England 2-0 Lithuania: Three Lions stars rated and slated

Mar 27, 2017

Defoe played nearly an hour before being replaced by Jamie Vardy and the forward scored with his first touch, carrying his resurgent form for Leicester into global duty. Southgate opted for a double change on the hour to try and shake the game into life and Jamie Vardy made an nearly immediate impact to double the England lead.


Del Potro beats Haase, sets up clash with Federer at Miami Open

Mar 27, 2017

I should have played him here past year, but I was sick. Federer could be on course for a semi-final showdown with compatriot Stan Wawrinka , less than two weeks after they met in the Indian Wells final. The Swiss ace, then, moved up a gear and it was too much for the youngster to counter as Federer ended the match in the next seven games. Despite the gulf in experience between the players, Tiafoe underlined his status as one of the brightest talents in the game with a spirited ...


Koenig leads No. 8 Wisconsin over No. 9 VT

Mar 27, 2017

Wisconsin will face top-seeded Villanova in the Round of 32 of the East Region in Buffalo, New York, Saturday afternoon. IN finished the season with an 18-16 overall mark and 7-11 in Big Ten play. Allen shook off a toe injury and finished with 10, but was only 3 of 10 from the field. The Badgers were banking on their experience - 19 NCAA Tournaments in a row, 14 games in the previous three years.


WGC Dell Match Play 2017

Mar 27, 2017

I'm guaranteed now going to be top four in both of the WGCs that I've ever played. Dustin Johnson remained on course to create World Golf Championship history after cruising into the semi-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Austin.


Donegal man Seamus Coleman suffers broken leg in Republic's game against Wales

Mar 27, 2017

Bale was then shown a yellow card shortly after which meant he misses the Serbia clash in June, and that also applies to Neil Taylor. The game turned on Taylor's red card as the packed stadium, buzzing since kick off, erupted as the hosts piled on the pressure.


Linares sees off Crolla to retain title

Mar 27, 2017

Being kind to Crolla you'd say he was courageous to the end but simply succumbed to the genius of a man who made him pay a heavy price for every single mistake he made, no matter how small. Hopefully, next up for him will be undefeated WBC champion Mikey Garcia . "I'm going to have a little break with my family now". "I've had some tough fights but I believe I can come again".


Kuldeep picks up four wickets, Australia bowled out for 300

Mar 26, 2017

As soon as Kuldeep took the wicket he jumped in the air pumping his fists, then he ran to his captain Rahane and hugged him with tears in his eyes. "Did you see the first wicket?" That was not a chinaman delivery. May be he did not want to take any chance against me and was depending on singles. "I was never nervous against Smith", he said. "Chinaman is hard because not many bowlers do it but it came naturally to me when I started playing cricket".


Australia's series win in India would be special, says Border

Mar 26, 2017

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. Rahane's placid demeanour is exactly opposite to Kohli's animated brand of captaincy, something even rival skipper Steve Smith has noticed. "Probably not quite as emotional but I think he understands the game really well".


Verstappen: Australian GP will be 'boring'

Mar 26, 2017

Verstappen said the vehicle had a tricky balance and lacked pace. The rear of the Red Bull slid out just as he passed the apex of Turn 14, Ricciardo slithering his way to a gentle bump with the barriers. "I just went in and the rear went away", a disappointed but uninjured Ricciardo explained. "To be honest I'm not disappointed because from day one I never made any illusions, I was not dreaming of becoming even better because you never know", Verstappen said after qualifying.


Knicks' Joakim Noah banned 20 games for drug violation

Mar 26, 2017

He reportedly did not knowingly violate the policy and did not fight the suspension ruling. The league cited Noah for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033. He had recently started running and conditioning, league sources said. Noah stands to miss the first 10 games of the 2017-18 season as a result of this development.


Hamilton holds off Vettel challenge to take Australian Grand Prix pole

Mar 26, 2017

Hamilton and Vettel are the two most successful drivers of their generation but the outright dominance of Vettel's former team Red Bull, followed by that of Mercedes, means the pair have rarely gone head-to-head for track position. Paddy Lowe, back with Williams as chief technical officer, is settling into his new team with an equally positive view. Ocon will start in 14, while Perez, who began the qualifying session in Q1 quite well, just missed out on a chance to get into Q3, and will ...


