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Three wins from perfect season, No. 4 SDSU hosts UNLV

February 23, 2020 at 02:00AM

College basketball's only unbeaten team, No. 4-ranked San Diego State, begins its final three-game stretch of the regular season on Saturday at home against UNLV at Viejas Arena.

The Aztecs (26-0, 15-0 Mountain West Conference) clinched an outright regular-season conference title last week, but did not let up in its 72-55 blowout win at Boise State on Sunday.

"This is a hard environment to play in," San Diego State coach Brian Dutcher said in his postgame news conference. "We've lost our last three (at Boise State)."

A win a few years in the making at Boise State wasn't the most noteworthy result from Sunday. The rout continued the longest winning streak in program history, and moved San Diego State three wins shy of a perfect regular season.

If the Aztecs can complete the season sweep of UNLV (14-14, 9-6), they have a home date against Colorado State and trip to Nevada remaining to complete the perfect run. Should San Diego State navigate that stretch, as well as next month's Mountain West Conference Tournament, it would become the third program in the last six years to enter the NCAA Tournament undefeated.

The last two -- Wichita State in 2014 and Kentucky in 2015 -- were the first since UNLV in 1991.

This year's UNLV team comes into Saturday's matchup with the prospect of finishing as high as second in the Mountain West. The Runnin' Rebels enter the weekend tied for fifth place with Colorado State, both with three games to play. They are a game-and-a-half behind the current second-place team, Utah State.

Finishing in the top five of the conference means getting a bye into the quarterfinals in the Mountain West Tournament. Finishing sixth or worse means playing in the first round.

UNLV has won two straight and three of its last four after dropping four straight from Jan. 22 through Feb. 5. The Runnin' Rebels outlasted New Mexico 78-73 on the road Feb. 15, then blasted Colorado State at home Tuesday, 80-56.

Coach T.J. Otzelberger called it UNLV's "most complete game of the year" in his postgame news conference.

"(It was) a terrific defensive effort against a really good offensive team," he said. "They were focused, they were intentional. Did a great job on that end of the floor, which led to us getting out in transition in that first half."

UNLV needs another strong defensive showing against a balanced and efficient San Diego State offense. The Aztecs feature four double-figure point-per-game scorers, led by Malachi Flynn's 16.7. Matt Mitchell has come on strong of late, including an 11-point, seven-rebound, five-steal and three-assist performance at Boise State.

"He just plays the right way, shares the ball, when he's open he shoots it, and he plays for his teammates," Dutcher said of Mitchell.

Flynn led San Diego State in a narrow defeat of UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center on Jan. 26, scoring 21 points. In a performance indicative of the Aztecs' depth, Trey Pulliam scored 18 points off the bench, more than 14 better than his season average.

San Diego State's more regular contributors, including Jordan Schakel and KJ Feagin, contribute to the nation's ninth-best 3-point shooting percentage at 38.6.

Defending the 3-pointer has been a concern for UNLV, meanwhile. Opponents are hitting 34 percent against the Runnin' Rebels on the season.

--Field Level Media

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No. 2 Gonzaga, No. 23 BYU set for WCC showdown

February 23, 2020 at 02:00AM

Maybe they were both looking ahead to Saturday night's clash.

Both second-ranked Gonzaga and No. 23 BYU gutted their ways to victories on Thursday to set up a matchup of the top two teams in the West Coast Conference on Saturday in Provo, Utah.

The Bulldogs defeated the Cougars 92-69 on Jan. 18 in Spokane, Wash. That win was Gonzaga's sixth straight over BYU, who played without leading scorer and rebounder Yoeli Childs.

The Bulldogs lost their leading scorer Filip Petrusev, who left the game with an ankle injury after playing just 15 minutes and scoring five points.

Both will be ready to go come Saturday.

Now the stage is set for one of the marquee games of the weekend as the regular season winds down. Gonzaga can clinch its eighth straight WCC championship and 19th out of 20 with a win.

The Bulldogs (27-1, 13-0 WCC) overcame their worst half of the season and rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat San Francisco 71-54.

A couple of hours earlier, the Cougars, who are ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season, defeated a pesky Santa Clara squad 85-75 for their seventh straight win.

BYU (22-7, 11-3) saw a 12-point lead evaporate before pulling away for the win. The Cougars, who came into the game as the best 3-point shooting team in the nation, went 3-for-13 from beyond the arc.

"I think they're the best team in the country right now," first-year BYU head coach Mark Pope told the Deseret News of Gonzaga.

TJ Haws, who was 12-for-12 from the line and scored 28 points in Thursday's win, didn't think the Cougars were preoccupied with maintaining their national ranking or looking past Santa Clara and ahead to Saturday's matchup.

"I don't think so. All year, this team has really believed in ourselves," Haws said. "The national ranking is cool, whatever, but I feel like we've built habits all year long of taking it one game at a time."

Good habits helped the Bulldogs avoid a colossal upset. Mark Few's squad committed eight turnovers, made just 38 percent of its shots and scored just 22 points in the first half.

"We were doing things I haven't seen in practice or all year," Few told Spokesman.com. "Trying to make tough passes, we weren't slowing down and catching the ball first. Weren't finishing strong around the rim. We just weren't very good."

The second half was all Gonzaga. The Bulldogs scored 18 of the first 20 points to regain control.

"I thought we were spectacular on the defensive end in the second half," Few said. "We just did a good job contesting shots, did a good job of giving them one-and-out and got our break going."

Killian Tillie, who missed the previous game against Pepperdine with an ankle injury, kept Gonzaga close with nine first-half points. He finished 10 of 13 from the field with 22 points.

