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Italy coach happy they caught England off-guard Italy coach happy they caught England off-guard
- March 01, 2017

Conor O'Shea has managed to change his reputation with a single 80 minute performance after England scrum-half Danny Care claimed Italy's "no-ruck" tactics had seen him go "from being the most attacking man in rugby to the most negative". (more...)
Patriots will not place franchise tag on Dont'a Hightower Patriots will not place franchise tag on Dont'a Hightower
- March 01, 2017

The first is that Patriots head coach/general manager Bill Belichick essentially tabbed Hightower as his next defensive cornerstone in the Patriots locker room. But the Patriots rarely seem affected by losing good players, like when they traded linebacker Jamie Collins last season and it didn't bother them at all. (more...)
Kings get Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay in exchange for Peter Budaj Kings get Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay in exchange for Peter Budaj
- February 28, 2017

Los Angeles also receives a 2017 fifth-round draft pick. The Kings now have 64 points and are in ninth-place in the Western Conference. "We're very optimistic that with time he can develop into an National Hockey League player". "Peter did a good job for us, stopped what you're supposed to stop". The Kings next game will come on Monday on the road against the Calgary Flames with either Quick or Bishop in net. (more...)
Detained and Nearly Deported Detained and Nearly Deported
- February 28, 2017

After he was released, Rousso learned that Texas A&M officials and an immigration lawyer made phone calls on Rousso's behalf to ensure his release. "I don't think the officer who made a decision to detain him really understood the visa requirement and the technicalities on getting an honorarium, which are permitted under his visa", Marouf told The Guardian . (more...)
Raptors Kyle Lowry To Undergo Wrist Surgery; Likely Out Until The Playoffs Raptors Kyle Lowry To Undergo Wrist Surgery; Likely Out Until The Playoffs
- February 28, 2017

Raptors All Star Kyle Lowry is undergoing wrist surgery , and the team says he will "aim to return for playoffs". Did Lowry hurt his wrist in a glorified exhibition in New Orleans last weekend? Though Toronto has a lot of depth and an easy remaining schedule, Lowry's absence should damage the Raptors' chances of catching the Boston Celtics for the second seed or the Washington Wizards for the third seed. (more...)
Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell backs Johnny Sexton to stand firm Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell backs Johnny Sexton to stand firm
- February 28, 2017

The loss left France , on five points, in the bottom half of the table where they have finished every Six Nations championship for the past five years. "Johnny gives confidence to the team and has massive experience", said Henderson. But momentum swung back to Ireland after 29 minutes when Murray pounced over the line from a well-worked scrum and Sexton converted. (more...)
Mercedes W08 breaks cover at Silverstone Mercedes W08 breaks cover at Silverstone
- February 26, 2017

In such an intense year, sometimes the communication does get lost. The auto wears "Powered by EQ" stickers below the AMG logo on the side, showing that Mercedes is trying to increase exposure to its newly launched electric road vehicle brand. (more...)
Bulls send Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Thunder
- February 24, 2017

McDermott was originally drafted with the 11th pick in the 2014 draft. He is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 55 starts this season. It's not exactly known if the Bulls are pushing to move Gibson, who is in the final year of his contract, but they're at least open to the potential of moving a variety of their players (Gibson being one of them). (more...)
Leicester's Vardy ends goal drought in 2-1 loss at Sevilla Leicester's Vardy ends goal drought in 2-1 loss at Sevilla
- February 23, 2017

Leicester, who are without striker Islam Slimani as he struggles to overcome a groin injury, face a tough task against a side that are experienced European campaigners. Stefan Jovetic leads the line for Jorge Sampaoli's side - preferred to Wissam Ben Yedder and Luciano Vietto - while Mariano and Clement Lenglet start in defence in the absence of Gabriel Mercado and Nicolas Pareja. (more...)
Nets trade Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards for veterans, draft pick
- February 23, 2017

Luckily for Charlotte, they have a number of assets in terms of players and picks to help facilitate a deal. Zach Lowe noted there are protections on the pick, but barring a Wizards collapse, they shouldn't effect the pick. This will be Thornton's second stint in Brooklyn, and the first time saw nice results - 12.3 on 38 percent shooting from downtown. In 78 appearances (28 starts) as a rookie, Bogdanovic averaged 9.0 and 2.7 rebounds on 45.3 percent shooting from the field and 35.5 ... (more...)
Marcus Rashford looking for revenge against Chelsea
- February 23, 2017