AUDIO: Jayhawks and Ducks Eager to Get to Final Four

Mar 26, 2017

TOUGH SCOUT: The 48 hours between semifinals and finals means a condensed scouting period, and that could be to Oregon's benefit. Perhaps no team in the country is on the kind of roll the Wolverines have been on. That leaves them poised to become the first squad to score 90 or more points in four straight NCAA Tournament contests since the Connecticut Huskies accomplished the feat in 1995.


Three No. 1 seeds, endless optimism among Sweet 16 teams

Mar 26, 2017

In one of the more satisfying moments of the opening round, playing in their first game in NCAA tournament game in program history, No. 8 Northwestern Wildcats held on to defeat No. No. 4 Florida vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga minus-3 vs. They also lost by 21 points to West Virginia during the regular season, but the Bears scored 68 points in that game and were not struggling to reach 50 like on Friday night.


Actually, The Huskies Didn't Want Michael Porter Jr. Anyway, Says Local Columnist

Mar 25, 2017

The Nathan Hale senior committed to the Tigers after de-committing from the University of Washington when head coach Lorenzo Romar was sacked last week. New coach Mike Hopkins, a former assistant at Syracuse and widely considered one of the best recruiters in the country, talked about the type of players he's looking to find.


I'll never coach Real - Simeone

Mar 25, 2017

The Atletico star has been linked with Manchester United over the past couple of years and the rumour has grown in recent months with reports suggesting he could be United's number one target. "Because the great players want to play the Champions League and compete until the end, and Griezmann is a great player". That's the dream for every player - to be at big clubs like that, or Bayern Munich .


USA Wins First WBC Championship

Mar 24, 2017

Vindication, for choosing to play for the US over Puerto Rico , and revenge for being knocked around by the same opponent (and its fans) just last week. When it was over, the Puerto Rico players gathered in front of their dugout and took a knee, perhaps in prayer, perhaps in reflection. Instead, he wore the red, white and blue of the U.S.


Roger Goodell says changes coming to quicken National Football League games in 2017

Mar 23, 2017

Commissioner Roger Goodell talked to USA Today's Tom Pelissero and addressed one annoyance fans had that he said bugs him too: the dreaded touchdown-commercial-kickoff-commercial combo. Goodell will go over the changes in more detail in an interview with NFL Network's Judy Battista that will air on NFL Network's Up To The Minute Live on Thursday at 5 p.m.


Sixers' Joel Embiid 'very likely' to have knee surgery

Mar 23, 2017

He's missed both of his first two seasons with a foot injury and is now going to miss around half of his first season playing in the National Basketball Association. The Sixers shut down Joel Embiid for the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee at the beginning of March, and after a visit to doctors in Los Angeles they said that all options would be considered.


When will The Defenders premiere on Netflix? We take a guess

Mar 23, 2017

I think everyone has been so focused on how Iron Fist would measure up to Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage that we forgot about it. I think it would be really interesting to have that feeling of an outsider. "If they wanted to kill off white Iron Fist and come up with one who wasn't Caucasian, that wouldn't have bothered me, but neither am I ashamed for having made up one who was", he said.


Panthers QB Newton to undergo surgery

Mar 23, 2017

Newton partially tore his rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder against San Diego. At the time Carolina was 4-8 leaving fans to question why Newton was out there playing instead of resting, the reason given for such a late date of surgery.


NCAA Tournament: Overrated ACC, Underrated Pac-12

Mar 23, 2017

The West Region has two clear frontrunners to reach the Final Four . I will admit that I have underestimated all four of these teams, as I had all but one of them (Wisconsin) being eliminated in the first round and none of them in the Sweet 16.


Ravindra Jadeja topples Ravichandran Ashwin to become No.1 Test bowler

Mar 22, 2017

Despite not being adjudged Man of the Match in the Third Test of the India-Australia series, there's no hiding from the fact that it was Jadeja's contribution with both bat and ball that gave India a sniff of victory. As far as the batsmen's rankings are concerned, Australia captain Steve Smith continues to top the chart. Steven Smith consolidated his place at the top of the rankings with scores of 178* and 21 in Ranchi.


Chelsea will get even better, promises Conte

Mar 22, 2017

There will be a bit of rest for [some] players, the other players go to play with the national teams. "It's important to be focused, because we have two games at home against Crystal Palace and Manchester City". "It is incredible, our path". "Maybe the league will be tougher next season". Costa has been a key figure in Chelsea's inexorable march to the title this season, and while Conte described the striker as an example to his teammates, Hughes felt Costa's reactions to challenges ...