Saturday's game pits intriguing matchups all over the floor.

Two of the nation's best big men -- Childs and Petrusev -- will go head-to head. Childs recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds against Santa Clara while Petrusev had 16 points and seven boards against USF.

BYU's backcourt of Haws and Jake Toolson scored 17 and 16 points respectively against the Bulldogs in January. The Gonzaga frontcourt of Tillie (22 points) and Corey Kispert (19) combined for 41 points in that same game.

--Field Level Media

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19 Lies And Tricks From Your Favorite TV Shows That You Actually Fell For

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27 Stupid And Hilarious Answers Contestants Actually Gave On Game Shows

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Eat A Meal At Panera And We’ll Tell You If You Belong With Peter Kavinsky Or John Ambrose

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Live Results: Nevada Democratic Caucuses

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Chris Matthews Is Under Fire For Comparing Bernie Sanders' Surge To The Nazi Invasion Of France

The comments prompted backlash from Sanders' campaign.


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Can this one super-prospect revive the greatest dynasty in sports?

Will No. 1 recruit Paige Bueckers be the new star to return UConn to its dynastic glory?

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Wiseman bemoans NCAA punishment as 'unfair'

In his first interview since leaving school, James Wiseman told ESPN that he cried every night in his Memphis dormitory room during his turbulent episode with the NCAA over rules violations that Wiseman insists he hadn't been aware occurred.

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London Central Mosque stabbing: Man charged

Daniel Horton, 29, is accused of attacking a worshipper in his 70s during afternoon prayers.

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New blue British passport rollout to begin in March

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Report: Lakers to Waive DeMarcus Cousins Ahead of Stretch Run

February 22, 2020 at 02:26AM

Cousins signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal in July but suffered a torn left ACL in August

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Lakers are waiving big man DeMarcus Cousins, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. 

Cousins signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal in July but suffered a torn left ACL in August and has been rehabbing throughout the 2019-20 season.

He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds last year in 30 regular-season games with the Warriors. Golden State signed Cousins to a one-year, $5.3 million deal in 2018 while he was recovering from a torn left Achilles.

Cousins recently appeared as a guest on Showtime's "All the Smoke" podcast with hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, where he discussed what his possible postseason role would look like.

"We got a big team. It's going to be some bump, for sure," he said. "We got so many guys with different abilities. I mean, I can spot up. Bron is going to draw everybody whenever he decides to move. I'm pretty confident I can knock down the shot. We got shooters all over the floor. I mean, I can playmake. Like, it's pick your poison."

LeBron James also recently weighed in on Cousins' status.

"Listen, first, his health is the thing we're mostly engaging in and watching him. And he's progressed every single day, every single month," he said after practice Thursday. "To the point where he was limping and now he's actually shooting and actually jumping on the jump shots, and progressing every single day, every single week. He's out there right now, getting his work done.

"We want to continue to stay optimistic about his health. We don't want no setbacks, as he's had before in the last couple years. But his health is most important, and if we can get Cuz anywhere back to what he was capable of doing a couple years ago, it's a plus for us. But there's no pressure on him."

Over the summer, a warrant had been issued for the arrest of Cousins on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Mobile, Ala. But the charges of third-degree harassing communications and a misdemeanor case were dismissed in November.

The Lakers are reportedly in the process of bringing in Markieff Morris to shore up their rotation. 

The 41-12 Lakers come out of the All-Star break on Friday night when they host the Grizzlies. 

Manchester City-Leicester City Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

It is Champions League or bust this year for Manchester City as the two-time Premier League champions operate under the cloud of a potential two-year ban from European competition handed down last week by UEFA.

Looking to get into a rhythm ahead of their midweek round of 16 tie versus Real Madrid, the Cityzens face Leicester City in a showdown of top-three teams in the Premier League.

The Premier League title is a lost cause for City (17-3-6), who are 22 points adrift of champions-elect Liverpool with 12 matches remaining and their closest pursuers. Pep Guardiola's side can still achieve a domestic cup double for the second straight season, looking to win the Carabao Cup for a third consecutive year while also reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup.

But it is Ol' Big Ears that remains City's elusive white whale since Sheikh Mansour bought the team in 2008. His millions have fueled the rise of City to an elite football club in Europe, but some of those millions are the reasons UEFA claim the Manchester club have operated above the Financial Fair Play laws, leading to Friday's stunning announcement from the federation headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Club CEO Ferran Soriano has said the team will appeal the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, and released a video statement through the team Thursday in which he said, "The owner has not put money in this club that has not been properly declared.

"We are a sustainable football club, we are profitable, we don't have debt, our accounts have been scrutinised many times, by auditors, by regulators, by investors and this is perfectly clear."

On the pitch Wednesday against West Ham United, City played the part of a team who have closed ranks and embraced the us versus the world mentality given the circumstances. Guardiola's side dispatched of the East London side 2-0 as Kevin De Bruyne set up a goal by Rodri on the half-hour before adding the second just after the hour.

De Bruyne's corner kick Rodri flicked inside the right post was his Premier League-leading 16th assist, two off his career best set in 2016-17. The Belgium international is on pace to shatter Thierry Henry's single-season record of 20 established with Arsenal in 2002-03.

Ever the perfectionist, though, De Bruyne felt his team could have done better coming out of the midseason break as their showdown at the Bernabeu with the 11-time European champions looms Wednesday.

"It was OK," the star midfielder told City's official website. "I think we saw its' been three weeks without football and we felt a little bit of rustiness, but we played a good game.

"We still have a lot to play for with the two cups and Champions League so let's hope we can find rhythm as quickly as possible and win some titles."

