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Lance Armstrong faces $100 million lawsuit


As first reported by U.S. Today, the decision was made by U.S. district judge Christopher Cooper who sided with the federal government after Armstrong's lawyers asked Cooper to throw out the case with a summary judgment ruling. Armstrong was said to have run "the most sophisticated doping scheme in sport" by the United States anti-doping agency. Armstrong'attorneys had argued in his defense saying that USPS suffered no damages and in fact received far more positive value from the $32.3 ... Read More »

Former Chicago Cub Travis Wood Agrees to Deal with Royals


Last season Wood pitched in 77 games, posting a 2.95 ERA and helping the Cubs claim their first World Series title since 1908. The thought was that Kansas City would open the final spot in the rotation to competition among a handful of promising young pitchers. Read More »

Charles Oakley's Madison Square Garden ban lifted

Dolan and Oakley met face-to-face with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver at the league office Monday, with Michael Jordan joining the conversation via conference call to try to resolve their differences. I want them to apologize to the fans. The Knicks and Dolan have received criticism for the decision to ban Oakley and the public suggestion that he has a drinking problem. Read More »

City keen to keep Aguero

City have played some of the exhilarating football for which manager Pep Guardiola is renowned in compiling a four-game unbeaten run since suffering a humbling 4-0 loss at Everton last month. "Without the ball, they are so aggressive in terms of pressure". City go into tonight's game on the back of three successive wins in all competitions, and they'll be confident of overcoming a Bournemouth side that have seriously struggled in recent weeks. Read More »

The Leicester City Fairytale has Come to an End

After the second goal went in the camera focused in on owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and despite what was said in midweek, he looked far from impressed by what he watching. We believe in ourselves as long as we keep our heads I am sure it will come. "I don't think Leicester are doing anything differently from what they did previous year but this time it seems to me the chemicals are different". Read More »

Jack Clifford and Jack Nowell start for England against Wales


It's a tough one, but you take that, you bottle it and we will use that in two weeks when we go to Murrayfield. The only thing we control is our own mental state and the way we play the game. Nowell impressed after coming on as a 69th-minute replacement against France, his strong carry forward helping pave the way for the decisive try by fellow replacement back Ben Te'o. Read More »

CAS sanctions Russian athlete Savinova for 4 years for doping

The Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said there was "clear evidence" that Savinova-Farnosova was involved in doping from 2010 until 2013 - including for the 2012 London Games. The footage helped spark a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigation into Russian Federation, and led to Savinova-Farnosova's blood samples being reexamined. Read More »

Henry backs Wenger stay despite Arsenal's 'mental problem'

Manager Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans to be more united behind the team like Tottenham supporters. "If Wenger were to lose this I think it would seriously question whether he should stay on", said Keown. "What is important for me is that Arsenal Football Club does well, and I dedicate my whole energy to the club doing well - I am a professional and I have to do a job and that's what I want to do". Read More »

San Francisco 49ers: How Kyle Shanahan Can Address the Quarterback Situation

Shananan, a first-time head coach, received a six-year contract, the same length awarded to new general manager John Lynch on January 29, according to multiple reports . We'll sit down with him and if we see fit that he's a part of it we'll commit to that. The game also looked like a rout in the third quarter, and some 4 million viewers slipped away around the time the Falcons took at 28-3 lead, Nielsen said . Read More »

Fights to watch to get primed for UFC 208

But as a fighter who walked around at 165 pounds, she couldn't get down to 135, were all the money fights were to be found at bantamweight with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. Victory would make her the UFC's only women to have won belts in multiple divisions. It is pressure. I want to use it as good motivation. Holm is keen to get out of Rousey's shadow and wants to prove that her career in UFC is more than just one fight - which saw her become the person that ended the winning ... Read More »

Jeffrey Loria has a handshake agreement to sell the Marlins

It was reported back in December that owner Jeffrey Loria would be willing to sell the franchise for a cool $1.7 billion (more on that here). Forbes first reported the story Thursday that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had a "handshake deal" to sell the franchise for $1.6 billion. Read More »

Is it the end of Carmelo's NY nightmare?


