Murray to meet Verdasco Murray to meet Verdasco
- March 05, 2017

In the Mexican Open at Acapulco, Nick Kyrgios served like a man possessed to take out World No. 2 Novak Djokovic with a 7-6 (9), 7-5 win in the quarterfinal on Thursday. "It was tough. I don't think it was the best match , but there was some good stuff in there, middle and towards the end of the first set", Murray said after the match . (more...)
Conte insists he is committed to Chelsea after rubbishing Inter link Conte insists he is committed to Chelsea after rubbishing Inter link
- March 05, 2017

I have a contract with Chelsea . 'You have the possibility to improve your players, to improve your team, and to grow together. My only problem with this season is that my family has remained in Italy and I miss them. "We are trying to build something". César Azpilicueta has had limited exposure to the role this season and Nathan Ake has played little first team football in any position since returning from Bournemouth. (more...)
Rory McIlroy takes two-shot lead at WGC-Mexico Championship
- March 05, 2017

Johnson carded a 66 to end the day in a share of fifth place with Andy Sullivan and Daniel Berger, Sullivan holing his approach to the ninth for an eagle before adding birdies on the 11th, 15th and 16th in a superb 65. Brazel is three shots ahead of fellow Australian Marcus Fraser (through 14 holes), who reached three under during his front nine but plummeted to two over after four consecutive dropped shots and a double bogey. (more...)
Bulls Game Notes For Thursday vs. Golden State
- March 03, 2017

Less than two minutes into Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards, the Warriors star hobbled off the court, favouring his left knee, after team-mate Zaza Pachulia tumbled backward into him on a rebound attempt in the first quarter. (more...)
World Health Organization Addresses Deadly Superbugs that Pose Biggest Threat World Health Organization Addresses Deadly Superbugs that Pose Biggest Threat
- March 02, 2017

In the United States, of the 40 antibiotic drugs now developed clinically, fewer than 50 percent display the potential to treat pathogens on the World Health Organization list, warned Pew senior director Allan Coukell. "WHO's first global priority pathogen list is an important new tool to secure and guide R&D related to new antibiotics", says Mr Hermann Gröhe, federal minister of health, Germany. (more...)
Maple Leafs acquire F Boyle from Lightning Maple Leafs acquire F Boyle from Lightning
- March 01, 2017

I was sitting at home (later in the week) and my hand blew up and I had to go to the hospital. "It's a big boost with Marns coming back after five games too and we're feeling good". Beyond Boyle's inclusion in the lineup, Mitch Marner (upper-body injury) and Tyler Bozak (upper-body injury) will also return. Will he play on Tuesday against the Sharks? "It's going to be very exciting to watch what those guys can do", Boyle said, speaking of Toronto's cadre of youngsters led by Auston Matthews ... (more...)
Antonio Brown, Steelers agree on new deal
- February 28, 2017

As Rapoport says, the apparent goal is to reach a deal before the start of free agency, next Thursday, March 9th. The team placed a franchise tag on the running back Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He finished the 2016 campaign second in the National Football League in receptions (106), tied for second in touchdown catches (12) and fifth in receiving yards (1,284). (more...)
Hawks get Ersan Ilyasova, trade Tiago Splitter to Sixers
- February 26, 2017

The Atlanta Hawks added scoring help for their playoff push by acquiring forward Ersan Ilyasova from the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. So, in a deal where the Hawks effectively seem to have parted with a second rounder straight up for Ilyasova, how have they fared? The former Spurs center averaged 5.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in a Hawks uniform. (more...)
Champions League - Vardy provides important away goal Champions League - Vardy provides important away goal
- February 25, 2017

Defender Eric Bailly was dismissed in the second half for picking up two yellow cards. "But football is football and the opponent has [taken an opportunity]". "With last night's result and particularly the effort they showed in the second half, they should travel home from Spain last night thinking, "right lads, this is exactly the spirit we had last season, let us pick this up again". (more...)
Warriors Bury Clippers Rivalry With 50-point Barrage in Third Quarter
- February 25, 2017

They came out of the All-Star Break goofing around, collectively mailing in the first half. The mounting losses against Golden State and the team's early playoff exits have raised questions about the Clippers' ability to remain mentally tough in big games. (more...)
Ben Simmons won't play for the Sixers this season Ben Simmons won't play for the Sixers this season
- February 25, 2017