It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first goal in the FA Cup and 24th in all competitions this season. "I try to help the team as much as possible", said the world-record signing, after the final whistle had blown. United chose to go down the middle with that attack, for they'd been ineffective with Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard playing wide. "He has had a couple of small injuries this season and needs to adapt". (more...)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. considers retirement if he wins 2017 NASCAR title Dale Earnhardt Jr. considers retirement if he wins 2017 NASCAR title
- February 23, 2017

I would definitely not want to come back and race anymore if I won the championship, I'd be outta of here ", he said smiling. "TSN's partnership with NASCAR dates back to the launch of the network in 1984, and this extension is a testament to the meaningful relationship we've cultivated for 30-plus years". (more...)
Ups And 8 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Feb 20) Ups And 8 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Feb 20)
- February 22, 2017

It's been almost a year since The Rock appeared on WWE TV, and CM Punk left the company more than three years ago. The Rock didn't show up on the February 20 edition of "Monday Night Raw ", but he was in attendance at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (more...)
Champions League: Manchester City defeat Monaco 5-3, Atletico beat Leverkusen Champions League: Manchester City defeat Monaco 5-3, Atletico beat Leverkusen
- February 22, 2017

But again Monaco responded, with Falcao making a fool of Stones in the area and chipping Caballero for a delightful goal. Early in the second half, Nicolas Otamendi's challenge on Falcao gave the French side a odd penalty but Willy Caballero saved his weak spot-kick to keep the score 2-1. (more...)
Arsenal Set for the Crumbs with Sutton Trip Arsenal Set for the Crumbs with Sutton Trip
- February 21, 2017

Speaking to the media ahead of his side's fifth round FA Cup tie against Sutton United , Wenger said that he will not retire from management at the end of the season and will manage a team, be it Arsenal or someone else. Sutton's FieldTurf Vertex pitch was paid for by Doswell himself and is now used by the local community and many youth teams in the area. "He has done and is doing a good job with Arsenal over [the past] 20 years". (more...)
Johnson leads at Riviera
- February 21, 2017

That was a big key. After 47 consecutive weeks at the top, Day ceded his position when Johnson won the Genesis Open in southern California on Sunday. Johnson put on quite the show this week and led the field in strokes gained off the tee and strokes gained total, was third in strokes gained putting, second in strokes gained tee to green and, no surprise here, led the field in driving distance. (more...)
Not Making Champions League Wouldn't Damage Liverpool Transfer Plans - Jurgen Klopp Not Making Champions League Wouldn't Damage Liverpool Transfer Plans - Jurgen Klopp
- February 21, 2017

At Christmas the Reds were sitting in second spot in the Premier League table and were competing in two Cups but, in the space of a few weeks, they find themselves out of the running for any silverware this season. We didn't qualify this season. "This is a long-term project but that doesn't mean we are not ambitious in this season". We want to be part of it. We had some wonderful games in that competition. (more...)
Carmelo isn't happy about this All-Star Game distraction
- February 20, 2017

There have been reports that LeBron James might like to have Anthony not just as a teammate during Sunday night's marquee event, but also in Cleveland before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline. I think anybody would get exhausted of it if you went to work every day and you had these spats about you, eventually you'll get exhausted unless you're as strong as I am, know how to deal with it and move on from it. (more...)
Sri Lanka crush New Zealand in inspired 78-run win
- February 20, 2017

The obstacles to hurdle for the hosts don't end there. Amla made the most of Eden Park's short boundaries to smash 62 off 43 balls, receiving support from skipper Faf du Plessis (36) and JP Duminy (29). "He told me, well done last night, it's just a T20 game we know but it takes a bit to go and beat the Kiwis at Eden Park", the 33-year-old de Villiers said. (more...)
Mourinho to ´go serious´ against Blackburn in FA Cup Mourinho to ´go serious´ against Blackburn in FA Cup
- February 20, 2017

Following United's victory over Saint-Etienne in the Europa League last week, Mourinho slammed his players for the lack of focus they displayed prior to the match. No, I'm going to change a few players, obviously. We now have to show that display week in, week out in the Championship. Mourinho said he did not know whether captain Wayne Rooney, midfielder Michael Carrick or playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan would make the trip to Ewood Park . (more...)
Darrelle Revis turns himself in to Pittsburgh authorities Darrelle Revis turns himself in to Pittsburgh authorities
- February 20, 2017

