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Author: 0 Valverde gives his verdict on Real Madrid's Champions League win

Madrid are 17 points behind league leaders FC Barcelona , although they have played a game less and have that game to play against Leganes this coming Tuesday. But it should not be like this, we should not focus on the scoreboard, but we have to analyse the content proposed by both teams. On that note, we take a look at the reasons why Madrid could go trophyless this season.

Sport Blackface Performance in Chinese Lunar New Year Sketch Provokes Outrage
Author: 0 Blackface Performance in Chinese Lunar New Year Sketch Provokes Outrage

It reportedly begins with the African woman asking a Chinese man to pretend to be her husband when they see her mother, while a black woman playing her daughter says she intends to study in China but fears her mother will not allow it. But while it seems like China's soft-power project is still a work in progress, every country has its faux pas - as long as there are clueless people.

Sport Mark Chapman takes his own wicket in most incredible way against Australia
Author: 0 Mark Chapman takes his own wicket in most incredible way against Australia

Martin Guptill's 105 from 54 balls helped the hosts post a formidable 243/6, New Zealand's highest T20 worldwide score. 2188 - Martin Guptill became the leading run-scorer in T20 global cricket, surpassing former New Zealand captain and team-mate, Brendon McCullum, who had been top of the pile with 2140 runs.

Sport Adam Rippon didn't get a medal, but he's still a victor
Author: 0 Adam Rippon didn't get a medal, but he's still a victor

Rippon finished his last Olympic routine Friday night, notching 10th place in the men's Olympic free skate event. WATCH: Adam Rippon on his Olympic debut: 'Can I just have a Xanax?' But, Rippon is an openly gay athlete, and that's a big deal here at the Games and with kids in the US inspired by his openness.

Sport Short-track gold for Girard after Korean pile-up
Author: 0 Short-track gold for Girard after Korean pile-up

John-Henry Krueger of the US took silver while Seo Yira of South Korea collected bronze. "This was a strong race, everyone wants to win the race. That was the key to the race", explained Girard. It's seemed like ages since Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the Giant Slalom at the PyeongChang Games. He just keeps on navigating his way through the first of what should be many Games short track tournaments for the 21-year-old.

Sport Drivers to Watch for in the Daytona 500
Author: 0 Drivers to Watch for in the Daytona 500

Ryan Blaney is third on the grid after winning Duel 1, though it's Duel 2 victor Chase Elliott who has caught the eye of two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr . "As I entered the tri-oval, it finally went flat and hooked me around and into to Aric, unfortunately". And Thursday night may be a good example of what to expect this season when the stars align.

Sport Taufatofua's result a success for Tonga
Author: 0 Taufatofua's result a success for Tonga

At the finish line, Madrazo received a warm reception from the fans and fellow late-finishers, including infamous shirtless Tongan Pita Taufatofua . The elite of cross-country skiing was well-represented in the field, but there were plenty of racers from nations not normally associated with winter sports, including Brazil, Mexico and Ireland, and Taufatofua was happy to be in their company.

Sport Gitanjali Gems breaches lower circuit; premises searched in PNB fraud
Author: 0 Gitanjali Gems breaches lower circuit; premises searched in PNB fraud

Choksi was not immediately available for comments and his phone was switched off. ICAI president Naveen N.D. Gupta told PTI it has taken suo motu (on its own) cognisance of the alleged fraud at PNB and its financial reporting review board (FRRB) has been advised to review PNB and Gitanjali Gems .

Sport Twins acquire RHP Jake Odorizzi from Rays
Author: 0 Twins acquire RHP Jake Odorizzi from Rays

Odorizzi has been traded to Minnesota from Tampa Bay for shortstop Jermaine Palacios , Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. Overstaffed with first baseman and the fact that he has no minor league options remaining, Cron was expendable. In return, the Rays receive Palacios, a 21-year-old Single-A prospect who hit.296 across two levels in 2017 with 13 home runs and 20 stolen bases. The 27-year-old Odorizzi will join his third major league team in the Twins, who won't have right-hander Ervin ...

