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Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover
- May 13, 2017

Madden season has officially started as developers have finally revealed new details about the upcoming " Madden NFL 18 ", including which star player landed this year's cover. Recently, he got named as the Madden 17 cover athlete. And though it's not pictured here, Brady is also on the cover of the standard edition - though he's far less enthused than on the special edition. (more...)
NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2
- May 12, 2017

I said in my mock draft that I wanted to give the 49ers Solomon Thomas at #2 overall, but I was hesitant to give them a first round defensive line player for the third year in a row. The first stunning move was the Bears trading with the 49ers to select North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2. Credit to the Browns for not reaching for a quarterback and going for the best player in the draft, who will surely contribute immediately. (more...)
Spurs overcome Leonard injury, Harden to beat Rockets in OT
- May 12, 2017

With Tony Parker out, the Spurs have been relying even more heavily on Kawhi offensively for several games. His defining moment though, came in the waning moments of regulation. Without star Kawhi Leonard , Green took over in the final minute with Spurs trailing by 1. "I just missed shots", Harden said. The San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last seven road games. (more...)
If Lakers Keep Their Draft Pick, Don't Assume They Target Lonzo Ball
- May 12, 2017

Approaching the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery, the Suns have a 19.9 percent chance of securing the No. 1 overall pick and a 55.8 percent chance of landing a top-three pick. That makes him a liability on defense against the league's taller point guards, but the Mavericks just might reach out in the draft to give him some assistance. (more...)
Ronald Koeman raises doubts over Ross Barkley's future at Everton
- May 12, 2017

Next week we need an answer, if we go for a holiday, he will [either] accept a contract or we will sell the player. Arsenal are reported to be closely following developments on Merseyside and could jump in if Barkley eventually declines the contract offer from Everton. (more...)
Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99 Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99
- May 11, 2017

Atlanta let Washington bleed 10 seconds off the clock without fouling before grabbing a defensive board in a four-point game. Otto Porter Jr had 17 points while Bojan Bogdanovic sparked the bench with 14 as Washington made 37 of 82 field goals (45.1 percent). (more...)
Carrasco And 2 Relievers Toss 4-hitter, Indians Top Jays 6-0
- May 11, 2017

The diagnosis of hamstring tightness suggests that Morales was removed for precautionary reasons, though we'll have to await official confirmation from the Blue Jays following the conclusion of Tuesday's contest. He walked two Cleveland batters in the second inning and both would come in to score to provide the Indians with a 2-0 lead. Chisenhall followed with a double and a second run scored when Yandy Diaz grounded into a fielder's choice, with Chisenhall thrown out at third base. (more...)
MA judge overturns ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction MA judge overturns ex-NFL star Hernandez's murder conviction
- May 11, 2017

A MA judge has ruled to vacate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after Hernandez's suicide. The judge threw out the conviction due to a state doctrine called abatement ab initio . well, rich . The ruling comes almost three weeks after Hernandez killed himself. Attorney John Thompson said the conviction is not considered final until it is decided by a higher court. (more...)
Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather
- May 11, 2017

You get your loophole. Golovkin, who is 9 years older than Alvarez, is superb. The most McGregor has ever made from a single MMA fight is the $3 million fight purse he got from UFC 205 and Mayweather says his debut boxing cut will not be a massive improvement on that figure. (more...)
Australia treasurer promises fair budget that reins in debt
- May 11, 2017

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will be able to remove and disqualify executives that hide misconduct, and ensure at least 40 per cent each executive's pay is linked to more than short-term performance. A senior executive at one of the Big Four banks warned the government of "unintended consequences" of introducing a new levy. Bank executives will also face tougher penalities for misconduct under a tough new new Banking Executive Accountability Regime, which will ... (more...)
Klopp relishing top-four pressure Klopp relishing top-four pressure
- May 10, 2017

The Reds had seen fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal drop points over the weekend and took advantage. "Even he can play better than he did tonight, but I'm not sure he can score nicer goals!" "I thought we started really well and then we had to change Phil - a really important player - and then you have Adam Lallana on the bench who had only trained twice with the team after four weeks [out], so not really a flawless start to the game". (more...)
Arsene Wenger should not be 'thrown out of Arsenal'
- May 10, 2017

