• Hazard reacts to Chelsea's links to Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch
Hazard reacts to Chelsea's links to Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch

It's unclear when or even if this deal will be completed. Roma manager Di Francesco will also be reluctant to lose Dzeko, who has already netted nine goals this campaign and 61 times in his three years in the Italian capital. Chelsea are considering a move for Burnley's Ashley Barnes as they widen their search for a new frontman this month, ...

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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

Sinn Féin's Ard Comhairle met in Belfast earlier to formally announce McDonald as nominee for leader. She added that Sinn Fein is "probably the most exemplary party when it comes to girl power at this stage in Irish politics" - a reference to the fact that the party in Northern Ireland is also led by a woman, Michelle O'Neill.

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  • Manuel Lanzini injury a concern for West Ham boss David Moyes
Manuel Lanzini injury a concern for West Ham boss David Moyes

West Ham certainly set about their task with a sense of urgency, pinning the visitors back under sustained early pressure. Lanzini joined the Hammers on a permanent basis in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £9.4 million, having spent the previous season on loan in east London, and he has gone on to establish him...

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  • Thousands women protest across U.S. against Trump
Thousands women protest across U.S. against Trump

The marches were inspired by the Women's March in Washington DC that took place a year ago. Tens of thousands of people hit the streets Saturday for the Women's March on New York City . "You know, so everyone who was out in the airports rallying previous year and marching in the streets, many of them are now sitting in state legislatures acr...

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  • Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run
Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run

Latvian Ostapenko produced her usual brand of gung-ho tennis but Estonian Kontaveit weathered the storm to take her place in the fourth round in Melbourne for the first time. The young Ukranian - the first player born in 2002 to play in a Grand Slam main draw - went down 2-6, 2-6 on a blistering afternoon, punctuating the 59-minute third-round me...

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  • Sainz wins Dakar Rally, al-Attiyah happy to finish second
Sainz wins Dakar Rally, al-Attiyah happy to finish second

Austria's Matthias Walkner will take a 20-minute lead into the final day of the bikes race, after finishing fourth behind stage 13 victor Toby Price . The lead changed hands numerous times but it was the Qatari who prevailed despite two flat tires for a third stage win of 2018. A two times victor of the Dakar, al-Attiyah has added a third seco...

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  • Conte quizzed on Dzeko and Crouch; hints at weekend debut
Conte quizzed on Dzeko and Crouch; hints at weekend debut

Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with Roma's Edin Dzeko . Asked about rumours linking Dzeko with Chelsea , the forward's agent Irfan Redzepagic said: 'No, I don't know anything about this. "My role is not to reveal certain dynamics of the market". I understand the question, but I have a very specific role. Chelsea are ...

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  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry will captain 2018 NBA All-Star teams
LeBron James, Stephen Curry will captain 2018 NBA All-Star teams

Speaking to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, the point guard said he's glad the draft isn't being televised because he doesn't want one player being subjected to abuse online for being picked last. Shortly after he was named a captain, Curry took to Twitter to thank National Basketball Association fans for voting him into the top slot in the Wes...

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  • Virat Kohli becomes second Indian batsman to reach 900-point mark
Virat Kohli becomes second Indian batsman to reach 900-point mark

This is the second time when Kohli has been named the ICC Cricketer of the Year . From September 2016 to the end of 2017, India superstar Kohli scored over 2,200 Test runs at an average of almost 80. In 16 Test matches, Australia batsman Smith scored nearly 2,000 runs at an average of 78, with eight hundreds and five fifties to his name. ...

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  • Missed Messi penalty costs Barcelona in cup derby defeat
Missed Messi penalty costs Barcelona in cup derby defeat

Pique was subjected to insults from Espanyol supporters about his relationship with singer Shakira during the game , while Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was struck by an object from the crowd. Ernesto Valverde's men were in full control in the latter stages of the half but they found it tough to break down the the hosts. "We have to come b...

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  • Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne
Federer and Djokovic take control in Melbourne

Taking on the character of Ron Burgundy from his " Anchorman " films, the actor stole the show from interviewer and tennis great John McEnroe - as a somewhat nervous Federer looked on. In recent ten matches of Roger Federer , he has won 9 matches and lost one match in ATP World Tour Finals to David Goffin. However, at the age of 36, Fede...

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  • Judge denies Nassar's request to end 'media circus'
Judge denies Nassar's request to end 'media circus'

A sentencing hearing for Nassar is being held this week in Lansing, Michigan. World champions Aly Raisman and Maggie Nichols said that Nassar sexually abused gymnasts at the ranch. And she reacted to Nassar's complaint with mild bemusement at certain points, and fiery incredulity at others. "You pissed off the wrong army of women", Lemke sa...

