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Larry Nassar complains to judge, says he can't handle victim impact statements

Larry Nassar complains to judge, says he can't handle victim impact statements

Even as [victim] Olivia Cowan wept about the toll on herself and her family, she had sharp criticism for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics , both of which gave Nassar access to the women and girls speaking this week. "Writing this mumbo jumbo doesn't help you sir", she said. "Perhaps you have figured it out by now, but little girls don't stay little forever". The public is only beginning to reckon with the scope and magnitude of Nassar's abuse. Read More

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Federer into 19th straight Open third round

Federer into 19th straight Open third round

I'm happy I played at nighttime. "So that's been a little disappointing". During the interview, Ferrell also asked the tennis player whether he eats wombat to stay fit. Ron Burgundy is back! As for his tip for men's and women's winners? Federer has made light work of his title defence until now, though the same can't be said of those most likely to prevent him winning a sixth crown Down Under. Read More

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Simona Halep thrashes Eugenie Bouchard to reach Australian Open third round

Simona Halep thrashes Eugenie Bouchard to reach Australian Open third round

Players at the Australian Open are finalizing preparations for the year's first major despite some uncharacteristic rain over the last few days. Former No. Maria Sharapova has advanced to the third round, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (4) as the temperatures began to rise at Melbourne Park. Wozniacki needed to come back from 5-1 down in the third set of her second-round match against Jana Felt. Read More

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US Navy To Charge Commanders Of Crashed Warship With Homicide

US Navy To Charge Commanders Of Crashed Warship With Homicide

The Navy will convene court-martial proceedings against five sailors relating to two deadly ship collisions a year ago, including the commanding officers of both vessels, a military spokesperson said Tuesday. Commanding officer Cmdr Alfredo J Sanchez was later sacked due to a "loss of confidence". Bryce Benson, was relieved of duty as were two other senior officers, Cmdr. Read More

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Leonard Fournette's Maybach Was Totaled in That Tuesday Car Crash

Leonard Fournette's Maybach Was Totaled in That Tuesday Car Crash

Fournette's Mercedes-Maybach 6 was struck on I-295 in Jacksonville on Tuesday, following the rookie's career-high three touchdowns in Sunday's 45-42 win over the Steelers to carry the Jaguars into the AFC Championship game. The team said the former LSU star's auto was rear-ended about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and that he was not hurt. Fournette said the woman apologized after the accident and there were no injuries. Read More

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David De Gea new contract, Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the move

David De Gea new contract, Henrikh Mkhitaryan on the move

He's done it before and he'll do it again. The situation was similar for Mourinho when he coached Real Madrid . "If he stays here he is a very good player that started the season very, very well and came a little bit down but last season did awesome things for us, helped us to win the Europa League, being one of the most important players". Read More

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Kubica misses as Williams sign Sirotkin

Kubica misses as Williams sign Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin replaces Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa , who retired at the end of a year ago. Kubica's remarkable F1 comeback kicked off in June of previous year when he drove a 2012 Renault in a private test with the French team. "It took a huge amount of work to get where I am", Sirotkin said. But with Renault securing Red Bull-backed Carlos Sainz for 2018, Kubica looked to Williams to keep his dream of a return alive and completed further tests in a 2014 vehicle and a 2017 auto at ... Read More

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ECB statement on Ben Stokes' England availability

ECB statement on Ben Stokes' England availability

England are now playing Australia in a one-day series following their 4-0 Ashes loss, Eoin Morgan's side running out emphatic winners in last weekend's opening 50-over match in Melbourne. Ben Stokes will be considered for England selection immediately and he is expected to join the team for the T20 games in New Zealand next month, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced. Read More

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Theo Walcott thanks Arsenal after 12-year stay

Theo Walcott thanks Arsenal after 12-year stay

The 28-year-old worldwide made just 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and last started a Premier League game for the Gunners in April. " The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction ". "The manager ( Sam Allardyce ) is very hungry..." Arsenal face Crystal Palace on Saturday (3pm), while Everton take on West Brom at the same time. Read More

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Tom Brady limited in practice due to hand injury

Tom Brady limited in practice due to hand injury

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider, the Brady medical issue "doesn't sound like a major anything". Tom Brady has a new injury to deal with the week of the AFC championship . They don't have a quarterback on their practice squad. LaAdrian Waddle , who suffered a knee injury against the Titans , was spotted during practice, but he was riding a stationary bike as the rest of the team warmed up. Read More

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Spurs Announce Kawhi Leonard Will Be Out Indefinitely

Spurs Announce Kawhi Leonard Will Be Out Indefinitely

In addition to his ailing right quad, the 27-year old forward also sustained a partial tear in his left shoulder a week ago, though the decision to shut him down indefinitely stems exclusively from quad injury. In limited playing time, he is averaging 16.2 points per game. "But if we're going to err, we're going to do it on the side of health and being wise". Read More

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Steelers limited partners want Mike Tomlin fired

Steelers limited partners want Mike Tomlin fired

Click on the audio at the top of the page to hear more from Ben on the past season, his plans for the future and that of his teammates and if he'll be attending the Pro Bowl this year. Haley and Roethlisberger met this week and spoke fondly of their season together, Roethlisberger said. I'm a guy they can kind of look at. They need to develop someone, but there is time while they wait on Ben to wrap up his career. Read More

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Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar

Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar

Prosecutors say they expect around 90 people to give victim impact statements . Stephens, the first to speak, said Nassar repeatedly abused her from age 6 until age 12 during family visits to his home in Holt, near Lansing. "You convinced my parents that I was a liar", Stephens said. "It was mandatory to get "treatment" by Nassar". According to MI state Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis, 98 victims and family members of victims are scheduled to read impact statements over the ... Read More

