• Hamlin named U.S. flag bearer
Hamlin named U.S. flag bearer

Davis referenced Black History Month in that tweet. But the USOC can come up with a better process for picking the flag bearer. "Hopefully, it means [the sport] gets a little more attention and we get some funding and spread the numbers and get a lot more kids involved going forward", Hamlin said at the time.

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  • England unveil fresh World Cup kits
England unveil fresh World Cup kits

The away kit, a neon and white retro design on the body, and dark green chevrons on a white background on the arms, received a more muted response. Africa Twitter in particular just couldn't get enough of how absolutely stunning and adorable the kits look.

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  • Meet the Oregon State recruits who signed in December
Meet the Oregon State recruits who signed in December

The Bulldogs also have quarterback Justin Fields of Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga, who is considered by some to be the No. 1 player in the class. Fortunately for USF, today is expected to be fairly subdued for Charlie Strong and his staff, who secured the bulk of their recruiting class during the NCAA's new early signing period in December...

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  • Red-hot England run Italy ragged in Rome
Red-hot England run Italy ragged in Rome

Italy head coach Conor O'Shea is optimistic about his side, claiming they're making good progress. In that space of time England scored a couple of classic first-phase tries. But minutes later England had restored their 10-point lead. He was replaced by Danny Care , who became England's joint most-capped scrum half with Dawson on 77 caps.

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  • Tottenham Hotspur sign Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from PSG
Tottenham Hotspur sign Brazilian winger Lucas Moura from PSG

But it's different to signing Neymar , Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo . Pochettino later suggested that the trip to Liverpool will still come too early for Moura as he is still working with the club's sports science department to build his match fitness.

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  • 'Chelsea boss Conte eager to return to Italy job' - FIGC commissioner
'Chelsea boss Conte eager to return to Italy job' - FIGC commissioner

Chelsea had a very hard month of January and the last two defeats to Arsenal in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup and an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League might have put the Italian's job under more pressure.

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  • Does Office Vacancy Rates Support a Patriots Super Bowl Win?
Does Office Vacancy Rates Support a Patriots Super Bowl Win?

From there, the video gets even funnier. Football legend-turned-commercial real estate executive Roger Staubach is making his annual prediction for the Super Bowl victor based on the commercial property markets where the rival teams are based.

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  • Jose Mourinho concedes Premier League title to Manchester City
Jose Mourinho concedes Premier League title to Manchester City

That draw put an end to a run of four consecutive defeats for the Clarets, but they still remain without a win in their last nine games in all competitions. "But the real Mendy, we will be able to see him next season". A pair of assists during Wednesday's 3-0 win over West Brom underlined the 23-year-old's worth, although Guardiola saw fit to emb...

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  • Father of gymnastics physician victims tries to assault him in courtroom
Father of gymnastics physician victims tries to assault him in courtroom

Margraves then asked for one minute alone instead. Security rushed to stop him and grabbed him from behind before he was able to reach Nassar. Here is a full video of Margraves' attempted attack on Nassar. Cunningham could have given Margraves a jail sentence or fine as she considered whether to hold him in contempt of court. He added, "What ...

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  • Paul Merson grades every club's January transfer window business
Paul Merson grades every club's January transfer window business

The next-highest spending league was La Liga, with total transfer expenditure of around £250 million (€285 million). Federation Internationale de Football Association announces that next season's Premier League transfer window will open on June 9, with clubs only allowed to sign players until the start of the campaign.

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  • Missouri AD Says Players Spit On, Called 'N-Word' in Game vs
Missouri AD Says Players Spit On, Called 'N-Word' in Game vs

Sterk's radio commentary came just two days after No. 9 SC downed No. 11 Missouri 64-54 in a heated matchup that included an on-court tussle which resulted in the ejection of two Missouri players. "I mean, it was not a good environment, and unfortunately, I think, Coach Staley promoted that kind of atmosphere, and it's unfortunate she felt she ...

