Nasser Al-Attiyah, Ricky Brabec lead Dakar Rally after stage 4

LIMA, Peru — Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah and rider Ricky Brabec dominated the fourth stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday to lead their categories overall. Al-Attiyah strengthened his lead to nearly nine minutes over Stephane Peterhansel after outdueling the Frenchman by nearly two minutes on the split 351-kilometer route of valleys and fesh-fesh — fine dust — between Arequipa and Tacna. “It was very important to catch Stephane and stay with him all the way,” Al-Attiyah said. Three decades of racing the world’s toughest rally helped Peterhansel endure the fesh-fesh.…

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Edoardo Molinari conducts pretty scientific putting/flagstick experiment — and the results may surprise you

The new rule allowing golfers to leave the flagstick in while putting has ignited a debate over whether doing so provides an advantage. But while most tour pros are just talking about their decisions regarding the pin, one, Edoardo Molinari, decided to run a true experiment to determine the answer. And he got mixed results. Literally. RELATED: Adam Scott is the latest to join the flagstick in revolution Molinari, the older brother of recent Ryder Cup star Francesco, enlisted three pros at his golf academy in Italy to conduct the…

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DNA Sample Sought in Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Investigation

Nevada law enforcement officials investigating a sexual-assault accusation against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have obtained a warrant for a sample of the player’s DNA, according to one of his lawyers, who dismissed it as a “very standard request.” The officials have sent the warrant to authorities in Italy, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the existence of the warrant. Ronaldo, a Portuguese wing and five-time world player of the year, plays in Italy for the powerhouse club Juventus. Investigators are seeking the DNA sample as part…

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Manny Pacquiao & Adrien Broner Los Angeles Media Day Quotes & Photos

Share Tweet Share Share Email Pacquiao vs. Broner Headlines SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, January 19 From the MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas & Presented by Premier Boxing Champions LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2019) — Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and former four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner hosted media days in Los Angeles Wednesday as they near their SHOWTIME PPV® clash taking place Saturday, January 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event, which is promoted by MP…

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LeBron James to miss another three games with groin injury

LeBron James will miss at least another week with a strained left groin, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday. James, who suffered the injury Christmas Day in the Lakers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors, has been sidelined for two weeks so far, with the team going 3-5 in his absence. The four-time MVP was evaluated by L.A.’s team medical staff Thursday and it was determined “the healing of James’ groin injury is progressing,” per the Lakers. Furthermore, James has been “cleared to increase on-court functional basketball movements,” the team…

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Cyclingnews launches Women’s Edition podcast in 2019

Cyclingnews is excited to announce the launch of our Women’s Edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast. In addition, Italian apparel company Sportful will become the lead sponsor of the Cyclingnews Podcast along with continued support from Pinarello and Floyd’s of Leadville. Related Articles Each episode of the Women’s Edition of the Cyclingnews Podcast will bring our listeners a series of timeless features dedicated to women’s professional cycling, with the first episode set to be released this January directly from the Women’s Tour Down Under. Cyclingnews’ team of editors will provide expert…

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QB Sam Darnold convinced New York Jets made right coaching hire with Adam Gase

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who spoke directly to multiple candidates during the team’s head-coaching search, is convinced the Jets hired the right man in Adam Gase. “It was a tough decision, but I think Gase and the things he’s able to do, the way he’s able to lead, I think is the best thing for our team,” Darnold said Thursday in a phone interview with ESPN. The Jets couldn’t beat him, so they hired him — and they’ll bank on Adam Gase getting his mojo back after a…

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MLB — Bryce Harper, Manny Machado suitors might be better off spreading wealth

College football season is over, and the NFL already has trimmed its field of championship hopefuls from 32 to eight. The NBA has only 11 days left in its All-Star balloting process. On Sunday, will we be one month away from the initial spring training reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Yet we do not know where this year’s top free agents — Manny Machado and Bryce Harper — will be playing this season. Is this unusual? You bet it is. I maintain a database of various free agent-related data,…

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Major League Baseball win totals for 2019

Caesars Entertainment released win total lines for all 30 major league baseball teams. The Houston Astros had the highest projected win total at launch at 97.5 games, followed by the New York Yankees (96.5) and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox (95.5). The Baltimore Orioles are projected at just 59 wins. Bets on over or under these totals were capped at $1,000 at Caesars on launch date. Source link

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Larry Nance Jr. of Cleveland Cavaliers suffers sprained MCL, out 2-3 weeks

4:17 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. suffered a sprained right MCL and is expected to miss two to three weeks, league sources told ESPN on Thursday. Kevin Love, who was recently cleared to begin some “select basketball activities” after having surgery on his left foot, said he’s still weeks away from getting on the court. Nance, 26, underwent an MRI on Thursday after leaving Cleveland’s loss to Indiana on Tuesday. He did not play against New Orleans on Wednesday. Nance, who signed a four-year, $45…

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