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Author: 0 Ben Stokes included in England's Test squad to face Black Caps

Stokes missed the series after being banned from global duties as police investigate his alleged role in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017. His First-Class career-best of 224 came against Warwickshire at Old Trafford this season. "He is a very talented and tough cricketer who has the ideal qualities and character to be successful in the Test arena", he added.

Sport How to Watch Real Madrid vs. Numancia
Author: 0 How to Watch Real Madrid vs. Numancia

The Frenchman said that he knew he has to work hard to create his legacy as a manager in the Spanish capital. "I'm not protected by what I've done as a player at this club", he added. "To be very clear I do not want any [new players]", he said. Real have slipped a remarkable 16 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish league and sit in the unfamiliar position of fourth in the standings, with their hopes of retaining the title long gone.

Sport Sako scores as Crystal Palace crash out of FA Cup
Author: 0 Sako scores as Crystal Palace crash out of FA Cup

We have had a look, some people think it is and some think it is not. The Eagles lost Jeffrey Schlupp and Andros Townsend in Monday's FA Cup defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, adding to an injury list that contains defender Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon , who are sidelined for the remainder of the season.

Sport England Spotlight-Liverpool After Coutinho, 1st Ld-Writethru,655
Author: 0 England Spotlight-Liverpool After Coutinho, 1st Ld-Writethru,655

The Premier League returns this weekend after an FA Cup hiatus with a heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Manchester City while Arsenal can not afford to be cut adrift in the race for Champions League places. Shortly after putting pen to paper for Spanish football giants FC Barcelona , Philippe Coutinho used his Instagram page to post a farewell message to Liverpool and their supporters.

Sport Amiens 0-2 PSG: Neymar juggles boot on his head
Author: 0 Amiens 0-2 PSG: Neymar juggles boot on his head

The Brazilian has not struggled for form since his switch, scoring 20 goals for PSG in all the competitions. However, Ronaldo, who spent a year at Barcelona himself, has offered a damning assessment of his compatriot's move. PSG qualified for the semi finals by defeating Amiens 2-0 while Rennes defeated Toulouse 4-2. And given that Nantes haven't managed to better PSG in Ligue 1 since 2005, the Qatari-backed visitors are on target to add another three points to the 50 they have already ...

Sport Guardiola breaks Premier League record with fourth straight award
Author: 0 Guardiola breaks Premier League record with fourth straight award

This season we have done that but we still have to go to Anfield and to Tottenham. "We still have tough teams away, there is still a lot of things to do". Coutinho or not, Liverpool have a great recent record against City at Anfield, winning their last four meetings on Merseyside, and going undefeated since 2003.

Sport Winter storm, possible flooding in forecast
Author: 0 Winter storm, possible flooding in forecast

The forecast calls for rain Friday afternoon, which is expected to turn to freezing rain and then snow. Once a change to sleet occurs, a tenth to three tenths of an inch of sleet can be expected in those same areas. Snow totals will typically be an inch or less for most areas. Light snow also fell. "We are not looking at a big ice or snow storm type situation, but it is certainly going to be very impactful particularly the afternoon commute when people are getting off work or getting out ...

Sport Panthers LB Thomas Davis to play one more season
Author: 0 Panthers LB Thomas Davis to play one more season

He tore his ACL three different times, and he became the first professional athlete to return and play after three ACL tears. He had four tackles in the Panthers' 31-26 loss to the Saints in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs last Saturday.

Sport Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots - 1/13/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Author: 0 Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots - 1/13/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Having discussed it during paid appearances on national broadcasts, Brady didn't get into details - but he did note that dealing with potential distractions is no big deal after so many seasons. New England's pass-catching running backs could prosper too. The Titans and Jaguars want to have their say. Brady also commented on how the Patriots have been able to tune out the noise created by stories such as the ESPN report that suggested this could be the final year together for the him, ...

Sport Livermore reacted to fan abuse of dead son
Author: 0 Livermore reacted to fan abuse of dead son

The 28-year-old had earlier hauled West Ham level with his first goal of the season, powering a forceful header beyond West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster after the Baggies had taken the lead through James McClean's 25-yard strike. The Hammers already took Marko Arnautovic from the Bet365 Stadium and David Moyes is keen to add the experienced 27-year-old Wales global to his midfield as the Londoners strive to move clear of the relegation zone.