Gilberto won the Premier League and two FA Cups during his six years at Arsenal , as well as reaching the 2006 Champions League final. Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick and chief executive Ivan Gazidis have embarked on a project that is looking towards a future after Wenger's departure as they aim to put together a new structure for the club. (more...)
Trainer Aidan O'Brien wins 2000 Guineas for 8th time Trainer Aidan O'Brien wins 2000 Guineas for 8th time
- May 09, 2017

Winter , a 9-1 shot, was one of three runners for O'Brien in the English classic run by fillies and took the lead entering the final furlong. "I think it went to plan for [Churchill], we're delighted with him". They make all the decisions about all the horses. "After that you're never sure, but that's a good sign". Churchill's turn of foot proved decisive as he got first run on his main rivals and won by a length from Barney Roy (7-2) with Al Wukair (11-2) a neck away third. (more...)
2 long unbeaten records come to an end for Mourinho 2 long unbeaten records come to an end for Mourinho
- May 08, 2017

I leave the Emirates , they were crying, walking the streets with heads low. We have a cup final to prepare for and we have games until the end of the season to have a chance still to be in the top four, so they are focused. Take a look at the reaction to Mourinho's team selection on Twitter ... I know a problem on the pitch the next day is not a problem at all. Granit Xhaka's deflected strike gave the hosts a lead at the start of the second half before ex-United striker Danny Welbeck ... (more...)
Pirates rookie Ngoepe 1st African player to reach majors Pirates rookie Ngoepe 1st African player to reach majors
- May 08, 2017

The Pirates optioned Dovydas Neverauskas , the first Lithuanian to pitch in the Majors, to Triple A in order to make room for Ngoepe on the active roster. Of course, all of the Pirates dalliances with baseball players with unique backgrounds haven't been success stories. "I first saw him 6 ½ years ago in instructional league and he's completely changed". (more...)
Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
- May 08, 2017

Warriors F Andre Iguodala played in his 100th career playoff game. Jazz coach Quin Snyder said Golden State's combination of length and quickness makes things hard. The 11-point final margin of victory is deceptive, because the Warriors needed every bit of Durant and Curry's heroics to secure this win. Curry and Klay Thompson were a combined 3-of-13 from the floor for nine points. (more...)
Nottingham Forest secure Championship survival with 3-0 win over Ipswich Nottingham Forest secure Championship survival with 3-0 win over Ipswich
- May 08, 2017

Rovers' fate was sealed as Birmingham claimed a second win under Harry Redknapp to maintain their two point gap over Rovers who were relegated on goal difference. He said at a press conference: "You have to be aware of other results, but the focus will be on us because the game can change so quickly, so we have to look at ourselves and make sure the team see it as a positive challenge". (more...)
Mayweather Explains Why McGregor Could Actually Beat Him Mayweather Explains Why McGregor Could Actually Beat Him
- May 08, 2017

It's not that I'm having doubts, never did I guarantee that a deal would get done. "I haven't seen it!" "I'm the two-time world champ, because I whipped his fucking ass after he fought Jose Aldo and I whipped his ass right before he fought Eddie Alvarez . (more...)
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game 5 preview Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game 5 preview
- April 26, 2017

The Rockets have a 3-1 series lead and can advance to the second round of the playoffs with a win against the Thunder Tuesday night. It shouldn't be much of a surprise that Houston has taken three of the series' first four games. That's exactly what they did in the regular season against Oklahoma City, winning two contests by double-digits and one in nail-biting fashion. The Houston Rockets have won nine of their last 11 home games. (more...)
Odds of trading Richard Sherman not very good — Seattle Seahawks GM Odds of trading Richard Sherman not very good — Seattle Seahawks GM
- April 26, 2017

