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Sports 'Maybe I will go?' Trump toys with attending White House correspondents' dinner
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President Trump is so pleased with the White House Correspondents' Association's decision to ditch its usual comedian at next year's event that he hinted he may actually show up this time. "This year, for the first time in decades, they will have an author instead of a comedian". Wolf's performance past year, which included jokes on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' appearance, elicited mixed reactions.

Sports PSG in nervous wait over Neymar, Mbappe injuries
Author: 0 PSG in nervous wait over Neymar, Mbappe injuries

Brazil forward Neymar limped out of their 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday but the team doctor calmed fears by saying that the injury did not appear serious. The France global incredibly sustained an injury of his own. Neymar sits dejected as he receives treatment prior to leaving the pitch during the International Friendly match between Brazil and Cameroon at MK Stadium on November 20, 2018 in Milton Keynes.

Sports Cleveland Cavaliers announce JR Smith no longer with the team
Author: 0 Cleveland Cavaliers announce JR Smith no longer with the team

The Cavaliers announced that Smith, a 33-year-old guard, "will no longer be with the team as the organization works with JR and his representation regarding his future". " I don't want my legacy to be remembered like that in Cleveland ". The duo also played together with the Cleveland Cavaliers last season before the Cavs traded Wade to the Heat at the 2018 February trade deadline.

Sports Washington Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal available in trade scenarios
Author: 0 Washington Wizards' John Wall, Bradley Beal available in trade scenarios

Wall walked away with a rare fine from the team, sources said. The Wizards are also hoping that Otto Porter and/or Kelly Oubre could net them a third star in a trade , though interest league-wide has been low, per Wojnarowski . In other words, John Wall and Bradley Beal are among the available. Beal is three years younger than Wall, who will be owed $42 million per year for four years starting next season.

Sports Alexander Zverev charms crowd after beating Novak Djokovic
Author: 0 Alexander Zverev charms crowd after beating Novak Djokovic

Zverev won the point with an ace and nudged into a 5-4 lead before Federer inexplicably netted with a simple forehand volley to hand the German two set points, the second of which he took on his own serve. "Overall it was a phenomenal season that I have to be definitely very proud of", ATP quoted Djokovic, as saying. "I feel like I'm doing that", Zverev said.

Sports Kemba Walker’s historic 60-point night
Author: 0 Kemba Walker’s historic 60-point night

He didn't score in the game and only played two minutes in the second half. The guard put up 16 points alone in the third quarter. Walker held up his palms and shrugged after the ball went in, similar to that famous gesture by Hornets owner Michael Jordan many years ago with the Bulls.

Sports Virgil Van Dijk consoled recently bereaved referee after Netherlands win
Author: 0 Virgil Van Dijk consoled recently bereaved referee after Netherlands win

Quincy Promes gave them a fighting chance of progressing with a finessed effort in the 85th minute before Liverpool defender Van Dijk stole the headlines at the death, hammering home Tonny Vilhena's cross past Manuel Neuer. The semi-finals of the knockout competition take place on June 5 and 6, with the third-place playoff and final taking place on June 9. The Dutch - for whom Georginio Wijnaldum played an hour - therefore snatched top spot ahead of world champions France and will ...

Sports Minnesota Vikings Ups and Downs: Week 11 vs Chicago Bears
Author: 0 Minnesota Vikings Ups and Downs: Week 11 vs Chicago Bears

After their 2017 season ended in the NFC title game and after they went out and won the Cousins sweepstakes by signing him to a three-year deal worth $84 million (all guaranteed), the expectations were Super Bowl or bust. When the Vikes give up 25 points or more, they're 0-4-1 so far this. The 6-foot-6 Shaheen caught 12 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns last season as a rookie.

Sports Jarryd Hayne charged with sexual assualt
Author: 0 Jarryd Hayne charged with sexual assualt

Hayne allegedly met and had sex with his accuser in the Hunter region on September 30, after they began talking on social media. Hayne turned himself in to police on Monday and was released on bail several hours later. The former Parramatta and NSW origin star is now out of contract and the allegations will severely damage his prospects of a new NRL deal. Hayne spent the night in jail and was charged with aggravated sexual assault-inflicting actual bodily harm after questioning from ...

