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Federer to face Sock after ailing Kyrgios withdraws
- March 19, 2017

The Australian has shown glimpses of his talent in recent years, most notably when defeating former world number one Rafael Nadal and Richard Gasquet en route to the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 2014. "It wasn´t enough just to putting the ball in play". In the women's draw, world No. 3 Karolina Pliskova reached the semi-finals after edging French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). (more...)
Gary Cahill turns in captain's performance as Chelsea win at Stoke Gary Cahill turns in captain's performance as Chelsea win at Stoke
- March 19, 2017

A wayward pass from Pieters gifted Chelsea a free-kick in the closing stages, and when he failed to clear David Luiz's header from the resulting set-piece, Gary Cahill struck an 87th-minute victor. The response was a yellow card and Conte sent Michy Batshuayi to warm up as an attempt to remind his striker to focus on testing Grant instead. The only side in Premier League history to have done this in a whole 38-game season were Manchester City in 2014-15 (114/114). (more...)
Florida State holds off FGCU to advance in NCAA Tournament Florida State holds off FGCU to advance in NCAA Tournament
- March 18, 2017

Jarquez Smith has been waiting to make his NCAA Tournament debut for four years. Not this night. Not this team. "My background is from Florida State, but this is where I am". Coach Leonard Hamilton seemed to take exception to a question about Gulf Coast having a "mystique" about them. Well, yeah, that didn't happen. The Seminoles beat the team known as "Dunk City" at its own game most of the night. (more...)
WBC Roundup: Americans shock Venezuela with late-inning comeback WBC Roundup: Americans shock Venezuela with late-inning comeback
- March 17, 2017

He walked Miguel Cabrera with one out, but then Victor Martinez hit the ball to the right side and into the shift, where third baseman Nolan Arenado had moved to and the USA completed an easy 5-6-3 double play. After Pat Neshek put down the Venezuelans in order in the Top of the 8th, magic happened. Jones would homer to knot things up and United States of America would burst through the door. (more...)
Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives first Wales call-up Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn receives first Wales call-up
- March 17, 2017

But Woodburn's breakthrough at Anfield this season - he became Liverpool's youngest-ever goalscorer in November - had led to speculation that England could try to tempt the dual-qualified striker away from Wales . "This is a massive game for us". There will be no knee-jerk reaction to cap him. "But it won't be because of anybody else". "We see Ben as global player for Wales ". (more...)
USA Women's Hockey Players Threaten Boycott over Wage Dispute
- March 16, 2017

The Women's World Championship is set to kick off at the end of the month in Plymouth, Michigan, which means without the US team , the tournament loses its hosts and defending champions. Several players on the team posted the hashtag #BeBoldForChange with a link to the story, and Alex Morgan wrote a message of solidarity on her Twitter account. (more...)
Torres fit for Leverkusen clash after head knock Torres fit for Leverkusen clash after head knock
- March 16, 2017

Bots sides were guilty of missing glaring chances, first Angel Correa had his shot expertly blocked by Leverkusen centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic, before Javier Hernandez fired high over the bar from inside the box. Firstly, Angel Correa was denied before Koke's low driven shot was turned behind by the German global. Leno first made a fine stop to his left to tip Correa's one-on-one finish around the post and then got a hand down low onto Koke's daisy-cutter. (more...)
Indian Wells: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry Indian Wells: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to renew rivalry
- March 16, 2017

Ninth-seeded Federer, resurgent after a 2016 season marred by injury, downed Nadal in an epic Australian Open final to secure his 18th Grand Slam title. The 30-year-old, though, was surprisingly beaten in the final by American Sam Querrey to extend his hard court title drought to three years. World number one Murray, meanwhile, praised his second-round conqueror, Vasek Pospisil, while at the same time lamenting an off night with his second serve. (more...)
Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad make comeback ahead of West Indies tour Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad make comeback ahead of West Indies tour
- March 16, 2017

Kamran Akmal has been recalled to the Pakistan squads for the Twenty20 and one-day global series in West Indies after three years in the worldwide wilderness. "The squads were also weighed on fitness and that's why Umar Akmal failed to get a place on lack of fitness", he said, referring to Kamran's younger brother. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Makes Interesting Comments About Chelsea's FA Cup Motivation Jose Mourinho Makes Interesting Comments About Chelsea's FA Cup Motivation
- March 14, 2017

