England to name squads for Windies tour with Jason Roy in shake-up for Test call

Minor tweaks at most is the way England will undoubtedly go when they unveil their squad for the Test tour of the Windies at Lord’s on Monday. Joe Root’s men will head to the Caribbean in early 2019 fresh from their first overseas Test series win in almost three years following the 3-0 whitewash in Sri Lanka in November – […]

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Bell Tolls: Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald making his case for NFL MVP

A quick glance at items of interest as Week 14 rolls on …  Who’s hot: Aaron Donald. In this season of record-setting offensive fireworks in the NFL, it would be quite the irony if a defensive player somehow winds up as the league’s MVP. Sure, gunslinger QBs Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes are considered the frontrunners, and Todd Gurley is in […]

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Fantasy football deep sleepers: Lamar Jackson will be unleashed vs. Chiefs

It’s Week 14 of the fantasy football season. If you are looking for an unexpected roster replacement or an inexpensive starter for your daily fantasy lineup, here are players who could help. These deep sleepers are players flying under the radar whose matchups suggest they could have a big game in Week 14. Just remember, they are risky fantasy plays […]

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Woman who accused Kevin Olsen of rape breaks silence

The woman who accused former UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen of raping her last year is speaking out publicly for the first time, saying she needed to “start standing up” for herself after his acquittal. Karah Abbott, 25, sat down with the Charlotte Observer for a 90-minute interview detailing the months of self-doubt following the two-week trial that ended in […]

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The Ravens have a Lamar Jackson problem that’s bigger than Joe Flacco’s potential return

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – With each burst of acceleration, Lamar Jackson has carried the Baltimore Ravens back to relevancy since taking over as starting quarterback three games ago. The Ravens’ defense has certainly played its part, holding opponents to an average of 211 yards and 18 points a game. And Jackson’s heroics haven’t come without contributions from his offensive teammates. […]

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USA TODAY Sports’ Week 14 NFL picks: Will Bears rebound against Rams?

Week 14 of the NFL regular season has arrived, but USA TODAY Sports' cabal of NFL experts still sees things pretty much the same way. Of this week's 16 contests, only two — Jets at Bills and Lions at Cardinals (both should be truly epic affairs) — elicited a 3-2 split when it came to picking winners.  Jarrett Bell claims two of our […]

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Russian Olympic Committee appeals doping court ruling

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has appealed a Moscow court ruling which sought to overturn a doping disqualification against a Sochi 2014 double gold medallist. The Moscow City Court ruled last month that bobsledder Alexander Zubkov could keep his medals because a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision to uphold his disqualification wasn’t valid in Russia. That was widely […]

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John Heslin opts out of Westmeath for 2019

Westmeath must plan for 2019 without John Heslin, as the star forward is set to concentrate on his studies. The Westmeath Independent has reported that the St Loman’s club-man won’t be available to new manager Jack Cooney. Cooney, who worked as a selector under Rory Gallagher with Donegal, has been dealt the blow as he prepares his side for the […]

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WWE tag team great Dynamite Kid dies on 60th birthday

Wrestling legend Thomas Billington, known as “The Dynamite Kid,” has passed away on his 60th birthday. The exact cause of death is unknown, but the UK-born icon had been battling a number of health issues for years. New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Will Ospreay paid tribute to the icon on Twitter on Wednesday morning after learning of his death. Along […]

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