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Vettel, Hamilton motivated by potential close duel

With regulations created to make the 2017 F1 cars faster - wider tires, greater aerodynamics, bigger fuel loads and increased downforce - Vettel proved Ferrari's extra pace in pre-season testing was genuine. It's going to be great for the fans". ...

India vs Australia 4th Test team news and playing XI

After India suffered a shock loss in the opening Test at Pune, Kohli and his charges upped the aggression in the next two Tests to the point where both sides had to be spoken to by the on-field umpires at certain times. The Australian media usually...

Mark Sanchez Expected To Sign One-Year Contract With Bears

Previous year in Dallas, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott credited Sanchez for helping him learn how to be a professional. The Bears already signed Mike Glennon this offseason, so Sanchez will presumably be the backup. The Bears signed Glennon to ...

Lillard explodes for 49 against Heat

Harden has 11 games of 40 or more points and did it on consecutive nights. Portland also got another good shift from Noah Vonleh , who scored eight points of his own, including a few highlight reel dunks. The Bucks are also 7-3 against the spread ...

Rory McIlroy is first big upset of Dell Match Play

Australian world No.3 Day was six holes into his match with Pat Perez before he withdrew, citing illness to his mother Dening in an emotional press conference shortly after leaving the course. It's been very tough for me. "Family's first, it's just h...

Bottas confident of claiming maiden F1 win

Hamilton, victor of 53 grands prix over his career to date, starts the season as favourite for a fourth championship and to win the opening race. "The target with these new regulations was to make this generation of F1 cars the quickest in the hist...

Marc Leishman What's In The Bag?

World No 3 Rory McIlroy made a charge with a 69 and his nine-under total left the Northern Irishman in a share of fourth with England's Tyrrell Hatton (71). That's when I realized what had happened to me and how sick I really was". "I've been drivi...

Roger Federer beats Stan Wawrinka in the final of BNP Paribas Open

Less than two months after claiming the 18th grand slam title of his career at the Australian Open, ninth seed Federer delivered another virtuoso performance. Roger Federer, Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas, the Backhand Boys, sing Hard to say I'm Sor...

I came to England for a fresh challenge, says Ibrahimovic

That's obvious", said Mourinho, whose side have played 11 games in just over six weeks. "I found a sad club". "I try to establish a few basic rules, for example a player that's injured can not put his diagnosis on social media before the club", h...

Hardline priest sworn in as head of India's Uttar Pradesh state

So was his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, also a former UP chief minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, many union ministers and BJP chief ministers and also thousands of people at the 96-acre Smriti Upwan complex in Lucknow .

Chelsea leave it late to defeat Stoke City

His free-kick from an acute angle caught out Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant and found it's way into the bottom corner. However Stoke went into the break level though thanks to a Jon Walters penalty. Two headers by Craig Dawson and a Hal Robson-Kanu s...

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 8 Northwestern Prediction, Game Preview

The list goes on and on - just see for yourself . Technically, Saturday's game will be played at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. From there, Vanderbilt point guard Riley LaChance let fly a three-point shot he is capable of maki...

NC State hires UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts as next head coach

He had two different head coaching stints at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy - 1999-2001 and 2003-2011 - compiling a 262-17 record and two national championships at the prep school. NC State has made the NCAA Tournament 26 times. UNC-Wilmin...

Bruce Arena calls in 24-players for CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying

Bay Area fans will have the chance to see World Cup veterans such as goalkeepers Brad Guzan and Tim Howard, defenders John Brooks , Geoff Cameron and Beasley and midfielders Jermaine Jones and Bradley. Yet Dempsey went the full 90 minutes in...

US Women's Hockey Players Threaten Boycott for Fair Wages

The world championships are March 31-April 7 in MI, and the US women were scheduled to attend training camp starting next week. The act requires national governing sports bodies to provide equal support and encouragement wherever there is a division ...

Malcolm Butler to visit with the Saints, Dont'a Hightower meeting with Steelers

The Patriots recently signed cornerback Stephen Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million deal. If a trade happens, Butler must sign his current tender with the Patriots first. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. has torched the Saints for a number of years as a me...

How far could Sidney Jones fall after injury?