Chelsea vs Manchester United live: Stamford Bridge will host a clash of giants in the FA up. It's unlikely that United will reach the dizzying heights of 1999 this season, but with the team already in possession of the League Cup, and one eye also on the Europa League, a cup treble is not ruled out, just yet. (more...)
Liverpool fans slate 24-year-old after win against Burnley Liverpool fans slate 24-year-old after win against Burnley
- March 13, 2017

Jurgen Klopp's men are trying to stay in the top four and push back against their lack of success against lower table teams. Liverpool sealed three important points in their hunt for a top four finish as they downed Burnley 2-1 at Anfield. (more...)
Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain
- March 12, 2017

Children, and adults, here will never forget what happened here", he beamed during his post-match conference. "We didn't play in the first half", Al-Khelaifi said. The visitors held on until the 88th minute but Barcelona simply refused to be denied and when Sergi Roberto prodded home the side's third goal in a devastating seven-minute spell, Paris St Germain were left licking their wounds once more. (more...)
Michail Antonio feels no shame at recent West Ham defeat Michail Antonio feels no shame at recent West Ham defeat
- March 12, 2017

With a 5-4-1 in front of our area, I could have all the freedoms in the world, but it was hard to express myself. After a 1-0 win against Hull in mid-December, one where West Ham fans voted the post Man of the Match, Payet said he knew he had to leave. (more...)
Green Bay Packers: Re-signing Nick Perry was the right move Green Bay Packers: Re-signing Nick Perry was the right move
- March 11, 2017

No free agent on the open market this year was as polarizing as Nick Perry. The Packers re-signed Perry last year to a one-year, $5 million deal after he had a strong end of the 2015 season. Perry was Green Bay's most consistent and lethal pass rushing option last season, finishing as ProFootballFocus's 19th-best pass rusher , along with being named the website's sixth-best breakout player of 2016 . (more...)
Owen Farrell suffers injury scare for the most RIDICULOUS reason Owen Farrell suffers injury scare for the most RIDICULOUS reason
- March 11, 2017

England have decided against calling up an additional player as cover, relying on the 24-man training squad they had previously retained for the Scotland match. We'll know by 3pm tomorrow whether it'll be Farrell or Ben Te'o wearing the 12 shirt at Twickenham, with England expected to leave it until the very last minute to make their decision. (more...)
Williamson closes in on ton as New Zealand impress
- March 11, 2017

His century had come in 315 minutes from 195 deliveries with 18 fours and he was out when New Zealand was 277-6. With the game evenly poised after an absorbing first three days, both sides were hoping looming rain over the weekend did not dictate the outcome. (more...)
Manchester United fans impressed by Marouane Fellaini's performance vs Rostov Manchester United fans impressed by Marouane Fellaini's performance vs Rostov
- March 10, 2017

UNITED drew 1-1 with Rostov at the Olimp-2 stadium, but who stood out? Jose Mourinho made no secret of his disdain for the Rostov pitch at his press conference the other day. "But it looks like we have to play". I was very surprised with what I found here. This is the first time Manchester United are playing Rostov and the stakes are going to be high. (more...)
FA bans Bournemouth's Mings for five games after Zlatan stamp FA bans Bournemouth's Mings for five games after Zlatan stamp
- March 10, 2017

He will also sit out his side's Premier League matches with both Southampton and West Brom . The FA said in a statement: "The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment that would otherwise apply for the misconduct committed by the Bournemouth defender is "clearly insufficient". (more...)
Patriots trade for Dwayne Allen from Colts Patriots trade for Dwayne Allen from Colts
- March 10, 2017

Dwayne Allen reportedly has been traded to the New England Patriots. Allen became expendable in Indianapolis when the Colts re-signed Jack Doyle to a three-year, $19 million contract on Tuesday. Despite the Colts' struggles last season, Luck led his offense to 2.8 touchdowns per game, which was ninth-most in the NFL. With last year's starting nose tackle David Parry facing multiple felony charges after his recent arrest in Arizona, the Colts could have an even more pronounced need there. (more...)
Desean Jackson set to leave Washington for Tampa Bay Desean Jackson set to leave Washington for Tampa Bay
- March 10, 2017

Financial terms have yet to be released for the deal , but it can be safely assumed that the money will be front-loaded. Jackson went to a team that has a legit No. Once he arrived in Washington , things started to click again, as Jackson registered 2,702 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in a three-year D.C. tenure. (more...)
Isaiah Thomas: NBA All-Star Game could be saved by LeBron's effort Isaiah Thomas: NBA All-Star Game could be saved by LeBron's effort
- March 09, 2017

