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Sport Dion Waiters may undergo season-ending surgery
Author: 0 Dion Waiters may undergo season-ending surgery

Waiters opted not to have surgery last season, but after getting multiple second opinions this week, he reportedly decided he couldn't wait any longer. The fifth-year guard out of Syracuse was averaging 14.3 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds on the season but was shooting a shade under 40% from the field.

Sport Guardiola and Kane win December Premier League awards
Author: 0 Guardiola and Kane win December Premier League awards

Pep Guardiola says striker Gabriel Jesus is only a few weeks away from making a return to action for Manchester City and could be fit for the Champions League clash with Basel. He's masterminded an incredible campaign for Manchester City this season which includes being 15 points clear of nearest rivals, Manchester United, in the Premier League , to being in the next round of three different cups competitions.

Sport Sam Allardyce confirms Everton in talks to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott
Author: 0 Sam Allardyce confirms Everton in talks to sign Arsenal forward Theo Walcott

Everton boss Sam Allardyce has confirmed they're in talks to sign Arsenal attacker Theo Walcott . "I think you are all aware of our interest in Theo", Allardyce told a news conference. "I don't want him to lose an opportunity to go to the World Cup". "It is essential that we trim the squad down if we are to bring more players in to adjust the balance of the squad".

Sport LeBron and Steph lead NBA All Star balloting
Author: 0 LeBron and Steph lead NBA All Star balloting

Voting for the All-Star game for fans, players and media ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday. It's cool to be an All-Star, but all the extra stuff ... On this road trip, I've already missed four of his games. The two captains will then draft a team based on the pool of players. At third is Sixers' Ben Simmons (397,942), with Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo close behind (385,448).

Sport Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018
Author: 0 Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018

Bell played on a $12.1 million franchise tag in 2017, and that number is projected to increase to around $14.5 million for next season. Bell has wanted a massive contract, citing the desire to help all running backs in an era that has devalued the position.

Sport Jaguars vs. Steelers: Picks, predictions and odds
Author: 0 Jaguars vs. Steelers: Picks, predictions and odds

The Jaguars did not commit a turnover, and that was key against a Bills team that thrived on takeaways during the regular season. The Saints-Vikings game also features a high total of 46.5 points and, despite how well the Vikings defense has played this season, offers possibly the best game stack of the slate.

Sport 99-Year-Old Vikings Fan Surprised With Playoff Tickets
Author: 0 99-Year-Old Vikings Fan Surprised With Playoff Tickets

Minnesota is the favorite to come out of the NFC and make the Super Bowl, but we don't think that's the case. Furthermore, Minnesota has not won a playoff game since 2009 - when Brett Favre was quarterbacking them. The Saints are trying avenge a season opening loss to the Vikings this Sunday in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. Kaepernick continued his protest throughout the 2016 season, but has not suited-up for another National Football League team since walking away from his ...

Sport Norv Turner agrees to become Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Norv Turner agrees to become Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator

He will replace the recently fired Mike Shula in that role . Norv Turner began working in the National Football League in 1985 as a wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Rams and later won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive coordinator in the early 1990s.

Sport Eden Hazard vows to sign new Chelsea deal along with Thibaut Courtois
Author: 0 Eden Hazard vows to sign new Chelsea deal along with Thibaut Courtois

On the other hand, Thibaut Courtois has only a year left on his Chelsea contract and is expected to renew it soon. He spoke to Mirror football and said: "Yes". And he is also another player Real Madrid are keen to sign over the summer as they look to bring in a top class player between the posts. Hazard, on the other hand, does not quite have the return that he did last season, with 9 goals and 8 assists in 28 appearances.

Sport Chelsea boss Antonio Conte
Author: 0 Chelsea boss Antonio Conte "will not forget" Jose Mourinho's comments

Maurizio Sarri , who has led Napoli to the top of Serie A, has also been considered but Diego Simeone is expected to be hard to prise away from Atletico Madrid. "He has the ideal platform to make a judgement given the fact that Conte won the title with the same players Mourinho accused of betraying him before he was sacked by Chelsea ".

Sport Stokes named in England test squad for NZ
Author: 0 Stokes named in England test squad for NZ

Livingstone was drafted into the Test squad this week in place of Yorkshire's Gary Ballance, who paid the price for England's 4-0 defeat in the recent Ashes despite not playing in any of the five matches. England call-up Liam Livingstone believes his Test credentials should not be judged on how he fared in two Twenty20 internationals last summer.

Sport Embarrassing encore: Raptors hand Cavaliers second straight blowout loss
Author: 0 Embarrassing encore: Raptors hand Cavaliers second straight blowout loss

Outrebounded the Cavs 63-35. Jonas Valanciunas had 18, helping to set the early tone. "I think that was one of our advantages tonight, especially the second unit, was playing it fast when we were able to get stops", said VanVleet, who had forward Jakob Poeltl calling him the "GOAT", in the locker-room while guard Lorenzo Brown put the scrum on his Instagram story.

