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Yasir Shah leaves test on knife-edge

With more and more questions being asked about his continued presence in the regional side given a paltry average of 15.40 and a topscore of 41 prior to this innings, Hope went a long way in responding to the critics in a situation where the West Ind...

Manny Machado Shows Restraint After Targeting: "They Think I'm The Villain"

You can see the ball hit his bat, not where you expect a foul ball usually, but that's the way it goes. Barnes was ejected by umpire Andy Fletcher. "That's on them, " Machado said after Sunday's game. They're also just 2-8 in their last 10 road g...

49ers trade back, get second-round pick in 2018 NFL draft

He's one of the premier special teams players in football. The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft produced plenty of surprises, including eight of the first 12 picks being spent on skill-position players - more than in any year since the turn ...

NFL Draft: Draft Grades for Each First-Round Selection

Rutigliano was behind Garrett for a first pick, and was hoping to see quarterback Deshaun Watson from Clemson join the team, too. The Browns' pick of Peppers as their second pick in the first round raised some eyebrows, since he was thought o...

Logano wins Richmond race from last on the grid

It was his first victory of the season and his second at Richmond. "I knew how fast Brad was - he was the fastest vehicle", Logano said. That wasn't true early, as Kenseth led the entire 100-lap first stage and the first 63 laps of the second stage...

Zidane defends decision to start Bale in Clasico

Real have since confirmed that they have "disallowed use of season tickets for some socios" and reiterated that season tickets are to be used by their owner and their owner alone. Hollywood actress Julia Roberts accidentally trolled Real Madrid def...

NFL Draft: Did the Baltimore Ravens need Marlon Humphrey?

The 6-foot-6, 302-pound defensive lineman finished the 2016-17 season with 40 total tackles, 6 sacks and 9 tackles for loss. Each year, the Alabama Crimson Tide football program churns out quality NFL Draft prospects in bunches, and cornerback M...

Steelers wide receivers talk job security over Twitter

Smith-Schuster was a bit smaller (6-foot-1, 215 pounds) and slower (4.54-second 40) than expected at the Combine, but his prospect profile is still highly encouraging due to his exceptional production at USC. After sitting out the entire 2016 season,...

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

Nashville came into the postseason nearly an afterthought, but they swept top seeds the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, the first such sweep by an eighth seed in National Hockey League history. One of them was the OT game-winner against the B...

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

Louis defenseman Colton Parayko said. Former New York Jets and Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan, who has a house in Nashville, attended the game wearing a Predators jersey. oh gee... only gets the game victor to steal game one. Ironically, even wi...

Taco Charlton becomes Wolverines' second first rounder

Charlton will open up at right defensive end for the Cowboys. Another talented player in this draft that could have been a first-round choice, King , like they did with Wilson, had a pre-draft visit with the Cowboys. Sgt. 1st Class Shonta Tucker e...

Hurricanes acquire G Darling from Chicago for draft pick

Of course, Carolina also has Eddie Lack as an option between the pipes, but his contract will expire at the same time as Ward's, and the former Canuck has done very little to inspire confidence in team brass - all of this bodes well for Darling and...

Yoenis Cespedes exits game with left hamstring pull

The young right-hander had his worst start of the year, coughing up five runs in the first inning and never giving the Mets a chance in an 8-2 loss to Atlanta, their fifth straight defeat and ninth in 10 games . Every Braves starter managed at lea...

Chris Sale looks to continue dominance over New York Yankees

Avisail Garcia and Leury Garcia homered to back run-starved starter Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Ryan Schimpf hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with one out in the top of the ...

Dortmund beats Bayern to reach 4th straight German Cup final

Alonso was then booked for simulation as he tried to win a penalty in a desperate attempt to send the game into extra time , before Robben was denied by Burki late on as the visitors held on for a heroic victory. Dortmund took the lead in the 19th m...

Dustin Pedroia grabs Manny Machado's back in freaky sequence

The Orioles took the lead in the third inning when Craig Gentry doubled and then scored on a single by Adam Jones . The other option would have been Jackie Bradley , but he just got back from the disabled list and it's probably a good idea to get...