The two matches this week also serve as a boost for the match fitness of centre back Aymeric Laporte, who is expected to play his third match since a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. He became the first player in Premier League history to be part of 43 wins in his first 50 matches.

To a degree, City's ban is Leicester's boom as the Midlands side have a far bigger margin of error if CAS do indeed uphold the UEFA decision. The Foxes (15-5-6) are four points behind City for second but nine clear of Chelsea for fourth in their best season since their dream run to the Premier League title in 2016.

Brendan Rodgers' side have played to draws on either side of the midseason break, including a scoreless deadlock at fellow European hopefuls Wolverhampton on Friday. Leicester City held out for the point despite playing the final 14 minutes with 10 men after Hamza Choudhury was given his walking papers following a second booking.

Choudhury will serve his ban in this match, but the midfield is further thinned with the absence of defensive ace Wilfred Ndidi, whom Rodgers ruled out of this contest with a knee injury that sidelined him the previous two league fixtures.

"Wilf won't be available for the weekend," the gaffer told the club's official website. "He's still in a process to try and get fit so we'll see how he is next week. I'm not sure.

"He's doing work inside, but you then have to progress that to outside and then when he can join the team. It's another intensity to join the team and then to play."

Defender Ryan Bennett could be tipped for his Leicester City debut as the January loanee from Wolves was ineligible to face his parent club. A candidate to fill the gaps in central midfield is Matty James, who has yet to feature this season as he recovers from an Achilles injury.

Looking to get back on the goal-scoring prowl is veteran striker Jamie Vardy, who has 17 goals and leads Manchester City counterpart Sergio Aguero by one for the league's Golden Boot. Vardy last billowed the net in the reverse fixture at the Etihad in December, staking Leicester to a short-lived lead in a 3-1 defeat.

Vardy has six goals in 13 lifetime matches against Manchester City, while Aguero has five in nine versus the Midlands club, including a four-goal effort in the 2017-18 season. Vardy's one-time strike partner and current Manchester winger Riyad Mahrez could be in line for a start with David Silva likely to be held out with a hamstring injury to try and make him available to face Real Madrid.

Manchester City have not done the double over Leicester City since 2014-15 but are 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings in all competitions. They have just one win in their last six visits (1-3-2), however, to King Power Stadium.

Aston Villa-Southampton Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

After rising from the depth of the drop zone to flirting with a top-half position, the last thing Southampton need is to start sliding again. Perhaps a visit from Aston Villa will help avoid that from happening.

The Saints look to prevent a third consecutive Premier League defeat on Saturday by doing the double over a visiting Villa side who have just one win since New Year's Day.

There was a time not too long ago that Southampton (9-4-13) were mired in the relegation zone and manager Ralph Hasenhuttl might have been in danger of a sacking thanks to an 0-2-6 rut. The Saints, though, followed with a 6-1-2 stretch that breathed new life into the club.

Currently, Southampton sit 12th in the table, but have lost three of the last four - including the last two at runaway-league leaders Liverpool and at home versus Burnley. Danny Ings' career-high 15th Premier League goal leveled last weekend's match at Burnley in the 18th minute, but the visitors prevailed with a goal on 60 minutes to earn the 2-1 triumph.

"It's a reminder that if we want to continue to win games in the Premier League, we have to do better than (last weekend)," defender Jannik Vestergaard told Southampton's official website. "I think we should have at least got a point."

The Saints got a full three points from their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Dec. 21. Ings netted a brace and Jack Stephens also scored in that contest.

Villa (7-4-15) enter this contest 17th in the Premier League table, one point and one position above the relegation zone. They dropped their second straight contest last weekend, 3-2 at Spurs. It appeared the Villans would at least earn a point until Tottenham stunned the home crowd with the go-ahead goal via Heung-Min Son in the 94th minute to claim the victory.

Aston Villa are amid a 1-1-3 stretch since Jan. 1, and have won just four times within the Premier League since Oct. 19. However, Villa know there is no use in feeling sorry for themselves, especially after last weekend's frustrating finish.

"We have to take the positives as a team, we showed a great performance," keeper Pepe Reina told Aston Villa's official website. "We believe in the three points all the time and that's the only way to keep Villa (in the Premier League). We believe in that."

Jack Grealish, who has a team-leading seven league goals for Villa, recorded one versus Southampton in December and added his sixth assist last weekend against Tottenham.

Newcastle United-Crystal Palace Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

A pair of teams trying to claim three vital points to distance themselves from the relegation scrap collide at Selhurst Park on Saturday when Crystal Palace host Newcastle United.

Roy Hodgson's side enter this contest 14th on 30 points, one back of Newcastle and six clear of the drop with 12 matches remaining. Given the compressed nature of the Premier League table this term, Crystal Palace (7-9-10) are also just nine games out of sixth place, a position that potentially offers direct entry into the Europa League next season pending Manchester City's appeal of their two-year ban on European competition handed down by UEFA last week to the Court of Arbitration of Sport.

Palace, though, are in a wretched run of form in league play - they have dropped three on the trot, are winless in their last seven (0-4-3) and have one victory in their last 11 (1-6-4) while scoring just nine goals in that stretch. The Eagles have a Premier League-low 23 goals and have failed to score more than two in any match across all competitions this season.

The Eagles had their midseason break last weekend, which may have come at an opportune time considering their last contest was a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Feb. 8. The usual offensive struggles were exacerbated by rare defensive breakdowns as Palace conceded more than two goals for just the second time all season.

The team took to Dubai for warm-weather training, with centre back Mamadou Sakho, midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp, and January signing Cenk Tosun all partaking. Midfielder James Tomkins, though, could miss out on this match after being forced off in the second half against Everton with a hamstring injury.

