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Sportivo Danny Care set to become England's most-capped scrum-half against Wales
Author: 0 Danny Care set to become England's most-capped scrum-half against Wales

North, who has twice been sidelined by knee injuries this season, last played for Wales when they lost to France in the final match of last season's tournament. But working with England's leading players on the Lions tour in the summer allowed Gatland to assess their fitness compared to Wales . 'He's confident.

Sportivo Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Olympic Games
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un's sister to attend Olympic Games

However, despite the strong attitude the United States has taken, South Korea welcomed the announcement of Kim Yo Jong's visit to the Olympic games, saying it was "significant" that Kim Jong Un's sister will be joining the delegation. Speaking in Japan before attending the opening ceremony of the Winter Games in South Korea, Pence pledged that Washington would "intensify its maximum pressure campaign" on the North, working with Tokyo.

Sportivo Top Buzz on DeAndre Jordan, More as 2018 Deadline Approaches
Author: 0 Top Buzz on DeAndre Jordan, More as 2018 Deadline Approaches

They can get a first-round pick for DeAndre Jordan . This could also allow the Lakers to actually become "buyers", taking on bad contracts for one more year if it means getting a draft pick or two attached in a deal. Walker has averaged 22.6 points per game this season, ranking No. 18 in the National Basketball Association. Veteran shooting guard Lou Williams , once a trade target, will remain with the Los Angeles Clippers with a new extension.

Sportivo Conor McGregor marks his UFC anniversary
Author: 0 Conor McGregor marks his UFC anniversary

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since he won the Lightweight belt against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. Over the past few weeks, undefeated boxing champion Mayweather, who is now retired, has posted videos of himself wearing MMA gloves and stepping in a cage.

Sportivo Pence in Japan: The Goal Is to Denuclearize North Korea
Author: 0 Pence in Japan: The Goal Is to Denuclearize North Korea

The sanctions announced Wednesday mark Pences strongest tangible actions against North Korea on this trip so far. The vice president is leading the USA delegation to the opening ceremonies of the games, but said he is using the worldwide sporting event as an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the North Korea.

Sportivo Ahn among Russians seeking Pyeongchang spots
Author: 0 Ahn among Russians seeking Pyeongchang spots

Thirty-two Russian athletes have appealed against their exclusion from this month's Winter Olympics . In the meantime, some of the Russian athletes seeking last-minute invites to the Olympics arrived early on February 8 for their appeal hearings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Sportivo Nothing but good news for Arsenal ahead of crunch Spurs clash
Author: 0 Nothing but good news for Arsenal ahead of crunch Spurs clash

But here, talkSPORT.com is more concerned with the present and tells you what you need to know about the north London derby. And the Frenchman is hoping his new front line of Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who shone in a 5-1 thrashing of Everton in their fist outing together - can outgun Kane when the sides meet on Saturday.

Sportivo Despite struggles, Cavs sticking to Lue
Author: 0 Despite struggles, Cavs sticking to Lue

We can't worry about, as players neither, when you struggle the night before, you have to move on. LeBron James discussed Cleveland's poor performance on national television, something that makes this season's winter doldrums standout from the rest.

Sportivo Antonio Conte gives Chelsea players three days off after Watford drubbing
Author: 0 Antonio Conte gives Chelsea players three days off after Watford drubbing

The Chelsea owner canvassed their opinions, and disgruntlement within the squad led to the departures of Luiz Felipe Scolari, Andre Villas-Boas and Mourinho during his second spell with the club. Their next game sees the blues welcome West Bromwich Albion next Monday, and then Hull City in the FA Cup 5th round four days later before a crunch home Champions League game against current La Liga leaders Barcelona .

Author: 0 Proteas perplexed by India's spinners yet again

The Indian team has played wonderful cricket and players like Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been India's match winners. In doing so, South Africa restricted a surging India to 303-6 in 50 overs given the latter were 140-2 around the 24th over.

Sportivo Joshua needs US fight to hit the big time - Khan
Author: 0 Joshua needs US fight to hit the big time - Khan

Wilder admits, however, that he is also still somewhat unknown in the United Kingdom, so a fight with Joshua would help to make his name to circulate more frequently across the pond. "To him, it will be another boxing ring", Parker's promoter David Higgins told Sky Sports UK, of the Principality Stadium venue in Wales, formerly called Millennium Stadium.

Sportivo [Teams] Tottenham vs Newport County: Confirmed Line-Ups
Author: 0 [Teams] Tottenham vs Newport County: Confirmed Line-Ups

Newport were eight minutes from a famous win before Harry Kane equalised, but the aftermath of the game was dominated by the leaked dossier which exposed the Spurs areas that County were keen to exploit. "Over two legs against Tottenham we have held our own for the majority of the game ". He was particularly pleased with Lamela's man-of-the-match performance, adding: "If you are an offensive player, it is important to fill the net".