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  • 'SNL's Leslie Jones Headed to PyeongChang For Olympics Role
'SNL's Leslie Jones Headed to PyeongChang For Olympics Role

The Saturday Night Live amusing lady's enthusiastic tweets while watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil first caught the attention of NBC execs, who hired her on the spot. Upon seeing this, Jim Bell , president, NBC Olympics production and programming, invited Jones to Rio. Jones is already gearing up for the big event, sharing ...

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  • What do The Cabinet Files mean for Australia's allies?
What do The Cabinet Files mean for Australia's allies?

The cabinets were sold at a furniture store for a discounted price because no one could find keys to open them, the national broadcaster reported. Australian Cabinet documents are normally sealed and kept confidential until they are released to the public 20 years later.

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  • Former Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers passes away from cancer
Former Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers passes away from cancer

Former Red Sox pitcher and Major League Baseball free agent Craig Breslow caught up with WEEI.com, revealing how much of a lasting impact Kevin Towers left on his life. He was drafted by the Padres in 1982 and pitched for their farm team until 1989 when an injury sidelined his career. He led our Club with strength, conviction and unwavering d...

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  • Texas governor orders investigation into sexual assault allegations of gymnastic facility
Texas governor orders investigation into sexual assault allegations of gymnastic facility

Governor Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas Rangers to launch an investigation into the sexual assault allegations at Karolyi Ranch in New Waverly. In a letter requesting the criminal investigation, Governor Abbott wrote that the allegations are "deeply disturbing and demand thorough and swift justice".

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  • Beckham reveals where he wants Ibra to play
Beckham reveals where he wants Ibra to play

Eric Bailly remains unavailable after ankle surgery, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still attempting to recover from knee trouble following his ACL damage. The Chilean is in line to make his Premier League bow for the Red Devils against Tottenham on Wednesday. Shaw admitted it has been tough coming up against Alexis in training, but he has r...

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  • Pochettino on Real Madrid links
Pochettino on Real Madrid links

And then I look stupid saying I am not going to work in one place or another or another. Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur face a huge battle to keep manager Mauricio Pochettino at the club, as European giants Real Madrid have made fresh overtures in trying to poach him, according to an exclusive report from the Daily Mail.

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  • Carson Wentz breaks his silence
Carson Wentz breaks his silence

Despite the Eagles experiencing much success without him, Wentz is hoping to help out in any fashion possible in hopes of the franchise's securing its first Super Bowl win, according to Tiffany Blackmon of The NFL Network . "I get involved in the game, and the (disappointment) all goes away". "As humans, there's a part that feels.it's tough"...

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  • Arsene Wenger responds to Dortmund's Aubameyang dig
Arsene Wenger responds to Dortmund's Aubameyang dig

Dortmund want Olivier Giroud as Aubameyang's replacement and have demanded that Arsenal include the French International in any deal they propose. Wenger has said the Gabon global would "fit in" at Arsenal . And Mkhitaryan inadvertently fuelled hope among Arsenal fans that Aubameyang is on the brink of joining him in London when a video em...

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  • Warriors, Wolves, Wizards get two NBA All-Star reserves
Warriors, Wolves, Wizards get two NBA All-Star reserves

The starters were announced last week . James Harden , Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo , DeMar DeRozan , DeMarcus Cousins, Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid were announced as the other starters. The most significant knock on Drummond's game has always been his free throw shooting especially after he shot a horrendous 38.6 perc...

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  • LeBron James the youngest player to reach 30000 points
LeBron James the youngest player to reach 30000 points

James also had nine rebounds and seven assists in the contest. James got the ball as the Cavs were playing for the final possession. Following that season, the Cavaliers signed Dellavedova and immediately traded him to Milwaukee for the rights to Albert Miralles, cash considerations, and $4.8 million trade exception.

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  • Get set for the Winter Olympics with the PyeongChang 2018 Official App
Get set for the Winter Olympics with the PyeongChang 2018 Official App

Should it go ahead, it will not be the first time that the two countries have marched together at the Games. "We don't understand why they label the games the 'Pyongyang Olympics, '" Park Soo-hyun, a presidential spokesman, said in a televised statement.