Also, this will be the Warriors first home game without Durant, so shots will start to fall at a higher clip as they always do at home. The most frustrating part of that loss was that the Celtics blew a 17 point lead, not what you want when you are facing a team chasing you in the standings. (more...)
West Ham United v Chelsea preview West Ham United v Chelsea preview
- March 07, 2017

Chelsea have the opportunity to extend their lead on top of the Premier League on Monday when they take on West Ham in tonight's London stadium derby. The West Ham striker has been in fine form this season and some fans have argued that he provides an "alternative option" upfront due to his aerial ability - something that the England side crave when struggling to break teams down. (more...)
Petr Cech: 'Arsenal out of Premier League title race' Petr Cech: 'Arsenal out of Premier League title race'
- March 06, 2017

Supposedly, Ozil has an "unknown illness" while Wenger claimed that dropping Alexis was a tactical decision. "I wanted to play two players who are strong in the air, because we chose to go more direct". The Chile worldwide was surprisingly on the bench for last night's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool . Arsenal hold a one-point advantage over the Reds and also have a game in hand as they bid to avenge their pulsating 4-3 defeat at the Emirates on the opening day of the Premier League season. (more...)
Real Madrid offer Inter three Rodriguez alternatives Real Madrid offer Inter three Rodriguez alternatives
- March 05, 2017

There were goals from James Rodriguez and Marco Asensio, two players who had fallen out of the first-choice squad. Real bagged a fourth goal in the 60th minute as Marcos Asensio poked home from close range, after James's had struck the upright. (more...)
Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss stops a coup attempt by her brothers Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss stops a coup attempt by her brothers
- March 05, 2017

The Buss brothers had apparently planned to elect a new board that would have excluded Jeanie. However, the restraining order sent a clear message that the plan would not work, so the brothers withdrew their request, and Jeanie Buss also withdrew the temporary restraining order. (more...)
Luis Enrique's departure brings uncertainty to Barcelona
- March 05, 2017

Barcelona moved top of La Liga on the night Luis Enrique confirmed he will not continue as coach next season as Gareth Bale was sent-off in Real Madrid's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas. The former Celta Vigo boss led Barcelona to the treble in the 2014-15 season, along with an additional La Liga and Copa Del Rey title each. During his three years in charge he has collected a total of eight trophies - including the Champions League - but feels that he has taken the Catalan ... (more...)
Boston College at Notre Dame
- March 04, 2017

This game does fill an open spot on the Commodores 2018 football schedule. Ky Bowman scored 19 points in the effort. The Irish shot 47.1 percent and were 9-of-27 from 3-point range. Jessica Shepard had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Hannah Whitish 16 points for Nebraska (7-22). Bridges led the way for Michigan State (18-12, 10-7 Big Ten) with 21 points. (more...)
Murray survives seven match points in Dubai epic Murray survives seven match points in Dubai epic
- March 04, 2017

Murray remains still a taboo for Pouille, who had lost all the three matches played against Andy in 2016 without winning any set. Shortly after, the world number one went down with shingles, a condition he has now recovered from. Murray broke in the final game to secure the match lead. Fans booking corporate hospitality for The Championships, Wimbledon may be hoping Murray can now push on to win the tournament, which would be the first this year after a mixed start. (more...)
Ousmane Dembele rejected the chance to join Liverpool last summer Ousmane Dembele rejected the chance to join Liverpool last summer
- March 04, 2017

The FC crew debate on why Jurgen Klopp hasn't received the criticism that is perhaps due given Liverpool's season so far. However, the United States worldwide committed his immediate future to Dortmund with a new three-and-a-half-year contract in January. (more...)
What Time Is The Snap IPO Expected to Begin Trading? What Time Is The Snap IPO Expected to Begin Trading?
- March 03, 2017

Analysts had expected a price of $14 to $16 per share. Facebook's IPO in 2012 at $38 per share valued the company at $ 104 billion (it's now worth almost $400 billion). Snap , by the way, lost more than half a billion past year. That hesitancy may be explained by the investors' lack of awareness of the company - 64 percent said they do not have a Snapchat account. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is 'an animal, a lion' Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is 'an animal, a lion'
- March 02, 2017

Ibrahimovic, meanwhile, has said that he was ready to sign for another, unnamed, club last summer until his children convinced him to sign for Mourinho and United. It has nothing to do with that. I am enjoying it in England. "It's not easy to win titles so many times, it's not easy to cope with that pressure that I put myself under with my career", Mourinho said. (more...)
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
- 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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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
- 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...)