Sport MLB Rumors: Free Agent Eric Hosmer Signs Eight-Year Deal With Padres
Author: 0 MLB Rumors: Free Agent Eric Hosmer Signs Eight-Year Deal With Padres

It's the first nine-figure deal ever given out by the Padres. The first baseman reportedly had seven-year contract offers from both the Padres and his former team, the Royals. For what they'll pay him, they can only hope his offensive production at least mirrors last season's. Eric Hosmer will not be a Royal next year. And though the market wasn't bustling by the end, it was big enough to land Hosmer the largest deal thus far of the 2017-18 offseason.

Sport Conor McGregor is Done with the UFC, Says Khabib Nurmagomedov
Author: 0 Conor McGregor is Done with the UFC, Says Khabib Nurmagomedov

Speculation - fuelled by contrived social media stunts and more jibes between the pair - over a second meeting between arguably the two biggest names in combat sports has continued to circulate of late, with Mayweather, who retired for the second time after extending his undefeated boxing record to 50-0, hinting that he could be willing to enter the Octagon.

Sport Team USA Hockey Wins
Author: 0 Team USA Hockey Wins

The goal was the 11th of Kovalchuk's Olympic career, passing Pavel Bure as the highest-scoring Russian Olympian of all-time. Kirill Kaprizov scored a hat trick and the Russians buried Slovenia with a four-goal second period on the way to squaring their record in the tournament.

Sport Mohamed Salah: 'Still more to come from me'
Author: 0 Mohamed Salah: 'Still more to come from me'

Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool's deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday. Mane's hat-trick brings his tally up to 12 for the season, whilst Firmino has 21. According to data provided by statistician Andrew Beasley , Mohamed Salah could impress the football world even more against Porto in the Champions League tonight.

Sport Jose Mourinho describes reports of rift with Paul Pogba as 'big lies'
Author: 0 Jose Mourinho describes reports of rift with Paul Pogba as 'big lies'

We've played a deep block against them twice now, beat them at home and lost away. "But the majority of things you can read and listen, don't be nice, be objective and say "lies'". It's not grey. That is really important because it's a knockout match. So be objective and say what we all know. "Twice cold in front of the keeper, good decisions, good shots, good goals, important goals from us".

Sport George Groves vs. Chris Eubank - CompuBox Punch Stats
Author: 0 George Groves vs. Chris Eubank - CompuBox Punch Stats

Groves did appear to be hurt - certainly exhausted - during a frenetic final round in which Eubank had some success, but he saw the fight out for a resounding win . The blood did not deter Eubank Jr though, he continued to have bursts of activity in round three and four. Reflecting on his previous outing in Manchester, Groves added: "It's been a long time since I won in front of a big crowd".

Sport Olivier Giroud scores first Chelsea goal in win over Hull
Author: 0 Olivier Giroud scores first Chelsea goal in win over Hull

Similarly, Emerson joined Antonio Conte's team towards the end of the transfer period from Roma. The Blues head coach accepts his side must produce a ideal performance in Tuesday's last-16 Champions League first leg at Stamford Bridge to stand any chance of eliminating Barcelona .

Sport Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice as Russians outclass US
Author: 0 Ilya Kovalchuk scores twice as Russians outclass US

The Russians will next play the United States on Saturday in a game likely to determine who finishes at the top of the Group B standings. "The United States is always the United States, so it's going to be tough", former Buffalo Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko said.

Sport Czech Republic beats Canada in shootout
Author: 0 Czech Republic beats Canada in shootout

The Czech Republic came out strong with 40 shots on goal, setting a tone for the rest of the contest. Noreau actually beat Francouz with Canada's final shot but the puck bounced off the goalpost. The Czechs made up for Francouz's miscue less than six minutes later when Dominik Kubalik netted the equalizer. "They're going to come hard", said the 36-year-old Erat, who finished his National Hockey League career with Washington and Phoenix/Arizona before returning home to play.

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