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Andrew Bogut to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers
- March 02, 2017

However, if the Celtics plan on beating LeBron James and Co. for the first time this season, they'll need to bring their top game from start to finish. The remainder of Bogut's salary for 2016-17 is about $392,000. "We just played good basketball", said James, who scored 24 in Monday's win over Milwaukee after missing one game with strep throat. (more...)
Joel Embiid Out Indefinitely With Knee Injury In Sixers Star's Latest Setback
- March 02, 2017

The No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft still could win the award, given how dominant he looked at times this season. Embiid, a 7-foot-2, 250-pounder, is averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game . He attended but did not play in the National Basketball Association rookie challenge and practiced with the team several times, making it appear like a return was imminent. (more...)
'Second India, Australia Test will be played on sporting pitch'
- March 02, 2017

Actually it is a good thing to play on wickets which test your character and technique", he told reporters in the build-up to the second Test beginning here on Saturday. "We have to respect them every time we come up against them". He said the trekking trip to the Western Ghats also helped team move on from the heavy defeat. (more...)
Jose Mourinho confident of retaining Manchester United star Jose Mourinho confident of retaining Manchester United star
- March 02, 2017

I feel in good shape. "This is what I came for, I came to win and I am winning". "And to reach that objective I need to train hard and I need to suffer when I train - that is how I achieve what I achieve". "It has nothing to do with that". "I think [Mourinho] plays more attacking football than he used to play and he tries to understand the expectation all the time [at United]", Cantona added. (more...)
Washington places franchise tag on Kirk Cousins
- March 01, 2017

McVay has a long list of to-do's this offseason if he's to field a respectable squad in 2017, but acquiring a high-priced quarterback in free agency isn't one of them. "He's now been tagged twice". Cousins would make $23.94 million under the tag. This will likely end the speculation over Cousins' destination, though its possible that this isn't over just yet. (more...)
Everything you need to know about the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine Everything you need to know about the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine
- March 01, 2017

The NFL Scouting Combine is more than just watching young prospects run various drills in spandex for the period of a week or so. Thursday, March 2: Media interviews for offensive linemen, running backs, punters and kickers begin. Quarterbacks, wide receivers , and tight ends participate in bench press and address the media. How good are Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett and Washington cornerback Kevin King? Defensive backs arrive, go through ... (more...)
John Currie to be athletic director at Tennessee John Currie to be athletic director at Tennessee
- March 01, 2017

He previously served at the university from 1997-2008, working as an executive associate athletic director, senior associate athletic director, associate athletic director for external operations and assistant athletic director for development, among other positions. (more...)
Alshon Jeffery will get a huge contract, but not from the Bears
- March 01, 2017

The connections between Jeffery and the Eagles are easy to make. Tagging him again would cost the team more than $17 million, a price that's apparently too high for a team with an estimated $58 million in cap room this year. Their quarterback situation has been in flux while Jay Cutler's future with the team is very much in the air. Michael Floyd had an extremely interesting 2016 season. (more...)
Sean O'Brien says Ireland would have countered Italy approach
- March 01, 2017

England eventually worked out how to get around an Italian approach that was condemned as "not rugby" by coach Eddie Jones and finally took command with three tries in the last 10 minutes, including two for replacement wing Jack Nowell. "It was frustrating, but it's in the rules for the time being so you have to react to it". Well, for Italy , who have been thrashed by Wales and Ireland, things do not look too bright for them against England . (more...)
Patriots won't franchise tag Pro Bowl LB Dont'a Hightower
- March 01, 2017

Hightower, who was drafted by the Patriots 25th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft, is now expected to test the market for his skills, Schefter reported. Belichick traded outside linebacker Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals last offseason and inside linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns during the 2016 National Football League season. (more...)
Warriors' Green taunts Paul Pierce over 'farewell tour'
- February 28, 2017

The Clippers forward got an earful from afar from Green during Thursday's game - "couldn't get no farewell tour" - and Pierce posted on Twitter later that night, seemingly in response. "73 wins and u thought u was gonna win a title that yr....3-1 lead oops", Paul tweeted. This kick was far less devastating than the punt Green inflicted on Steven Adams' nether-regions during last season's Western Conference finals, or the axe-kick Green landed on James Harden's face earlier this season, but ... (more...)
Chandler Jones receives franchise tag from Arizona Cardinals, will continue contract negotiations Chandler Jones receives franchise tag from Arizona Cardinals, will continue contract negotiations
- February 28, 2017

The Arizona Cardinals now have Chandler Jones locked under contract for the franchise tag through July 15, 2017. He has been an above average player since 2012 and was a great addition to the Cardinals defense a year ago finishing the season off with 49 tackles and 11 sacks. (more...)
Gear up for the Daytona 500
- February 28, 2017

Internally, nobody was more torn up about the way it ended than second-year driver Chase Elliott. "Because I'm not going to have to look at it anymore". Over almost two decades of driving for some of NASCAR's top teams the volatile 38-year-old has had almost as many run-ins on the track as away from the speedway. (more...)
Roger Federer beats Benoit Paire at Dubai Tennis Championships
- February 28, 2017