Sports India in Australia ready to beat a home team in turmoil
Author: 0 India in Australia ready to beat a home team in turmoil

However, his deputy Rohit Sharma has proved in the recent past that he is perhaps the most vital cog in India's batting in the shortest format. Whenever we have played here, it has always challenged us. "Australia in Australia is always going to be unsafe". India haven't yet been able to win a Test series in Australia, drawing 3 and losing 8 of their 11 campaigns, but with Australia a pale shadow of their strong self after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the nation, it presents the ...

Sports Mark Sanchez beats out fellow flameouts for Redskins job
Author: 0 Mark Sanchez beats out fellow flameouts for Redskins job

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Sanchez will be playing back to Colt McCoy. Other than Sanchez, the Redskins reportedly also worked out Kellen Clemens , T.J. Joe Theismann broke his right tibia and fibula on November 18, 1985 in a game in Washington that ended 23-21. Washington's passing game coordinator Kevin O'Connell is also familiar with Sanchez and that's because he backed him up for two seasons in NY.

Sports Cricket Betting: New Zealand backed at 279/1 as they stun Pakistan
Author: 0 Cricket Betting: New Zealand backed at 279/1 as they stun Pakistan

Five wickets each for Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali helped trigger a New Zealand collapse which saw them lose their last six wickets for 29 runs, leaving Pakistan 176 to win. Pakistan were 130/3, needing just 46 more runs with seven wickets in hand. Watling completed his fifty soon after the interval with a crisp driven boundary to mid-wicket off Hasan before Shah returned and wrecked New Zealand's hopes of building a substantial lead.

Sports Redskins quarterback Alex Smith out for season with fractured fibula and tibia
Author: 0 Redskins quarterback Alex Smith out for season with fractured fibula and tibia

The future circumstances for the 34-year-old Smith are now also dicey. Smith's right ankle turned the wrong way as he was sacked by Kareem Jackson and JJ Watt in the third quarter. The Washington Redskins lost more than just their Week 11 matchup against the Houston Texans . Entering Sunday's game, Smith had completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 2,045 yards as well as 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Sports Australia vs South Africa T20, Gold Coast: Proteas beat hapless Aussies
Author: 0 Australia vs South Africa T20, Gold Coast: Proteas beat hapless Aussies

South Africa also downed Australia 2-1 in the one-day series preceding the one-off T20 worldwide. "The boys are really positive, we're definitely moving in the right direction... With this win, skipper Du Plessis became the first ever global captain to defeat the mighty Aussies who are known to be ruthless at home. Rabada also failed to clinch a single wicket from the two overs that he bowled in the match.

Sports Netherlands beat France in UEFA Nations League
Author: 0 Netherlands beat France in UEFA Nations League

League B saw even more upheaval. Head coach Joachim Low on Friday said that Germany must move past their "painful" relegation from the top tier of the inaugural Nations League . Depay burst past France left-back Lucas Digne on the right before cutting the ball back for the unmarked Wijnaldum to strike a powerful first-time shot which was beaten away by Lloris .

Sports AFCON 2019: How Leon Balogun, Shehu reacted to Super Eagles' qualification
Author: 0 AFCON 2019: How Leon Balogun, Shehu reacted to Super Eagles' qualification

The Super Eagles' previous Nations Cup triumphs came in 1980, 1994 and 2013. Nigeria always looked unsafe with their forays and they were the most likely to find the breakthrough, which came nine minutes into the game when Bafana defender Buhle Mkhwanazi deflected Kalu Ojim's cross past keeper Itumeleng Khune.

Sports Sergio Ramos 'likes' picture mocking Dejan Lovren after being called 'p****'
Author: 0 Sergio Ramos 'likes' picture mocking Dejan Lovren after being called 'p****'

Van Dijk - who featured in Netherlands' 2-0 Nations League win over France on Friday - now appears to have thrown his support behind Lovren by saying that while he does rate Ramos , he prefers his Madrid team-mate Raphael Varane . The Dutchman admitted he is not a fan of Ramos' last-ditch style of defending. "I try to avoid the situations he gets into, and don't even try to make slide tackles".

Sports Browns' stunning option for next head coach: Condoleezza Rice
Author: 0 Browns' stunning option for next head coach: Condoleezza Rice

Rice would become the first woman to interview for a head-coaching job; there are three female assistant coaches in the league, but none close to taking the reins of a franchise. She would also presumably take some responsibility for whatever decisions she made, which would make her the opposite of the recently fired Hue Jackson .