Revis faces four felony charges - including aggravated assault and robbery - and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident in Pittsburgh early last Sunday morning. Zacheriah Jarvis, a 21-year-old from Ross Township, Pennsylvania, who is Cousins' roommate, helped retrieve the phone, police said. "He wanted to turn himself in, he didn't want to be a fugitive from the law", Jones told the Post-Gazette. (more...)
New York Jets star Darrelle Revis charged in Pittsburgh incident New York Jets star Darrelle Revis charged in Pittsburgh incident
- February 19, 2017

Charges pending against Revis include robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault. Revis' lawyer told CBSPittsburgh.com that the cornerback was in town visiting family and friends when he was assaulted by a group of five people and needed medical treatment. (more...)
Pep Guardiola defends squad changes as Manchester City held by Huddersfield
- February 19, 2017

An unfamiliar challenge awaits Manchester City today as they visit the John Smith's Stadium to face a side they last met at the turn of the millennium, Huddersfield Town, in the FA Cup Fifth Round. Two days ago they played rugby and everything is a bit slow, they are so aggressive, they are so dynamic. "The first half we had our chances, the goalkeeper was brilliant". (more...)
Fulham vs. Tottenham, FA Cup Preview: Three questions with Cartilage Free Captain Fulham vs. Tottenham, FA Cup Preview: Three questions with Cartilage Free Captain
- February 19, 2017

The defeats at Anfield and the Ghelamco Arena have called the Lilywhites' ability to thrive under pressure into question once more, particularly in the wake of Tottenham's capitulation in last season's Premier League title race. "After the Liverpool game maybe our confidence dropped a little bit but today was a different competition". The Argentinian is also likely to give some of his fringe players a run-out with the likes of Vincent Janssen , and Moussa Sissoko poised to start. (more...)
Durant declares Westbrook NBA's best in-game dunker
- February 19, 2017

That's y'alls problem. I don't know what y'all need, but I'm in a great place. Rivalries are great for the National Basketball Association and it's fun covering them, but it should be limited to the action on the court, not off it. "No, I don't want to talk about that", he said. This should be an enjoyable time. "The only thing that you have do as a coach in the All-Star Game is to parcel out the minutes. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas says ref 'made a frightful call,' robbed Celtics of win Isaiah Thomas says ref 'made a frightful call,' robbed Celtics of win
- February 19, 2017

I ran out onto the court...then you see him raise his hand up like it was a foul. That's disgusting man. It cost you a game you should have won. "That's a bad call", Thomas said . But the real star off the pine was Bobby Portis, who played arguably his best game of the year and was part of Chicago's closing lineup. Jimmy Butler , who has been dealing with a heel injury, played in his second straight game Thursday and will represent the Bulls as an All-Star this weekend in New Orleans. (more...)
I'm Not Doing A March Madness Bracket This Year I'm Not Doing A March Madness Bracket This Year
- February 17, 2017

ESPN did reach out to Trump's staff to invite the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, but the network received word that the president would not be participating this year. Rolling Stone offers some theories about why Trump might not want to do it, specifically guessing that he was either too afraid to lose or that he's simply too busy "dealing with the mounting controversies plaguing his administration". (more...)
Greek Cypriot leader walks out of talks
- February 17, 2017

New Greek Cypriot law causes flare in tensions. The President said that the Turkish Cypriot leader's claims as to what happened during today's meeting are not the real facts and expressed his belief that UNSG's Special Advisor for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, who was present at the meeting, will set things straight. (more...)
Aldon Smith Under Investigation for Domestic Incident
- February 16, 2017

Aldon Smith is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. Smith and an unnamed person who made the initial report are cooperating with police, San Francisco Police officer Grace Gatpanden said Monday. Smith filed for reinstatement on October 3 before meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell. SN's Alex Marvez notes the Raiders have a zero-tolerance policy with regard to domestic violence. (more...)
Jury Selection Starts in Hernandez Double Murder Trial
- February 16, 2017

The team released him in June 2013, shortly after he was arrested in Lloyd's killing. The upcoming trial is for the 2012 fatal shooting of two men outside a Boston nightclub. He is accused of using such a weapon to shoot a third man, his friend Alexander Bradley, while in Miami in 2013 to keep him from testifying about the two killings. (more...)
Real Madrid vs Napoli, Champions League Real Madrid vs Napoli, Champions League
- February 16, 2017