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Man City keen to tie up Fred deal

Man City keen to tie up Fred deal

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred has reiterated his desire to join Manchester City after having been made aware of interest from the Premier League leaders . 6" position that Fernandinho , another Brazilian, occupies in place for the start of the summer, ideally before the World Cup commences in mid-June. Read More

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Koreas progress in talks despite North's threats

Koreas progress in talks despite North's threats

According to reports , Pyongyang is stating that the 12 North Korean employees were abducted by a spy from Seoul after they were tricked by their own manager. Outlets were also denounced for claiming that the goal of the high-level talks was to "evade sanctions on North Korea". South Korea says it doesn't plan to field a joint bobsled team with North Korea during next month's Winter Games in the South. Read More

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Potential Barcelona lineup against Real Sociedad

Potential Barcelona lineup against Real Sociedad

Paulinho pulled one back for Barcelona before halftime, but it was Luiz Suarez's second half curler that gave Ernesto Valverde's group the equalizer after the break. Suarez's first goal, in particular, was a thing of absolute beauty. He has now scored more free-kicks in La Liga over the last 25 years ahead of Roberto Carlos (16), Ronaldinho (15), Duda (13), Assunçao (12), Rivaldo (11) or Nihat (10). Read More

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Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in Hawaii after play-off victory

Patton Kizzire wins Sony Open in Hawaii after play-off victory

He also leads the FedExCup standings. I love trying to get better and putting myself in uncomfortable spots. "There's some nerves there, but I've learned to cope with them". Thomas had a wild start - bogey on No. 1, holing out from 175 yards for eagle on No. 2, another bogey on No. 3. Harman birdied the 12th hole, but then played himself out of contention with bogeys on two of his next four holes. Read More

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Newcastle must be more clinical, says Rafael Benitez after Swansea draw

Newcastle must be more clinical, says Rafael Benitez after Swansea draw

The table is so tight that had Newcastle followed up sub Joselu's equaliser eight minutes after Jordan Ayew had headed the visitors into the lead, with a second goal, they would have climbed into 11th place. Newcastle dominated the early exchanges as Swansea struggled to keep hold of the ball, Gayle testing Lukasz Fabianski in the fourth minute with a header that the Pole comfortably saved. Read More

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All systems go for Centurion test match

All systems go for Centurion test match

If we can have Vernon like that, it makes our bowling even more unsafe. I expect a good cricket wicket and hopefully, pace and bounce. Speaking in Pretoria on Thursday ahead of his first ever Test match at his home ground, Proteas opener Aiden Markram acknowledged that, historically, the Centurion wicket was always good to bat on. Read More

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Wenger plans to stay at Arsenal until 2019

Wenger plans to stay at Arsenal until 2019

The Chile worldwide is wanted by both Manchester City and Manchester United, but a bid has yet to be officially accepted by the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez would be a "major signing" for Manchester United, according to Andy Cole. Sanchez's contract at Arsenal expires at the end of the season, and Wenger has accepted the Chile global could leave in the January transfer window. Read More

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Status Orange: Foggy conditions to become more dense in Kilkenny tonight

Status Orange: Foggy conditions to become more dense in Kilkenny tonight

Dense fog in Offaly and around the midlands is set to make driving conditions on roads hazardous throughout Thursday. They said: "Heavy rainfall expected later Friday, overnight and into early Saturday with falls of 30 to 50mm expected". It will be mainly dry at first with a few bright spells in eastern areas, but rather cloudy overall , with patches of drizzle and mist scattered about. Read More

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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker heavyweight fight confirmed for March 31

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker heavyweight fight confirmed for March 31

Parker, who has won 18 of his 24 professional bouts inside the distance, is the natural next step for Joshua despite his underwhelming performance against the back-pedalling Fury, when he escaped with a majority decision.The 26-year-old claimed the WBO crown by beating Andy Ruiz Jr in Auckland in December 2016 and made a low-key defence against Razvan Cojanu before venturing out of the southern hemisphere for only the fourth time to face Fury. Read More

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Mets reach 1-year deal with free agent 1B Adrian Gonzalez

Mets reach 1-year deal with free agent 1B Adrian Gonzalez

After polishing off a six-year track with the Dodgers in 2017, Gonzalez was dealt to the Braves during a five-player swap in December. Smith batted.198 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 49 games down the stretch for NY in 2017. Bruce started 10 games at first last season, but likely will see most of his action next season in right field with 2017 All-Star Michael Conforto starting in center and Yoenis Cespedes playing left. Read More

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Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has turned down the Stoke City job

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has turned down the Stoke City job

On Friday it seemed that Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores was ready to fill the void left by Mark Hughes and take on the challenge of keeping Stoke - now 18th - in the division. O'Neill's decision in 2016 to delay by five months the signing of his new contract suggested the Derry man had a penchant for working to his pace but this latest prevarication always carried the threat of blowing up in the face of his employers. Read More

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Angelique Kerber Beats Ashleigh Barty To Win Sydney International

Angelique Kerber Beats Ashleigh Barty To Win Sydney International

Kerber, who began previous year as No 1 before finishing at No 22, continued her 2018 resurgence with a thumping 6-3, 6-1 win over Slovakia Dominika Cibulkova . And Barty herself appears set for a solid Melbourne Park crusade as she looks to improve on last year's third-round exit. "We have set up a flawless platform for me to work with this year to try and go deep in tournaments, whether it's in Australia or in Europe or in the States". Read More

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