to find another solution. To be honest, I would rather have played alongside him.

Sport Government Shutdown To Limit NFL Viewing Options For Overseas Troops
Author: 0 Government Shutdown To Limit NFL Viewing Options For Overseas Troops

We will be broadcasting both the NFC and AFC championships. Saturday was the first day of the shutdown . The Jacksonville Jaguars will play the New England Patriots for the AFC title at 3:05 p.m., then the Minnesota Vikings will play the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC title at 6:40 p.m.

Sport Hernández close to West Ham exit
Author: 0 Hernández close to West Ham exit

West Ham manager David Moyes has looked to end speculation over Javier Hernandez's future, insisting he has no interest in losing players from a squad he is looking to bolster in January. "We're short of numbers, we've got a few injuries to forwards and we needed Chicharito ". "We're getting two or three specialists to look at it", Moyes told reporters ahead of Sunday morning's Premier League clash with Bournemouth .

Sport Klopp: Karius has to deliver to stay at no 1
Author: 0 Klopp: Karius has to deliver to stay at no 1

Karius, who had previously been selected to start Liverpool's Champions League group stage games, was confirmed by Klopp as his first-choice stopper at a press conference on Friday. The failure of either player to perform consistently has led to speculation that a new goalkeeper may be signed in the summer, with Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak and Roma's Alisson both linked.

Sport Everton expecting more outgoings than incomings reveals Sam Allardyce
Author: 0 Everton expecting more outgoings than incomings reveals Sam Allardyce

For the Toffees, it appears that Sam Allardyce's honeymoon period at Goodison Park has come to an end. 'I want to bring that [scoring form] to Everton Football Club. At 38 years and 39 days, Gareth McAuley against Brighton became the oldest outfield player to make an appearance in the top-flight since Sylvain Distin in March 2016 (38y 80d).

Sport Barcelona issue statement on rumours over Man United target
Author: 0 Barcelona issue statement on rumours over Man United target

However, Barcelona have moved to end those rumours this lunchtime with a statement posted on their official website . "The Atletico Madrid forward has agreed to join Barcelona and will be under (coach) Ernesto Valverde's orders next season", Sport said, adding that Griezmann's current buy-out clause of 200 million euros ($240 million) drops by half on July 1.

Sport Notebook: Hoosiers walloped by Spartans, Morgan injured
Author: 0 Notebook: Hoosiers walloped by Spartans, Morgan injured

IN got a pair of 3-pointers from Johnson and Newkirk before Winston closed the scoring with two free throws to give the Spartans a 42-23 lead at halftime. Minnesota took the lead on the powerplay at 1:48 of the second when Steve Johnson's shot from the point found the twine to give Minnesota a slim 2-1 lead.

Sport Aly Raisman gives scathing testimony on team doctor
Author: 0 Aly Raisman gives scathing testimony on team doctor

Nassar criticised proceedings as a "media circus" in a letter to County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina earlier in the week. "How many little girls", she said , "could have been spared from this lifelong battle if someone from the university had done the bare minimum and just listened?" "I'm so angry that after realizing that we were abused, they let him continue to molest other gymnasts when they told me there was an investigation going on".

Sport Arsenal Thrash Palace 4-1 As Sanchez-To-Man Utd Saga Lingers
Author: 0 Arsenal Thrash Palace 4-1 As Sanchez-To-Man Utd Saga Lingers

The deal would see Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Gunners, which made talks more complicated and was slowing them down, Wenger said. A shell-shocked Palace were being dismantled when Alexandre Lacazette got his name on the scoresheet and his side's fourth goal, within the first 30 minutes of a complete mismatch in terms of being a contest.

Sport Manchester City's Fernandinho signs contract extension until 2020
Author: 0 Manchester City's Fernandinho signs contract extension until 2020

City take on Newcastle at the weekend as they look to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season at the hands of Liverpool last week. Jones has played against the Chile worldwide and says the move would be "positive" if it comes off. Meanwhile, Craig Bellamy says City are superior to cross-town rivals Manchester United and are now the dominant force in the city.

Sport Shoe on the other foot as England win another ODI
Author: 0 Shoe on the other foot as England win another ODI

A top-heavy Australian team loaded up on batting but to no avail in a move which exacerbated their thin bowling sans front-line spin. The hosts played without leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who proved expensive in the opening ODI in Melbourne. Continuing on from his heroics in game one, Finch smashed a couple of Mark Wood bouncers to the boundary in the third over to underline his imperious form.