Karim Benzema levelled the scores before half time and the holders carried the momentum into the second half as Toni Kroos and Casemiro added further goals to strengthen their grip on a place in the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old has become a vital part of the Madrid midfield this season after originally having to grow his game on-loan at Porto. And, prior to the game, fans held aloft a mosaic with a message that read: "Together, we are unstoppable". (more...)
India unchanged Test squad against Australia
- February 16, 2017

More recently, there have also been reports of the India u-19 cricket team being left without money to buy their own dinner. We know if we can pull something off and win a series here, we can look back at it in 10-20 years as some of the best times in our life. (more...)
Weidman and Mousasi to Meet at UFC 210 in Intriguing Crossroads Fight Weidman and Mousasi to Meet at UFC 210 in Intriguing Crossroads Fight
- February 15, 2017

On the back of two devastating defeats, the former middleweight champion will make his return to the Octagon against Mousasi, who is on a four-fight winning run that came in a sensational 2016. A multiple-time champion in a host of organizations around the world, it is only now that Gegard Mousasi has managed to put himself on the verge of a title shot in the UFC. (more...)
Odds and predictions for the Bayern Munich against Gunners Odds and predictions for the Bayern Munich against Gunners
- February 14, 2017

Arsenal is not ready to be kicked out the third time by Germany. And Bayern Munich is not ready to be crushed and lose their winning tendency. Englishmen will meet with Bayern this Wednesday, at the Allianz Arena. - Arsenal fans may be optimistic because of Alexis Sanchez who already gained 20 goals during the competitions. The team has beaten FC Bayern before at the same place with the 2-0 score in 2013. (more...)
Bayern Munich v Arsenal Bayern Munich v Arsenal
- February 14, 2017

Midfield star Xabi Alonso is an injury concern for Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League last 16 home leg against Arsenal after being hurt in Monday's training session. Speaking after the 2-0 win over Hull last Saturday, he admitted Ozil's issues are a problem right now. However, if Ancelotti has shown one thing in his coaching career, it is that he is capable of getting his team to peak in the Champions League knockout stages. (more...)
Ex-Bengal Marquand Manuel is Falcons' new defensive coordinator Ex-Bengal Marquand Manuel is Falcons' new defensive coordinator
- February 14, 2017

Morris was hired as an assistant head coach and passing game coordinator on defense in 2015 and then moved to wide receivers coach while keeping the assistant head coach title in 2016. Earlier Tuesday, the Falcons announced Steve Sarkisian would replace Shanahan as offensive coordinator, a role he has not held at the National Football League level. (more...)
Giants releasing RB Rashad Jennings
- February 14, 2017

Jennings, meanwhile, joined the Giants in 2014 but after rushing for 863 yards (4.4 YPC) in 2015, he managed just 593 yards (3.3 YPC) last season. Victor Cruz has said that he wants to play in the National Football League in 2017, in which if he does, it won't be with the only team he's known and played for in his career. (more...)
Teenage Zverev beats Gasquet to win Open Sud de France title Teenage Zverev beats Gasquet to win Open Sud de France title
- February 14, 2017

The players exchanged a break of serve in the opening set, but it was 19-year-old Zverev who gained the upper hand in the tie-break. Gasquet saw off compatriot Benoit Paire to reach the final. I'm very happy the way we played. "It was a hard match", said Gasquet. "It was close during the first set". Zverev then teamed up with his older brother Mischa to win the doubles crown over veterans Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor. (more...)
Lane Kiffin Reacts to Alabama Losing to Clemson in National Championship Game Lane Kiffin Reacts to Alabama Losing to Clemson in National Championship Game
- January 11, 2017

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough reportedly suffered a broken bone in his right leg Monday night in his team's College Football Playoff National Championship defeat to the Clemson Tigers, according to ESPN.com's Chris Low . (more...)
Conservative dinner in Calgary with Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway cancelled
- January 10, 2017

The report said that the Russian government had a "clear preference" for President-elect Donald Trump, and sought to "denigrate" Hillary Clinton. Trump slammed Streep on Twitter the next morning, calling her "over-rated" despite winning three Oscars, eight Golden Globes and two Emmys. (more...)

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