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The Italian has since ordered his players to take three days off in a bid to help them recuperate, with their next match falling on the following Monday. Conte immediately responded by replacing Willian with Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is in talks for a new contract at Stamford Bridge, but has said that his heart is in Madrid, and that he would be interested in a move to Real Madrid should it be a possibility.
  • Thirty-Two Russian Athletes Appealing For Olympic Spots

    Thirty-Two Russian Athletes Appealing For Olympic Spots

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    It later invited 169 Russian athletes who met that criteria to participate in the Pyeongchang Games in a team officially known as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" (OAR). The 45 current athletes, and two former athletes now in support roles, all failed to pass the mandatory International Olympic Committee vetting - imposed as a result of Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics - and were subsequently not invited.
  • Gold Medalists Among 15 Russians To File Last-Minute Appeals At Sports Court

    Gold Medalists Among 15 Russians To File Last-Minute Appeals At Sports Court

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    The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says that it will not hear an appeal of at least six Russian athletes who were banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics until after the competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Another WADA commissioned report released in 2017 found that Russia's elaborate state-sponsored doping program involving 1,000 athletes in 30 sports produced at least 27 ill-gotten Olympic medals and undermined the integrity of two Olympic Games and several other major global ...
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    The IOC Are "Extremely Worried" About Boxing's Olympic Future

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    The IOC's disciplinary commission banned 43 Russian athletes for life and disqualified all Russians from competing at the Pyeongchang Games over the doping conspiracy. The Winter Olympics run from 9 to 25 February in South Korea - although some events start on 8 February, the day before the opening ceremony. "They request that CAS overturn the IOC decision and allow them to participate in these games as Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation", the CAS said in the statement.
  • Mom walks out after son chooses to play college football at Florida

    Mom walks out after son chooses to play college football at Florida

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    It is, however, not the first time we've seen this. He was sitting at a table with multiple people around him, some of whom were wearing Alabama sweatshirts. Copeland's mother eventually returned to her son to give him a hug and help him sign his letter of intent. Thankfully, what could have made for a very unfortunate story got turned around with a twist as mom later returned to congratulate her son on his college destination.
  • Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC

    Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC

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    International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said: "The absence of sanctions by Cas does not mean that you are entitled to receive an invitation from the International Olympic Committee because receiving this invitation is a privilege of clean Russian athletes".
  • Olympics: Banned Russians' Winter Games plea

    Olympics: Banned Russians' Winter Games plea

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    The IOC rejection comes on the heels of a ban in December of all Russian athletes stemming from allegations of widespread doping during the 2016 Sochi Winter Olympics . The delay on their appeal against an International Olympic Committee (IOC) doping ban guarantees that the Russian athletes - including two leading speed skaters - will miss the Pyeongchang games.
  • £90m Attacker Demands Move Amid Interest From Arsenal & Liverpool

    £90m Attacker Demands Move Amid Interest From Arsenal & Liverpool

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    The midfielder is contracted to Monaco until the summer of 2020, but his decision to turn down fresh terms could force the French club to cash in. Lemar, who began his career at Caen before joining Monaco in 2015, played an integral role in the club's success last season, scoring 14 times and providing 17 assists as his side won their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years while also reaching the semi-final stages of the Champions League.
  • Remember What Lane Kiffin Told Eagles Star Alshon Jeffery?

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    Well, I enjoy Lane Kiffin, but I think it's safe to say the whole pumping gas prediction did not turn out to be correct. If you're going to guarantee a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots , you better show up big on game day. After tendering the franchise tag during the 2016 offseason, the Bears allowed Jeffery to walk into free agency last March, where the Eagles signed him to a one-year, $14-million deal.
  • Mohamed Salah opens up on relationship with Jose Mourinho

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    His record in Serie A was excellent, with 35 goals and 24 assists in 81 appearances, and pretty much nobody predicted he would go on to better that form at Anfield. 'Three years ago I didn't play much, but since day one back in England I wanted to show what I can do. "For me I think he's been absolutely wonderful - I didn't really believe he'd score that many goals", Ian Rush told Liverpool Echo.
  • India vs South Africa 3rd ODI live Cricket Streaming

    India vs South Africa 3rd ODI live Cricket Streaming

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    After being asked to bat first, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan led the charge for India after departure of opener Rohit Sharma on duck. The wicket came at a right time for the hosts as they squeezed the runs soon after. Though suffering injury issues, South Africa must bounce back in third ODI to keep the six-match series exciting. However, there is also the possibility, that skipper Aiden Markram may promote himself the batting order.