Despite the current struggles, club chairman Steve Parrish gave the 72-year-old Hodgson a vote of confidence Thursday, offering the former England national coach a new contract. Hodgson's current deal expires at the end of next season, but Parrish told Sky Sports "We are very relaxed about it, I think we will get that done in the fullness of time."

This matchup is also a case of the movable object meeting the resistable force given the teams' respective forms. Crystal Palace have tallied just 10 goals in their 13 matches at Selhurst Park while Newcastle United have shipped a league-worst 28 in their travels outside St James' Park in league play.

The Magpies (8-7-11) are coming off one of those disastrous road efforts, a 4-0 hiding administered by Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. Two goals came three minutes apart in the second half before the hour, and the scoreline was fattened with a pair of stoppage-time goals allowed by Steve Bruce's club.

Despite the loss, newcomer Danny Rose is trying to rally his teammates to bounce back ahead of a winnable stretch of schedule that includes Burnley and Southampton and a fifth-round FA Cup tie versus West Bromwich Albion.

"Looking at the fixtures, I think there's only (Manchester) City, Liverpool (and Tottenham) out of the so-called top six who we're playing against," the former Spurs defender told Newcastle's official website. "All the other games are teams that we are going to be in and around us. We can achieve anything that we set our minds to and that has to be the spirit and everybody's mindset in winning as many games as possible.

"That's going to be my mindset. I come from a club that is used to winning, week in week out. That's always been our attitude and I hope I can install that here. I haven't come here to lose games; I've come here to win and to be part of something special."

Newcastle have gone back-to-back matches without a goal and have one victory in their last eight league matches (1-3-4). The Toons are also winless in their last five on the road (0-2-3), yielding 11 goals in those contests.

The Magpies are seeking the league double after posting a 1-0 home victory Dec. 21. Miguel Almiron's first goal with Newcastle since his arrival in January 2019 separated the sides as the Paraguay international struck seven minutes from time.

Newcastle have enjoyed the upper hand in this rivalry in the Premier League era with a 12-5-3 mark in all competitions. Despite going winless in their last four visits to Selhurst Park, the Magpies have taken at least one point in all but one of their previous 10 matches there (6-3-1).

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Brighton & Hove Albion-Sheffield United Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

Earning a Champions League berth next season is hardly a stretch for upstart Sheffield United to accomplish during a memorable return to the Premier League.

With that goal in mind, the Blades eye a third consecutive top-flight victory Saturday against a visiting Brighton & Hove Albion side that is still searching for their first victory of 2020.

Back in the top-flight of English football for the first time since 2006-07, Sheffield United (10-9-7) have more than held their own. The Blades currently sit sixth in the table - just one point behind fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur and two back of Chelsea, who are fourth entering this match-day.

Thus, a European spot - specifically the Champions League - is well within reach for the hungry Blades, who won't deny that feat is on their collective mind.

"Yeah, it's definitely an opportunity," midfielder Ollie Norwood told United's official website. "We've put ourselves in a great position and it'd be silly to say we as a squad haven't spoke about it. We've dreamed of it and thought, 'Can we be that team that gets in there?'"

The way they've played this season certainly gives them confidence to achieve that. Following a 1-2-3 record throughout the festive period and shortly after, United have won their last two matches at Crystal Palace and in dramatic fashion over Bournemouth at home on Feb. 9.

In the latter, Billy Sharp leveled the match at 1-1 late in the first half and John Lundstram (four league goals) delivered the go-ahead score in the 84th minute to give the hosts a 2-1 victory.

Sheffield now look to match their season-high three-game Premier League winning streak that concluded with a 1-0 victory at Brighton on Dec. 21. A goal from Oliver McBurnie (four goals) in the 23rd minute was all the Blades needed to prevail.

Though United should feel confident they can do the double considering Brighton (6-9-11) are 15th in the table and 0-4-2 since beating Bournemouth on Dec. 28, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder does not want his club, or their supporters, thinking this fixture will be a romp through the park.

"Brighton are an extremely tough opposition," Wilder, who could very well be offering some token coach-speak, said. "They're a well-drilled, established side. It'll be as tough as it gets."

The Seagulls have drawn each of their last two league matches, 3-3 at West Ham United on Feb. 1 and 1-1 with Watford on Feb. 8. They've won just twice on the road this season, and not since stunning Arsenal at the Emirates on Dec. 5.

Adrian Mariappa's own goal in the 78th minute leveled the match with Watford and helped Brighton earn a point.

"It is not easy if you are 1-0 or 2-0 down at half-time in the Premier League, but you can still react," forward Leandro Trossard told Brighton's official website. "We maybe could have beaten (Watford), but it's something we have to keep in mind heading into the next game."

Brighton's Neal Maupay has a team-leading seven Premier League goals, but none in his last eight contests.

Bournemouth-Burnley Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

Whilst Burnley look to move into the top half of the Premier League table, Bournemouth must do all they can to avoid a spot in the drop zone.

Burnley aim to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to five games by doing the season double over the Cherries on Saturday at Turf Moor.

The Clarets (10-4-12) enter this weekend 11th in the league table, but tied on 34 points with 10th-place Arsenal. A victory on Saturday and some good fortune elsewhere around the top-flight could have Burnley sitting eighth by the time the action has concluded.

"It's still too early to look at the table, really," Burnley keeper Nick Pope told the club's official website. "When you get into April with five or six games left, then you can really see from there where you might be able to finish. But, it's an exciting time to be around and see where the season could go."

