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Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns following extramarital affair scandal Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce resigns following extramarital affair scandal
- February 24, 2018

Joyce, who became deputy prime minister of Australia two years ago, said the resignation would take effect on Monday and that he would also be stepping down from his role as leader of the right-of-centre National Party of Australia. Last week Turnbull slammed Joyce for the "terrible hurt and humiliation" he had inflicted on his family and his new partner, saying his deputy had made "a shocking error of judgment" and "appalled all of us". (more...)
U.S. will open embassy in Jerusalem earlier than expected U.S. will open embassy in Jerusalem earlier than expected
- February 24, 2018

The scheduled opening of the U.S. embassy in May appears to represent an earlier time frame than what had been expected. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had said last month that the move would be completed by the end of 2019. Adelson offered to help fund the embassy back in December, around the same time Trump made his controversial announcement. "There is no greater gift than that!" he said. (more...)
NFL Draft 2018: Full list of 32 compensatory picks announced NFL Draft 2018: Full list of 32 compensatory picks announced
- February 24, 2018

The Giants have the No. 2 overall selection in the draft after finishing with a 3-13 record, which allows them to select second in each round of the draft (save for the aforementioned seventh which was traded for Cockrell). The Patriots now have an extra draft pick to work with after the league handed out its compensatory picks on Friday. The formula for determining where in that four-round range a pick falls is not precisely known but is based on the player's salary, playing time and ... (more...)
Arsenal v Ostersunds: Wenger's men to stroll against the Swedes Arsenal v Ostersunds: Wenger's men to stroll against the Swedes
- February 23, 2018

Ramsey had a good training session today, but he can't play tomorrow. "What is absolutely vital is we go into the game with a good focus to win it. I don't rule him out [of the final] yet, it depends how well he can improve his intensity". (more...)
Six Nations: Ireland v Wales Six Nations: Ireland v Wales
- February 23, 2018

The introduction of Munster's Chris Farrell instead of Henshaw is the only change in the backline ahead of a massive game on Saturday, which kicks off at the Aviva Stadium at 2.15pm. "The unknown is always a fear for pretty much any human being, and there is a little bit about the unknown going into this weekend". Ireland have won 12 of their last 14 matches, including the last nine in a row. (more...)
Sergio Garcia directs geese off golf course at Honda Classic
- February 23, 2018

From there, he laid up to 150 yards, knocked a 6-iron in a greenside bunker, played onto the fringe, chipped 4 feet by the hole and missed his bogey putt. "Some of those putts were a little bit bouncy". "I'm still learning what that feels like under the gun". He had to hit every conceivable shot Thursday, to shape it both ways, high and low, and he executed almost every one of them. (more...)
Chelsea v Barcelona - story of the match Chelsea v Barcelona - story of the match
- February 22, 2018

Despite his sub-par performance, Chelsea contained Barça well for most of the game, playing with a high intensity, pressing effectively and keeping a solid defensive shape. Bayern were never likely to settle for three and their fourth goal of the game arrived on 79 minutes. A similar result in the return leg would put them through and forward Eden Hazard, who played as a false No. (more...)
Canada and Germany share gold medal for two-man bobsleigh Canada and Germany share gold medal for two-man bobsleigh
- February 21, 2018

The Dutch, who swept the podium in Sochi, finished outside the medal places for the second race in succession after their failure to medal in the women's 500m on Sunday. The Canadians technically finished fourth and fifth after two Russian pilots were recently stripped of their 2014 results because of doping violations - including Alexander Zubkov, who won gold in both the two- and four-man. (more...)
Canada's Cassie Sharpe wins gold in Olympic freeski halfpipe Canada's Cassie Sharpe wins gold in Olympic freeski halfpipe
- February 21, 2018

Comox skier Cassie Sharpe dazzled with a first place finish in the qualifying run at women's halfpipe. The American won the inaugural women's halfpipe gold at Sochi 2014 but failed to put down a run in the Pyeongchang final. "I fell, but I didn't just give up the run". "At the point, I'm like, "oh my God stop hugging me" because I'm going to cry and I need to focus and reel into this", she said. (more...)
Boston Red Sox sign JD Martinez Boston Red Sox sign JD Martinez
- February 20, 2018