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  • Bradley Wright-Phillips on Arsenal and Wenger: Something has to change
Bradley Wright-Phillips on Arsenal and Wenger: Something has to change

Nacho Monreal capitalised on shambolic defending to score the first and then tee up the next two for Alex Iwobi and Laurent Koscielny before the returning Mesut Ozil, back after missing three games with a knee injury, played a key role in Alexandre Lacazette's marvellous fourth.

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  • Swansea City vs Liverpool preview
Swansea City vs Liverpool preview

Alfie Mawson scored the one and only goal in the fixture , which ended the Reds' 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League . Liverpool are 18 matches unbeaten after seeing off table-topping Manchester City at Anfield last time out, a polar-opposite match to Monday evening's affair.

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  • Mourinho thrilled after Arsenal's Sanchez signs for Manchester United
Mourinho thrilled after Arsenal's Sanchez signs for Manchester United

For United, they get one of the Premier League's very best players to pair in attack with Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. " I remember today, a conversation I had with Henry, a historic Arsenal player, who changed club for the same reason and today is my turn ", he added.

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  • Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein party leader
Mary Lou McDonald to succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein party leader

McDonald, who has been a Teachta Dala (TD) since 2011 now for Dublin Central, was the only person to put her name forward for the role before nominations closed on Friday. A Claire Byrne/Amarách poll for the TheJournal.ie asked people: "Would you be more likely to vote for Sinn Fein under the leadership of Mary Lou McDonald?" McDonald was elected...

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  • Bloodied Ronaldo scores twice in Real rout
Bloodied Ronaldo scores twice in Real rout

As the physio walked him off the pitch to receive treatment, Ronaldo asked for his smartphone and proceeded to check the damage to his valuable mug. 'Being in Madrid would make it easier to win the Ballon d'Or, Perez said. Ronaldo's injury was the only sour note on a day when Zidane's team roared back into top form to answer their critics in styl...

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  • UFC 220 Results: Stipe Miocic Executes Perfect Gameplan To Defeat Francis Ngannou
UFC 220 Results: Stipe Miocic Executes Perfect Gameplan To Defeat Francis Ngannou

Ngannou's corner correctly told them he was two-rounds down - during his much-needed break - and he looked unable to swim in the deep waters Miocic was dragging him into. From side control, he pinned Oezdemir's left arm with his knee and landed punches from the top until referee Kevin MacDonald had seen enough and stopped it.

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  • 'Soon or never': Alexis Sanchez signing is 'so close', says Mourinho
'Soon or never': Alexis Sanchez signing is 'so close', says Mourinho

However, had Liverpool had their way, Sanchez may well have been travelling to the north-west to join them rather than rivals United . Armenian worldwide Mkhitaryan has fallen down the pecking order under boss Jose Mourinho , and was left out of United's squad for their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Monday.

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  • Everton vs West Brom predictions
Everton vs West Brom predictions

The arrival of the England global in particular is likely to further restrict Everton first-team opportunities for Lennon, who has been a fringe figure at Goodison Park of late. The Blues looked much better in the second half, but a hush fell over the stadium after James McCarthy looked to have sustained a horrific injury not unlike what happ...

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  • Third seed Muguruza stunned by Hsieh at Australian Open in second round
Third seed Muguruza stunned by Hsieh at Australian Open in second round

Strycova beat Spaniard Lara Arruabarrena 6-3 6-4 in her second-round match. Strycova will next face compatriot Karolina Pliskova , who she accused of stealing her coach Tomas Krupa past year. "I'm a little bit exhausted of it!" Former American greats Chris Evert and Tracy Austin took to twitter to praise Simona Halep and Lauren Davis for...

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  • Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Finally Reveal Baby Name For Third Child
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Finally Reveal Baby Name For Third Child

West, of course, grew up in Chicago , and references it lovingly in his songs. The newest Kardashian's name, which Kim announced on January 19, is Chicago West (Chi, pronounced "Shy", for short) and so far, it seems like fans are 50/50 on it.

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  • NFC Championship Breakdown: The Secondary
NFC Championship Breakdown: The Secondary

Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey has made the bold prediction that Jacksonville is going to the Super Bowl. And if the Eagles find a way to win? But now that we've talked about all that history, let's talk about the game itself. Alas, the " Minneapolis Miracle " pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs that gave the Vikings a stunning 29-24 victory...