It's gone quite well of late for the Clarets, who have outscored their opponents 6-2 during a stretch that reached 3-1-0 after a 2-1 victory at Southampton last Saturday. Ashley Westwood needed just two minutes to open the scoring and Matej Vydra broke the 1-all tie in the 60th for Burnley.

The four-match surge without a defeat ties the longest such stretch this season in the league for the Clarets, who credit maintaining their collective confidence for the good times.

"When you're on a good run and confidence is high, you want to protect that and look after it," Pope said. "Confidence is a hard thing to get hold of. It's easy to speak about when you've got it, but if it was easy to get hold of or that easy to get back, everyone would have it and it would be a level playing field.

"But it's not like that. There's no magic formula. You've got to earn it through hard work and persistence to grapple it back."

Burnley should boast plenty of confidence whilst trying for a fourth straight Premier League victory over Bournemouth (7-5-14), who have been outscored 8-1 over the previous three meetings. Westwood assisted on Jay Rodriguez's memorable winner in the 89th minute of the Clarets' 1-0 road triumph over Bournemouth on Dec. 21.

The Cherries are currently 16th in the table, two spots and two points from the relegation zone. They had won two in a row before falling 2-1 at Sheffield United on Feb. 9. Callum Wilson scored his seventh of the season in the 13th minute for Bournemouth, but Billy Sharp leveled the match just before half and the eventual Sheffield winner came via John Lundstram in the 84th.

It was a fourth consecutive league road defeat for the Cherries, who have just one win over their last 10 top-flight contests away from home. Wilson, meanwhile, has just one goal in six career Premier League games versus Burnley.

Four of Rodriguez's seven goals over all competition have come in the top-flight. However, he has just one in seven within the league since scoring at Bournemouth in December.

Tottenham Hotspur-Chelsea Preview

February 22, 2020 at 02:00AM

A London derby with plenty at stake takes place Saturday at Stamford Bridge, where one-time Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho makes the short trek south with his current club, Tottenham Hotspur.

Mourinho has been on the visitors' side of the touchline previously, having absorbed three losses in four contests at Stamford Bridge without a victory while in charge of Manchester United. That included a blow-up during the 2017-18 season when then-Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni celebrated a late equaliser close to the United bench, prompting Mourinho to give chase before security intervened.

A three-time Premier League winner with Chelsea, there are no title hopes at stake for either side given Liverpool are champions-elect, but both the Pensioners and Lilywhites are vying for either the final two or the last of the four Champions League spots pending Manchester City's appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport for the two-year ban from European competition handed down by UEFA last Friday.

Spurs (11-7-8) are one point behind Chelsea for fourth in the table, and both sides are well behind the two-time champions, who are in second place. All three squads are currently in Europe's top club competition in the knockout round, though Tottenham Hotspur come to the Bridge on the heels of a 1-0 home loss Wednesday to Red Bull Leipzig.

Ben Davies tripped Konrad Laimer early in the second half and Timo Werner made Spurs play by converting the penalty on 58 minutes for a critical away goal. The result, which ended a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions (5-2-0), left Spurs with a difficult task in a fortnight when they visit Saxony for the second leg in their bid for a second consecutive Champions League final.

"1-0 is 1-0, it's not 10-0, the result is open, it's as simple as that," said a surprisingly upbeat Mourinho considering his squad was second-best for most of the match. "We wouldn't be the first team to lose a game at home 1-0 and to win the tie away. Why shouldn't we believe?

"You can tell me we had luck in some moments, I disagree. We had a great goalkeeper who made two magnificent saves and that is not luck, that is an amazing goalkeeper. Their goalkeeper also made a couple of fantastic saves. We had our chances and we tried everything we could."

Finding goals for the return encounter and this contest could prove troublesome for Spurs, who are without their top two scorers in talisman Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, both injured. Mourinho opted for a 4-4-2 look versus Leipzig, though Lucas Moura and Dele Alli failed to create many clear-cut chances.

In fact, the best chance of the match fell to Giovani Lo Celso, whose potential equaliser on a 30-yard free kick was touched onto the post by keeper Peter Gulasci.

This match starts a run of four league contests for Tottenham against clubs who are part of an eight-side scrum separated by seven points in the table for at least three European spots based on league finish. It is a run that also includes Mourinho's first trip back to Old Trafford since being sacked in December 2018.

Chelsea's Champions League campaign resumes next week at home versus German side Bayern Munich, but they are also looking to rebound from a disheartening home loss - a 2-0 reversal to Manchester United at home Monday.

Blues boss Frank Lampard could feel aggrieved at a series of VAR calls that went against his club, most notably United defender Harry Maguire avoiding a red card when his cleat caught striker Michy Batshuayi in the groin area after he had tumbled to the pitch. The bigger call, though, was an equaliser by Kurt Zouma being chalked off after video replays saw a foul on Cesar Azpilicueta.

The third call was a more straightforward one, with Olivier Giroud's late marker wiped off for offsides. Yet even with those calls against them, United were more clinical in their finishing as both Anthony Martial and Maguire scored on either side of halftime on a pair of headers.

"After two months not playing, I felt very good on the pitch with a lot of energy and determination," said Giroud to Chelsea's official website after his first league minutes since Nov. 30. 'I scored a nice goal from a nice cross and I just tried to stay behind [Harry] Maguire but I was half a foot offside.

"It's very frustrating because it could have changed the game but obviously we made two mistakes on two goals and we need to improve on that."

Giroud likely will be in a reserve role again as first-choice striker Tammy Abraham should be available after being held out Monday to continue recovering from a niggling ankle injury. Also unsettled for a third straight match for Lampard is his goalkeeper.

