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Sport San Francisco Police Seek Raider Aldon Smith After Domestic Incident
Author: 0 San Francisco Police Seek Raider Aldon Smith After Domestic Incident

Former Oakland Raiders EDGE man Aldon Smith has found himself in the headlines once again for the wrong reasons following a domestic violence incident that occurred over the weekend. Smith came into the league as a first-round pick out of the University of Missouri in 2011, drafted by the 49ers. He was sentenced to 20 days in jail after pleading no-contest to a hit-and-run charge from an incident on August 6, 2015, for which he was charged with driving under the influence for the third ...

Sport One-Handed Prospect Impresses At NFL Combine
Author: 0 One-Handed Prospect Impresses At NFL Combine

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler seems to think Griffin may be in play to be selected in the top-100 , which would be incredible for a prospect who wasn't initially invited to the combine. "We're going to see how it goes [Sunday] and how I'm feeling after linebacker drills, see if I can take a break and come back and do DB drills or do DB drills at pro day".

Sport Yup, Kobe Bryant Is Now an Oscar Winner
Author: 0 Yup, Kobe Bryant Is Now an Oscar Winner

Bryant collaborated with producer Gary Keane and legendary film score composer John Williams to make the five minute short based on the essay he wrote when he announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association. Former NBA Laker Kobe Bryant is now an Oscar victor. "Growing up as a kid, I dreamed of winning championships and working really hard to make that dream come true, but then to have something like this seemingly come out of left field", he added.

Sport VAR technology to be used at Russia World Cup after lawmakers' vote
Author: 0 VAR technology to be used at Russia World Cup after lawmakers' vote

Football lawmakers have approved the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) on a permanent basis, following a two-year trial period. "The decision on the World Cup in Russian Federation on VAR will be taken at the next Council meeting in Colombia on 16 March", said President Infantino, though he confirmed that he was "very positive about VAR".

Sport NASCAR drivers studying Vegas to prepare for playoff return
Author: 0 NASCAR drivers studying Vegas to prepare for playoff return

Ryan Blaney , the pole-sitter for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup series race, came in fourth ahead of Elliott Sadler in fifth. "There is definitely some added importance to this race with (Las Vegas) being in the playoffs", said Kyle Larson , who excelled in practice this week at the track where he finished second to eventual Cup champion Martin Truex Jr .

Sport Sharma maintains his lead in Mexico City event
Author: 0 Sharma maintains his lead in Mexico City event

But England's Tyrrell Hatton also reached 16 under thanks to birdies on the 12th and 14th and an eagle of his own on the 15th, while playing partner Mickelson birdied the 15th and 16th to make it a three-way tie. Sharma was outside the world's top 450 when he won the Joburg Open in December, and he followed that up with victory in Malaysia last month. "I'm definitely disappointed", he said.

Sport Rose Dream Big At $10m WGC-Mexico Championship
Author: 0 Rose Dream Big At $10m WGC-Mexico Championship

In case you missed the Mickelson magical mystery tour in Mexico previous year - or you just want to see them again (you should) - the PGA Tour has put together a wildly entertaining compilation of some of his best escapes from the week. Starting his day from the 10th tee, Sharma birdied 11 and 12 from 13 and two feet respectively before rolling in a tricky 15-footer for his third birdie on 18.

Sport UFC 222 Betting Preview: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya Odds, Trends, Card Analysis
Author: 0 UFC 222 Betting Preview: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya Odds, Trends, Card Analysis

Cris "Cyborg" Justino (19-1, 1 no-contest) has had little competition since joining the UFC almost two years ago, and the betting odds in her bouts certainly back that up. While many don't feel she will walk out of Las Vegas with the gold, Kunitskaya feels confident she'll leave "Sin City" as the first Russian woman to capture a UFC championship.

Sport Zlatan Ibrahimovic Considering Sweden National Team Return for 2018 World Cup
Author: 0 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Considering Sweden National Team Return for 2018 World Cup

The Manchester United striker retired from worldwide football in 2016 after Euro 2016, finishing with 62 goals in 116 games for his country. Swedish soccer federation secretary general Hakan Sjostrand told the Aftonbladet newspaper that Ibrahimovic's possible return would be a matter between the player and coach Janne Andersson.

Sport The Proteas believe they have found a weakness in Smith's armour
Author: 0 The Proteas believe they have found a weakness in Smith's armour

Australia's vice-captain David Warner revealed a heart-to-heart conversation with his embattled opening partner Cameron Bancroft after the younger man's swift dismissal on the first morning of the Durban Test match, in a manner that suggested a mind working overtime to find answers to the vexing questions posed at global level.