Messi's double help Barca see off Valencia in La Liga

Mar 22, 2017

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona kept their La Liga title hopes alive with a scrappy 4-2 victory at home to 10-man Valencia on Sunday night. After Munir missed a one-on-one with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Daniel Parejo's corner was met by the head of Mangala, who did well to shake off the attentions of Ivan Rakitic and direct the ball into the corner of the net.


Oregon Rallies Late To Beat URI, Reach Sweet 16

Mar 21, 2017

OR actually jumped out to a lead early in the first half, but Rhode Island fought back and led by 12 at halftime. Dorsey would score 27 points, including the game-winning three-pointer with less than 40 seconds left to put the Ducks in the Sweet 16.


Novak Djokovic pulls out of Miami Open

Mar 20, 2017

The news comes a day after world No. 1 Andy Murray announced that he, too, will be forced to skip the event March 21-April 2 with an elbow injury. His hopes were dashed in the round-of-16 by an unseeded Mischa Zverev. It is fair to wonder whether his right elbow bothered him in Indian Wells and whether it contributed to his loss to Pospisil. The Serbian broke the news on Twitter today.


Indian Wells: Federer sets up Wawrinka showdown

Mar 20, 2017

The closest Sock got was a deuce in the eighth game of the second set, and Federer quickly dispersed the whiff of danger with two forehand winners. Federer, 35, and third seed Wawrinka will meet in Sunday's championship decider at Indian Wells , with the former world number one leading 19-3 in their head-to-head record following his semi-final victory at the Australian Open.


Steve Agnew: 'We deserved a draw'

Mar 20, 2017

The Spaniard's former assistant has been placed in temporary charge of team affairs while Gibson assesses his options, of which one is to install a proven firefighter on a short-term basis. "If we show that commitment and intensity until the end of the season, we have a real chance of staying up". "He took us from a club that was struggling in the Championship to the Premier League".


Mourinho provides banana skin as Man Utd ease past Rostov

Mar 20, 2017

Manchester United can not dominate the Premier League like they used to as the financial gap between the Red Devils and other clubs in the English top-flight has closed in recent years , according to manager Jose Mourinho. I think, in England, it's a little bit the same. 'I still think we can win a lot of games and get into the third or fourth positions. "Nobody can explain why we are playing at 12 o'clock".


Dontari Poe took less money than Jaguars offered

Mar 20, 2017

Going forward, Jarrett should have a much more free hand at the line of scrimmage as opposing offensive lines must contend with the 346-pound Poe. Poe's contract is worth $8 million for one year but could increase to $10 million with incentives, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported, citing sources.


North Carolina destroys Texas Southern just to make a point

Mar 20, 2017

The Razorbacks are a top-25 team from the charity stripe, and their two top scorers - Dusty Hannahs and Daryl Macon - shoot at least 38 percent from deep. Berry, a junior who averages 14.5 points and 3.7 assists, injured his ankle in the Tar Heels' 103-64 victory over Texas Southern on Friday, but he played later in the game.


Tottenham manager backs Vincent Janssen to succeed

Mar 20, 2017

Pochettino will make late decisions on Kyle Walker and Victor Wanyama after defender Walker hurt his ankle at home on Monday while midfielder Wanyama sustained a knock against Millwall last weekend. Spurs are the only side in the English top-flight yet to suffer a defeat on home soil this season. Spurs have played 12 games this season in all competitions without Harry Kane - nine of which have come against top-flight opposition.


Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid face more challenges after Atheltic Bilbao victory

Mar 19, 2017

Real keeper Navas was eventually called into action just after the hour when got down to smartly palm away Inaki Williams' low shot from close range. The former Castilla holding midfielder had also played a typical combative role in a tight battle at San Mames, standing up to Athletic's physically imposing Aduriz and Raul Garcia in particular.


IL hires Brad Underwood of Oklahoma State

Mar 19, 2017

Austin, making the NCAA Tournament every year and upsetting Virginia Commonwealth in his first season and West Virginia in his third season. The news of Underwood's departure was a surprise for coaches in the Big 12 Conference, including Kansas head coach and OSU graduate Bill Self during a press conference in Tulsa before his NCAA tournament game Sunday against Michigan State.


A quick look at Texas Southern-UNC in the NCAA Tournament

Mar 19, 2017

From Adolph Rupp's Kentucky teams in the late 1940s to Mike Krzyzewski's Duke teams in the early 1990s, the NCAA Tournament annals are littered with examples of the same powers prevailing year after year. Because the size difference between power programs and mid-major teams is not pronounced as it once was, Bourret believes that has opened the door to more tournament upsets.



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