Fellow UW defensive back Budda Baker, another possible first-round pick, helped Jones to his feet before UW coach Chris Petersen and a team trainer helped Jones off the field, his left foot barely touching the ground. In USA TODAY Sports' most rece...

Calais Campbell a badly needed boost for Jaguars' pass rush

Jacksonville was one of the more aggressive teams as National Football League free agency began, landing two of the biggest defensive prizes. They had to battle it out with the Tennessee Titans for A.J. This year will essentially be a win-or-else s...

Cavs' Bogut won't need surgery on broken left leg

Love underwent left knee surgery last month and is not expected back until the end of March. Because of several major injuries to key players on their roster, the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to play at full strength this season while defending t...

Elgar century lifts South Africa in Dunedin

Day three will then prove to be a new day for reckoning, as the home side trail by 131 runs with seven wickets in hand. He struck Taylor on the helmet two balls before a leg injury ended the batsman's day and also had Williamson ducking, but finish...

Team India figured out Australia's DRS plot after Mitchell Marsh's dismissal?

A replacement for the 25-year-old is expected to be announced soon. "No (it wasn't a gamble to select Marsh given his injury).it was fine when he got here but it's gotten worse". "At the end of the day it's unlucky for Mitch and we move to whoever ...

Tyrod Taylor will stay with Bills on restructured contract — National Football League free agency

Doug [Whaley, the GM] and I are confident this was the best move for the Bills at this time". Hours later, with Tyrod in the fold, the Bills starting quarterback was likely settled and Hoyer was looking elsewhere. After firing Ryan, the Bills chose...

Cowboys to release Romo on Thursday

If they release him without the designation, the Cowboys will save $5.1 million against the salary cap but will carry $19.6 million in "dead money" for 2017. He is referring to an unenforceable agreement that Tony Romo will not sign with a team tha...

Dirk joins 30000 Club with early scoring burst against Lakers

If Nowitzki does that he would match Kobe Bryant , who set the record for playing 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Mavericks led 70-52 at the half. Another empty trip for the Lakers preceded the icing on the cake as Nowitzki cashed in his...

Mission impossible as Arsenal, Barcelona battle for Champions League survival

PSG were then to rue to huge missed chances to put the tie completely beyond Barca. PSG then anxious Barcelona with two low crosses that needed clearing and Rakitic went into the book for stopped Draxler on a unsafe counter attack. 1999/2000: ...

97-year-old RI twins die after falling amid cold temperatures

Police do not suspect any foul play. Temperatures had dropped overnight to as low as 11F (-11C). According to the investigators, the two elderly women were returning home after visiting their younger sister, an 89-year-old woman, who lives a couple...

Nadal brushes aside Marin Cilic to reach Acapulco final

Live streaming: The matches can be watched online on Tennis Channel Live , StarHub Go. He played at a very high level, nearly reaching perfection. 'I'm happy with my focus in important moments, saving break points with good shots. The world numb...

UFC 209: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson preview

It would appear Ferguson is off the card and possibly missing a payday, but a UFC official told Yahoo Sports, "We're still working all of that out and will let you know ASAP". Ferguson will no doubt provide the most challenging test to date for the D...

Rory McIlroy returns to sit one back of lead at Mexico Championship

And while his injured rib was feeling better, his stomach was not. Westwood bogeyed his last two holes to create the six-way tie. "But I played really well". Only when he had tests after the tournament - he lost to Graeme Storm in a playoff - did h...

Kings Trade for Iginla, Send King to Canadiens

The Avalanche announced Wednesday that the 39-year-old right winger was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional fourth-round 2018 draft pick. Iginla served as captain with Calgary for nine seasons and led the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cu...

NHL Trade Deadline: Streit traded to Tampa Bay for Filppula, draft picks

The Flyers also picked up a fourth-round pick and a conditional seventh-round pick in this year's draft. The Lightning acquired Streit from the Philadelphia Flyers for centre Valtteri Filppula and two draft picks on Wednesday, then nearly immediate...

Yenna Sir! Ban Coke, Pepsi? And Drink What? Torino And Bovonto!

