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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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Burnley 1-1 Man City

The Burnley backline could do nothing to stop Danilo's long-distance rocket midway through the first half, but City's failure to add to its tally left the game on a knife edg...

Brett Favre to help pump up Eagles before Super Bowl

He's been there. He's won the big games. Favre will speak to the Eagles on Saturday morning at their hotel, the day before they play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII....

After Redskins trade for Smith, cornerback becomes an immediate need

Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs calls out the play in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants on November 19, 2017 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jer...

Carson Wentz not surprised Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl

The Eagles quarterback said Friday he tore the LCL as well as the ACL in his left knee late in a Week 14 win over the Rams. According to Lee Bowen of The Philadelphia Inquire...

Tottenham now reportedly set to finish the transfer window without any signings

West Ham were without several injured first-choice players and an upset always looked on the cards. After 38 minutes, Padraig Amond scored the game's opener, when the Irish striker...

Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins tears Achilles tendon

The New Orleans Pelicans appeared to be finding their groove, extending their season-long winning streak to 5 in Friday's 115-113 win over the Rockets . What does it do to the...

WRAPUP 1-HIGHLIGHTS-Tennis-Australian Open day 13

Wozniacki will now replace Halep as the world No. 1 when the new rankings are released Monday, the first time she will have held top spot since 2012. The top seed battled on f...

England Women make sure not to leave Sydney empty-handed

Fiji carried the ball 95 meters through a series of passes and collisions before Veremalua scored in the arms of two Kiwi tacklers to snatch the most dramatic win of the tournamen...

Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis Selected To First All Star Game

Besides Washington's John Wall and Bradley Beal, the rest of the Eastern Conference reserves were Boston's Al Horford , Cleveland's Kevin Love, New York's Kristaps Porzingis...

Spurs boss Pochettino coy on Kane Real link

But they could not find a victor in an entertaining second half at St Mary's, which also saw the home side come close to snatching a victory of their own. He's one of the links be...

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Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza felled in Melbourne

Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza felled in Melbourne

Federer next plays Marton Fucsovics of Hungary, who beat Nicolas Kicker in straight sets earlier Saturday. Six-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic extended his winnin...

Everton v West Brom

Everton v West Brom

Alan Pardew picked up his first win as West Brom manager last weekend, helping the club with its first game since August 19. Everton forward Oumar Niasse - another second-hal...

Maria Sharapova into 3rd round of Australian Open, Johanna Konta out

Maria Sharapova into 3rd round of Australian Open, Johanna Konta out

I'm looking forward to work on it more. A more focussed Sharapova stuck to her game plan and was able to prevail 7-4 in the breaker to capture the match 6-1, 7-6 (4). As for ho...

NFC Championship Game tickets go on sale, sell out

NFC Championship Game tickets go on sale, sell out

The Eagles made a decision to fire Kelly after week 16 in the 2015 season and gave the job to Pederson that offseason. "We actually watched it with the defense, as well, to show...

Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

Wales appoint Ryan Giggs as manager

He was also Louis van Gaal's assistant at Old Trafford for the following two seasons before leaving United in 2016. Multiple outlets are reporting that Ryan Giggs now has his...