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NFC Championship: Saints, Rams aim to keep high-flying ways ailve

NFC Championship: Saints, Rams aim to keep high-flying ways ailve

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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- It's been nearly 20 years since the Los Angeles Rams were in this position, and precisely 30 years since they were in this position while calling LA home. What position is that? Try one game away from the Super Bowl, as they visit the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the NFC Championship game. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. EST.  The Saints finished with the top seed, and it truly came via a win over the Rams in Week 9. But not much has separated these teams all season, in terms of style and competitiveness, and that isn't likely about to suddenly change now. Both feature balanced and high-scoring offenses capable of putting up bundles of points in the blink of an eye. The Rams ranked second in the NFL at 32.9 points per game. And the Saints averaged 31.5 points ...
West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

West Ham news: Legendary commentator John Motson criticises Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China

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mot impressed The former Match of the Day broadcaster said the Austrian seeking a move to the Chinese Super League "does not sit well" with him Much-loved commentator John Motson has criticised Marko Arnautovic for his desire to move to China. The West Ham striker recently revealed he wanted to leave the Hammers amid reports of a £35million bid from an unnamed Chinese Super League side. Motson says top players should want to remain in the Premier League Reports claim Arnautovic could earn up to £400,000 in China, and at 29 years old he feels it’s too good an offer to turn down. But Motson has admitted it “does not sit well” with him when top players want to leave the Premier League. The talkSPORT b...
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets scored first and didn't look back, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Jets (31-14-2) extended their winning streak to four games and increased their Central Division lead over Nashville (28-17-4) to four points following the victory. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck steadied Winnipeg with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage). The Predators edged the Jets in shots on goal (38 to 34) but struggled to figure out Hellebuyck. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots for a .853 save percentage. Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a wraparound. Winnipeg forward Mason Appleton added his second goal of the season 3:36 into the second period for a 2-0 a...
Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

Australian Open 2019: Johanna Konta knocked out by Garbine Muguruza

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Australian Open 2019Venue: Melbourne Park Dates: 14-27 JanuaryCoverage: Daily live commentaries on the BBC Sport website, listen to Tennis Breakfast daily from 07:00 GMT on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and watch highlights on BBC TV and online from 19 January.Britain's Johanna Konta was knocked out of the Australian Open in a second-round match against Garbine Muguruza which finished at 03:12 local time.Konta, 27, lost 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 7-5 in Melbourne in one of the latest finishes in the tournament's history.Spaniard Muguruza, 25, nicked a tight final set in front of about 250 remaining fans on Margaret Court Arena. "I don't agree with athletes having to physically exert themselves in the wee ...
Charlie Colkett: Aston Villa targeting loan deal for Chelsea starlet but rivalled by Ostersunds

Charlie Colkett: Aston Villa targeting loan deal for Chelsea starlet but rivalled by Ostersunds

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transfer report The 22-year-old midfielder joined Shrewsbury last summer but had his loan deal cut short in December Chelsea starlet Charlie Colkett is being tracked by Aston Villa who want to sign the young midfielder on loan with the view of a permanent deal. Villa are battling Swedish side Ostersunds for the 22-year-old, according to The Mirror, with a tug-of-war set to ensue between the two clubs. Colkett, the England youth international, was part of the Chelsea academy side which recorded back-to-back wins in both the UEFA Youth League and FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016, but he has not kicked on since. Colkett captained Chelsea’s youth side to domestic and European success His loan spells away from the club have not been overly impr...