Sport French league suspends goal-line technology after failures cross the reliability line
Author: 0 French league suspends goal-line technology after failures cross the reliability line

The French league (LFP) has made a decision to "immediately suspend" the use of goal-line technology after a series of glitches with the system, LFP director general Didier Quillot said on Thursday. Didier Quillot, the league general director, said the service provided by was not reliable at the moment, and hinted French football authorities could end the partnership.

Sport Novak Djokovic back with a bang at Kooyong
Author: 0 Novak Djokovic back with a bang at Kooyong

It was the dozen time Grand Slam winner's first competitive outing since losing a Wimbledon quarter-final to Tomas Berdych last July. An unlikely victor at Melbourne Park in 2017 before going on to capture Wimbledon, the evergreen 36-year-old - who enjoyed a renaissance last season having been struck down by injuries in 2016 - is trusting his tried and tested preparation, having featured at the Hopman Cup in Perth just like he did last year .

Author: 0 Reasons Why The Eagles Will Beat The Falcons In The Playoffs

Here's a quick primer on the Saturday day game. Yes, the Eagles went 2-0 without Wentz before sitting their starters against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, but does anyone have confidence that Nick Foles can supply half of the value that Wentz did at quarterback? The last time these teams met, Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions, Le'Veon Bell was held to just 47 yards and the Jaguars won 30-9.

Sport Injury boost for Leicester ahead of Chelsea matchup
Author: 0 Injury boost for Leicester ahead of Chelsea matchup

Leicester boss Claude Puel coached Hazard as a teenager at Lille from 2007-08 and marked him as a future giant of the game. "After, I don't know if he has to stay at Chelsea or not - is that a problem? ". "He can play wide or striker or come back to take the ball. The ambition is not just for us to score but to continue to play after scoring and to always keep good ambition in our play".

Author: 0 NFL Playoffs: Divisional round quarterback rankings

Ticket sales are divided equally, and although there would invariably be a Vikings' bias, the Super Bowl is largely a media and corporate event. Should the Vikes win just two more games, they will not only host a super bowl party - they'll take part in it.

Sport Alabama pulls out dramatic win in overtime for 17th national title
Author: 0 Alabama pulls out dramatic win in overtime for 17th national title

National Collegiate Athletic Association football championship. Swift led the team with 88 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Southeastern Conference championship game win over Auburn . "Jalen and Tua have a phenomenal relationship", tight end Hale Hentges said. Now all those guys know how good it feels to reach that stage and how disgusting it feels to lose once you arrive.

Sport No. 1 Michigan State Spartans Top Maryland Terrapins, 91-61
Author: 0 No. 1 Michigan State Spartans Top Maryland Terrapins, 91-61

That doesn't mean the Spartans are expecting an easy victory. "Listen, they're a legitimate national championship contender", Holtmann said, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Michigan State closed out the blowout without another turnover. "This is a great opportunity for us". "When we clamped down a little better defensively, we got our running game going", Izzo said.

Sport Isaiah Thomas, Danny Ainge Reconcile
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas, Danny Ainge Reconcile

During his weekly appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub on Thursday morning, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said he didn't see any problem with the brief tribute to Thomas. "I was out for seven months". "Fifteen years he was here, so there's nothing I can take from him. He gives us steady minutes, and once he gets a feel and gets comfortable out there, I think he'll be great".

Sport John Cena Expands Relationship With Nickelodeon
Author: 0 John Cena Expands Relationship With Nickelodeon

Cena also said that he is working on other projects for the channel. "This is especially fun as I get to be a bad guy, which is not normal for me, so I was really drawn to being a villain, especially with the iconic " Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " brand and Nickelodeon .

Sport UK's May plans Cabinet changes as Brexit enters new phase
Author: 0 UK's May plans Cabinet changes as Brexit enters new phase

The reshuffle was meant to "refresh" May's team after a torrid 2017, when she called a snap election only to lose her parliamentary majority, and in which three of her senior ministers were forced to resign in scandals. May's room for manoeuvre is limited by heading a minority government and the need to maintain a delicate Cabinet balance of eurosceptic and pro-European ministers as major Brexit decisions loom.

Sport US Army challenging nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise
Author: 0 US Army challenging nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise

Army's athletic teams go by the Black Knights, while the U.S. Army Parachute Team goes by the Golden Knights. In the filing (which you can read here ), Army argues that the Golden Knights have "chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey arena, mimicking the opposer's colors and further adding to the likelihood of confusion of the public".