He gave Willy Caballero a second consecutive start between the sticks, and the Argentina international again failed to distinguish himself by conceding twice for the second straight match. It also contributed to Chelsea's continued inconsistent form at home - the Pensioners have just 18 points from their 13 matches at Stamford Bridge, going 5-3-5.

While Abrham is set to return, Christian Pulisic is likely to miss an eighth straight contest with a muscle injury.

Chelsea are seeking their first league double over Spurs in 14 seasons, winning the reverse fixture 2-0 in December on a first-half brace by Willian. Stamford Bridge remains a house of horrors for Tottenham, whose lone win in 28 visits across all competitions in the Premier League era (1-9-18) was a 3-1 victory in April 2018.

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A White Supremacist Was Convicted Of Killing Two Men Who Stood Up To Him On A Portland Train

Ricky John Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche were stabbed to death after they stood up for two teen girls who were being harassed by the white supremacist.


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Lena Waithe Will Be Voicing Pixar's First Openly LGBTQ Character In "Onward"

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Παρασκευή, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Trump Criticized The Oscars For Awarding "Parasite" Best Picture Because It's A South Korean Movie

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Rosario Dawson Denied Going On A Date With Questlove, And I'm Cringing At Their Awkward Exchange

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Oregon Junior Forward Satou Sabally to Enter WNBA Draft After Season

February 21, 2020 at 02:42AM

She announced her plans on social media Thursday, writing that she’s had the best three years of her life at Oregon.

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon forward Satou Sabally says she plans to enter the 2020 WNBA draft and forgo her senior season with the Ducks.

She announced her plans on social media Thursday, writing that she’s had the best three years of her life at Oregon.

“Our program is special. I look forward to always supporting it, and I will continue to give everything I can this season to help our team accomplish our goals,” she wrote.

Sabally is averaging 16 points and 7.4 rebounds for the No. 3 Ducks (24-2). She has a career-high seven double-doubles.

Sabally will participate in Senior Day on March 1 at home against Washington. Oregon will also lose seniors Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard and Minyon Moore following this season.

Sabally expects to graduate this summer with a degree in general social sciences with a focus on crime law and society.

A native of Berlin, Sabally also plays for the German national team.

Jets, Senators to meet after DeMelo trade

February 21, 2020 at 02:30AM

Dylan DeMelo doesn't have to go far to join his new team.

He just has to walk across the hall.

DeMelo, a 26-year-old defenseman, was traded by the Ottawa Senators to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. The Jets just happen to be playing the Senators in Ottawa on Thursday.

Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff was intentionally shopping for a blueliner, six days before the Feb. 24 trade deadline.

"The hard part about trying to acquire a defenseman is someone has to be willing to give him up," Cheveldayoff told reporters. "Teams certainly aren't that welcome to give up a defenseman during the year. The market starts to loosen as you get closer to a deadline."

Cheveldayoff gave up a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to get DeMelo, who has 10 assists in 49 games with the Senators this season.

DeMelo was originally drafted in the sixth round (179th overall) by the San Jose Sharks in 2011. He was traded to Ottawa in September of 2018 along with Chris Tierney, Josh Norris, Rudolfs Balcers and conditional draft picks for two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson.

That's when he grabbed Cheveldayoff's attention.

"He went to a team that you knew he was going to get an increased role. He's someone that you watch from a distance to see how he's going to handle that role," Cheveldayoff said. "We've really liked his progression over the course of time to what he's become, his growth as a player and his development, over those years."

Cheveldayoff said the Jets needed a right-shot, right-side defender, and DeMelo filled the bill.

"That did factor into our equation as well," he said. "As with anything here, we've talked about it, it's about a fit. We felt this is the fit we wanted to jump on."

DeMelo is in the final season of a two-year, $1.8 million contract and is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Following the trade, he said he likes the potential he sees in the Jets, who trounced the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 at home on Wednesday.

He tweeted: "I'm very excited to join NHLJets. Looking forward to the playoff push and excited to meet my new teammates and to play in front of the great fans of Winnipeg!"

He said the Winnipeg barn is a tough place to play for road teams.

"It's loud, it's rowdy, the fans are very passionate," the London, Ontario, native said. "I think the team itself plays hard and it plays fast. Every time I play Winnipeg, it's always a team that I've been impressed with.

"Top to bottom, it's a very strong team, very well coached."

The Senators didn't skip a beat without DeMelo in the lineup. They are a good bet to miss the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs but they're enjoying a little surge at 3-1-0 in their last four games.

They won their second consecutive Tuesday, beating the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 with four goals in a 3:29 span in the first period.

"We're certainly not going to be as good without (DeMelo)," Senators coach D.J. Smith said. "He's a very smart, underrated player. I think that's why Winnipeg goes and picks him up. He's going to help them. He's calm under pressure."

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This Democrat Tried To Oust A Republican from Congress. She Blames Mike Bloomberg For Her Loss.

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India Is In The Middle Of A Coronavirus YouTube Frenzy, And It’s Going To Get People Killed

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Πέμπτη, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Julian Smith: Boris Johnson approved Stormont agreement

Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.

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Tony Blair: Labour needs 'head-to-toe renewal'

The ex-prime minister will urge Labour leadership candidates to adopt a new "radical" politics.

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Syria civil war: How a father helps his daughter cope with life in a warzone

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"Bachelor" Peter Weber Talked About His Reaction To "Champagne-Gate" And Other Burning Questions

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Report: NFL Postseason Could Expand to 14 Teams in New CBA

February 20, 2020 at 02:11AM

The NFL postseason might be expanding as soon as next year.

