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Cardinals take risk on Steve Wilks with defense sound but QB an issue – Arizona Cardinals Blog

TEMPE, Ariz. — There’s risk with any head-coaching hire, especially when it’s the first time a coach sits in the lead chair. There’s greater pressure, more responsibility, higher expectations. No longer can he toil in relative anonymity. As the head coach, he’s the face of the franchise to a large extent. Those factors haven’t deterred the Arizona Cardinals from taking chances on first-time head coaches. They’ve found success recently with the likes of Ken Whisenhunt, who led the Cardinals to their first Super Bowl, and then Bruce Arians, who set…

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NBA All-Star mock draft – Who could LeBron and Steph pick?

10:07 PM ET Kevin Arnovitz Close ESPN Staff Writer NBA writer for ESPN.com since 2008 Former contributor and editor at NPR Chris Forsberg Close ESPN Staff Writer Covered Celtics since 2007 Emmy award-winning videographer Joined ESPNBoston.com in 2009 0:58 The new NBA All-Star Game format will see each conference’s leading vote-getter assemble a lineup from proficient veterans and newcomers alike. The NBA has announced the 24 players who’ll be All-Stars this season, but we still don’t know which players will be playing for which team. That mystery will be solved…

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Australian Open women’s quarterfinals — Angelique Kerber advances

MELBOURNE, Australia — For anyone who doubted, this was Angelique Kerber in 2016 vintage form. Kerber routed US Open finalist Madison Keys 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open, the tournament where she kicked off her career-best season in 2016 with a victory over Serena Williams in the final. She also won the US Open and finished that year with the No. 1 ranking. But she was upset in the first round at Melbourne Park last year, and her ranking dropped into the 20s. The…

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Commissioner Rob Manfred, MLBPA head Tony Clark meet over pitch clocks, mound visit limits

NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ association head Tony Clark met Tuesday, five days after the union rejected Major League Baseball’s proposal to institute pitch clocks and limits on mound visits. Management has the right to implement the rule changes it proposed last year. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can change on-field rules on its own with one season of advance notice. MLB does not intend to make any decision before its next owners’ meetings, scheduled for next week in Beverly Hills, California. Big league spring training…

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Bristol City 2-3 Manchester City (Agg: 3-5)

Kevin de Bruyne celebrated signing a new five-year contract at Manchester City with a goal Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola as the Premier League leaders beat battling Bristol City in the Carabao Cup. Already leading 2-1 from the first leg, goals from Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne at Ashton Gate ensured Manchester City’s place at Wembley on Sunday, 25 February. They dominated the first half and Sane deservedly put the visitors in front shortly before the break, with his deflected shot bouncing in…

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ESPN men’s pound-for-pound MMA rankings

Who is the world’s best men’s mixed martial artist, regardless of weight class? My latest top-10 rankings are listed below. In addition, here are my women’s pound-for-pound rankings. Note: Results through Jan. 23. = champion 1. Demetrious JohnsonRecord: 27-2-1Div.: Flyweight (UFC)Last: W (Sub5) Ray Borg, Oct. 7, 2017Next: TBD Johnson is the longest-reigning champion in UFC, having surpassed the great Anderson Silva’s mark of 10 consecutive title defenses. How many of these defenses will Johnson have when it’s all said and done? As many as he wants, seems to be…

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Sam Curran: England add Surrey all-rounder to squad for T20 tri-series

Curran has scored 449 runs and taken 40 wickets in 43 domestic T20 matches Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran has been added to the England squad for the Twenty20 tri-series against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand next month, joining his brother Tom in the squad. Left-arm seamer Sam, 19, made his Surrey debut in 2015, while Tom, 22, has taken six wickets in three T20 internationals since his June debut. Test captain Joe Root will miss the tri-series to return home for a break. All-rounder Ben Stokes could join the squad…

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Connecticut unveils license plate for Hartford Whalers

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut 20 years ago, but their beloved logo will soon appear on vehicles in the state. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled a new commemorative license plate that bears the former professional hockey team’s green-and-blue insignia. Forty-five dollars from the sale of each plate, which usually costs $60, will benefit a new infusion and dialysis center at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. “I ask the Whalers fans to get out there and purchase those license plates because maybe then…

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Seamus Coleman: Everton right-back makes comeback 10 months after leg break

Seamus Coleman is yet to play this season for the senior team Seamus Coleman has made his Everton return 10 months after having surgery on a double leg-break. The Republic of Ireland full-back, 29, suffered tibia and fibula fractures in his right leg following a bad challenge from Wales’ Neil Taylor in a World Cup qualifier on 24 March 2017. Taylor was sent-off and later banned for the tackle. Coleman, who only returned to training earlier this month, played 58 minutes for the Everton Under-23’s on Tuesday. Source link

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Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout says Philadelphia Eagles will beat New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII

Mike Trout, the best player in baseball and a devout Philadelphia sports fan, revealed the depth of his love for the Eagles on Sunday when he wore a dog mask to the team’s 38-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field. Now the mask has come off — and the gloves with it. Trout has yet to decide if he will attend Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis or watch it on television. But when the game is over, he expects…

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