Colangelo told reporters that Simmons was "heartbroken" that he was being shut down for the season, according to ESPN . Simmons underwent a CT scan Thursday. Embiid has been sidelined for almost a month with a knee injury, the 76ers traded forward Nerlens Noel in a move met with disapproval from many fans and reporters criticized Colangelo for a lack of transparency. (more...)
Hornets Hornets "aggressively pursuing" Lou Williams, per Chris Haynes of ESPN
- February 23, 2017

His 5.0 nERD for the year now ranks 25th in the National Basketball Association. With the acquisition of Williams, not only will opponents be unable to do so since Williams is a capable and solid shooter, but the Rockets can also survive with Harden on the bench a lot more. (more...)
Taylor delighted at value of latest NZ ton
- February 23, 2017

South Africa fought back well to require 20 runs from the final two overs but some excellent death bowling by Boult (3-63), who ended Pretorius' resistance, and Tim Southee (1-60) ensured the hosts were able to restrict the visitors to 283-9. (more...)
Sauber reveal 25th anniversary auto, Di Resta retained as Williams reserve
- February 22, 2017

The automobile looks superficially much like the one used in previous year however includes the delta-shaped front wing, the lower, broader rear wing and bigger tires. Sauber's brand new model includes numerous design features experts predicted ahead of racing under the new regulations, including a tail fin - painted black in Sauber's case - and a new shape on the front and wings. (more...)
Recently Released Receiver Victor Cruz Visits Panthers
- February 22, 2017

This past season he had 39 catches for 586 yards and a touchdown, according to Daniel Popper of the New York Daily News. Cruz has been a Giants fixture since August 2010 when he stunned everyone with a breakthrough performance in a preseason game against the Jets. (more...)
Dolphins acquire TE Julius Thomas in trade with Jaguars, reports say
- February 21, 2017

It was reported last week that the Dolphins planned to cut Albert, but that didn't happen when Miami found interest in him. Albert is due to make $8.875 million and $9.575 million in base salaries the final two years of his contract. "It's the business of the game". "If Laremy Tunsil stays healthy and he becomes an all-around left tackle, not just skill-wise, I think he is one of the most gifted athletes I've seen". (more...)
High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor
- February 21, 2017

The gymnast said she had been sexually assaulted during those treatment sessions, which occurred three times a week at a local gymnastics facility, Nassar's MSU office or the basement of his home. "So at least by stepping forward I can bring light to this situation that's important to me". Television's most-watched newsmagazine " 60 Minutes " will be airing a piece Sunday night discussing the Nassar saga and show interviews with multiple former United States of America gymnastic athletes. (more...)
DeVos Wishes She Gave Different Answers at Confirmation Hearing DeVos Wishes She Gave Different Answers at Confirmation Hearing
- February 18, 2017

Though some of them aren't old enough to vote, many of those with the most at stake in public education gathered at the Idaho State Capitol steps this morning as part of a student walk-out and public rally to protest the confirmation of billionaire and charter school enthusiast Betsy DeVos as U.S. (more...)
Fan dates tennis star Eugenie Bouchard after winning Super Bowl bet
- February 17, 2017

The Patriots made a remarkable comeback to score a 34-28 overtime victory to win the franchise's fifth Super Bowl . The former world No.5 paid for John, a 20-year-old student from the University of Missouri, to fly out to NY so they could watch an National Basketball Association game together. (more...)
A new WWE Champion was crowned at Elimination Chamber
- February 16, 2017

Wyatt getting the clean pin over Cena was surprising. After completing the match, Naomi did a brief shoot (that means it looks unscripted) interview with WWE interviewer Renee Young as the fans in Phoenix, Ariz., showered her with "You deserve it!" chants. (more...)
Armstrong a step closer to losing his millions Armstrong a step closer to losing his millions
- February 16, 2017

District Judge Christopher Cooper sided with the government. Paul Scott, an attorney for Landis, said: "We look forward to the day soon when we can put this case before the jury at long last". Eliot Peters, an attorney for Armstrong, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Damages for the Government could triple the $32m that the Postal Service paid to Armstrong's team , should he lose the case. (more...)
Heyman: Travis Wood agrees to deal with Royals Heyman: Travis Wood agrees to deal with Royals
- February 16, 2017