Sotherton does not want Chernova's Olympic bronze after Beijing 2008 upgrade

The 31-year-old, who also won the world title in 2009 and 2015, retired last year and is hoping she will receive her medal at the Olympic Stadium in London, which will host this year's World Championships. In November of a year ago, the Court of Arbi...

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

A seven game series is reduced to three with two of the games on your home court. Centre Maker again started for the Bucks and he scored seven points to go with four rebounds and two assists while Dellavedova had two points, two rebounds and three...

Murray and Wawrinka toppled in Monte Carlo, Djokovic and Nadal through

There were four early breaks of serve in the first set before the world number one, so much more of a natural mover these days on the surface, asserted his authority. "Of course, playing in Monte Carlo has a special meaning to me because I live here ...

Messi's late strike fires Barcelona top

After taking a blow to the face which left him bloodied and shaken in the first half, Messi scored Barca's equalizer before netting the 500th goal of his club career - a last-minute victor in the 3-2 victory over Real. A fit Gareth Bale was back ...

Mike Gillislee lands with Patriots after Bills choose not to match offer

In order to acquire Gillislee, the Patriots had to send their fifth round selection in this year's draft to Buffalo. The Patriots are set to pay Gillislee $4 million in 2017, with the two-year deal being worth 6.4 million, per Ian Rapoport of NFL ...

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

Torres (0-2) said the pitch Diaz hit for his fourth homer missed inside. "He's certainly, for a pitcher, capable of swinging the bat", Counsell said. (AP Photo/Morry Gash). St. Louis Cardinals' Adam Wainwright is congratulated by Kolten Wong (16)...

Seattle Seahawks will kick off 2017 season at Green Bay

The 2016 season was one of high drama for the Green Bay Packers. Atlanta of course lost this game after this no-call, but then got their revenge. Besides the Sunday night game at Atlanta, the Packers will play at Pittsburgh under the lights on Nove...

Falcons to open new stadium with NFC title game rematch

It'll be the first time in green and yellow for some of the Packers' new free-agent additions, such as tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks. Atlanta soared back with three touchdown passes from 2016 NFL MVP Matt Ryan , and the Falcons ...

Leafs recall Garret Sparks; Andersen's status in question for Sunday finale

The Leafs coach also thought it best that his players think about anything other than hockey until just before game-time, avoiding the ever-increasing playoff buzz of the city. He couldn't stop Bournival in the opening minutes of the third though, wi...

Washington Wizards Have Successfully Punked Dwight Howard, Atlanta Hawks

But Beal and Wall were too much in the fourth, with some help from backup point guard Brandon Jennings , who accounted for eight consecutive Wizards points during one stretch - making three baskets and assisting on another. Notes: Celtics guard Isai...

Lowry bounces back, Raptors edge Bucks to even series at 1-1

No one expected it coming into this round, but the Boston Celtics are staring in the face of a four game sweep to the eight seeded Chicago Bulls. In Game 2, he just missed a triple-double with 11 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds. Tonight I wa...

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him

Also, there remains the chance that if the Saints make an offer, the Patriots could counter that and hang on to Butler . He's a third-year player who has contributed to Buffalo leading the National Football League in rushing in each of the past tw...

Griezmann scores from spot as Atletico beat Leicester 1-0

The Belgium worldwide came close to a victor soon after, but Schmeichel showed his class with a fine save to preserve a point for the Champions League quarter-finalists. Shakespeare has halted Leicester's slide since succeeding Claudio Ranieri wh...

Ibrahimovic, Hazard, Kante make PFA Player of the Year nominees

Premier League top-scorer Romelu Lukaku can not be ignored up front, while Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic completes Barton's team, meaning there are no selections from his former club Manchester City or Arsenal . Following that cl...

Heat need a win against the Cavaliers

Despite Frye's desire, the Cavs won't have 10 games, let alone 10 days, before the beginning the postseason this weekend. The Heat now lead the season series against the Cavaliers 2-1 and have won a franchise-record 12 straight games against them a...

Browns 2017 Preseason Schedule Announced, Will Host Giants Aug

Dates and times for the 3 other preseason games will be announced when the entire National Football League regular season schedule is revealed next week. The teams have split the past two matchups, and the Buccaneers lead the all-time preseason serie...