Last season, despite the division title, makes that clear. In the meantime, there's no other way to slice it: Martinez is a good (and necessary) get for the Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox finally acquire the big bat for the lineup that they have desperately needed: agreeing to terms with top free agent JD Martinez. (more...)
Conte has 'many doubts' about best Chelsea XI to face Barcelona Conte has 'many doubts' about best Chelsea XI to face Barcelona
- February 18, 2018

At the end of a successful week there is far less tension around his team and the Italian added: "The last two wins were very important for us and our confidence". "I was waiting for it", said Giroud. The Frenchman joined Chelsea for £18 million from Arsenal in January and failed to score in his first couple of appearances against Watford and West Brom in the Premier league. (more...)
Lakers should have Lonzo Ball back right after All-Star break Lakers should have Lonzo Ball back right after All-Star break
- February 16, 2018

I should be back hopefully soon. Step one is just to get Lonzo back in action. And the team responded, and we're better. It was kind of just a thing that came up. However, after his comments about coach Luke Walton, Magic would make his presence felt . As reported by Hip Hop N More , Lonzo's friend Kenneth Paige helped with a few songs on Born 2 Ball , but the project doesn't boast any features from big name artists. (more...)
Venus puts United States of America into Fed Cup semis Venus puts United States of America into Fed Cup semis
- February 16, 2018

Williams said: "This is literally my first time travelling with the baby and everything". The Czechs will face Germany after Tatjana Maria and Anna-Lena Groenefeld came from a set down in their deciding doubles match to win the tie against Belarus. (more...)
Just Joshing? This time, Indianapolis Colts have a coach in Frank Reich Just Joshing? This time, Indianapolis Colts have a coach in Frank Reich
- February 12, 2018

Team officials made the announcement Sunday. Ballard, in a news conference the following day, said he wanted "someone that's 100 percent committed to partnering with us and getting that work done". Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was also interviewed for the Colts' vacancy. The two would meet for more than an hour on the night before games and go over the play sheet. (more...)
Teenager Red Gerard bags Team USA's first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle Teenager Red Gerard bags Team USA's first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle
- February 12, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard , from Silverthorne, Colorado, in his debut Olympics , won the men's slopestyle snowboarding competition. Parrot put down a near-flawless run as the last rider to go down, but it wasn't good enough to knock Gerard off the top spot. (more...)
Met Office warns of ice and snow Met Office warns of ice and snow
- February 11, 2018

The warning is valid from until 11.59pm Sunday 11 February. The warning applies to all of Munster, Leinster and County Galway . A status yellow warning, issued by Met Éireann , says strong winds with gusts up to 110 kph are possible from 3pm this Saturday. (more...)
Chicago Bulls trade Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons Chicago Bulls trade Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons
- February 09, 2018

Though that group has performed decently, Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy is getting a familiar reinforcement - Jameer Nelson . There was a reason Jameer Nelson was acquired last week in the Nikola Mirotic trade with New Orleans, and then kept away from the media and full contact in practices. (more...)
Gary Woodland wins 3rd PGA Tour title in Phoenix Gary Woodland wins 3rd PGA Tour title in Phoenix
- February 08, 2018

Reavie drained a 21-footer at the 18th in regulation to sign for a 66 and force the play-off. It had been almost 10 years since Reavie's first and only win to date on the PGA Tour when successful at the 2008 Canadian Open but when he birdied his final two holes including one from 25 feet at the last he had joined Woodland at 18 under par and the door was open for win number two. (more...)
Tottenham fans loving Toby return but hate this Poch starter v Newport Tottenham fans loving Toby return but hate this Poch starter v Newport
- February 08, 2018

On Wednesday, the Belgian defender will have the opportunity to get some important minutes under his belt, and one can hope to see Tottenham back to their very best at the back. There was little in the way of early second half action. Spurs were comfortable but were unable to break down the solid back line of Newport , who were cheered on by 7200 travelling fans. (more...)
Australia v England: Catch controversy can not mask England's batting woes Australia v England: Catch controversy can not mask England's batting woes
- February 08, 2018

Lofting Adil Rashid down the ground, he appeared to be caught low down by Jason Roy , but stood his ground for the third umpire to grant Maxwell a second chance as television replays were, as they so often are, inconclusive. These early incisions gave England a chance, but Short and Maxwell were not unduly concerned by the required run rate and so were able to play with relative comfort in their distinctive styles. (more...)