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Sport Chris Paul, James Harden among leaders in latest All-Star voting returns
Author: 0 Chris Paul, James Harden among leaders in latest All-Star voting returns

No Thunder player is projected as a starter given current fan voting. Others have disliked the idea, preferring the existing structure of East versus West more. The two captains will then draft a team based on the pool of players. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid is the third-leading vote-getter in the East frontcourt category with 784,287.

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

Representative of the Belgian are said to have met Real Madrid chiefs in Montecarlo a few days ago with the two parties who have managed to reach an economic agreement ahead of a possible summer move. There has been constant speculation over his future and it seemed as though the Blues star could be off to Real Madrid, and would not be signing a new deal with Chelsea, let alone seeing out his current one, but that does not seem to be the case.

Sport Craig Overton selected for England's New Zealand tests
Author: 0 Craig Overton selected for England's New Zealand tests

Livingstone added: "My ultimate goal is to play Test cricket for England , and going to Australia with the Lions was the best way to give myself the best chance of doing that". "You look at the Ashes and the full stadiums, there's still a lot of interest in Test cricket, and as players it's still what you want to play". Regarding Ballance, Ball and Curran, Whitaker said: "All three will return to county cricket and will be looking to start the season well with a view to staking their claim ...

Sport Capello: Conte, Mourinho feud out of control
Author: 0 Capello: Conte, Mourinho feud out of control

Conte has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from after David Luiz made his long-awaited comeback from a knee injury during the FA Cup draw at Norwich last weekend. "I would always want a trusted interpreter with me because your words in English could be interpreted in a different way". The tactician is flexible and adaptable with his formations, he has an abundance of experience in dealing with big personalities, while he gives youngsters the chance to flourish, and like Conte he's a ...

Sport Liverpool Could Hijack Man Utd's £22m Deal To Sign Brazilian International
Author: 0 Liverpool Could Hijack Man Utd's £22m Deal To Sign Brazilian International

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly unwilling to do business with Manchester United over the services of winger Lucas Moura for anything less than £35.5m. United are in negotiations with Emrey's side for the winger and believe a bid of around €25m would convince them to sanction his sale to the Red Devils after the player has already agreed to join them.

Sport Arsenal boss Wenger welcomes video technology
Author: 0 Arsenal boss Wenger welcomes video technology

Nevertheless, Wenger remained defiant over the prospect of his star attacker leaving and has no doubts over his commitment to the cause. Wenger might have felt that despite Iwobi's lack of professionalism, he represents a problem he'll have to deal once the transfer window closes later this month, as opposed to Sanchez, who appears destined for Manchester City .

Sport John Amaechi excited for clash between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics
Author: 0 John Amaechi excited for clash between Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics

Boston took the lead for the first time on a dunk by Daniel Theis that made it 69-68 with 6 minutes left in the third. Another factor in the 76ers' improvement has been the play of Ben Simmons . Embiid was 4 of 16 from the floor when the teams met in October and shot 35.3 percent this time , but 10 rebounds and five assists meant he finished with a double-double.

Sport Kevin Love throws long-distance outlet pass to LeBron James for layup
Author: 0 Kevin Love throws long-distance outlet pass to LeBron James for layup

Cameroon's Joel Embiid added 16 points and Aussie Ben Simmons chipped in 15 for Philadelphia and for a time it looked as if the eighth regular-season National Basketball Association game to be played in London could see the 76ers on the right side of the kind of blowout that fans there saw a year ago, when the Denver Nuggets trounced the Indiana Pacers 140-112.

Sport Messi stars as Barca thrash Celta to reach Copa del Rey Q/finals
Author: 0 Messi stars as Barca thrash Celta to reach Copa del Rey Q/finals

For Celta, keep an eye on their No.10 Iago Aspas . It was the first time Alba, who has assisted seven of Messi's strikes this season, has been involved in three goals in a Barcelona game. Valverde said: "We are going to wait, people appreciate him a lot for the time he has been here". Is the Celta vs Barcelona game available online? This is turning out to be one of the most successful seasons in recent years for Barcelona , although the Catalans obviously need to continue ...

Sport Steelers' Bell: I'll consider retirement before playing on franchise tag again
Author: 0 Steelers' Bell: I'll consider retirement before playing on franchise tag again

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Bell would make 120 percent of that amount (roughly $14.5 million) if he gets tagged a second consecutive season. "They tag me again, it will be me [saying], 'OK, do I want to play on the tag or do I not want to play on the tag?' That's what it comes down to". That's particularly true for a player like Bell who has averaged over 300 touches per year during his first five seasons in the league.

