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Author: 0 How many Super Bowl MVPs have been from SEC schools?

Be a Do-Bee, not an Eagles fan. I was exhausted of seeing Patriots fans, who had gotten to celebrate three Super Bowl wins in the previous six years, including one over the Eagles; I didn't really care who they were playing. "They're the most awesome group". "I don't know if it's necessarily hit me yet, but we'll see when we get out there. I was just so moved". So one of the carrots that the National Football League offers to cities that build new stadiums is the possibility to host ...

Sport Smiles, banter as Buhari and Obasanjo meet days after explosive letter
Author: 0 Smiles, banter as Buhari and Obasanjo meet days after explosive letter

President Muhammadu Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the opening of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. He said: "We are placing a call on our dear President Muhammadu Buhari to declare his interest to contest 2019 presidential election, if he truly loves this country and wants it to grow for the better".

Sport Coutinho gets first Barca start vs. Alaves
Author: 0 Coutinho gets first Barca start vs. Alaves

Messi, as he so often does, then took centre-stage - curling home a ideal 84th-minute free-kick which Pacheco could not get near as Barcelona re-established their 11-point lead over Atletico Madrid. "Sometimes the ball goes in and it's not given as a goal, other times this happens". The visiting side deployed a high defensive line and although they managed to cause Atletico problems they paid the price for their risky approach when Griezmann latched on to a rolled pass from Juanfran to ...

Author: 0 Gronkowski returns to Patriots practice

The Patriots came from behind to beat the Jaguars without Gronkowski last weekend, although his absence would be a huge blow for the five-time champions. Gronkowski has been listed each of the last three days on New England's injury report. After Brady wore a glove during practice and deflected questions about his hand, it was later revealed after the game that he needed 12 stitches to fix the cut beneath his thumb.

Sport PSG's Pastore open to Inter move to earn World Cup spot
Author: 0 PSG's Pastore open to Inter move to earn World Cup spot

However, the transfer window shuts in days and it has been shown that if he were to leave, it would not be to England and not to Merseyside. Here I'm very good, I'm very happy and it's my city. And with the likes of Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler also ahead of Pastore in the pecking order, game time has come at a premium for the player.

Sport Elgar feared repeat of Hughes tragedy after playing on Johannesburg pitch
Author: 0 Elgar feared repeat of Hughes tragedy after playing on Johannesburg pitch

Captain Faf du Plessis has expressed his disappointment at both Highveld venues but instead of backing off, emphasised the importance of groundspersons working with team management to prepare pitches that can help South Africa . This is not a cricket pitch, this is risky. "Call it off, forget it", Holding told the cricinfo.com website. "We have to be prepared to play on these kinds of wickets".

Sport Mykhailiuk's 24-points leads Kansas past Texas A&M
Author: 0 Mykhailiuk's 24-points leads Kansas past Texas A&M

Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot (44) disrupts a dunk attempt from Texas A&M forward Robert Williams. For the game, Kansas was 12-of-26 from deep. "I really think Kansas played as well as any team we've played all year, the way they shared the ball", Kennedy said.

Sport Josh McDaniels to the Colts is (Still) a Done Deal
Author: 0 Josh McDaniels to the Colts is (Still) a Done Deal

It's unofficially official: Josh McDaniels is headed to Indianapolis. It appears that interview went well and McDaniels has the job wrapped up, although the Colts can't officially offer McDaniels a contract until the Patriots' season ends next Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis.

Sport Cilic Aims to Turn-Up the Heat on Federer
Author: 0 Cilic Aims to Turn-Up the Heat on Federer

With this win, the 36-year-old becomes only the fourth player after Australia's Margaret Court , America's Serena Williams and Germany's Steffi Graf to win 20 or more major singles titles. No. 29 Richard Gasquet , 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 Federer def. Marton Fucsovics , 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-2 Federer def. He was in the finals of Wimbledon in 2017, but lost to none other than Federer.

Sport Olivier Giroud, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Rob Holding
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Rob Holding

The club have rejected a £50m bid from Arsenal for Aubameyang but say a deal could still be reached. The French manager, Didier Deschamps still prefers to play Giroud as his first-choice striker over Arsenal teammate Alexandre Lacazette, a sign of the big man's quality and status with his national team.

Sport Poch: Spurs have transfer window options
Author: 0 Poch: Spurs have transfer window options

Numerous Premier League clubs, including Tottenham, Manchester United and Arsenal had all joined the race to sign the player. Tottenham are in advanced negotiations with Paris Saint Germain over a £22million swoop for Lucas Moura but there are no deals in place despite recent claims, according to a report.