IPL 2017: MI vs SRH - Star of the Match - Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana and Jasprit Bumrah starred with the bat and ball respectively but it was the Pandya brothers - Krunal and Hardik - who once again stole the show with their stellar all-rounder performances for the Mumbai Indians . Mustafizur inclusion wi...

Macklemore Says 'Hell No' To Idea Of Marshawn Lynch Joining Patriots

While it is most certainly a long shot, the fact that the Lynch has even legitimately considered it is just further proof that players are finding it increasingly hard to turn down the idea of playing with Tom Brady - and for Bill Belichick.

Ailing Josh Donaldson not starting in Blue Jays' home opener

The question is, will they be able to get their home schedule off to a winning start, when they take the field against the Milwaukee Brewers? It marked the Blue Jays' 41st home opener and their 28th at Rogers Centre. Uh oh. Donaldson busted it do...

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Seahawks running back Chris Carson surpasses 100 yards vs. Cowboys

Carson was on this list last week , and makes a return in Week 3. Earl Thomas told the Dallas Cowboys to trade for him. Carson finished with 102 yards, the first Seattle...

Tiger Woods' Round 3 highlights from TOUR Championship 2018

Woods, so impressive in his latest comeback this year following a fourth back operation, got off to a flyer at East Lake to open up a healthy cushion over Rose with five birdies in...

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to become Europe's 'ugliest team to play against'

Firmino injured his eye in the Merseyside outfit's 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, but still managed to score the victor after coming off the bench in their midweek...

EPL: Mourinho explains why Diogo Dalot will be dropped against Wolves

It's going to be hard . "It's an honour that he speaks about me, but it's not about me it's about Wolves against Manchester United ". Wolves have not recorded a victory at O...

Baker Mayfield leads Browns to 1st win in 635 days

But it wasn't until one daring Cleveland fan grabbed the animal by its tail and gently placed it in a box that the incident was resolved. Mayfield hadn't practiced with the No. M...

Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns

What does that mean for next summer? Butler would like to be traded to Knicks, Nets , Clippers or HEAT so he can be the MAN in a big city. Butler has a $19.8 million player ...

Maurizio Sarri says City and Liverpool are better than Blues

Mitrovic drew a blank against Man City on Saturday, but since rejoining the Cottagers in the summer, the 23-year old Serbian worldwide has scored four Premier League goals in ju...

Bill Belichick Tight-Lipped About Patriots’ Acquisition Of Josh Gordon

The Patriots are sending a conditional fifth-round draft choice to the Browns for Gordon. But if Josh Gordon can stay eligible to play, he's going to be a monster by the end of...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal in spectacular fashion

Toronto's Jonathan Osorio scored with 15 minutes remaining before substitute Jay Chapman sealed the points in the fourth minute of stoppage time. He also played for the Swedish...

EPL: Mourinho reveals what he doesn't like about Smalling

Mourinho took a swipe at pundits insisting that they are obsessed with him and can not think of anything else to talk about. I am really happy for Marouane. It's not ethical but I...

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UEFA Nations League preview - Tuesday: Spain v Croatia, Iceland v Belgium

UEFA Nations League preview - Tuesday: Spain v Croatia, Iceland v Belgium

It was the biggest defeat ever for Croatia , which was playing its first competitive game since reaching the World Cup final in Russian Federation . Beating two of the World Cup...

Direct Spain have new identity after Luis Enrique makeover

Direct Spain have new identity after Luis Enrique makeover

He has scored 19 goals in his 31 caps to date for the Three Lions but failed to score in the 2-1 Nations League defeat to Spain on Saturday. After losing to Croatia in the semi...

Luke Shaw suffers head injury in England-Spain match

Luke Shaw suffers head injury in England-Spain match

Eight weeks after their memorable World Cup run was ended by Croatia in the semi-finals, the optimism sweeping England looked justified as Marcus Rashford opened the scoring afte...

Arsenal beat Cardiff City 3-2 in Premier League game

Arsenal beat Cardiff City 3-2 in Premier League game

There have been calls from some sections of the Arsenal support that their new signing Bernd Leno should be given the opportunity to start in goal for the Gunners . "I like this...

Guardiola explains motives for axing Leroy Sane

Guardiola explains motives for axing Leroy Sane

Pep Guardiola praised Raheem Sterling for an intelligent display in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Newcastle United after another of his star wingers was left on the outside...