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Shirtless Tongan makes Olympic return

Shirtless Tongan makes Olympic return

Australia's athletes marched with enthusiasm at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. The shirtless flagbearer from Tonga lived up to his name at the Pyeongchang opening ceremony. "Could I do a new sport, the hardest I could think of, in a year?" "And we did it in one year" he said. Taufatofua's cross-country skiing adventure may only be a brief interlude before he refocuses on taekwondo, a sport that has given him six broken bones, three torn ligaments and hundreds of hours of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals

Russian athletes in limbo as CAS adjourns latest appeals

Thirty-two athletes took their appeals to Cas on Tuesday and were joined by a further 15 athletes and coaches on Wednesday. Anti-doping officials praised the ruling, which is a heavy blow to Russian medal chances. Pound, the former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said in Tuesday's International Olympic Committee session "the International Olympic Committee has not only failed to protect athletes, but has made it possible for cheating athletes to prevail against the clean athletes". Consulte Mais Informação

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Baker Mayfield blasts Texas signee Keondre Coburn for promising to beat Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield blasts Texas signee Keondre Coburn for promising to beat Oklahoma

The name drop caught the attention of the former Sooners star Mayfield, who fired some shots back at Coburn in a since-deleted tweet. That bit of celebratory trash talk appeared to rub Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield the wrong way. "This is what we call being naïve", Mayfield wrote. The team north of the Red River doesn't flinch. "But it's okay, you'll see for yourself, wish you the best". Consulte Mais Informação

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Michael Cheika reaches out to Hunt, Cooper

Michael Cheika reaches out to Hunt, Cooper

Cheika said he had enjoyed his early meetings with new Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle. "There's some hurt and disappointment that they've lost their Super team and we understand why that is but it was a really good opportunity for me to hear it first hand from them and to understand the challenges that now faces them from a rugby community perspective and what we can do from Rugby Australia to ensure they still have some aspirational pathways". Consulte Mais Informação

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Jack Wilshere close to signing new £90000-a-week Arsenal deal

Jack Wilshere close to signing new £90000-a-week Arsenal deal

The playmaker is has just five months to run on his current contract with the Gunners and would be free to leave the club in June if he fails to put pen to paper. "I'm positive because I want him to stay". "We try to make progress, as I told you that many times for Ozil", Wenger told reporters. "He is a little bit different because there is less time-constraint than with Jack", he added. Consulte Mais Informação

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USA urges Bangladesh to ensure fair trial for Khaleda Zia

USA urges Bangladesh to ensure fair trial for Khaleda Zia

Police said they arrested at least seven BNP officials in the port city of Chittagong, including the local head of the party, after opposition supporters scuffled with police. "Justice is denied here", said BNP's senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Khaleda's sister Selina Islam, younger brother Shamim Eskander, his wife Nasrin Eskander and his son Avik Eskander met her around 3:35pm, our correspondent reports from the jail gate. Consulte Mais Informação

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Rafael Nadal expects to be fit to play in Acapulco this month

Rafael Nadal expects to be fit to play in Acapulco this month

Nadal subsequently missed Spain's 3-1 victory over Great Britain in the first round of the Davis Cup but should be back in time for the Mexican Open. "For now, my calendar remains as scheduled". Rafael Nadal says he is on track to returning to the ATP Tour in Acapulco this month. "We have seen each other more times than I would have liked in hard situations but we have also had great moments together, I know I am in the best hands", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Jae Crowder lands with Jazz in three-team, multi-player exchange

Jae Crowder lands with Jazz in three-team, multi-player exchange

New Orleans Pelicans forward Alonzo Gee (15) fouls Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the National Basketball Association game between the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Hood also is shooting 38.9 percent. If he remains healthy more often, Hood can become a terrific two-way player at both the shooting guard and small forward spots for Cleveland. Consulte Mais Informação

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PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today

PM to address rallies in poll-bound Tripura today

I look forward to meeting him in Amman on 9th February. This would be the first-ever prime ministerial visit to Palestine from India . The two leaders had discussed the Palestine issue then. Mr Modi's trip to the UAE will be his second as prime minister, after his earlier visit in August 2015. India and Oman have thriving links rooted in centuries old people-to-people exchanges. Consulte Mais Informação

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Isaiah Thomas 'Ecstatic' About Being A Laker

Isaiah Thomas 'Ecstatic' About Being A Laker

Cleveland who was the oldest team in the league, gets two young players that can play and push the tempo. Thomas was traded to the Cavs in the summer in a blockbuster move that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics . Thomas, who turned 29 on Wednesday, wasn't working out. It hasn't been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. Here's what Thomas said last night. Consulte Mais Informação

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How Olympic mixed doubles is different from traditional curling

How Olympic mixed doubles is different from traditional curling

If I make any of them, we're in a real good position. The pair won its first match against OAR 9-3 in seven ends . "I've got to be better than that". Really happy being out on the ice and it paid off for us'. "I'm really proud and honoured to be a part of this". Both Lawes and Morris will be attempting to become the first Canadian curlers ever to win two gold medals; they won previously with traditional four-player teams. Consulte Mais Informação

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