There wasn't a "we're not the same without Richard" or "any issues we had are behind us". "Right now we've kind of moved past it and if somebody calls and goes insane with something, then we'll discuss it again". "You don't just give him away". So in that sense, Schneider's candor wasn't insulting - it was just honest and reflective of both sides' interests. It will also help the Seahawks defend another NFC West title and try to get back to the NFL Playoffs. (more...)
Larry Bird delivers Pacers' All-Star bid via IndyCar Larry Bird delivers Pacers' All-Star bid via IndyCar
- April 26, 2017

Paul's going to make the decision for Paul and the franchise will make the decision that they have to make. George , who turns 27 in a week (May 2), averaged a career-high 23.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists this season, which wrapped up Sunday in a four-game sweep to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (more...)
Chelsea pushes through Tottenham to FA Cup final Chelsea pushes through Tottenham to FA Cup final
- April 24, 2017

The fixture pile-up led to Conte resting Chelsea striker Diego Costa and winger Eden Hazard from the start against Tottenham . But first of all I want to say I am very happy for the team, that we're going to play in the final. Tottenham , who twice equalised Willian strikes through Harry Kane and Dele Alli , looked the more likely winners at 2-2 but Chelsea had the luxury of introducing Eden Hazard , Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas off the bench and it proved decisive. (more...)
West Ham and Everton in dour goalless draw West Ham and Everton in dour goalless draw
- April 23, 2017

In the closing stages, it was Everton who began to press menacingly, perhaps buoyed by the fact they were still in the contest. "But we are winning as a team and losing as a team". And the Toffees will once again look to talisman Romelu Lukaku to get the goals against West Ham today, with the Premier League's top-scorer looking to pull clear of second place Harry Kane by adding to his 24 goals this afternoon. (more...)
Los Angeles Chargers 2017 schedule release: Games, dates and times Los Angeles Chargers 2017 schedule release: Games, dates and times
- April 23, 2017

It's actually pretty fascinating to watch their honest reactions in real time - particularly because this is McVay's first year as a head coach and the team is looking to bounce back from one of their most controversial seasons ever. One week later, the Redskins travel to New Orleans to face the Saints on the 19th. In addition, the Rams and Chargers will play a preseason game at the LA Memorial Coliseum on August 26. (more...)
Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut
- April 23, 2017

Hernandez was found hanging in his jail cell early Wednesday morning. The medical examiner ruled Hernandez's cause of death was asphyxia by hanging and investigators found three notes and a Bible in Hernandez's cell, the Worcester County District Attorney's office said. (more...)
Browns have zeroed in on choice with No. 1 draft pick
- April 23, 2017

Below them are the Jets, who need a quarterback but are said to not be interested in Trubisky. He struggled with consistency on the field and was surrounded by controversy off. The 12th pick was acquired from the Eagles prior to the 2016 draft. OSU Safety Malik Hooker would make a great addition to the team, but it will depend on if he is still available. (more...)
Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3 Verlander falters, Cabrera hurt as Twins top Tigers 6-3
- April 23, 2017

Mauer smoked a double off the center field wall and scored on Robbie Grossman's single to the outfield. Eddie Rosario hit a 3-run home run in the 6th inning to the give the Minnesota Twins a 6-3 win over the visiting Detroit Tigers. Both teams came into the field before order was restored. "We'll say thank you to him tonight in our group chat and we'll say, 'Appreciate you giving it.' We're definitely going to talk about that tonight, for sure". (more...)
Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise
- April 23, 2017

Chris Paul tied the game with 13 seconds left. The Clippers spent Sunday focused on improving their help defense, the very thing that allowed Johnson to score 21 points. "I knew Jamal was on me, and thought if I can, I'd try to make them switch", Ingles said. Hayward ended the game with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists followed by George Hill with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. (more...)
Williams to miss rest of season after announcing pregnancy
- April 22, 2017

But the post was quickly taken down, lending to an air of mystery over its meaning. Hours after Serena Williams seemed to accidentally post photos of her baby bump on Snapchat, the tennis overlord's publicist has confirmed the impending arrival of her blessed bébé. (more...)
Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder Rockets overcome Westbrook's 51, take 2-0 lead over Thunder
- April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON - In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series . (more...)
Giants defend Eli Manning amid claim of false memorabilia Giants defend Eli Manning amid claim of false memorabilia
- April 21, 2017