The NFL postseason might be expanding as soon as next season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL and the NFLPA's current new collective bargaining agreement proposal would boost the sport's postseason from six teams per conference to seven. In addition, only one team from each conference would receive a first-round bye, according to Schefter, as opposed to two.

The new CBA, per Schefter, could be completed "sometime in the next week" and the postseason format changes would take effect in the 2020 season.

"That's been agreed to for a long time," one source familiar with the CBA talks told ESPN. "There wasn't a lot of disagreement to that issue."

The sides are reportedly still trying to figure out a number of issues, including the length of the regular season schedule. Schefter reports that the parties have not yet agreed on a 17-game campaign and that it wouldn't take effect until 2021 at the earliest.

A 17-game season would possibly be accompanied by fewer preseason games. Clark Hunt, chairman of the Kansas City Chiefs, said in mid-November that reducing the preseason is something “everybody would be in favor of.”

"If you replaced a game, perhaps two, with one regular-season game it would give you an odd number of games with 17," Hunt said. "One thought is you could play at least some of those games at a neutral site and obviously internationally would be one way to do that.”

The 10-year CBA agreement between the league and the union runs through the 2020 season and the two parties have been negotiating to try and avoid a work stoppage.

Report: Steve Cohen Not Giving Up on Buying Mets

February 20, 2020 at 02:07AM

Could Steve Cohen eventually buy the Mets?

Billionaire Steve Cohen reportedly still wants to buy the Mets. 

Despite news in early February that his deal to acquire a majority stake in the franchise fell through, 

the New York Post reported Wednesday that Cohen has not "given up on buying the Mets." In addition to owning the Mets, Cohen also reportedly  wants the franchise's majority stake in cable network SNY if he were to bid close to the Wilpons' $3 billion valuation of the club.

Earlier this month, Cohen addressed reports that his attempt to buy a majority stake in the team collapsed, saying he "gave it my best shot."

At the time, the Mets ownership group released a statement on the attempted deal. "The transaction between Sterling and Steve Cohen was a highly complicated one," the statement read. "Despite the efforts of the parties over the past several months, it became apparent that the transaction as contemplated would have been too difficult to execute."

The Wilpons own 65% of the SNY, the cable network that broadcasts the majority of the team's games. Banking sources told The Post the network is valued between $850 million-$1 billion, with gross earnings near $150 million annually.

"Cohen wants SNY, and he wants it at fair value,” one banker familiar with the deal told the New York paper. “The team loses $50 million a year in a good year, so he wants SNY’s revenue, and he might pay a small premium to never have to deal with Fred and Jeff [Wilpon] ever again.”

Among other prospective buyers who have surfaced in recent weeks is former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez was reportedly "kicking the tires" on the idea of bidding in an upcoming auction for the Mets.

Last month, it was announced that Fred and Jeff Wilpon were looking to sell a majority of the team, which they have controlled since 2002, through holding company Sterling Partners. Bloomberg reported that Cohen was looking to acquire up to 80% of the team.

Cohen has been a Mets minority owner since 2012. The Wilpons have owned a majority stake since 1986 and bought the remaining 50% in 2002.

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Τετάρτη, 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Ο θάνατος της δημοσιογραφίας - In.gr

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Rob Manfred Says Astros' Trash Can Banging Occurred During 2017 Postseason

February 19, 2020 at 02:09AM

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred continued addressing the Astros' sign-stealing scheme Tuesday.

Speaking at his annual Spring Training press conference in Arizona, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed to reporters that the Astros utilized their trash can banging system during the 2017 postseason. 

"Garbage can signaling went on during the 2017 postseason," Manfred said, clarifying a point that wasn't explicitly clear in the original Jan. 13 report. "There was conflicting evidence on that point. In an investigation you often have conflicting evidence and it was my view that the more credible evidence was that they continued to use this scheme in the postseason."

When asked by Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein what that "more credible evidence" was, Manfred responded: "Yeah, it was statements from players."

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Los Angeles Times' Jorge Castillo notes that some Astros players have previously refuted that they used the trash can scheme in the postseason.

When employing the method, opponent pitches were relayed to batters by a teammate or teammates banging on a trash can in the dugout, using a center field video camera to steal signs in real time. The Astros won the World Series that year and defeated the Yankees in seven games in the ALCS—winning all four ALCS games played in Houston.

Manfred also made clear Tuesday that he guaranteed player immunity in cooperating with his initial investigation and apologized for calling the World Series trophy "a piece of metal" in a recent interview with ESPN. 

The commissioner has addressed the scandal multiple times in recent days. On Sunday, Manfred addressed reporters at his annual preseason Florida press conference, noting, among other details, that Astros players were "equally consistent" in their denials of using buzzers in 2019. 

Manfred also previously stated MLB did consider stripping Houston of its 2017 World Series title as part of its punishment, but eventually decided against it, citing a lack of precedent and that spectators will always know something was different about the 2017 Astros team.

In the aforementioned interview with ESPN, he said that the Astros' recent apology for the scandal was "not successful."

Manfred reiterated there will likely be changes about in-game video usage by the start of the regular season. He previously told Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci that he has considered making video rooms unavailable to teams once games start. The only monitor available to a team could be a replay screen with an MLB security official standing next to it. He alluded to similar changes Sunday.

The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that MLB and MLBPA are "not said to be far apart" in a new agreement that would help prevent electronic sign stealing, but that it’s unclear how quickly a deal will be struck.

The wave of questions Sunday largely stemmed back from Manfred's Jan. 13 nine-page report detailing how Houston cheated during the 2017–18 regular seasons and postseasons. Manfred suspended Astros manager AJ Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow through the 2020 World Series, but team owner Jim Crane subsequently fired them.