But he will be given an opportunity to earn a job in the Royals' starting rotation this spring. A person familiar with the deal says the Kansas City Royals and left-hander Travis Wood have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract. Wood now joins former Chicago Cubs teammates Jason Hammel and Jorge Soler in Kansas City. The 25-year-old flamethrower, expected to anchor their rotation for years, was killed in a vehicle crash in the Dominican Republic last month. (more...)
Charles Oakley's 'Indefinite Ban' From Knicks Games Reportedly Is Over Charles Oakley's 'Indefinite Ban' From Knicks Games Reportedly Is Over
- February 15, 2017

Oakley and Dolan met with National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver on Monday, with Hornets owner and Oakley friend Michael Jordan calling in to help ease the tension. "I love the fans in NY". Many fans and players sided with Oakley, but Dolan came down hard on the former Knick, initially claiming he'd "never be allowed to enter MSG again". (more...)
Holm, Silva headline UFC NYC return at Barclays Center Holm, Silva headline UFC NYC return at Barclays Center
- February 12, 2017

More impressively, she stopped her then undefeated fighter from initiating the clinch - a place she reigned supreme. "I grew up watching the guy". "I have energy in my mind, in my heart, I'm ready for fight". "Maybe. Maybe. Oh my God". Following that fight, it's been all losses for him, plus a no contest versus Nick Diaz in 2015. Silva wouldn't count out the MMA Irishman; he just might not bet on him. (more...)
Philippines natural disaster kills four, injures 90 Philippines natural disaster kills four, injures 90
- February 12, 2017

Fallen debris from a building are seen Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 following a powerful nighttime natural disaster that rocked Surigao city, Surigao del Norte province in southern Philippines. Relief and rescue operations are underway, officials said. Sydiongco, quoting CAAP area manager Evangeline Daba, said the Surigao airport terminal suffered minimal damage apart from broken windows and cracked tiles. (more...)
Semenya has to wait for London gold — IAAF Semenya has to wait for London gold — IAAF
- February 12, 2017

Savinova, gold medalist in London 2012, world champion in Daegu (2011) and European champion in Barcelona (2010), was provisionally suspended in 2015. Savinova was caught admitting to injecting banned substance testosterone and taking oxandrolone in undercover footage filmed by whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova back in 2014. (more...)
John Lynch, Kyle Shanahan divide personnel power with 49ers
- February 10, 2017

My assumption is with a whole new management system out there and probably a new quarterback, San Francisco will at least be more up than down. As of now, the Falcons still have significant pieces of Shanahan's staff, including wide receivers coach Raheem Morris (who is tight with Dan Quinn), longtime running backs coach Bobby Turner, offensive line coach Chris Morgan, and tight ends coach Wade Harman. (more...)
Inaugural women's featherweight title at stake at UFC 208
- February 10, 2017

The Bantamweight crown was surrendered to Miesha Tate via rear-naked choke in the fifth round while her comeback fight also ended in defeat, this time Valentina Shevchenko. "[Holm] now holds several welterweight titles and is highly regarded as the best female welterweight in the world". "I'm also coming off two losses, so she (de Randamie) might be thinking, 'I've got her when she's down.' But coming off of those losses I'm twice as motivated, twice as excited to get in there". (more...)
Charles Kushner part of group aiming to purchase Marlins
- February 10, 2017

But the 2016 season was also marked by tragedy with the death of Marlins' ace José Fernández, who was killed in a September boating accident in South Beach. The only information about the potential buyer is that he is a real estate developer based in New York City. The bidder was said to be a NY real estate man who has much of his assets tied up in real estate and would need some assistance with financing - all of which fits Kushner's description. (more...)
Jackson's disrespect of Carmelo continues
- February 10, 2017

Jackson tweeted: "Bleacher's Ding nearly rings the bell, but I learned you don't change the spot on a leopard with Michael Graham in my CBA daze". Anthony has a no-trade clause in his contract and has been reluctant to waive it. "You have to dig deep within yourself to get through it on a day-to-day basis, figure out a way how to still go out there and play at a high level every night, play hard, lead this team". (more...)
Leicester City faced partial defeat against Manchester United at King Power Stadium
- February 09, 2017