Author: 0 Conte happy at Chelsea, despite speculation

Despite two La Liga titles, three Copas del Rey, and a Champions League trophy, Enrique was frequently accused of merely having a team made up of ridiculously good attacking talent. Jose Mourinho managed back to back titles in 2005 and 2006 but was gone by the end of 2007, while Carlo Ancelotti failed to see out the season following his Premier League title in 2010.

Sport Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud's situation at Arsenal
Author: 0 Chelsea monitoring Olivier Giroud's situation at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger revealed a sense of unfinished business with the League Cup after Arsenal reached next month's final at Wembley with a 2-1 defeat of Chelsea . Giroud has been a valuable player for Arsenal since joining the club from Montpellier in 2012, scoring 105 goals in 252 appearances, but has found first-team opportunities limited this season.

Sport Trump letter to African leaders says Tillerson to visit soon
Author: 0 Trump letter to African leaders says Tillerson to visit soon

The remarks sparked uproar with some terming them as racist, prompting Trump to deny that he meant to offend anyone. President Trump has said he did not use such language, while others present say he did. In October, four USA servicemen were killed after being ambushed by militants while on patrol in Niger. In a readout of the meeting , the White House said "the two Presidents discussed the partnership between the United States and African nations on economic growth and improved ...

Sport Real Madrid returns from Mestalla with victory
Author: 0 Real Madrid returns from Mestalla with victory

Real Madrid now sit fourth on the La Liga log, 19 points behind leaders Barcelona , and are reportedly looking for a massive overhaul over the upcoming transfer window. "Following tests carried out on our player Isco Alarcon, he has been diagnosed with an impingement in his left hip", another club statement said.

Author: 0 Tom Brady: It's 'great to have (Rob Gronkowski) out there'

While Brady instructs Gronk to "stay cool" in the Instagram's caption, we have a feeling the star tight end won't have any difficulty doing so. He suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship and had to leave the game after taking a hit to the head.

Sport Arsene Wenger told 29-year-old makes Arsenal tick
Author: 0 Arsene Wenger told 29-year-old makes Arsenal tick

The first half ended tied at 1, and the second started with an Eden Hazard faceplant. The Etihad outfit now also have at least a 50:50 chance of winning silverware on 25 February at Wembley, while they are among the favourites to lift the FA Cup and Champions League trophies.

Sport Barcelona coach, Valverde speaks on Neymar's move to Real Madrid
Author: 0 Barcelona coach, Valverde speaks on Neymar's move to Real Madrid

Alves was shown a straight red card early in the second half of PSG's 2-1 defeat in Lyon for dissent and the disciplinary committee of the LFP banned him for three games plus a fourth match suspended for now. "Of course (I'm happy) for "Edi" who has become the best scorer in the history of Paris ", he said. The 25-year-old did net his second goal shortly afterwards, though, and he had Cavani to thank as his strike partner dinked the ball past Montpellier keeper Benjamin Lecomte for Neymar ...

Sport Players balance fun, intensity as they finish Pro Bowl preparations
Author: 0 Players balance fun, intensity as they finish Pro Bowl preparations

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC rosters in December. Darren McMullen on the journey across America to find a team of his own in USA Network's 'NFL Football Fanatic'. Some players wind up declining their spot due to injuries or lack of interest. The team's official Twitter account gave us a look at the crowded picture of all nine Pro Bowl participants.

Author: 0 IPL Auction : Day 1 round up - Ben Stokes fetches highest bid

The auction consists of 580 players including 361 Indians. After being unsold for the first two rounds, Chris Gayle was finally picked by Kings XI Punjab for his base price of Rs 2 crore. He was sold to MI for Rs 2.20 crore. He will line up alongside Australia captain Steve Smith (£1.38m). His opening partner in Tests, M Vijay, did not get any bid at all.

Sport Australia win toss, bowl in fifth England ODI
Author: 0 Australia win toss, bowl in fifth England ODI

Joe Root top-scored with 62 off 68 balls, but England's middle and lower order failed to support him as the tourists lost its last six wickets for 67 runs. He eventually mis-timed a booming drive off Andrew Tye, the local boy taking the first wicket at the newly opened 55,000-seat ground. Smith said the uncertainty of how the drop-in pitch would play convinced him to bowl first.