Sports Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix crash
Author: 0 Sophia Florsch: Formula 3 driver fractures spine in Macau Grand Prix crash

Flörsch later took to Twitter to confirm that she was "fine but will be going into surgery tomorrow morning". It appears that she clipped the kerb and became airborne and hit driver Sho Tsuobi at breathtaking speed before crashing into a stand full of photographers and then landing back down on her wheels.

Sports Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich Win First MVP Awards in Landslide Votes
Author: 0 Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich Win First MVP Awards in Landslide Votes

Markus Lynn Betts became the 11th member of the Red Sox to take home the award, joining an impressive list of Dustin Pedroia (2008), Mo Vaughn (1995), Roger Clemens (1986), Jim Rick (1978), Fred Lynn (1975), Carl Yastrzemski (1967), Jackie Jensen (1958), Ted Williams (1946, '49), Jimmie Foxx (1938) and Tris Speaker (1912).

Sports Packers' Playoff Hopes on Life Support After Seahawks Soar in Fourth Quarter
Author: 0 Packers' Playoff Hopes on Life Support After Seahawks Soar in Fourth Quarter

It marked the third time in four games that the Packers were in position in the fourth quarter to collect their first road win and failed. He said Friday that his first reaction was to go for it. Just a reminder of where we've been and where we've gone and how we've done it before". Aaron Rodgers threw for 133 yards and the Packers running backs gained 24 yards on the ground in seven minutes and five seconds of possession time .

Sports Federer books semis berth — ATP Finals
Author: 0 Federer books semis berth — ATP Finals

Benneteau noted Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley's involvement in the Laver Cup , a September exhibition event launched by, among others, Tennis Australia and Federer's management agency Team8. The Swiss once again brushed aside the passing of time with a vintage display, beating Anderson 6-4 6-3 to reach the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 appearances at the event.

Sports Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers
Author: 0 Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

The Celtics , easy winners over the Bulls Wednesday night at the start of a stretch of three home games in four nights, are just 8-6 on the season and hope to even the season series with the Raptors . Miles and OG Anunoby , both of whom are questionable for Saturday's game. Why wasn't Kawhi Leonard on Kyrie Irving late? For the Raptors , Norman Powell is out with a left shoulder subluxation.

Sports Kei Nishikori admits to a poor week despite toppling Roger Federer
Author: 0 Kei Nishikori admits to a poor week despite toppling Roger Federer

Federer skipped practice yesterday for a second time this week in a bid to keep his mental welfare in order. "I was not feeling good to play such a match in front of such a big crowd and everything". The 32-year-old Anderson, who lost just eight points on serve, was on the verge of completing just the second whitewash in the competition's history until Nishikori won the penultimate game.

Sports Manchester United Reveals The Two Players It Will Drop In January
Author: 0 Manchester United Reveals The Two Players It Will Drop In January

I was about to come on against Southampton in the League Cup final, and in those moments it was embarrassing. Following the worldwide break, the Red Devils welcome relegation-battlers Crystal Palace to the Theatre of Dreams. "That is why I will go a week to Manchester to see Mourinho train and to ask him a lot of things". Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly eyeing a bargain deal for Toby Alderweireld this winter after being spotted watching the Belgian worldwide ...

Sports Croatia 3 Spain 2
Author: 0 Croatia 3 Spain 2

A tame first half was followed by a frantic second as Croatia were twice pegged back by a rampant Spain side, Dani Ceballos levelling after Andrej Kramaric's opener, before a Sergio Ramos penalty cancelled out Jedvaj's first worldwide goal.

Sports Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Week 11 prediction
Author: 0 Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears: Week 11 prediction

It's now the second home game in a row the Bears will have moved from noon to 7:20 p.m., with this Sunday's game with the Minnesota Vikings making the move to the standalone night slot. There is one factor here that solidly favors the Bears: Quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a much better scrambler and runner than Kirk Cousins . "I think I've grown a lot since that play", Trubisky said Wednesday.