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  • Will Ferrell Crashes Roger Federer Interview, Grills Tennis Star As Ron Burgundy
Will Ferrell Crashes Roger Federer Interview, Grills Tennis Star As Ron Burgundy

Another former champion, Novak Djokovic , is also likely to have his patience tested in his second match on the same court later in the day with mercurial Frenchman Gael Monfils having made something of a specialty of producing the unexpected.

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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's media war could play into Arsenal's hands | Ed Aarons
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's media war could play into Arsenal's hands | Ed Aarons

It's claimed that the Gunners have reached an agreement with the Gabon worldwide over personal terms as they look to conclude a deal to bring him to the Emirates this month. Dortmund General Manager Michael Zorc described the striker's behaviour as "unrecognisable", stating that there is "trouble in the team", due to his behaviour.

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  • Cyrille Regis: Pioneering former West Brom and England footballer dies at 59
Cyrille Regis: Pioneering former West Brom and England footballer dies at 59

Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor added in a statement on the PFA's official website , www.pfa.com: "Cyrille was a true legend and great pioneer for equality, a former PFA Young Player of The Year and real gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who knew him".

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  • Titans Head Coach Rumors: Josh McDaniels 'A Favorite' After Mike Mularkey's Exit
Titans Head Coach Rumors: Josh McDaniels 'A Favorite' After Mike Mularkey's Exit

The 28-year-old has proven to be one of the league's top quarterbacks when on the field that can lead his team to the playoffs behind his arm. The Colts are moving in on their target for the new head coach, according to a report from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport Josh McDaniels is expected to accept the head coaching offer any day now.

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  • Pirates trade McCutchen to Giants
Pirates trade McCutchen to Giants

So, on December 20 they traded for Longoria, the best player in the history of the Tampa Bay Rays, who also is 32 years old. Now 31-years old, McCutchen is coming off two down seasons by his standards, though he still has plenty to offer a Giants team that was offensively challenged in 2017.

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  • Allardyce: No place for Klaassen at Everton
Allardyce: No place for Klaassen at Everton

The Turkey global joined the Toffees earlier in the month from Besiktas for €30.4 million after his impressive haul of 14 goals across all competitions in the ongoing campaign before his departure from the Istanbul outfit. He said, "At this moment in time and from what we see, it hasn't worked". "After having a wonderful, wonderful start, we ar...

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  • Kerber wins Sydney title in ideal start to 2018
Kerber wins Sydney title in ideal start to 2018

The Ipswich product responded by reeling off the first three games of the second but each time Gavrilova fought back, Barty continued to make inroads into her serve. Open titles in 2016. After some tight early service games, Barty double-faulted to hand Kerber the first break and a 3-2 lead, and the German served out the opening set with little t...

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  • Team GB targeting best-ever medal haul
Team GB targeting best-ever medal haul

Not only will this be the first time that any Winter Olympics has been captured in VR, but it will also be the first time that Olympic programming in VR will be streamed live in the USA across a plethora of devices and platforms. Pence will review ICBM defence systems in Alaska and reaffirm to the leaders of Japan and South Korea that the United St...

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  • Manchester United hit back at Sevilla as ticket row continues
Manchester United hit back at Sevilla as ticket row continues

Sevilla sparked an angry response from United fans last month after announcing they would be charging visiting supporters £89 for the first leg at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on February 21. "Our primary objective was to ensure our fans didn't end up paying this much". The additional $NZD65 per ticket will be used to offset the expenses of...

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  • Real Madrid dominate UEFA fans' team of 2017; PSG's Neymar misses out
Real Madrid dominate UEFA fans' team of 2017; PSG's Neymar misses out

Football enthusiasts from around the world voted to pick the stellar eleven with 2 players from the Premier League, two from the Serie A and one from the French Ligue 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 52.2%. At 39-years of age, Buffon became the oldest to grace the UEFA team of the year . UEFA's official website announced the group, assemble...

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  • NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface
NASA Finds Vast Deposits of Ice Just Under Martian Surface

Do you believe that the discovery of ice on Mars increases potential habitability? "There've been suggestions that, when there's high obliquity, the poles get heated a lot-they're tilted over and pointed more at the sun, and so that redistributes ice toward the midlatitudes", Colin Dundas , of the U.S.

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  • Francis Coquelin completes Valencia move
Francis Coquelin completes Valencia move

Coquelin spoke to former Arsenal team-mates Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla about the move. The Spanish side teased Coquelin's arrival on Twitter, with reports in Spain claiming Arsenal could get as much as £22m from a deal that should be officially announced in the next 24 hours.

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  • Yankees not out of the Gerrit Cole hunt yet
Yankees not out of the Gerrit Cole hunt yet

The Yankees miss out on righthander Gerrit Cole. The Astros would appear set to open the season with a rotation of Dallas Keuchel , Justin Verlander , Cole, Lance McCullers and Charlie Morton if the trade is completed. Now a deal is in place for Cole who compiled a 4.26 ERA over 203 innings last season. Cole turned heads in 2015 when he made...

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