Sport Celtics erase 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London
Author: 0 Celtics erase 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

The Celtics know they are a work in progress, and the Gordon Hayward injury means they will have to wait until this roster is at its absolute best. That loss was their third in four games. "We have the team and we match up with anybody in the league very well". I would look at Cleveland on the Moneyline market at [1.71], given the significant pieces missing for Toronto .

Sport Messi shines again as Barca stroll into Cup quarters
Author: 0 Messi shines again as Barca stroll into Cup quarters

He's been here for 12 years playing at a spectacular level and this year he's been even more incredible". And a similar goal came moments later with Messi again using a first-time finish following a one-two with Alba. "It's incredible how [Messi] reads the game, especially for me", Alba added. Celta coach Juan Carlos Unzue - Luis Enrique's assistant at Barca for the past three seasons - lamented his side's inability to shut down a partnership which has been so lethal this season.

Sport Super Bowl protests won't be ignored, NBC says
Author: 0 Super Bowl protests won't be ignored, NBC says

Ad Age is bringing you breaking news, analysis and first looks at the high-stakes big-game commercials, sourced from our reporting and elsewhere, in our Super Bowl Alerts newsletter. Auburn has five former players on the active rosters of four of the remaining playoff teams. We see the Steelers and Pats meeting in a classic AFC title game, and as long as wideout Antonio Brown is healthy, Pittsburgh will find a way to beat the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.

Sport Let Ben Roethlisberger Call the Plays in the Postseason
Author: 0 Let Ben Roethlisberger Call the Plays in the Postseason

PITTSBURGH - quarterback got a firsthand account of how good the ' defense could be when the two teams played in the regular season. Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 300 yards, but he also threw five interceptions and did not have a touchdown pass.

Sport NFL Divisional Round: 10 fast facts for Patriots v Titans
Author: 0 NFL Divisional Round: 10 fast facts for Patriots v Titans

Perhaps Mariota could conjure up some more magic like he did a week ago in his team's 22-21 comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs , which also came on the road. Danny Amendola contributed 659 yards and five touchdowns in 61 catches. Long before the Titans took the field in KC, rumors ran rampant that a Titans loss might cost him his job, despite the team ending its playoff drought.

Sport Raiders to hire Jemal Singleton as running backs coach
Author: 0 Raiders to hire Jemal Singleton as running backs coach

I didn't think it would be fair to myself, my family or even to Jon not to be all in in with him". These comments come on the heels of suggestions that Gruden and Carr may have personality conflicts moving forward ( more on that here ). That's not a bad thing. Gruden's pending hire was the worst-kept secret in football, especially after Oakland canned coach Jack Del Rio immediately upon the season's close.

Sport UCF Fans Purchase Tuscaloosa Billboard Asking Alabama To Schedule Them
Author: 0 UCF Fans Purchase Tuscaloosa Billboard Asking Alabama To Schedule Them

The sign reads, "Congratulations Alabama!" Florida's governor followed suit with his own proclamation, saying UCF deserved it by winning every game and by beating Auburn - the only team that defeated both Alabama and Georgia this season. "Florida is home to the country's best college football, and this season, UCF proved to the world that they can beat any team". "All we needed was a chance to play harder opponents".

Sport Olympics: Canada sends out National Hockey League castaways to chase gold hat-trick
Author: 0 Olympics: Canada sends out National Hockey League castaways to chase gold hat-trick

Most recently the 37-year-old, who has 123 National Hockey League goals and 166 assists, signed a tryout contract with the Belleville Senators of the AHL. He is playing this season with Minsk Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russian Federation. Thirteen players come from the KHL, four from the Swiss league, three each from Sweden and the AHL, and one from Germany and Austria.

Sport Manchester City hold talks with West Brom over £20m Jonny Evans deal
Author: 0 Manchester City hold talks with West Brom over £20m Jonny Evans deal

Albion, who must sell in order to secure any permanent deals this month, would ideally like the situation to be sorted quickly but are unwilling to sell the Northern Ireland global for lower than their asking price. And Wenger pointed to the fact that, in a straight bidding war, the Gunners would be "second best" to Pep Guardiola's side. "[We would need] to see off any interest of any other clubs, yes, and I don't know if Man City is in for anybody".

Sport Bears will hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich as Matt Nagy's OC
Author: 0 Bears will hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich as Matt Nagy's OC

Helfrich served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at OR from 2009 to 2012 so he will bring an interesting dynamic to Halas Hall. "I could feel that from the moment I was in that interview process". From 2008-2010, he served as the assistant special teams coach under Lovie Smith as the team made their way to the NFC Championship in his final season.

Sport Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018
Author: 0 Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018

For the Seahawks, a road game would be ideal for the obvious reason of not having to give up one of their eight home games. The NFL has held 21 games in England over the past 10 years as part of the league's push to globalize a sport that has dominated the athletic landscape in America and remained widely ignored everywhere else.

Sport Lamborghini Urus SUV launched in India at Rs 3 crore
Author: 0 Lamborghini Urus SUV launched in India at Rs 3 crore

Underpinning the MLB Evo architecture similar to the other Volkswagen Group SUVs like the Bentley Bentayga , Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7, it is being hailed as the fastest production SUV on the planet. The adaptive damper concept is automatically adjusted to different driving modes through ANIMA, or can be fully customized by the driver via the EGO mode, choosing the required rigidity for a very comfortable ride to an extremely sporty, aggressive setting dependent on driving style and road ...