Sports Gordon Hayward Open to Coming Off Bench
Author: 0 Gordon Hayward Open to Coming Off Bench

After opening the new season in fine shape in allowing opponents just 96.2 points a game in October, Boston's once stifling defense seems to have taken a two-week vacation in November, yielding 110.3 a night. Celtics coach Brad Stevens had made it a goal of his prior to the start of the season to use Hayward as a facilitator in offensive situations, something that Hayward now thinks would benefit his struggling team.

Sports Dortmund star Sancho was a Bayern target, confirms Salihamidzic
Author: 0 Dortmund star Sancho was a Bayern target, confirms Salihamidzic

Sancho has already leapfrogged USMNT star Christian Pulisic as Borussia Dortmund's brightest prospect, and having already made his senior global debut, his stock across the rest of Europe looks only set to rise. "I had to do the same thing moving to Germany ". "A guy like him has had such a successful career, that's something I can look at and I want to be just like that".

Sports Wayne Rooney 'embarrassed' by the end of his time at Manchester United
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney 'embarrassed' by the end of his time at Manchester United

He's without doubt one of the greatest to ever represent the Three Lions. Gareth Southgate inspired England to a stunning World Cup campaign last summer and Rooney is confident the good times will keep coming. There will be widespread changes when Croatia visit in this weekend's winner-takes-all Nations League encounter at Wembley, where Rooney's speech saved the players from some harsh words on Thursday night.

Sports Green settles Durant spat, says Warriors won't 'crumble'
Author: 0 Green settles Durant spat, says Warriors won't 'crumble'

He said: "The fit we envisioned when Carmelo chose to sign with the Rockets has not materialised, therefore we thought it was best to move on as any other outcome would have been unfair to him". It just didn't work out for whatever reason. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft has averaged 24 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3 assists in a career that also included stints with the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks.

Sports Ricky Craven - The Silver Fox David Pearson made me and NASCAR better
Author: 0 Ricky Craven - The Silver Fox David Pearson made me and NASCAR better

Pearson also had a particular history with Charlotte Motor Speedway and former track promoter Humpy Wheeler. That's an accomplishment that will never be matched again. I had the chance to interview him (with Yarborough) several years ago and found that the years hadn't changed that. Some 900 feet from the finish line, Pearson, having achieved his goal of getting the final "slingshot" of the race, came out of a high bank, whipped past Petty and won by 25 feet.

Sports Lakers, Heat among potential Carmelo destinations
Author: 0 Lakers, Heat among potential Carmelo destinations

The sources said, unless something changes, Houston is moving toward waiving the 10-time All-Star soon. Both Anthony and front-office officials around the league are privately expressing surprise at the speed with which Houston is short-circuiting this partnership, especially after the Rockets' courtship of Anthony this summer.

Sports Sri Lanka take control against England in second Test in Kandy
Author: 0 Sri Lanka take control against England in second Test in Kandy

England's first innings total was 285 but Sri Lanka were docked five runs after the umpires deemed that Silva did not ground his bat properly while taking a run. With Karunaratne easing to his half-century and De Silva quickly catching up, it needed something outlandish to break their rhythm and Stokes obliged.

Sports Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins
Author: 0 Jones helps Packers run away for 31-12 win over Dolphins

Jones added a career-long 67-yarder to give him 96 yards on four carries in the first quarter alone. The Packers Pro Bowler threw for 199 yards and two scores as Green Bay took down the Dolphins 31-12 on a chilly Sunday at Lambeau Field .

Sports Wayne Rooney ready to enjoy farewell after pressure of 'Golden Generation'
Author: 0 Wayne Rooney ready to enjoy farewell after pressure of 'Golden Generation'

Southgate later suggested that Rooney be called back in for a farewell game before the 2018 World Cup, but Rooney said he declined because he did not want the occasion to distract from England's preparations. Rooney struck an authoritative tone as he spoke at length to the media, with his only prickly answer in response to a question about his late-night drinking during his last England involvement.

Sports Pittsburgh Steelers Players Ransacked Le'Veon Bell's Locker
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Steelers Players Ransacked Le'Veon Bell's Locker

On Wednesday, Ben Roethlisberger revealed that he texted Bell just before the deadline, but he never received a response back from him. The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second time this past off-season, but the 26-year-old has made a decision to sit out the year and wait for a long-term contract rather than play under the tag , which would have paid him $14.5 million this season.