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Source: Common Domain

Baseball Wants Kyler Murray. But He Wants Football.

Today 06:59 GMT

When the Oakland Athletics allowed Kyler Murray to delay his professional baseball career to play quarterback for Oklahoma last fall, the universal expectation was that the 2018 football season would be his last.

Baseball offers some financial benefits, but if Murray wants to ensure himself the highest earning floor, he should play football. Baker Mayfield, who preceded Murray as the Oklahoma quarterback and also won the Heisman, went No. 1 in the draft and got a $22 million signing bonus—and that doesn’t include the millions more he will earn in salary.

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Source: DW

Why bigger things could be ahead for David Wagner, Huddersfield Town's departing miracle man

Today 13:36 GMT

Despite Huddersfield's lowly league position, his stock has undoubtedly risen during his time in Yorkshire and he must surely feel ready for a shot at a bigger club, either in the Premier League or back home in Germany.

Despite their tribulations over the past calendar year – Huddersfield would have been relegated last season had their pre-Christmas form not been so good –  a day after the move was announced, Terriers Chairman Dean Hoyle was adamant the German had not been fired.

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Source: BBC

Harry Kane: Who will score the goals for Spurs with the striker out injured?

Today 13:35 GMT

Tottenham losing striker Harry Kane until at least early March with an ankle injury is "absolutely devastating" says former Spurs winger Chris Waddle.

The 25-year-old England captain was injured in Sunday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester United and Spurs say the player will return to training in early March. Kane, Spurs' top scorer this season, could miss up to 11 games, including the Champions League last-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund, the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea and crucial league games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Source: BBC

Petr Cech: Arsenal keeper to retire at the end of the season

Today 01:30 GMT

"For your consummate professionalism, for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with the Arsenal Foundation, we want to say - thank you Petr Cech," tweeted Arsenal. In a statement on their website, the club added: "Petr recently informed us of his decision.

The 36-year-old has emerged as a distinguished figure off the field, with his class and dignity making him a hugely respected individual by everyone inside the game.

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Source: Reuters

LPGA will play for record $70 million, but long way from parity

Today 10:50 GMT

(Reuters) - The LPGA season kicks off on Thursday for a season that will comprise 34 events and distribute some $70 million in prize money, a record amount for the circuit although it is still barely one-fifth on offer on the PGA Tour.

The LPGA season will conclude as usual with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida in November, where the purse has been doubled to $5 million and includes a women’s record $1.5 million to the winner.

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Source: The Guradian

DeMarcus Cousins was a luxury for the Warriors: now he may be a necessity

Today 01:30 GMT

In a matter of days, once DeMarcus Cousins returns from the achilles injury that has sidelined him all season, the Golden State Warriors will have the capacity to start an all-All Star lineup, the first time that has happened since last February, during the actual All Star game.

Despite lousy shooting seasons so far from Thompson and Green, the Warriors are still the NBA’s top offense and, at least when Green is on the floor, the league’s top defense.

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Source: Common Domain

Vail Shows Slippery Slope for Businesses Catering to Wealthy

Monday 18:10 GMT

On Friday Vail said that visits to its ski areas were “much lower than anticipated” in the preholiday period, sending its already battered shares down 12.6%.

Vail said it believed the weakness reflected people’s concerns, after poor starts to the previous two seasons, that ski conditions would be worse than they turned out to be. With a solid economy and strong job growth putting more money in Americans’ pockets, shouldn’t more people be hitting the slopes?

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Source: Global News

Michael Weatherly says ‘Bull’ has changed: it’s a ‘lens on society’

Tuesday 12:39 GMT

Global News: Jason Bull has changed physically — would you say that his physicality is representative of where the character is at?

In Season 2, we see what happens to a guy like Bull, or to a society writ large, when you are too siloed and too compartmentalized.

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Source: Common Domain

Australian Open Kicks Off a Season of Change

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

At the start of each season, the tennis world asks whether this will be the year when the grip of the game’s Big Four champions—Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray—is finally broken.

Earlier this month, he withdrew from the warm-up event in Brisbane with a small strain in his left thigh, but there’s no sign, yet, that he will have to skip the Australian Open. Nadal hasn’t played since an injury forced him out of the U.S. Open, and he had ankle surgery last fall.

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Source: Common Domain

NFL’s Final Four: Two Generational Showdowns

Tuesday 09:54 GMT

Such a performance presented a startling reality: The NFL’s most potent offense may be on display in the AFC Championship—and it may not belong to the Chiefs.

The quickest and most exhilarating way to grasp everything that is the present and future of the NFL is by plopping on a couch, turning on the Kansas City Chiefs, and then rewinding and watching the Kansas City Chiefs again.

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Source: Common Domain

The Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Exorcism

Tuesday 12:39 GMT

Something transformational happened to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, and this change was crucial—so important that it overshadows all the demons they purged with their playoff win.

The team’s glaring flaw became a glittering strength in the divisional round, as the Chiefs shut down Andrew Luck and the Colts offense

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Source: The Guradian

The Sopranos at 20: how the hit show changed the gangster genre

Tuesday 06:59 GMT

Both focus on a made guy dealing with internal turmoil by going to consult a shrink at the possible cost of his alpha-dog standing within the capital-F Family, and both wedded humor with the ambient menace of the gangster genre.

Two brief months separate the series premiere of The Sopranos on 10 January 1999 and the theatrical release of Analyze This on 5 March of the same year. So striking are the similarities between them that unwitting present-day viewers would be forgiven for assuming one influenced the other.

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Source: Fox News

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Monday 06:03 GMT

The high-flying Los Angeles Rams kept the ball firmly on the ground, and they ran straight past the Dallas Cowboys for a breakthrough playoff victory.

C.J. Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley ran for 115 more yards and another TD in the Rams' first postseason win in 14 years, 30-22 over the Cowboys in the divisional round Saturday night. From the opening drive until the final first down, Gurley and Anderson methodically punished the Cowboys' normally sturdy run defense and sent the second-seeded Rams (14-3) to the NFC championship game for the first time in 17 years.

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Source: The Week

True Detective season 3 paints a refreshingly real picture of masculinity

Tuesday 11:46 GMT

The first season of True Detective, which debuted in early 2014, arrived at the epoch of Peak Antihero TV —that spot in the mid-aughts when the antics of bad, broken men like Don Draper, Walter White, Vic Mackey, Nucky Thompson, and Dexter Morgan (among so many others) supposedly spoke to our national Id; dissected the tropes of old-world, man's-man masculinity by glorifying them to an absurd degree; and attained, through their maladjustments, a prophetic ability to see the whole truth, the real truth, about our dark and pathetic world.

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Source: The Guradian

Liverpool are mature but ‘not the Harlem Globetrotters’, says Klopp

Monday 12:40 GMT

Jürgen Klopp praised his players for producing their “most mature performance of the season” to return Liverpool to winning ways after back-to-back defeats.

Brighton’s manager, Chris Hughton, said that he, unlike the home fans, had no grievance with the referee over the penalty awarded to Liverpool – for a clear foul by Pascal Gross on Salah – and said he makes Liverpool favourites to win the title.


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