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Author: 0 Ulisses Costa: "Neymar will move to Real Madrid"

Legendary Brazilian journalist Ulisses Costa has an enviable record of breaking big stories, and he's now saying that Neymar will be leaving PSG for Real Madrid. PSG coach Unai Emery had hinted earlier that Neymar could play at the weekend after revealing that the Brazilian had returned to full training, and the club's squad list confirmed that the world's most expensive player was ready to return from a knock to his right thigh.

Sport LeBron selects Kyrie, Durant for All-Star squad
Author: 0 LeBron selects Kyrie, Durant for All-Star squad

ET at Staples Center in Los Angeles . Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James selected ex-teammate Kyrie Irving in the NBA All-Star Game draft on Thursday. James and Stephen Curry chose sides Thursday for the February 18 game to be played in Los Angeles , with James selecting his former Cleveland Cavaliers running mate to be part of his squad.

Sport Maybe Celtics-Warriors Really Is an NBA Finals Preview
Author: 0 Maybe Celtics-Warriors Really Is an NBA Finals Preview

More hand injury drama! Asked if there were concerns about Smart's temper given past flare-ups, including punching a hole in a wall after being sent to the locker room early during a game in Washington , Stevens said Smart needs to channel his emotions properly.

Sport UFC on FOX 27 Performance Bonuses
Author: 0 UFC on FOX 27 Performance Bonuses

Featherweight prospect Mirsad Bektic joined him with a Performance of the Night honor for his vicious body shot knockout against Brazilian fighter Godofredo Pepey on the preliminary card. They met several years prior under the Strikeforce banner with Jacare scoring a 41-second knockout. Jacare Souza returned to winning form, knocking out Derek Brunson with a head kick that the former actually looked to block initially.

Author: 0 Chris Lynn sold for massive price at IPL auction

Sourabh Tiwary was back at MI for Rs 80 Lakh while Manoj Tiwary went to Kings XI Punjab for Rs 1 crore. Chris Lynn, another Aussie batsman famous for his sensational catch to dismiss RCB's AB de Villiers in IPL 2014, went to the Kolkata outfit for a solid Rs 9.6 crore.

Author: 0 Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski back out on practice field

Wednesday was the first time New England publicly acknowledged Gronkowski was in the league's concussion protocol. The Patriots listed both Gronkowski and Wise as "Out" on Friday's projected injury report . And only then can doctors officially clear them to play. As no Patriots will be playing in the Pro Bowl (obviously), this injury report has little bearing on Super Bowl Sunday.

Sport Suresh Raina back in Indian cricket team for T20 series
Author: 0 Suresh Raina back in Indian cricket team for T20 series

While calls have been made to groom youngsters, the 31-year-old batsman - also lightning quick on the field - had cemented his place as an India regular in the limited-overs side before a dip in form and questions over fitness saw him fall out of favour with the selectors.

Sport Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20
Author: 0 Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20

Six overs to go. Southee to start for New Zealand . Sarfraz is out there with Fakhar. Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Umar Amin, Haris Sohail, Aamer Yamin , Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees.

Sport Real Madrid Reveal Former Argentina Footballer As Zidane Replacement
Author: 0 Real Madrid Reveal Former Argentina Footballer As Zidane Replacement

Valencia were undone on the counter in the 15th minute, however, with Real Madrid winning a penalty when Ronaldo was brought to the ground by Martin Montoya . As such, Madrid's fortunes have suffered, as they go into the game at Mestalla 19 points adrift of LaLiga pacesetters Barcelona . "But obviously we are going to try".

Sport PyeongChang 2018: Five to follow
Author: 0 PyeongChang 2018: Five to follow

Russian Federation took 232 athletes to the 2014 Sochi Games. "It is outrageous that there is no concrete reason which explains my exclusion from the Olympics, and furthermore people now view me as an athlete who used doping", An wrote, according to Russian media.

Sport Struggling Cavaliers to make significant lineup change
Author: 0 Struggling Cavaliers to make significant lineup change

Lue, who sat out a game on December 21 because of an illness and had to miss most of Monday's practice for a doctor's appointment, said Love should be taken at his word. Smith as well as LeBron James and Kevin Love . "And we have Jae Crowder , who's having the worst year of his career". "I don't know if it was needed, but now we got to do something about it", Lue said at Cleveland's shootaround Tuesday morning in preparation for the.

Sport West Virginia highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge
Author: 0 West Virginia highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge

The game's first possession erased any doubts about West Virginia's zealous defense impacting Kentucky's freshmen. An uninspiring start to the year led to an unimpressive non-conference slate which led to SEC play, where Kentucky lost three of their first seven games, and we should have seen it coming.