Sport RB Leipzig warming to sending Keita to Liverpool this month
Author: 0 RB Leipzig warming to sending Keita to Liverpool this month

However, off the field problems and Leipzig's failure to make the knockout stages of the Champions League , softened the club's attitude for an early departure . Former Liverpool FC star Thompson feels that the Reds are in need of a quality goalkeeper and defender, but doesn't expect those transfers to go through until the summer.

Sport Floyd Mayweather Clowns Conor McGregory On Twitter About Beef With Irish Cartels
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather Clowns Conor McGregory On Twitter About Beef With Irish Cartels

Since then, nothing has come of the situation but Mayweather chose to take a shot at McGregor with that story. Earlier, McGregor shared an Instagram snap of him making his way into the Convention Centre in his luxurious Range Rover. McGregor responded in typically witty fashion: " I am the cartel ". Two weeks ago, UFC President Dana White admitted that McGregor was pushing hard to get back in the boxing ring with Mayweather.

Sport Express names those who can replace Zidane at Real
Author: 0 Express names those who can replace Zidane at Real

Defending champions Real Madrid stuttered to another draw, a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo to fall 16 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona and full-back Marcelo has admitted they can not do anything else to get a win and rescue their season.

Sport Australia overtake Black Caps in test cricket rankings while England fall behind
Author: 0 Australia overtake Black Caps in test cricket rankings while England fall behind

James Vince survived a caught behind off Lyon on review on 15, but three runs later edged Pat Cummins to Steve Smith at slip. The team also had to contend with off-field distractions (Ben Stokes absence, Jonny Bairstow's (in) famous headbutt) and overall it painted a very poor picture of England cricket's hierarchy and structure.

Sport India to Lock Horns Against Ireland in Two T20Is, Before England Tour
Author: 0 India to Lock Horns Against Ireland in Two T20Is, Before England Tour

India last toured Ireland in 2007 for an ODI, which they won by nine runs through the Duckworth Lewis (D/L) method. India will kick off their long tour of England with the first T20I at Old Trafford on July 3. The games will be the first T20 internationals for Ireland head coach Graham Ford, and the South African is relishing the prospect of pitting his wits against such high profile opposition.

Sport Baseball agent fired after allegedly filming clients in his shower
Author: 0 Baseball agent fired after allegedly filming clients in his shower

Jason Wood was sacked Wednesday from his position as president of baseball for Career Sports Entertainment , which specializes in representing athletes and sports media personalities. CSE acquired Arland Sports a year ago and Wood became the baseball division's president in April. The MLBPA, which certifies agents, is investigating the allegations against Wood, and the union said (via the AP) it will give him the chance to respond.

Sport Texas Basketball: Andrew Jones Diagnosed With Leukemia
Author: 0 Texas Basketball: Andrew Jones Diagnosed With Leukemia

He hardly played. Same thing for the next game at Iowa State. Udoka Azubuike #35 of the Kansas Jayhawks plays defense against Andrew Jones #1 of the Texas Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center on December 29, 2017 in Austin, Texas. A Texas spokesman declined to reveal the type of leukemia Jones has or the prognosis for recovery because of privacy laws. Jones' family has dealt with challenges in the past.

Sport Manchester United raise ticket prices for Sevilla supporters
Author: 0 Manchester United raise ticket prices for Sevilla supporters

It had initially been criticised for being the most expensive ticket United fans have ever had to pay for on an away day. In a letter to supporters, United said: "We have taken the hard decision to charge Sevilla fans for the return leg at Old Trafford the same amount as our fans have been charged for the away fixture".

Sport Wawrinka gives Australian Open huge boost
Author: 0 Wawrinka gives Australian Open huge boost

Despite being a seven-time Grand Slam victor, Venus has never won the Australian Open , while Kerber was the 2016 champion. Her ranking, which is outside the top-100, is due to coming back from shoulder surgery to play late previous year. In terms of total years, it was the oldest Grand Slam women's final in the Open era -Williams sisters combining for 71 years, 11 months. She has asserted herself as a leader of the WTA as a member of the Player's Council, weighing in with authority on ...

Sport Four Kashmiri cricketers arrested for respecting Pakistani national anthem
Author: 0 Four Kashmiri cricketers arrested for respecting Pakistani national anthem

The videos and photographs of youngsters wearing uniform of Pakistan cricket team and flaunting it on social media also went viral. The 1.45-minute video showed one team in green jerseys like the Pakistani cricket team. While taking to Kashmir Wire, Gazanaffar, SHO Bandipora, said: "We have booked the teams under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Act with FIR number 4/2018".

Sport INEC Announces Timetable for 2019 Elections
Author: 0 INEC Announces Timetable for 2019 Elections

Primaries for the he FCT Area Councils had been slated for between September 4 and October 27. "We advised political parties to play by the rule because we will ensure that we deliver free, fair and credible election which is now a minimum benchmark for INEC in any election we conduct", he said.