Sport Dana White Has Positive Update On Brock Lesnar's UFC Return
Author: 0 Dana White Has Positive Update On Brock Lesnar's UFC Return

Of course, it could also be some out of the box worked storyline attempting to finally get Roman Reigns back over the hump with the vocal fan base that rejects him, as well. That doesn't mean Lesnar won't at least flirt with the idea of going back to the UFC . What followed was the eternal WWE debate, was this a shoot or a work? A little more than a year ago, Lesnar told the UFC he was retiring from MMA again.

Sport Japan: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Unveiled
Author: 0 Japan: Tokyo 2020 Olympics Mascot Unveiled

The Tokyo 2020 mascots , whose names will be decided by the same selection panel, will take the torch from their cuddly Pyeongchang Winter Games counterparts Soohorang, a white tiger, and Bandabi, a black bear. A total of 6.5 million Japanese children - from schools in the country and overseas - cast their vote between December 11 and February 22 and then the unveiling happened.

Sport Purple reign! Scotland stun England in Six Nations boilover
Author: 0 Purple reign! Scotland stun England in Six Nations boilover

Harlequins tighthead Kyle Sinckler, who withdrew from the pre-Six Nations camp with a hamstring strain, has also been recalled to provide competition for Exeter's Harry Williams, who has been the replacement tighthead in all three matches for England so far behind established starter Dan Cole.

Sport Cain Velasquez teases WWE match with Brock Lesnar
Author: 0 Cain Velasquez teases WWE match with Brock Lesnar

If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in WWE, he will fight in WWE. UFC president Dana White has sparked fresh rumours about another return for former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar by posting a photo of the pair to social media. The result , though, was overturned to a no-contest after Lesnar failed a drug test. One man who doesn't think Lesnar should be allowed to fight again is Hunt, who recently told Submission Radio: "He shouldn't be fighting, he's just a cheater".

Sport Jaguars Stick with Bortles, Sign to Three-Year Extension
Author: 0 Jaguars Stick with Bortles, Sign to Three-Year Extension

JACKSONVILLE, Fla . - Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said he's on track with his rehab from right wrist surgery and expects to be cleared with no restrictions in early March. It's a dream come true to be able to sign a second contract by the team that drafted me. He also lost top target Allen Robinson on the opening series of the season opener.

Sport Ledecka doubles up with historical PGS gold
Author: 0 Ledecka doubles up with historical PGS gold

She nabbed the second half of an unheard-of Olympic double by winning gold in snowboarding's parallel giant slalom Saturday, only seven days after doing the same in skiing's Alpine super-G. She didn't take off her goggles at the post-race press conference because, she said, she "wasn't prepared to be at the ceremony and I don't have makeup on".

Sport FBI Recorded Arizona Coach Allegedly Discussing $100K Payment For Deandre Ayton
Author: 0 FBI Recorded Arizona Coach Allegedly Discussing $100K Payment For Deandre Ayton

An FBI wiretap reportedly caught Miller discussing the payment for Ayton - a highly coveted recruit in the 2017 class - with associates from Andy Miller's ASM Sports agency, according to an ESPN report . USC 74, Utah 58 - At Salt Lake City, Chimezie Metu, despite being listed in documents produced by the FBI investigation into college basketball corruption, played and scored 14 points to lead Southern California over Utah.

Sport Woods Tackles PGA National with Masters on His Mind
Author: 0 Woods Tackles PGA National with Masters on His Mind

Winds altered the trajectory of shots in the air and putts for much of the field at the PGA National Golf Club. For the first time in these three days, Woods actually seemed to be shooting a worse score than the way he was playing. At four over par and the cut expected to be around five over, McIlroy could easily have let the round slip but instead he got his head down and ground it out.

Sport Eugenie Bouchard wins lawsuit against US Tennis Association
Author: 0 Eugenie Bouchard wins lawsuit against US Tennis Association

Open. The USTA countered that it was Bouchard's responsibility to be aware that the locker room was being cleaned at 11 p.m. when her fall occurred. She was seeking damages for her physical and emotional suffering as well as lost earnings both on and off the court after not playing a complete match for the remainder of 2015.

Sport 49ers were interested in Marcus Peters before he was traded to Rams
Author: 0 49ers were interested in Marcus Peters before he was traded to Rams

Peters is entering his fourth year in the league, made the Pro Bowl twice and was named All Pro once. In one move, the Rams changed the entire complexion of their to-do list. Eventually, the Rams will probably want a long-term contract with the cornerback, but it buys the team time to get other important pieces locked down first.

Sport Charlie Nicholas predicts victor between Celtic and Zenit
Author: 0 Charlie Nicholas predicts victor between Celtic and Zenit

We've been playing different formations and styles against top quality teams. "If we manage to do that, I think we can eliminate them". "In all our qualification games we have played since I have been at Celtic, whether you are home or away, it's important to retain the emotion of the game".