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  • Paul Merson states his prediction for Brighton v Chelsea
Paul Merson states his prediction for Brighton v Chelsea

The victor was scored by current Brighton player Glenn Murray. They take on a Newcastle United side who have won just two of their last fourteen league games and sit just three points above the relegation zone. After just one win in 12 league games, the manager admits the onus is on his side to improve their form at home. While its hard to pu...

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  • Rory McIlroy puts himself in prime position for victory on return
Rory McIlroy puts himself in prime position for victory on return

Vincent sank six birdies yesterday, and on another day, that could have catapulted him somewhere close to the top of the leader-board with a very good chance of causing a major upset at the tournament. Pieters signed for a five-under 67 but Englishman Fisher went two better thanks to eight birdies and just one bogey - at the fifth - with his final ...

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  • Patriots tight-lipped on Brady's hand injury
Patriots tight-lipped on Brady's hand injury

Brady wore the gloves at the start of practice, and said Friday it has been a long time since he wore them in a game. He responded the same way when asked how he injured his hand during Wednesday's practice. Brady said the Jaguars present a "great challenge" for the Patriots heading into Sunday's game. Less than 48 hours, we will be founding ou...

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  • Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica survives proper hook from Magic's Aaron Afflalo
Timberwolves' Nemanja Bjelica survives proper hook from Magic's Aaron Afflalo

About four minutes later, Bjelica bumped into Afflalo after a shot. As a result, both players were ejected. Bjelica, reacting, put Afflalo into a headlock, rendering him useless for the remainder of the time. He also didn't throw a punch back at any point of the altercation. Afflalo was involved in an on-court fight on Tuesday night and is expe...

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  • Chelsea to target ex-Manchester City star for surprise January move
Chelsea to target ex-Manchester City star for surprise January move

The January transfer window is in full swing and it is well known that Antonio Conte's men have targeted left-back Emerson Palmieri , who has been valued at €25m. Two years after leaving Manchester City, Edin Dzeko has been linked with a return to Premier League football, this time with Chelsea. The Blues are hoping to include Michy Batshuay...

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  • 'Honest' Faf wants answers on under-fire Centurion pitch
'Honest' Faf wants answers on under-fire Centurion pitch

A furious India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday lost his cool and hit back at the reporters during a post-match conference after a 135-run defeat against South Africa in the second Test at Centurion , his first reverse as full-time skipper.

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  • Espanyol 1 Barcelona 0 (Copa del Rey)
Espanyol 1 Barcelona 0 (Copa del Rey)

He did not specify if he would be ready for the Real Betis game at the weekend or not but spoke about his side's first defeat of the season . Real Madrid took a small step toward ending its crisis by defeating Leganes 1-0 with an 89th-minute goal by Marco Asensio in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday.

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  • Ronaldinho confirms retirement from football
Ronaldinho confirms retirement from football

Ronaldinho started his career with Gremio in Brazil before moving to Europe with Paris Saint Germain in 2001. He scored 25 goals in 86 appearances for the Ligue 1 club. Although he was not as successful as in Spain, he still showed the world what he was capable of and that he still had life and skills in him. The Brazilian finished his career ...

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  • Australian Open 2018: 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk through to third round
Australian Open 2018: 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk through to third round

I can not say that it's something, like, I don't feel like I did something incredible because the match was fast, and I was playing point by point. Serving for the set, the 15-year old survived a marathon game, sealing the set with a strong serve and forehand error for Rogowska.

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  • Rajon Rondo irked by Celtics' plans to honor Isaiah Thomas
Rajon Rondo irked by Celtics' plans to honor Isaiah Thomas

Rondo apparently doesn't think Thomas deserves any sort of recognition for his time with the Celtics, as while IT was on the team, Boston only managed to reach the conference finals in his final year. The Celtics obliged-apparently before realizing Cleveland's next visit falls on the night Paul Pierce is having his jersey retired, February 11. ...

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