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Month: January 2018

Inside the Pistons’ Pursuit of Blake Griffin

Inside the Pistons’ Pursuit of Blake Griffin

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Quickly The Pistons landed Blake Griffin in a blackbuster deal after weeks of entertaining trades. The Crossover brings you inside their pursuit of the former All-Star. By Jake Fischer January 31, 2018 The Detroit Pistons were already deep in work researching Blake Griffin when news broke that Kemba Walker was potentially available for trade on Jan. 19. Detroit, long curious about opportunities to upgrade to the sti roster at point guard, mulled pursuing Walker and forming a potential UConn tandem with Andre Drummond. The Pistons stood in a p...
Newcastle Sign Leicester Striker Islam Slimani on Loan for the Remainder of the Season

Newcastle Sign Leicester Striker Islam Slimani on Loan for the Remainder of the Season

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: By 90Min January 31, 2018 Newcastle have signed Leicester City forward Islam Slimani on loan for the rest of the season. The Foxes brought the Algerian striker on board after winning the Premier League title in 2016 in an effort to defend their crown, but he has failed to inspire much confidence at the King Power Stadium and will hope to spark his career back to life now that he's at a new club. ...
Fanview: Why the Signing of Olivier Giroud Encapsulates the Chaos That Engulfs Chelsea’s Hierarchy

Fanview: Why the Signing of Olivier Giroud Encapsulates the Chaos That Engulfs Chelsea’s Hierarchy

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: By 90Min January 31, 2018 To appease or not to appease Antonio Conte. That has been the question. And it appears Chelsea''s hierarchy have, after weeks of hilarious content-driving speculation, eventually chosen the former... sort of. First of all, just to clarify, the signing of Olivier Giroud is a good one, made even better by its excellent value. The 31-year-old Frenchman is criminally underrated, and perfectly captures the essence of what the club were seeking; a large but skilled super-sub. The former Arsenal man is a significantly more grac...
Man City Goes 15 Points Clear Atop Premier League After Blanking West Brom

Man City Goes 15 Points Clear Atop Premier League After Blanking West Brom

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero scored in the 3-0 rout do, which dealt West Brom a big blow in its fight against relegation. By 90Min January 31, 2018 Despite West Bromwich Albion''s brave efforts to hold Manchester City off and produces a result at the Etihad Stadium, they eventually got outclassed and City came out convincing winners, moving 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League. During a dominant first half, Fernandinho finished through Ben Foster's legs following Kevin Bruyne''s beautiful through ball, with the Belgian showing ...
Bournemouth Striker Lewis Grabban Joins Championship Side Aston Villa on Loan

Bournemouth Striker Lewis Grabban Joins Championship Side Aston Villa on Loan

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: By 90Min January 31, 2018 AFC Bournemouth forward Lewis Grabban has made a loan switch to Championship side Aston Villa. The Cherries announced as much via their official website on Wednesday, notting that the 30-year-old will be back at the Vitality Stadium at the end of the season. 📝 Striker @grabbs22 've moved to @AVFCOfficial on loan for the remainder of the campaign.#afcb 🍒https://t.co/megNmsff9m— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) January 31, 2018
President Trump opts out of Super Bowl interview

President Trump opts out of Super Bowl interview

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From our friends at CNN Money: President Trump opts out of Super Bowl interview Timberlake returns to Super Bowl 2018 President Trump has decided not to participate in a Super Bowl Sunday interview this weekend. "He is not doing a Super Bowl interview," a White House official told CNN on condition of anonymity on Wednesday. Sources at NBC affirmed that their interview requests have been turned down. But Trump still has an open invitation, should he choose to change his mind, the sources said. NBC is televising the Super Bowl on Sunday. It is traditionally the highest-rated event of the year by far. A pre-Super Bowl interview with the president has become an American tradition in the past decade. When Fox televised the Super Bowl last year, Trump sat do...
How to See Mexico vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Live

How to See Mexico vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Live

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: How to See Mexico vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina. By Chris Chavez January 31, 2018 Mexico continues his preparations for the World Cup when it faces against Bosnia-Herzegovina in a friendly at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Wednesday night. The Tri will play a tough group for the competition of the summer in Russia, one with Germany, Sweden and South Korea, and will seek to take maximum advantage of making his point against a team bosnian second choice, which comes from a 0 -0 draw against the united States. The match falls outside of an inter...
Stoke 0-0 Watford: Both Sides Share Points in Heated Relegation Battle That Lacked Quality

Stoke 0-0 Watford: Both Sides Share Points in Heated Relegation Battle That Lacked Quality

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: By 90Min January 31, 2018 Stoke and Watford played out a goalless matches draw in an intriguing but volatile fixture as both sides failed to secure the vital three points. In a game that was littered with unnecessary arguments and off-the-ball fouls as the turbulent nature of the game never seemed to cease. ...
Tottenham Scores 11 Seconds in, Eases By Manchester United at Wembley

Tottenham Scores 11 Seconds in, Eases By Manchester United at Wembley

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From our friends at Sports Illustrated: Christian Eriksen scored off the opening kick, and Tottenham coasted from there to a crucial three points. By 90Min January 31, 2018 A terrific performance from Tottenham Hotspur, saw them breeze past top-four rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Wembley in front of a Premiership record crowd of 82,011. The home side outclassed their illustrious opponents throughout the contest, as Mauritius Pochettino''s side displayed the style and swagger that has seen them dismantle Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at home in the Champions League this season. ...