Sport Liverpool v West Ham on Premier League Live
Author: 0 Liverpool v West Ham on Premier League Live

So click through the slides below and read about five reasons why Liverpool will humble West Ham on Saturday. Liverpool have won their last two Premier League matches against West Ham, 4-0 in May 2017 and 4-1 in November 2017 - they haven't scored 4+ goals in three consecutive PL games versus a single opponent since doing so versus Norwich between 2012 and 2013.

Author: 0 Scuderia Ferrari Launch their SF71H in Maranello Presentation

The major sponsor of the team, Spanish bank Santander , no longer is on the auto, making the new Ferrari very red in its livery. Ferrari has unveiled its 2018 Formula One vehicle - the SF71-H - at an event at its headquarters in Maranello .

Sport United States skiers make history at Olympics with cross-country gold
Author: 0 United States skiers make history at Olympics with cross-country gold

Americans Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall, the only mom athlete on Team USA, made history on Wednesday by winning gold in the women's team sprint cross-country event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Diggins came to PyeongChang peaking at the right time. The race paired Diggins, who has won more world championship medals than any US cross-country skier in history, with Randall, the veteran whose success made the Americans contenders after years of futility.

Sport Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal
Author: 0 Lawmakers to question Oxfam on handling of abuse scandal

Stephen Twigg, chair of the global aid committee hearing the testimony Tuesday, was blunt in his assessment. Allegations of sexual misconduct have shaken the aid sector, with Haiti's president calling for investigations of other groups. While the report confirms Oxfam's previous statements that allegations of workers having sex with minors weren't substantiated, it goes on to say that "it can not be ruled out that any of the prostitutes were under-aged".

Sport Utah rookie Mitchell soars to Slam Dunk crown
Author: 0 Utah rookie Mitchell soars to Slam Dunk crown

The Skills Challenge is the third event bettors can wager on during All-Star Saturday Night, and a big man has won it each of the previous two years. Following his first flawless 50-point alley-oop dunk with one hand, Mitchell's final and winning dunk saw him break out into a Vince Carter Raptors jersey to complete his replication of the "It's over" pose used by Carter in 2000.

Sport MLB Sets New Rules To Speed Up The Game
Author: 0 MLB Sets New Rules To Speed Up The Game

Major League Baseball announced Monday that teams will be limited to six mound visits without a pitching change per nine innings. Shorter commercial breaks are a-okay with me and I assume everyone else as well. The rule remains unchanged during the regular season, and a pitcher must be removed after two visits in the same inning. Trips will not count against the limit following an offensive substitution, to check on potential injuries or to clean spikes on wet fields.

Sport Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case
Author: 0 Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky subject of anti-doping case

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has lauded Russia's participation at the Winter Games, saying it has "made our Olympics better". "It raises a lot of questions", Svishchev said. "Of course we very much hope it was some kind of mistake", Russian curler Viktoria Moiseeva said, adding the team believed Krushelnitsky was innocent.

Sport JD Martinez Signs with Boston Red Sox
Author: 0 JD Martinez Signs with Boston Red Sox

And it comes courtesy of the Boston Red Sox . Earlier reports had Boston offering the prized free agent five years and around $100 million. They would finish 10th in runs scored, but 26th in team slugging percentage. Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances past year. Martinez's agent Scott Boras just negotiated a reported eight-year deal for Eric Hosmer with the Padres and apparently has worked another long-term lucrative deal for a client.

Sport Canada's loss to Czech Republic a tale of missed opportunities
Author: 0 Canada's loss to Czech Republic a tale of missed opportunities

The Canadians came into the tournament as the second favourite, but are probably No. 1 now that the Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation opened the competition with a stunning 3-2 loss to Slovakia. Rene Bourque also scored on the power play while Dominik Kubalik and Jordan replied for the Czech Republic, which was outshot 33-20 through the first 65 minutes.

Sport Chelsea puzzled over Morata injury
Author: 0 Chelsea puzzled over Morata injury

If you ask me if [he will be out] one day, one month, the rest of the season I don't know. "He's a fantastic player and he'll score a lot of goals for us, I'm sure". "For this reason, I'm a bit anxious". Eden Hazard has dropped a major hint about moving to Real Madrid . "I have to respect Chelsea who have made a great effort for me", Morata told Espacio Reservado .

Sport Olympics: Women's slalom delayed because of high winds
Author: 0 Olympics: Women's slalom delayed because of high winds

American star Mikaela Shiffrin is poised to become the first alpine skier to successfully defend an Olympic slalom title. Gusting winds forced the International Ski Federation (FIS) into postponing a third race of the alpine programe after the men's downhill and women's giant slalom were also rescheduled.