Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi Will Play Super Bowl Halftime

The N.F.L. on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5 and the rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi as the lineup for this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. In an indication of how fraught the debate around the high-profile performance has become, Scott released a statement on Sunday announcing that he and the N.F.L. will partner on a $500,000 donation to the social justice group Dream Corps — a move that seemed to be aimed at stemming a backlash from groups that have criticized the football league’s…

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Strong winds lead Tour Down Under to shorten stage 1

The organisers of the Tour Down Under have cut a portion of stage 1 due to concerns over the strong winds athletes are set to face. Race director Mike Turtur – in consultation with team and rider representatives – has decided to cut a short finishing circuit from the first stage. Related Articles The peloton were set to race a 3.4km loop after crossing the finishing line in Port Adelaide. That section has been removed, with the stage now finishing on the first crossing of the line. “The reason for…

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Alexander Zverev Won More Games Than Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal In 2018 | ATP Tour

The 1,000 game club had only one member in 2018 – Alexander Zverev. The 21-year-old German had the best season of his emerging career last year, collecting four titles (including the Nitto ATP Finals), a 58-19 record and north of $7.7 million in prize money. An Infosys ATP Beyond The Numbers analysis of games won both serving and returning in the 2018 season identifies that Zverev just clipped the 1,000-games won milestone, reaching 1,006. 2018 Season: Leading 10 Players Total Games Won Zverev won four titles in 2018 (Nitto ATP…

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Tom Brady of New England Patriots says ‘everybody thinks we suck’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is embracing the underdog role in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, telling CBS in a postgame interview that “everybody thinks we suck and can’t win any games.” It was a theme that resonated throughout the locker room after the Patriots’ 41-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional round of the playoffs. “Tom said it, so I can comment on it, yeah, everybody does think we suck, everybody thinks we don’t have enough,” said wide…

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Grizzlies’ Kyle Anderson to miss at least 2-4 weeks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson is expected to miss at least two to four weeks because of a sprained left ankle. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Anderson had a Grade 2 sprain. Anderson hurt the ankle Saturday in a 112-108 loss at Miami. Anderson has made 38 starts in his first season with the Grizzlies. He is averaging 7.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 29.7 minutes. The 6-foot-9 Anderson received a four-year, $37.2 million deal with the Grizzlies as a restricted free agent last summer after…

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Bryce Harper, Manny Machado might become MLB’s highest-paid players, but are they the best players?

The largest total-value contract in MLB is Giancarlo Stanton‘s 13-year, $325 million extension that he signed with the Miami Marlins in 2015, now carried by the New York Yankees. You know Scott Boras would love to break that record. He’s the agent for Bryce Harper, who, as you also know, is a free agent who hasn’t signed yet. Manny Machado hasn’t signed yet, either. Maybe Machado and Harper will break Stanton’s record — or maybe both players will sign a shorter-team deal for a higher average annual salary. That record…

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NBA Power Rankings Week 14

The Toronto Raptors are back atop the East after a double-overtime win over the Washington Wizards. In the midst of a top-three shakeup, Kawhi Leonard & Co. have regained the No. 1 spot in our weekly Power Rankings. Throughout the regular season, our panel (ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Tim MacMahon and Andre’ Snellings, The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears and FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring) is ranking all 30 teams from top to bottom, taking stock of which teams are playing the best basketball now and which are looking most like title contenders. Previous:…

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Four Sleepers To Watch In Melbourne | ATP Tour

Stan WawrinkaLast year, Wawrinka made his return to action at the Australian Open following two left knee surgeries in August 2017. The 2014 champion reached the second round in Melbourne, falling to surprise quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren, before struggling for form in the opening half of the 2018 season. Since then, the 16-time tour-level champion has shown signs of his best level. Wawrinka pushed eventual champion Rafael Nadal at the Rogers Cup before forcing Roger Federer to three sets at the Western & Southern Open. The former World No. 3 rose…

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U.S. wedded to buddy system with Stricker as Ryder captain

The criteria for selecting U.S. Ryder Cup captains often has seemed to magnify qualities that are barely relevant to the task, emphasizing personal achievements of an individual over personality attributes that might galvanize a team. Twenty-eight men have led America into competition since Walter Hagen commanded the first team in Massachusetts in 1927. Every single one of those 28 captains won a major championship during his career. A winning record as a Ryder Cup player once mattered too, but that was when points were easier to come by for Americans.…

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Van Aert loses out on fourth Belgian cyclo-cross title

Wout Van Aert (Cibel-Cebon) told the press ahead of the Belgian Cyclo-cross Championships that he would ride for nothing less than the tri-colour national championship jersey in Kruibeke on Sunday but the current world champion struggled to stay with rival and eventual championship winner Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea). Related Articles Van Aert was on the hunt to secure a fourth title but was caught and passed by Aerts in the closing laps of the elite men’s race. Aerts raced a superb championship, particularly in the final laps to take the…

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