Sports Pochettino claims history with Espanyol rules out Barça move
Author: 0 Pochettino claims history with Espanyol rules out Barça move

Of the meeting with Bartomeu, Pochettino said: "It was a coincidence in a bar in Barcelona last Tuesday ". "I know him [Bartomeu] for a long time - before he became chairman of Barcelona". "We are very positive, he is very positive, but we will see when he is available again", he said. The original deadline for Tottenham's confirmation was last Friday, but that has reportedly been extended to the end of April as Spurs continue to stall on a final decision.

Sports FIFA recommends 16 UEFA slots in new 48-team World Cup
Author: 0 FIFA recommends 16 UEFA slots in new 48-team World Cup

Should the proposals be ratified, Europe would get 16 direct places, Africa nine, Asia eight, South America six, CONCACAF six and Oceania one, totalling 46 teams. The playoff plan would replace the existing format of two intercontinental, two-legged ties that account for the half-slots, plus a European round of playoffs that allocates the last four of UEFA's quota of 13 qualifying slots.

Sports Federer next after Kyrgios defeats Djokovic - again
Author: 0 Federer next after Kyrgios defeats Djokovic - again

Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russian Federation, returns a shot to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russian Federation, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Indian Wells, Calif. Despite losing his last two matches against Federer, Nadal still holds a 23-12 edge overall in their head-to-heads and Indian Wells - where the slower hard court and higher bounces favor his style - has been his most successful hard-court Masters event.

Sports Smith offers beer to Rahane and Indian team
Author: 0 Smith offers beer to Rahane and Indian team

Smith, who was involved in confrontations with several Indian players apologised for losing control during the course of the Test series. Smith offered an apology for letting his "emotions, actions falter a little bit throughout this series", adding the tourists were outplayed by the top-ranked Test side in Dharamsala .

Sports West Ham's Bilic unfazed by speculation
Author: 0 West Ham's Bilic unfazed by speculation

Bilic is yet to be offered a new contract at the club a year after joint-chairman David Sullivan said he would delay a decision until the Hammers boss proved he is not "a one-season wonder". I am totally focused on my job and our next game. "There is still a job to do and I have my contract". We have a lot of games to play and there is a lot to play for.

Sports Agile Windies restrict Pakistan to 132/10
Author: 0 Agile Windies restrict Pakistan to 132/10

Sent into bat first, Pakistan's innings could not get any momentum early on as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Pakistan clinched the match in the last over thriller. According to details, Kamran Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad will be given another chance to demonstrate their skills as Pakistan are likely to play with same eleven that defeated the Windies convincingly in the first T20.

Sports Did Alexis Sanchez just hint that he wants to join Chelsea?
Author: 0 Did Alexis Sanchez just hint that he wants to join Chelsea?

Speaking at a promotional event in the capital Santiago , when asked about his contract with Arsenal , according to The Guardian , the forward said, "I'm happy in London and I want to finish my contract". Ozil's future at Arsenal has been called into doubt after he stalled on a new contract. "I personally believe both of them want to stay and I hope the club will find an agreement with them", said Wenger.

Sports India To Play Test And ODI Series With Pakistan In Dubai?
Author: 0 India To Play Test And ODI Series With Pakistan In Dubai?

Speaking to media, Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan said Pakistan's case is strong and it had no other option left other than approaching the ICC and court. We had signed an MoU, which was more like an agreement, whereby we had to play eight series in six years. "In the current circumstances cricket between India and Pakistan is not possible", Ahir sais, reported the Indian Express .

Author: 0 Brazil Is First To Qualify On 2018 World Cup Finals in Russian Federation

Brazil were famously dumped out of their home World Cup in 2014 when they lost 7-1 in the semi-final to eventual winners Germany, but have tasted defeat just once in their 14 qualifying games this time around. Neymar and his stunning actress girlfriend Bruna Marquezine celebrated Brazil's World Cup qualification in true Samba style. with a night of dancing at a Sao Paulo music event.

Author: 0 Cristiano Ronaldo Speaks at Madeira Airport Renamed in His Honor

Cristiano Ronaldo was enjoying another stellar night on Tuesday in a career that seems to be one never-ending string of successes, but it turned out Sweden hadn't read the script . Everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city. The four-time player of the year has made a record 138 national team appearances for Portugal and is the team's top scorer with 71 goals.