Stan Wawrinka, the defending Dubai Duty Free Tennis champion, says he is hoping to find his best form here this week. Back on court, Roger Federer won his first match since claiming his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Spanish sixth seed Roberto Bautista Agut advanced over Russian hope Karen Khachanov 6-1, 7-6 (7/4) while 2014 semi-finalist Philipp Kohlschreiber moved to within two victories of his 400th career win after he defeated eighth seed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg ... (more...)
Sleeping Eight-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead Moments After Surviving Houston Crash
- February 28, 2017

Thomas said the sedan pulled up next to their auto, a woman rolled down one of the windows and, for unknown reasons, fired at least five shots into the Accord. Between five and seven shots were fired, Stark said. Thomas's daughter was hit by gunfire. She regretted her decision, saying she should have gone home another way. (more...)
Daniel Ricciardo's sexy new F1 Red Bull RB13 for 2017…
- February 28, 2017

Mercedes will no doubt need some time to develop their team after Nico Rosberg's departure last season, which gives Red Bull its best chance of Winning since Sebastian Vettel left the team for Ferrari. The RB13 was revealed in a short film on the team's social media outlets and strongly resembles last year's vehicle, the only one to beat Mercedes in 2016. (more...)
NHL Rumors: Wild Overpay To Acquire Martin Hanzal From Coyotes In Trade
- February 28, 2017

This trade gives the Wild size and scoring ability to complement the superb goaltending they have received from Devan Dubnyk this season. Hanzal must also play in half of the Wild's playoff games. If you're curious, here is Hanzal's HERO Chart from Own the Puck . Should the Wild advance to the Western Conference finals, the Coyotes would get an additional second-round pick. (more...)
Soccer Player Francis Kone Saves Opponent's Life After Scary Collision Soccer Player Francis Kone Saves Opponent's Life After Scary Collision
- February 28, 2017

Francis Kone, a soccer player for Czech club Slovacko, is in the headlines for a heroic effort over the weekend. Berkovec was immediately knocked unconscious and Togo's Francis Kone jumped into action. Berkovec later posted a message on his Facebook page in gratitude to his opponents' actions. "I'm always checking the players, to make sure they have not swallowed their tongue", he added. (more...)
Jordan Henderson to miss Liverpool game at Leicester with injury
- February 28, 2017

Emre Can seems the most likely candidate to replace him in midfield having sat out the Reds' 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the bench. "They are a tough team to play against and they will be physical". Vardy felt strongly enough about the speculation to issue a statement on Instagram, during which he insisted "Claudio has and always will have my complete respect". (more...)
Six Nations 2017: Ireland overpower France to top standings Six Nations 2017: Ireland overpower France to top standings
- February 28, 2017

France mounted a ferocious first-quarter attack to lead 6-0 on two Camille Lopez penalty kicks. Ireland seized momentum with a try from close range by Conor Murray. Best continued by highlighting Ireland's patient work in the phases, that ultimately overturned a six point deficit against France , and allowed them to press on for victory. (more...)
Kane Bags Hat-Trick As Spurs Go Second Kane Bags Hat-Trick As Spurs Go Second
- February 27, 2017

The Denmark global has played in 35 appearances this season across all competitions , scoring eight goals and supplying 14 assists. Ryan Shawcross halted Christian Eriksen's run into the box, but managed only to flick the ball into Kane's path rather than clear, allowing the England global - who is now the joint-top Premier League scorer on 17 with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez and Everton's Romelu Lukaku - to fire first-time across goal and into the bottom-right corner of Lee Grant's net. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins EFL Cup for Manchester United Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins EFL Cup for Manchester United
- February 27, 2017

Given his remarkable success in 17 years as the world's most fascinating and polarising manager, it's understandable Mourinho labels the League Cup as only a "little detail" on a glittering CV including two Champions League triumphs and league titles in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal . (more...)
McMullen: Jets made the right decision by releasing Nick Mangold
- February 27, 2017

The Jets are clearly in rebuilding mode following a 5-11 season, and now will look to reconstruct their offensive from the ground up starting with their offensive line. So even if the Bucs decide to pursue Mangold, or sign Hawley, or roll with Smith - they'll need to find a longer-term solution at some point. Mangold was scheduled to make $6 million in 2017, but his $2.4 million roster bonus was coming up, making him a cap hit at a little over $ 9 million . (more...)
Svitolina poised for top 10 breakthrough Svitolina poised for top 10 breakthrough
- February 26, 2017

Denmark's Wozniacki won the Dubai title in 2011 and has reached the semi-finals in six of the seven years she has played at the event. The 22-year-old, who dropped only one set throughout the week, will move into the WTA's top 10 for the first time after starting the week ranked 13th. (more...)
Conte: We still need 29 points for Premier League title
- February 26, 2017

Paul Clement : "This is a much younger Chelsea team than when I was involved, and that's not good news for a lot of other clubs, ". "People may see it as a shot to nothing for us". His time in south-west London coincided with a golden period in Chelsea's history as silverware was secured on a regular basis, including a league and cup double under Ancelotti and Clement in 2010. (more...)