Sport Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as head coach
Author: 0 Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as head coach

Vrabel, who spent eight seasons with the Patriots during a 14-year playing career, has been coaching with the Texas since 2014 and was named the defensive coordinator in 2017. The Titans' offense figures to be built on running back Derrick Henry's hard-running style and quarterback Marcus Mariota's improvisational skills in 2018, while Vrabel will look to improve upon a defense that ranked 13th in yardage allowed and 17th in points allowed last season.

Sport Hero Motosports team poised for strong finish at Dakar Rally
Author: 0 Hero Motosports team poised for strong finish at Dakar Rally

With only three stages remaining now, the rally will look to get into the top gear with all competitors pushing hard to improve their positions. Mena's team-mate and ace Indian rider C S Santosh also held his nerves to finish the penultimate stage at 33rd position.

Sport Clinical Kerber defeats Sharapova at Open
Author: 0 Clinical Kerber defeats Sharapova at Open

Kerber is on a 12-match winning streak after winning four matches at the Hopman Cup and five while winning the Sydney International. Sharapova's victory at Melbourne Park came a decade ago and she looked some way off the pace early on against the 2016 champion, although here fighting qualities were there for all to see in the second set.

Sport Stores, Bars and Vikings Fans Ready For NFC Championship Game
Author: 0 Stores, Bars and Vikings Fans Ready For NFC Championship Game

The Vikings had the ball, 4th-and-4 from the 6-yard line with 56 seconds left in regulation, down 17-10. The NFC Title game on Sunday will feature the top two seeds. But professional football has always been my passion and instead of cheering for the nearby Buffalo Bills, I opted to take another route down the fiery dumpster and root for Minnesota .

Sport Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training
Author: 0 Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

Yes, he'll draw extra attention to the Mets , and don't expect Tebow to reach the major-league club. Tebow said that he wanted to give baseball another go in 2018 as last season was winding down. While he was not an invitee to spring training previous year, he did appear in some spring games for the Mets, where he did not play particularly well but did serve to drum up interest in the games.

Sport What will Jets do with Robby Anderson after latest felony arrest?
Author: 0 What will Jets do with Robby Anderson after latest felony arrest?

While in the back of the police vehicle, Anderson told the officer that "he was going to find my wife, f-- her and nut in her eye", Hennessy wrote in the report . It will certainly be interesting to see how the Jets and the National Football League handle this situation. Anderson was also arrested on a felony charge of resisting arrest with violence and obstruction of police a year ago after an altercation at a concert in Miami.

Sport Aubameyang saga overshadows Borrusia Dortmund's start to year
Author: 0 Aubameyang saga overshadows Borrusia Dortmund's start to year

The 28-year-old boasts a superb scoring record since joining the German side from Saint-Etienne in 2013. Aubameyang has liked the picture on Mkhitaryan's Instagram and given the Arsenal fans material to speculate. Aubameyang is said to be attempting to force through a move to Arsenal and Heynckes believes such behaviour reflects the lack of morality in the money-obsessed world of modern football.

Sport UFC president Dana White sounds off on McGregor, Mayweather, Rousey
Author: 0 UFC president Dana White sounds off on McGregor, Mayweather, Rousey

UFC officials called a Friday news conference in Boston to formally announce the event. "I have no update, the victor of this fight will be the champion", White said. Interim champion Ferguson and undefeated Nurmagomedov are due to headline UFC 223 in April, with McGregor's lightweight championship now up for grabs.

Sport Gloved Tom Brady won't respond to reporters' hand questions
Author: 0 Gloved Tom Brady won't respond to reporters' hand questions

Shortly after Felger revealed his scoop, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo added some context. NFL.com detailed Brady's brief answers when asked about his hand injury. "The NFL has had a rough season, we know why: the protests, the ratings, the negative publicity, all of this other stuff, things that had nothing to do with play on the field most of the time".

Sport Dhoni defends India after SA series loss
Author: 0 Dhoni defends India after SA series loss

Post lunch , he tried to shield Ishant Sharma (3) and their partnership for the ninth wicket lasted nearly nine overs during which they put up 25 runs. The back is still there, the ankles and knees, everything is hurting at times but to be playing the ultimate form of the game again, it has been a great challenge.

Sport Conte comments on Chelsea striker speculation
Author: 0 Conte comments on Chelsea striker speculation

According to Sky Sports , Chelsea want to complete a €50m (£44m) double deal for Roma duo Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri , who plays at left-back for the Serie A club. These are just rumours. It is reported that the Blues enquired as to the availability of Dzeko and plan to hold more talks with AS Roma next week.