Sports After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?
Author: 0 After Match Play, can anyone beat Dustin Johnson?

Johnson dominated the golf course and his competition during his seven rounds, never trailing in any match and working his way through three rounds of group play and two more matches in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals without even breaking a sweat.

Author: 0 National Basketball Association roundup: Cavs routed, fall behind Celtics

Adding to the misery for Cleveland, their superstar LeBron James took an elbow just above the shoulder blades from Spurs' David Lee in the waning seconds of the third quarter that sent him slumping to the court. The Spurs and Warriors play in San Antonio on Wednesday. The Spurs outscored them by 10 points in the first quarter and 14 more in the second before slowing down in the second half only to prevent utter embarrassment.

Sports Saints to sign Chase Daniel
Author: 0 Saints to sign Chase Daniel

Daniel served as the primary backup to Drew Brees from 2010-12 before joining the Kansas City Chiefs as the reserve option for Alex Smith from 2013-15. This is interesting to say the least. Daniel went undrafted that year and was signed by the Washington Redskins. Daniel, 30, is expected to compete with Luke McCown for the second-string spot on New Orleans' depth chart, but could be vying for a chance to eventually replace Brees.

Author: 0 SC football accommodates Final Four, moves up spring game kick off

The Ducks, on the other hand, won the first NCAA Tournament in 1939, and are now playing in their first Final Four game since. She shot 10 for 15 and is headed to her Final Four debut on Friday against Stanford. "Just attack them, be aggressive and not wait or hold back or wait for them to make mistakes". Gonzaga and OR are still standing with a chance to make this a left coast championship game, ironically played out west in suburban Phoenix, Arizona.

Author: 0 Korea tests high-thrust missile engine

Rocket engines are easily re-purposed for use in missiles. The rocket engine that North Korea tested appeared to be powered with liquid fuel, according to Melissa Hanham, an expert at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, rather than the solid fuel the regime's engineers have been working on recently.

Sports Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions for fighting
Author: 0 Robin Lopez, Serge Ibaka get 1-game suspensions for fighting

Raptors assistant coach Jamaal Magloire was fined $15,000 for pushing Bulls forward Nikola Miroticand acting as other than a peacemaker during the same altercation. A further layup by Patrick Patterson saw Toronto go four points clear with 44.7 left in overtime. The Raptors lead the National Basketball Association with 18 comeback victories after trailing by 10-or-more points.

Sports Paul George: Pacers Lack 'Winning Pride'
Author: 0 Paul George: Pacers Lack 'Winning Pride'

The officials looked at video to determine it was a 3-point attempt, but they couldn't rule on the fact that Teague appeared not to touch the shooter. Towns was 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. Gorgui Dieng had 19 points and Andrew Wiggins added 17 as the Timberwolves notched their 29th win in 73 games.

Sports DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84
Author: 0 DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84

But as of today, there's plenty of meaning for what awaits the Raptors and a level of consistent play they need to find, not just when facing adversity. They were good when they needed to be against the Bulls , very good against the Heat , despite playing so poorly for most of the first quarter as the host Heat jumped out to a 7-0 lead leading to a quick Toronto timeout.

Author: 0 Dolphins owner: 'NFL owners should be able to finance their own stadiums'

When it's done and the Raiders move in, UNLV will as well. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). The 31-1 vote was cast at the National Football League owners' meeting in Phoenix , where attention now turns to the team's financing plans to build a $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, through taxes and other measures.

Sports Wild's Parise could return next week after scary collision
Author: 0 Wild's Parise could return next week after scary collision

The Caps are 6-1 in their last seven Wednesday games and 16-7 in their last 23 against the West while the Avs are 11-46 in their last 57 overall and 1-5 in their last six Wednesday games. Parise needed assistance to the locker room and didn't return. While the blow to the eye was initially frightening, the contact with Beagle and the ice was more responsible for his absence.

Sports FIFA Hits Messi With International Ban For Insulting Words
Author: 0 FIFA Hits Messi With International Ban For Insulting Words

Argentina have won five of their six World Cup 2018 qualifiers with Messi but only one of seven without the Barcelona superstar. In turn, the national team of Argentina, which started off in the qualifying cycle for the World Cup in Russian Federation, gradually gained points and corrected its position, and of course, it did not do without misfiring of its main competitors.