Coming off an embarrassing 121-107 loss at the hands of Western Conference cellar dweller Los Angeles Lakers on Monday, the New York Knicks remain in a state of disarray. Jackson's in charge of the basketball operations for one of the most valuable teams in the world, and he's abusing the Knicks brand as a child would. Read More »

Zlatan fires warning to Premier League after 20-goal landmark

Jose Mourinho hails Henrikh Mkhitaryan's progression as he continues to adapt at Manchester United . But rather than sulking, the Armenian worked hard in training and won over Mourinho. We tried to give more freedom to Zlatan by playing with Marcus Rashford . Players from both sides then got involved in the melee, leading to three players getting booked and both Wagner and Monk getting sent to the stands. Read More »

Iheanacho Dropped Again As Jesus Fires City Past Swansea


Leroy Sane, 21, signed from Schalke in the summer, has delivered a string of superb displays on the left in recent weeks, with his pace and ability to beat defenders offering City a new dimension going forward, while 22-year-old Raheem Sterling continues impress on the right. Read More »

Israel parliament set to vote on settlements bill

Additionally, Palestinian owners of land where settlements were constructed "in good faith or at the state's instruction" may be denied rights to the land until its status is diplomatically resolved. Another Likud legislator, the former justice minister Dan Meridor, condemned the bill as "evil and risky". "The vote tonight isn't for or against the settlers, rather Israel's interests", Herzog said. Read More »

Jordan Farmar Impresses Cavaliers In Workout

Aside from the four veteran free agent players, other free agent prospects are expected to workout for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland Cavaliers rumors have the team linked to Lance Stephenson and Mario Chalmers, who are both free agents that could sign soon. Read More »

Sutton United 1-0 Leeds United


Garry Monk, the Leeds manager, had made 10 changes to his team and said it might have been a mistake on his part to base so much of his planning on their Championship game at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday. However, they enter a soft patch of the schedule with this match, underachieving Leicester City on the road and at home to Watford in the next three. Read More »

AFCON 2017: Ghana Black Stars depart for Franceville


Two goals from the Ayew brothers ensured Ghana's progress in the competition despite the absence of Asamoah Gyan. The Black Stars who played arguably their best game of the tournament dominated in most part of the game with coach Avram Grant making no change in the game. Read More »

Liverpool will use Private Jet to Rush Player Back vs Chelsea


Speaking on Monday afternoon, Klopp said that he didn't know "exactly" what fitness Mane is in but praised the club's administrative staff and team management's "outstanding job to bring him back as soon as possible". We've won once in eight games since he left for the AFCON and been totally lifeless in attack, when we were so dynamic before Christmas with our summer signing on the right. Read More »

US Commando Killed in Yemen Marks First Combat Death Under Trump

Sunday's American casualty marks the first USA combat death of the Trump presidency. The drone raid came hours after a previous operation that killed eight al-Qaida militants and 12 civilians. President Obama had been briefed on it before he left office on January 20, but for operational reasons it was not ready to be executed before he departed, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss details beyond those announced by the Pentagon and so spoke on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Ghana under serious threat in AFCON quarter-final against DR Congo

Egypt did not qualify for the following three editions following that famous hat-trick, but Hector Cuper's men finally broke that duck by reaching this tournament. Head coach of Morocco's national football team, Hervé Renard, is dreaming of topping the 2017 African Cup of Nations (CAN2017 ). - Egypt have only managed to secure one AFCON victory in five attempts over Morocco (D1 L3); scoring only two goals across those matches. Read More »

Al-Shabab, Kenya trade claims in morning attack in Somalia


Al-Shabaab, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda, has waged an insurgency in the Horn of Africa nation since 2006 in a bid to impose its version of Islamic law. The Kenyan Ministry of Defense released a statement saying an "intensive Pacification Operation is underway" and KDF soldiers will "continue to relentlessly pursue the terrorist to ensure peace and security of our country Kenya, as well as support AMISOM operations in order to stabilize Somalia", which was retweeted by the official AMISOM ... Read More »

Rafa Nadal survives epic to set up dream Federer final


On the fans' support: I was exhausted and Grigor (Dimitrov) was playing unbelievable. "I enjoyed it a lot", Nadal said. The 35-year-old booked his place in the final after victory in an all-Swiss semi-final over Stanislas Wawrinka on Thursday. Read More »

Knicks Have Reached Out To Celtics About A Carmelo Anthony Trade


Taking it a step further, the likelihood of Melo being moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers, to play with his buddy LeBron James , was even more unlikely. You have to consider that. LAC could deal Griffin if he has given them word that he plans on moving on over the summer, but there is zero indication that he has made his future plans known to anybody in the Clipper organization. Read More »