I have no reason, nor have I ever had any reason, to do anything of that nature", Manning said . "It'll all work out, and when it all does, I'll be cleared of this and everybody will see I've done nothing wrong". The allegations remained mostly dormant until last week when Kaja Whitehouse and Bruce Golding of the New York Post unearthed a potential "smoking-gun email" within the court documents. (more...)
Tottenham plot Michael Keane transfer amid Manchester United links to Eric Dier Tottenham plot Michael Keane transfer amid Manchester United links to Eric Dier
- April 21, 2017

Toffees manager Ronald Koeman has made no secret of his admiration for the 24-year-old Clarets defender. Keane did not agitate for a move then, remaining at Burnley on the proviso he would be free to pursue interest elsewhere should he impress in his debut Premier League campaign. (more...)
Easy choice: Browns CB Haden wants Garrett with No. 1 pick
- April 21, 2017

As of right now, Cleveland has Brock Osweiler , Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler under contract at quarterback. Brown's phone is ringing with offers for the No. "We don't want to make a habit of turning two picks into one, but we're positioned to do it, " Brown said. Will it be former University of North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who passed for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns en route to the Tar Heels' appearance versus Stanford University in last year's Sun Bowl? While we are ... (more...)
Cleveland Facebook shooting victim Robert Godwin from Alabama Cleveland Facebook shooting victim Robert Godwin from Alabama
- April 21, 2017

Video of the killing was uploaded to Facebook. In the footage Stephens pulls over in a vehicle on a street in Cleveland as he says find me somebody to kill, gonna kill this guy right here. Stephens had been on the run from law enforcement since Sunday, when he posted several disturbing videos on Facebook, including one of him shooting and killing 74-year-old Robert Godwin after Godwin left an Easter meal with his family. (more...)
Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure
- April 20, 2017

For this reason, we have to win 18 points". City could still salvage the season by winning the FA Cup - otherwise it will be his first campaign without silverware. We played against a really strong team. In what could have been construed as a dig at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who played with six at the back against Chelsea in the FA Cup last month, Guardiola hailed his team's positivity. (more...)
Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand Judge's big blast helps Yankees cap grand homestand
- April 20, 2017

However, their starting pitching still needs improvement and they could make a run for the playoffs if they can acquire a starter like Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox. Charlie Morton (1-1) recorded his first victory with the Astros. The Miami Marlins shut out the Seattle Mariners 5-0, the Toronto Blue Jays' poor start to the season continued with an 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-2. (more...)
Davis Cup Djokovic, Kyrgios target final duel Davis Cup Djokovic, Kyrgios target final duel
- April 20, 2017

Australia will play either Belgium or Italy in September's semifinals, with Belgium leading that quarterfinal 2-1 ahead of Sunday's reverse singles. "I'm going out there and playing the game how it's supposed to be played, and I'm playing hard", he said. Despite being 35 years old and one of the oldest players in every tournament he enters, Roger Federer is once again the dominant player on the ATP Tour. (more...)
Man accused of Facebook-video murder found dead after chase
- April 19, 2017

Police had been conducting an extensive manhunt across the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and MI as Stephens was wanted on charges of aggravated murder. WKYC will stream it live in the video above. Before Green's phone died, Stephens told her he was "shooting people" because he was " mad with his girlfriend " of about three years, his mother said. (more...)
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
- April 19, 2017

The hard-fought point takes Palace to 35 points and helps edge them closer to manager Sam Allardyce's target of 38 for safety with six games left to play. On Mamadou Sakho's loan deal: "There isn't a clause (to make the deal permanent) because his deal was done in the Bournemouth corridor by me after we had won 2-0, and Steve (Parish, Palace's chairman) finishing the negotiation over the phone to try and secure Mama". (more...)
Browns defenders -- especially Joe Haden -- excited at prospect of adding Myles Garrett Browns defenders -- especially Joe Haden -- excited at prospect of adding Myles Garrett
- April 19, 2017