United is sixth, two points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. Leicester's woes are embodied by the dismal form of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, the rough-cut attacking stars whose goals and assists catapulted the Foxes to the title last May. (more...)
Dwyane Wade takes charge in dying moments as Bulls hold off Kings
- February 08, 2017

That was Cousins's 16th technical foul of the season, which means he will be suspended for the Kings' game against the Celtics on Wednesday. Perhaps ignited by a skirmish at the end of the quarter involving Gibson, Rajon Rondo and associate coach Jim Boylen with Cousins and Matt Barnes where it looked like Cousins shoved Boylen, they found new life and had the Bulls seeing double. (more...)
The best moments from an emotional night in Boston for Paul Pierce The best moments from an emotional night in Boston for Paul Pierce
- February 06, 2017

Lou Williams scored 21 points for the Lakers, while Larry Nance Jr. tied his career high of 18 points and added 11 rebounds. Sunday will go down in the history books for Boston sports fans for reasons that have nothing to do with the Super Bowl. (more...)
Super Bowl LI: Where to watch & stream the game Super Bowl LI: Where to watch & stream the game
- February 05, 2017

Mercedes is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their AMG sports brand with a big Super Bowl ad. Many of these commercials also have a short run and rarely air after the Super Bowl . "This is a big, big win for me with my grandma right now, because half of my family are massive Steelers fans, and she is wigging out on the couch right now watching this", Gaga responded. (more...)
Briefs: Steele, Hun An share Phoenix Open lead Briefs: Steele, Hun An share Phoenix Open lead
- February 05, 2017

An, who won the U.S. Amateur in 2009, at 17 the youngest victor in history, is seeking his first PGA Tour victory in this his second full season on the tour. He hurt his chances for his fourth Phoenix Open title with bogeys at the eighth and ninth, his final two holes of the day. He made eight birdies and an eagle, dropping his only shots at the par-4 sixth, where he made double bogey. (more...)
West Ham fans will love change to London Stadium exterior West Ham fans will love change to London Stadium exterior
- February 02, 2017

Stephenson was happy with the Hammers additions during the transfer window, adding: "I think the signing of Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass have been hugely positive". "Most freakish, though, of all the pre-match statistics is the fact that City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has faced nine shots on target in 2017 and saved only one of them, conceding eight goals". (more...)
GNC Super Bowl Commercial Rejected by NFL
- February 02, 2017

Hennion also said he had no idea that a Super Bowl commercial could be rejected. Unfortunately, I am not old enough to remember the Miami Dolphins' championship seasons, so I can not come up with those - unless you count watching replays. (more...)
Ayew brothers set up Ghana versus Cameroon semifinal Ayew brothers set up Ghana versus Cameroon semifinal
- January 31, 2017

They were joined in the last four by Egypt , who later rode their luck to defeat Morocco 1-0 in Port Gentil with a late strike from substitute Mahmoud Kahraba, the first time in 31 years they have beaten their north African rivals. Congo were the architects of their own downfall after that though as defender Joyce Lomalisa clumsily fouled Christian Atsu in the box and Andre Ayew converted the penalty. (more...)
AFCON 2017: Egypt's Elneny to miss Burkina Faso clash
- January 31, 2017

The pharaohs will now face Burkina Faso in the first semi-final of the tournament on Wednesday, February 1. The Morocco boss is the only one to have won the tournament with two different teams ( Zambia in 2012, Ivory Coast in 2015). "First of all congratulations to Egypt and their coach". Egypt - the most successful side in AFCON history with seven titles - is yet to concede a goal in Gabon on their return to the competition after a seven-year absence. (more...)
Pacification operation underway in Somalia following dawn attack Pacification operation underway in Somalia following dawn attack
- January 30, 2017

The attack comes exactly one year after al-Shabaab said it had killed more than 100 KDF soldiers in El Adde, a Somali camp near the border with Kenya. Earlier this month, the African Union's Peace and Security Council made a decision to ask the U.N. Security Council to authorize a six-month "surge" of 4,500 troops to expand offensive operations. (more...)