Sport Jacob Eason Expected to Transfer to Washngton
Author: 0 Jacob Eason Expected to Transfer to Washngton

He started the first game of the 2017 season against Appalachian State but got injured on his second drive. He was replaced by true freshman Jake Fromm, who led the Bulldogs to a berth in the national championship game before losing in overtime to Alabama .

Sport Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs Reach Arbitration Agreement
Author: 0 Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs Reach Arbitration Agreement

The $10.85 million is the most ever for a player in their first year of arbitration eligibility. The Cubs' superstar third baseman is set to receive a record deal for a first-year arbitration eligible contract with $10.85 million in 2018.

Sport Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool star speaks out on transfer rumours
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool star speaks out on transfer rumours

Liverpool have already let one of their star names leave the Anfield as Philippe Coutinho left for FC Barcalona for 160 million euros. As noted by Kelly, Madrid have been tipped as possible suitors for the Liverpool No. The attacking portion of the team would benefit from some restructuring too. Five time Ballon D'Or victor Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have failed to reach the highs of seasons previous in goals and Gareth Bale has spent most of this half of the season injured.

Sport Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'
Author: 0 Jaguars QB Bortles says criticism will 'probably never stop'

Bortles became the second starting quarterback in the past 25 years to win a playoff game with more rushing yards (88) than passing (87). Taylor has more than likely played his last game as a Buffalo Bill . "This is incredible", said Bills fan Matthew Connelly. The Jaguars were a clear favorite in this game, but the Bills defense performed very well.

Sport NBC will livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics
Author: 0 NBC will livestream the 2018 Winter Olympics

For the team event, countries must be inside the top 10 in the ISU's qualification points and also must have qualified in three of the other four individual events - pairs, ice dance, men's singles and women's singles. We're talking about Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month and Beijing, China in 2022. And UK Sport wants a return, but recognises the fine margins involved in disciplines like short-track speed-skating.

Sport Liverpool Set to Swoop for $121.9million Star - He wants Anfield Move
Author: 0 Liverpool Set to Swoop for $121.9million Star - He wants Anfield Move

It happened to Liverpool [with Coutinho]. L'Equipe claim that Arsenal and Liverpool would both be interested in a January move for the player. "We don't usually sell in winter, but the transfer window is open until the end of the month, and you have to prepare yourself for anything and everything", Jardim said .

Sport Enzo Amore Predicts Ronda Rousey set for 'Rude Awakening' in WWE
Author: 0 Enzo Amore Predicts Ronda Rousey set for 'Rude Awakening' in WWE

Rousey has already done a promo for the WWE ...so the foundation has been laid out for her to really make the transition. "But we have a great relationship with her, a very friendly standpoint for a long period of time now". TMZ recently caught up with WWE Cruiserweight Champion Enzo Amore to get his thoughts on the rumors that former UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey could be signing with the company.

Sport Saints defeat Panthers for the third time this season
Author: 0 Saints defeat Panthers for the third time this season

A win would send the Vikings to another conference championship game, possibly against Atlanta, the franchise that beat Minnesota in the 1998 championship game after Gary Anderson missed his first field goal of the season and Denny Green chose to play for overtime.

Sport Manchester City to weigh up bid for Alexis Sanchez: Guardiola
Author: 0 Manchester City to weigh up bid for Alexis Sanchez: Guardiola

But it would be in Arsenal's best interest to sell him in the next window if he keeps stalling over a new deal, something which appears very likely at the moment. Arsenal's last visit to the Hawthorns resulted in a full-on Tony Pulis bombardment of set pieces and aggression. The visitors' pressure increased in the closing stages and Sanchez struck the vital blow when his free-kick glanced in off James McClean, but Rodriguez levelled in the 89th minute to leave Wenger furious.

Sport Messi equals Muller record as Barcelona beat Levante
Author: 0 Messi equals Muller record as Barcelona beat Levante

A deal worth a reported £142 million (A$244 million) was announced by Barca on Sunday (AEDT), but Ernesto Valverde's men had more than enough to beat Levante prior to the Brazil international's formal arrival at Camp Nou. In the second-half, Barca did struggle to kick on and they almost conceded when Levante right-back Shaquell Moore broke through into the box. Levante created very few chances during the match, the best probably coming when Marc-Andre ter Stegen was forced into action to ...