Author: 0 Signing Neymar is impossible - Mourinho

Neymar is also convinced there is no chance of Lionel Messi leaving Barca despite reports that negotiations over a new contract - his current deal ends next year - have failed to make progress. Barca, that are second to rivals Real Madrid in LaLiga, return to activity using a visit to Granada on Sunday. "He made us grow and win many titles".

Sports Pliskova beats Lucic-Baroni to reach Miami semis
Author: 0 Pliskova beats Lucic-Baroni to reach Miami semis

Pliskova, who has never found Miami exactly to her liking, has made it for the first time to the final four at Key Biscayne. Lucic-Baroni's fearless returning helped her neutralize powerful Pliskova serve during the early exchanges, but she wasn't able to back it up with her own serves.

Sports Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin is being investigated in sex battery case
Author: 0 Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin is being investigated in sex battery case

Friedman said his client was Fort Lauderdale to visit his nieces and nephews, as well as his 90-year-old aunt, who was having a birthday party. There was a period of time during Michael Irvin's career and even early into his retirement where trouble with the law was synonymous with his name as much as his greatness on the field.

Author: 0 International Friendly Report: Portugal v Sweden 28 March 2017

Some local politicians had opposed the decision to change the name of Madeira Airport to Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. " You know how proud I am of my roots, my homeland ", the Real Madrid forward said. He now plays for Spanish club Real Madrid . A sign with the player's image was already being added to the facade of the airport, which until Tuesday was called the Madeira International Airport.

Sports Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four
Author: 0 Gonzaga beats Xavier 83-59 to reach first Final Four

Josh Jackson heads to the NBA Draft, with Frank Mason and Landen Lucas set to graduate. Brooks' offseason foot surgery - and the recovery that followed - raised concern about whether or not or could fully reach its preseason potential, entering conference play without a notable win.

Sports Turkish runners to lose 3 Olympic medals for doping
Author: 0 Turkish runners to lose 3 Olympic medals for doping

That means Abeylegesse is set to be stripped not only of that world silver but also the 5000m and 10,000m silver medals she won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the 5,000, Meseret Defar of Ethiopia would get silver and Sylvia Kibet of Kenya would get bronze. "I had a few years in the prime of my career where I kept just missing out on medals and I nearly had to go back to the drawing board and think how I could find that extra".

Sports Westinghouse a 'concern' for US and potential national security
Author: 0 Westinghouse a 'concern' for US and potential national security

The Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse said it will undertake a "strategic restructuring as a result of certain financial and construction challenges" at its AP1000 USA power plants. But costs for the reactors increased after stricter safety standards were put in place in the wake the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan. Westinghouse , a subsidiary of the Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba , said it has $800 million in financing lined up to get it through the process.

Author: 0 Dempsey, Pulisic star again as US ties 1-1 at Panama

After scoring his second worldwide hat trick Friday, Clint Dempsey has 55 goals, two shy of Landon Donovan's American record. An already banged-up US soccer team lost four more players heading into Tuesday's World Cup qualifier at Panama , including two starters from Friday night's 6-0 victory against Honduras .

Author: 0 Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal

The 67-year-old continued: "Today I do not necessarily worry about that". After being down with flu and out of action in the last two games, Nigerian worldwide, Alex Iwobi, returned to action for Arsenal on Saturday in the English Premier League.

Author: 0 Podolski hits Germany victor against England to sign off in style

Podolski, who had a shot blocked and had blazed over in the first half, again went close in the second before he finally claimed his 49th and last worldwide goal for a ideal ending. It's like a movie. "We should have had the game won, really", Southgate said. "What we haven't done, which maybe some other countries do, is evenings like this".

Sports Manchester United to meet Neymar's €200M buy-out clause
Author: 0 Manchester United to meet Neymar's €200M buy-out clause

Spanish newspaperSport report Barcelona star Neymar is the latest target, claiming the Brazilian's agent has met with Manchester United officials who are willing to offer the player £415,000-a-week and trigger his mammoth £173 million (€200m) release clause, which will leave Barcelona with a hard decision to make.

Author: 0 Chamber of Mines concerned about 'recall' of Gordhan and deputy minister

Zuma had earlier ordered Gordhan to cancel a series of meetings with investors in London and the USA and return home. While even the most informed insider can not predict the denouement of this lethal political endgame, it is clear that President Zuma as well as the Gupta family are under extreme and increasing pressure.

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