The Sangam has its own list of complaints against the cola majors, which included arm-twisting ordinary shopkeepers, who allegedly found it hard to comply with the diktats. TNVSP alone has more than 1.5 million members, all of whom are expected to st...

Mets to keep David Wright from throwing because of shoulder impingement

Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a chronic back ailment, in 2015 and underwent surgery to fix a herniated disk in his neck last June. Wright's injury will hamper the club's depth to begin the season, and could present a recurring problem on...

Johnny Manziel misses deadline to update court on domestic violence case stipulations

He signed an agreement in November to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of assault. Embattled former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was back in Texas court Tuesday morning for a hearing related to his 2016 domestic violence ...

Kings get Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay in exchange for Peter Budaj

The deal also includes a swap of draft picks. In some regards the trade for Bishop showed how far Lombardi has come with his willingness to give up prospects in win-now moves, which was nearly a yearly occurrence the last several seasons.

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Joe Theismann: Alex Smith's leg break 'heart-wrenching'

Sanchez has worked with several Redskins assistant coaches while with the New York Jets . Sanchez, who was suspended four games this season for violating the performance-enhanci...

Jordan Clarkson Pays Tribute to LeBron James for Passing Wilt Chamberlain

Five of the top six scorers in National Basketball Association history suited up for the Lakers , and James reached his latest milestone during a dominant performance that had ch...

What do Croatia need to win the UEFA Nations League?

The team conceded six goals in its last two matches after outscoring opponents 12-2 in the first matches under Luis Enrique. At Barca there are plays that are rehearsed and trained...

Anderson defeats Nishikori in ATP Finals humiliation

No.4 seed Anderson won 6-0, 6-1 in just 64 minutes to secure his second win of the week, following his opening victory over Dominic Thiem on Monday. Anderson, the Wimbledon final...

LeVeon Bell Doesnt Report To Steelers Wont Play In 2018

In a move that will likely propel the Steelers running back into free agency in the offseason, Bell won't sign the team's franchise tag tender on Tuesday. Players were surprised ...

Liverpool still heading in the right direction - Klopp

The Anfield outfit have thrown their Champions League qualification in jeopardy after losing to Red Star on Tuesday night. Of course, you'd accept not being the most exciting team ...

Jimmy Butler trade: Timberwolves send G to Philadelpia 76ers

Juston Patton will also join Butler in Philadelphia as part of the trade . The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly agreed to trade disgruntled star Jimmy Butler to the Phil...

Liverpool Players Have To Take Responsibility For Red Star Defeat - Adam Lallana

This has been a wearying week for City and when quizzed on the subject again on Friday, manager Pep Guardiola said: 'If you want to undermine what we've done then no problem. As ...

Manchester United trio send sympathy to injured Danny Welbeck, striker in hospital

The 27-year-old England global was carried off on a stretcher during the goalless draw at Emirates Stadium . Rob Holding: "I didn't see it because obviously I'm at the other en...

Dez Bryant lands one-year contract with surging New Orleans Saints

He remains under contract with the Saints through 2019. And they acquired cornerback Eli Apple from the Giants before the trade deadline by giving up their fourth- and seventh-ro...

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Permutations for Liverpool to win their Champions League Group

Permutations for Liverpool to win their Champions League Group

Chelsea's impressive early-season form continued as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at the Stanford Bridge to move past Liverpool to the second place on goal difference. This Ghana...

Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Man City boss Guardiola: Southampton will be much fresher

Pep Guardiola has rubbished fresh claims his Manchester City side are masters of "tactical fouling". "It is great times at the moment". City, one of Hughes' former sides, ...

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard out vs. Lakers with left foot soreness

But it isn't enough as the Lakers fall 121-107. Magic Johnson has said that he won't be making a head coaching change, as Luke Walton will remain on the bench for the regula...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

While the skill involved can not be denied, fans were quick to point out that the sculpture bore an uncanny resemblance to several other well-known figures, including Art Garfunke...

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Melbourne Cup 2018: Flemington punters end up a wet mess

Leading jockey Hugh Bowman has been slapped with a one-month suspension for three separate offences following his Melbourne Cup ride aboard Marmelo. Admire Rakti and Araldo were ...