Sportivo No.1 ranking in sight for Roger Federer
Author: 0 No.1 ranking in sight for Roger Federer

World number one Rafael Nadal is planning to play the Aegon Championships at Queen's for the first time in seven years. Nadal, 31, was scheduled to play at Queen's Club the past two years but pulled out of the 2016 tournament due to injury, and then last year to fully recover from his French Open triumph.

Sportivo PFA offers to help resolve Riyad Mahrez and Leicester stand-off
Author: 0 PFA offers to help resolve Riyad Mahrez and Leicester stand-off

Mahrez has been absent from training since Leicester turned down City's £65m offer for the player, and the 26-year-old is now expected to miss his third successive game when the Foxes take on Pep Guardiola's men this weekend. You can't just down tools because you don't get what you want. " Leicester has put him on the map", Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club .

Sportivo Timberwolves show 38 percent increase in NBA valuation, Forbes says
Author: 0 Timberwolves show 38 percent increase in NBA valuation, Forbes says

Forbes said that the Knicks, with revenue of $426 million, continue to profit from the recent $1 billion renovation to Madison Square Garden. James Dolan's Knicks are valued at a record $3.6 billion. The New Orleans Pelicans are last on the list with a value of $1 billion. The Thunder ranked 18th on the list by Forbes and are worth $1.25 billion.

Sportivo Cris Cyborg-Yana Kunitskaya to headline UFC 222
Author: 0 Cris Cyborg-Yana Kunitskaya to headline UFC 222

Frankie Edgar featherweight championship. Furthermore, it's being noted that should Edgar vs. Ortega come to fruition, UFC 222 will be demoted from a pay-per-view to a UFC Fight Night card televised on FOX. Kunitskaya has only seen two of her professional MMA fights go the distance and the competitor has a 1-1-0 record in those contests. Ortega is undefeated and has won all but one of his fights in the UFC via finish.

Sportivo Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Reportedly Refused Meeting With Mike Pence
Author: 0 Gay Olympian Adam Rippon Reportedly Refused Meeting With Mike Pence

Pence apparently was so concerned about Rippon's comments that he then set in motion the attempt to speak with him. Rippon told the paper. "I'm not trying to pick a fight with the Vice President of the United States". After Farah was asked to explain what he meant in the 2000 statement, she didn't answer reporters. Pence was selected for the ceremonial role of leading the USA delegation to the Olympic opening ceremony and Rippon wasn't thrilled about it.

Sportivo Conte's a dead man walking
Author: 0 Conte's a dead man walking

Needless to say, Conte's Chelsea future has been subject to scrutiny. Chelsea's players still firmly believe that Antonio Conte is the right man to take the club forward, according to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois . French midfielder Bakayoko was dismissed for two bookable offences within five minutes to leave the visitors a man light for the final hour. The team sit fourth in the top flight and do not play again until Monday, when they host bottom-of-the-table West Brom.

Sportivo Russian Federation hails Winter Olympics organisers
Author: 0 Russian Federation hails Winter Olympics organisers

The 15 include cross-country gold medallist Alexander Legkov and skeleton gold medallist Alexander Tretiakov. "Before taking any stand, we will first seek clarification from the International Olympic Committee as to the kind of reforms mentioned by its President today, beyond the disappointment he expressed in relation to the sentences of the CAS concerning Russian athletes", he said .

Sportivo IOC considering appeal against Cas ruling on Russian doping bans
Author: 0 IOC considering appeal against Cas ruling on Russian doping bans

Speaking in Pyeongchang ahead of next week's Winter Olympics , Bach said the International Olympic Committee was "extremely worried" about how the sport was run and said the body was prepared to make bold decisions. The International Olympic Committee (IOC ) banned Russian Federation from Pyeongchang over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system in Sochi four years ago but left the door open for athletes with no history of doping to compete as neutrals.

Sportivo Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow, say IOC
Author: 0 Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow, say IOC

Coates didn't say whether those appeals included any of the 28 who had been banned from the Olympics for life over doping at the 2014 Sochi Games but had those sanctions overturned at CAS last week. Other rules govern what the Russian competitors can wear, even when training or in casual gear. Two groups of prominent Russian athletes seeking late entry for the PyeongChang Olympics have had their appeals adjourned.

Sportivo Richarlison explains why he cried on bench against Chelsea
Author: 0 Richarlison explains why he cried on bench against Chelsea

We defended well and I am very happy today. "The second half we had more difficulties but then to score the second goal was incredible, it was an unforgettable night". We know that we can do much better, so we have to now work hard to achieve better results. "We performed very bad but maybe I made the mistakes with the starting XI today", he said.