There are rumors that the Niners are keen on taking either Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey, or Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams, three players who are projected to get drafted in the first round but not in the top 10. (more...)
Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema out for Madrid at Sporting Ronaldo, Bale & Benzema out for Madrid at Sporting
- April 18, 2017

Barcelona edged past Real Sociedad with a 3-2 win on Saturday, but their defending was unconvincing and did little to suggest they'll keep a clean sheet in their Champions League second leg. Real Madrid players celebrate. Marco Asensio and Alvaro Morata are Zidane's other attacking options. Isco Alarcon would walk into the starting XI at virtually every club in the world yet he is not first choice when everyone is fit at Real Madrid . (more...)
Athletics: Kenya's Kiplagat wins women's Boston Marathon
- April 18, 2017

In a recent interview, she recalled , "I said , 'This is going to change my life, maybe going to change women's sports and change the world'". Runners in the Boston Marathon had high temperatures to deal with. "I'm humbled to win the race". Semple and Switzer became friends several years later. Switzer used her influence to campaign to get women into the Boston Marathon by 1972. (more...)
Giants send Posey to DL with concussion-like symptoms
- April 18, 2017

Tempers flared two batters earlier when Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos (0-1) threw a first-pitch fastball over Asdrubal Cabrera's head - perhaps seeking revenge for Cabrera's two-handed bat flip after hitting a game-winning homer against Ramos last September 22 as the Mets were chasing a playoff berth. (more...)
Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play Utah's Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play
- April 18, 2017

With Favors playing 32 minutes and contributing 15 points, the Jazz held on to beat the Clippers in Game 1, 97-95, on a buzzer-beater from Joe Johnson . "We felt and knew that a lot of people probably were counting us out when he went down, but man, we stuck together", Johnson said. The Clippers forgot about Johnson, the most prolific game-winning scorer in the last decade. (more...)
EPL: Man United beat 10-man Sunderland 3-0 EPL: Man United beat 10-man Sunderland 3-0
- April 17, 2017

Today was a different game compared to the last game. Victory saw United close to within four points of Manchester City, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth and have played a game more than Mourinho's side. (more...)
After a year without playoff hockey, Montreal readies for post-season run After a year without playoff hockey, Montreal readies for post-season run
- April 17, 2017

The one-on-one battle all night between New York's Mats Zuccarello and Montreal's Brendan Gallagher ? This time, Kreider pulled up when barrelling toward Price in the first period. The Rangers won the series in six games before losing to the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final. "My game doesn't change". Under head coach Claude Julien , the Canadiens are allowing half a goal fewer per game than they were under Michel Therrien. (more...)
McMaster: North Korea's provocations 'can't continue'
- April 17, 2017

The U.S. Pacific Command said the missile "blew up nearly immediately", adding the type of missile was being analysed. It has said it has developed and would launch a missile that can strike the mainland United States but officials and experts believe it is some time away from mastering the necessary technology. (more...)
Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton Late Ibrahimovic penalty earns draw for Man Utd against Everton
- April 16, 2017

But Koeman's side were denied all three points after Ashley Williams conceded a penalty deep into stoppage time . Phil Jagielka opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, flicking, more in hope than judgment, the ball through David de Gea's legs under heavy pressure from Marcos Rojo. (more...)
Arsène Wenger defiant after 'damaging' loss to Crystal Palace
- April 16, 2017

It was another humiliating result for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is weighing up whether to sign a contract extension at a club he has coached since 1996, amid heightened unrest from fans. It is such an wonderful club. If they finished second it was a nightmare season. There are many games ahead. "Honestly, I'm disappointed tonight". Flamini made 246 appearances over two spells at Arsenal but is now concentrated on helping to keep Palace in the top-flight. (more...)
Celtics star Thomas' sister killed in auto accident
- April 16, 2017

Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics star point guard, tweeted Thursday that he would remain off social media as the Celtics prepare for their first-round matchup against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night. when Chyna Thomas' vehicle faded into the left shoulder of the highway. A vehicle driven by Chyna Thomas, 22, was traveling south near 288th Street in Federal Way around 5 a.m. (more...)