Monday , 22 January 2018

National Sports

Joanna Jedrzejczyk gets immediate rematch with Rose Namajunas at UFC 223

UFC president Dana White announced the 115-pound title rematch during a news conference on Friday. UFC 223 will take place at Barclays Center. Namajunas (7-3) upset Jedrzejczyk in shocking fashion at UFC 217 in November. Fighting out of Denver, Namajunas dropped Jedrzejczyk with a left hook and finished her with punches on the ground. It was the first knockout of …

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Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European team BC Igokea

The club announced the signing, as did the Adriatic Basketball Association. Kansas head coach Bill Self, confirmed the signing. “I can confirm that Billy Preston is foregoing his eligibility to play at Kansas and has signed with a professional team in Bosnia,” Self said via statement. “Billy’s family has been very upfront telling us that his first choice was to …

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Clark, Kim and changing of guard in Olympic halfpipe

The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world. “My parents were, like, ‘Oh my gosh, you touched Kelly Clark’s jacket,'” Kim said of that day, nearly 10 years ago, in the lift line at Mammoth Mountain. Kim said …

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Air Force cancels games due to government shutdown

“Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been cancelled until further notice,” the academy said in a statement. “In the event a solution is reached, the Academy will work to reschedule as many missed events as possible.” Among the events scheduled for Saturday were men’s and women’s basketball games against Fresno …

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Bucks' Antetokounmpo to miss 2 games to rest sore knee

Milwaukee Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo will miss the next two games to rest a sore right knee. The Bucks announced Saturday that the All-Star would sit out the game at Philadelphia and Monday’s home game against Phoenix. That will give Antetokounmpo eight days off before his planned return Friday at home against Brooklyn. Antetokounmpo also missed games on Nov. …

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Last Slam standing: Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round

Angelique Kerber is on her own in an elite club at the Australian Open. The 2016 champion routed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-3 in a third-round win that showcased her credentials as a title contender and ensured she’ll be the only Grand Slam champion still playing in the second week in the women’s draw. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were almost …

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Cortina downhill win puts Vonn on track for Olympics

It’s exactly what Lindsey Vonn was hoping for — a dominant victory one month before she goes for gold at the Olympics. Vonn amped up her preparations for the Pyeongchang Games by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin Saturday while Italian rival Sofia Goggia avoided a major crash with the help of a safety air bag. Vonn …

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Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning …

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IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal. An IOC panel whittled down an initial list of 500 to create what the IOC calls “a pool of clean athletes.” That could potentially make it possible …

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Talks open at Korean Olympic unity meeting in Switzerland

Olympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month. Sports ministers from both countries have joined the session to build on a breakthrough agreement reached Wednesday at their shared border. They agreed to …

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