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2018 NBA All-Star Game ratings down slightly from last year

NEW YORK — A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings. Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the league’s midseason showcase faced competition from the Winter Olympics. Turner Sports announced on Monday that the game drew an average of 7.7 million viewers Sunday night on TNT. Last year’s game attracted an average of 7.8 million viewers. In 2014 during the Sochi Olympics, an average of 7.5 million people watched…

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Fly Phils Fly! Eagles star Jason Kelce center of attention at camp

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce got plenty of attention for his salty language during the Super Bowl celebration parade. The All-Pro says he tried to tone it down when he spoke inside the Phillies clubhouse on Monday. But once Kelce started his speech, he found that old habits die hard. “I probably cursed a little more, actually,” Kelce said. “At least through the start of the speech I made an effort to not curse and then that quickly faded.” Wearing a red No. 62 Phillies spring training…

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Edinburgh home matches back at Murrayfield until end of the season

Edinburgh beat Stade Francais at Murrayfield in January Edinburgh will play their remaining matches this season at Murrayfield. Richard Cockerill’s side have been playing most of their recent games at Myreside, with occasional fixtures at the national stadium. Scottish Rugby is exploring the idea of Edinburgh having a new 6,000-seat stadium on Murrayfield’s back pitches. “The club recognises that alternating between venues does not deliver a consistent matchday experience for supporters,” the club said. “Nor does it provide consistency for Richard Cockerill’s squad in generating successful results on the pitch.”…

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Wolfsburg: Martin Schmidt resigns after six months as manager

Martin Schmidt won six of his 22 games as manager Martin Schmidt has resigned as manager of Wolfsburg, just five months after replacing ex-Arsenal academy boss Andries Jonker in the role. Schmidt, 50, cited “increasing public pressure” for the decision, with the club just one point above the Bundesliga relegation play-off place. The Swiss was appointed in September and won six of his 22 games in charge. The 2008-09 German champions let slip a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 to leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday. Source link

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Kevin Kiermaier ‘100 percent frustrated and very upset’ by Tampa Bay Rays’ recent moves

Kevin Kiermaier on Monday sounded off on the Tampa Bay Rays‘ recent roster moves, saying he is “100 percent frustrated and very upset” by the team’s decisions to part ways with All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson and veteran pitcher Jake Odorizzi. “I am 100 percent frustrated and very upset with the moves, no beating around the bush” Kiermaier told the Tampa Bay Times. “It’s one of those things that makes you scratch your head — you don’t know the reasoning why. And then you see the team’s explanation and still it’s…

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Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno out 1-2 weeks

Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will be sidelined for one to two weeks after suffering a lower-body injury Sunday. Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will miss 1-2 weeks with an injury. Ricky Rhodes for ESPN Foligno didn’t play for most of the third period after suffering the injury in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran forward has 13 goals and 13 assists in 59 games this season and leads the team with 46 penalty minutes. He was recognized for his leadership in 2016-2017 when he became the…

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Danny Garcia scores highlight-reel knockout, Victor Ortiz gets gift in draw

1:02 Danny Garcia sends Brandon Rios to the canvas in the ninth round with a strong right hand. Rios gets up before the count of 10, but the referee stops the fight. A roundup of the past week’s notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday at Las Vegas Danny Garcia TKO9 Brandon Rios – Full recapWelterweight – Title eliminatorRecords: Garcia (34-1, 20 KOs); Rios (34-4-1, 25 KOs) Punch stats Punches Garcia Rios Landed 188 109 Thrown 614 605 Percent 31% 18% — Courtesy of CompuBox Rafael’s remarks: Eleven months…

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New York Jets poised to reboot at QB, with Kirk Cousins focal point – New York Jets Blog

With free agency approaching (March 14), we’re analyzing each position on the New York Jets‘ roster and examining possible upgrades: Position: Quarterback 2018 cap hits of top returnees: Pending free agents: Josh McCown Key stat: In three seasons under coach Todd Bowles, the Jets are ranked 29th in passer rating (80.6) and their touchdown-interception ratio (68-53) is 28th. That’s a big reason why he’s 20-28. Kirk Cousins. Jimmy Graham. Le’Veon Bell. This class could get wild. Here’s everything to know heading into free agency, which begins March 14. • Ranking…

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My ‘son’ Floyd Mayweather has walked out of rematch talks

5:16 AM ET ESPN staff Conor McGregor claims Floyd Mayweather has abandoned talks over a lucrative rematch and says he’s proud of his “son” for opting to stay retired. Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) stopped McGregor after 10 rounds of their August 2017 boxing match — McGregor’s debut in the sport — and speculation there would be a return UFC bout gathered pace when Mayweather was filmed entering an Octagon. However, McGregor has stated that ‘Money’ Mayweather, 40, has walked away from negotiations. The Irishman said via Instagram: “I am happy…

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F1 gossip: Mercedes, halo, Hamilton, Red Bull, Ecclestone

Monday 19 February Valtteri Bottas will partner will champion Lewis Hamilton again for Mercedes in 2018 Valtteri Bottas had no issues related to the ‘halo’ cockpit protection device during a recent race simulation in which it was fitted to his Mercedes W09. (Fox Sports) World champion and Arsenal fan Lewis Hamilton has been training with Gunners defender Hector Bellerin. (Express) Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko says a switch to Honda engines is possible in 2019. (F1 today) Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul says engines, which have been quieter since the…

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