In the wake of the scandal, the Red Sox and Mets later parted ways with managers Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán after both men were named in MLB's report. Cora served as the Astros' bench coach in 2017, while Beltrán was a member of the World Series-winning roster.

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Τρίτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Άνδρος: «Έπιασε στιγμιαίο μπουρίνι», λέει ο κωπηλάτης που διασώθηκε και αντιμετωπίζει πρόστιμο - LiFO

Άνδρος: «Έπιασε στιγμιαίο μπουρίνι», λέει ο κωπηλάτης που διασώθηκε και αντιμετωπίζει πρόστιμο  LiFOΠροβολή πλήρους κάλυψης στην εφαρμογή Ειδήσεις Google

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Δευτέρα, 17 Φεβρουαρίου 2020

Brit Awards: 10 memorable moments ahead of 40th ceremony

Starring Jarvis Cocker, Stormzy, Adele, John Prescott and current host Jack Whitehall.

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Manchester United-Chelsea Preview

February 17, 2020 at 02:00AM

Chelsea's bid for a Champions League spot for next season looks to have one significant less hurdle. For Manchester United, there is suddenly a path to join them.

The two Premier League evergreens collide Monday night at Stamford Bridge coming off their midseason break looking to kick on for the stretch drive.

Both clubs have the chance to be the beneficiaries of UEFA's staggering decision to hand Manchester City a two-year ban from European competition on Friday. While that penalty will be appealed by the current two-time champions, it benefits Chelsea (12-5-8) more than Manchester United (9-8-8) in the short term.

The Pensioners are currently fourth in the table, nine points adrift of third-place Leicester City but also 10 back of Manchester City. Moving into a provisional third for Champions League play with the ban creates a greater margin for error for Frank Lampard's side, who host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Feb. 25.

The morale boost could be needed given Chelsea entered their break in a state of flux. Lampard turned to Willy Caballero between the sticks a fortnight ago in their 2-2 draw at Leicester City, and that performance may have been enough to restore Kepa Arrizabalaga to the No. 1 status.

"The reaction from Kepa has been good as I'd expect, training hard, head down," Lampard told Chelsea's official website. "I haven't had lots of conversations with him this week and it'll be a decision for me to make. I've decided but you'll have to wait to find out."It doesn't matter how you came to the club, what age you are, what part of your career you're at. If it did, then I'd have to pick the whole team on how much they cost and it can't be that way. All the players know that. It's all about how you train every day and how you play on match day. I have to have that competition within the squad."

Chelsea also conducted some transfer business ahead of next season, agreeing to terms with Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech to bring him to London in the summer. The Morocco international has eight goals in 27 matches across all competitions for his Dutch club and 14 in 32 international appearances. In the short term, however, Ziyech will not be able to fill Christian Pulisic's spot as the American is closer to coming back from an adductor injury but not expected to be available in this match.

For Manchester United, the ban given to their eternal rivals throws them into what would currently be a seven-team scrap for the fourth Champions League spot. Despite being in ninth place, the Red Devils are just four back of Sheffield United for fifth in the table. A win and favourable results could vault them into sixth, but this match starts a challenging week in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team face Belgian side Club Brugge in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie and are home to Watford on Sunday.

"Yeah a win gives us a three-point gap and, of course, that's what we've got to aim for," Solskjaer said at Friday's news conference after the team returned from warm-weather training in Marbella. "We've played them twice already this season and done well, but Chelsea are a good team. They are at home, but we're going to go there to try to win the game.

"We've got to, to give us more belief and more hope and give us confidence that we can kick on, because we need to kick on."

United continue to be without injured first-choice striker Marcus Rashford, an absence that looms large considering he had a brace in the season-opening 4-0 victory that spoiled Lampard's coaching debut with Chelsea and another two-goal effort in United's 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge in October in the Carabao Cup.

To address the lack of personnel in attack, United signed Odion Ighalo on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. He had 10 goals in 17 matches in the Chinese Super League, part of a productive spell in which he totaled 46 goals in 72 matches over two-plus seasons there after totaling 33 in 82 matches for Watford from 2014-17.

Solskjaer was coy about whether the Nigeria international would feature in this match, but is counting on Ighalo to ease the burden on youngsters Mason Greenwood, Daniel James, and Anthony Martial.

"The club has always been very good and, in Odion, we get a proper man, a great lad and a good goalscorer," the United boss told Sky Sports. "Not only was he top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations but I know him from way back when he was in Norway 10-12 years ago. His career has developed and he gives us a different option up front.

"I'm delighted that he wanted to come for a few months on loan, from now until the end of the season. For us, it's great to have him around and I know he's such a Manchester United fan, he will give absolutely everything - on and off the pitch."

United are 3-2-0 in their last five matches against Chelsea in all competitions and are looking for their first four-match unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge since going 3-2-0 from 1994-98.

Postponed Blues-Ducks Game Rescheduled for March 11

February 17, 2020 at 01:46AM

Last Tuesday's game was postponed after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks’ postponed game against the St. Louis Blues will be played on March 11.

The NHL

announced the new date Sunday for the game that was postponed after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period last Tuesday.

The game will begin with a 1-1 score, as it was at the time of the postponement. It will follow a full 60-minute format.

The league also moved up the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues’ game against Florida from March 10 to March 9.

The new schedule means the Ducks will have back-to-back home games on March 10 and 11, giving them four home games in six days overall.

Bouwmeester is still recovering after going into cardiac arrest. He had a Cardioverter Defibrillator implanted into his chest at UCI Medical Center in Orange County, where he has been hospitalized since the incident.