Sport NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics
Author: 0 NBC expects ad sales record with Super Bowl, Olympics

After all, it would be silly for the team playing in a Super Bowl in their home stadium to be kicked out of their own room and practice facility. Comcast Corp.'s entertainment division is charging more than $5 million for a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl , in line with the past couple of years.

Sport Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars
Author: 0 Here are 5 reasons the Steelers will beat the Jaguars

Steelers are 8-4 in playoff games at Heinz Field, winning five of last six. The Steelers lost in Week 5 to the Jaguars 30-9. We should be anticipating his finest hour. A lot has gone by from then. That's one reason why the team spent last week - the bye week they earned during the opening weekend of National Football League playoffs - going over some of the issues they've had on defense.

Sport Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr
Author: 0 Jon Gruden already placing more onus on Derek Carr

Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and capturing Super Bowl XXXVII. "The system that we're going to put in place is going to demand a lot from him", Gruden said of Carr, "and I think that's what's going to unlock the greatness in him." Gruden did note that he has to finish hiring a coaching staff before a plan can be fully implemented.

Sport UCF fans erect blllboard in Alabama suggesting home-and-home series
Author: 0 UCF fans erect blllboard in Alabama suggesting home-and-home series

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. "We felt like this year's team could run with anyone in the country, and the Peach Bowl win [over Auburn] proved that", said Sean Barakett, who says he contributed $100, told the network.

Sport Some Saskatchewan flavour on Olympic men's hockey team
Author: 0 Some Saskatchewan flavour on Olympic men's hockey team

Oakbank's Quinton Howden and Morden's Chay Genoway will be playing for the team in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. The 25-year-old forward has 173 points (85G-88A) in 307 career AHL games. "We've seen all our players", said Burke. With no pros from North America, the Olympic squads will now mostly be drawn from the European and Russian professional hockey leagues.

Sport Spluttering Real Madrid 'did what they had to do' vs. Numancia - Zidane
Author: 0 Spluttering Real Madrid 'did what they had to do' vs. Numancia - Zidane

There was a style of play which was really pleasing to the eye, and I thought that was the next development of Real Madrid as a team. We faced opponents who run until the end and if you physically drop a bit that can happen. We will see what happens at the end of the season. "That's when things are analysed, and if you should make changes, you make changes". Real stays fourth in the standings on 32 points while Barca has 48 although it has played one game more.

Sport Bears hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich to run offense
Author: 0 Bears hire former OR coach Mark Helfrich to run offense

The are busy filling out head coach 's staff, and the team made several hires on Wednesday. Helfrich chose the Chicago job despite reported interest from the University of Arizona to be their head coach, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . But the offense was still formidable, resulting in quarterback Marcus Mariota winning the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Helfrich was instrumental in developing current Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota into a Heisman Trophy victor during his time in ...

Sport Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Exchange 'Shots' Over Alleged 'Cartel' Issues
Author: 0 Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor Exchange 'Shots' Over Alleged 'Cartel' Issues

He cited a story from the International Business Times that referenced the bounty money Mayweather included in his Instagram post, although McGregor's father also said there wasn't anything to worry about. With the image of the headline, Mayweather tweeted : "I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018. You're about to start your new year off with a bang", Mayweather tweeted .

Sport Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season
Author: 0 Eagles to play Jaguars in London in 2018 regular season

The official announcement from the National Football League is expected later Thursday morning. NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood told ESPN in October : "We have a desire to get the other six teams that haven't been over". Jacksonville return to Wembley for what should be a humdinger against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game is one of three in the NFL's International Series of games that will be played in London in 2018.

Sport Lamborghini Urus India Launch: Official Release, Features, Price and Image Gallery
Author: 0 Lamborghini Urus India Launch: Official Release, Features, Price and Image Gallery

The forthcoming SUV will be an essential player for the auto maker as far as the global sales are concerned. The SUV which the carmaker calls world's first Super Sports Utility Vehicle (SSUV) comes with mind-bending specifications. At a curb weight of less than 2,200 kg, Lamborghini's team of designers and R&D engineers focused on weight reduction throughout the car's chassis, with an intelligent materials mix to ensure maximum stiffness for the best possible comfort and handling as well as ...

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