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Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor Browns trade LB Demario Davis to Jets for DB Calvin Pryor
- June 02, 2017

Pryor, who made 38 starts over three seasons in NY, will give the Browns more depth in their secondary. The Jets tried to trade him during draft weekend and selected safeties in the first two rounds - Jamal Adams at No. He also added 2 sacks, 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble. He started every game for the Jets from 2013-15. "We appreciate all he did for our organization in his time in Cleveland". (more...)
Could Matic make Man United move — Transfer Focus Could Matic make Man United move — Transfer Focus
- June 02, 2017

José Mourinho is believed to be keen to reunite with Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matić in Manchester, after failing in his attempts to sign the 28-year-old last season. MEN report that Matic has already held discussions with Man United over the possibility of making the move to Old Trafford, but the deal will only materialise if Ed Woodward is able to agree a fee with the Premier League champions. (more...)
Nemanja Matic wants to join José Mourinho at Manchester United Nemanja Matic wants to join José Mourinho at Manchester United
- June 02, 2017

Chelsea have offered the midfielder a five-year contract but have yet to fully finalise a fee with this season's Ligue 1 champions. Michael Carrick, 35, signed a new one-year deal this week to extend his stay at Old Trafford into a 12th season but United are expected to bring in another defensive midfielder as one of four new signings this summer. (more...)
Venus Williams into 3rd round of French Open
- June 02, 2017

I did not have as much time to prepare as I wanted". Second-seeded Djokovic barely put a foot wrong in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win over Joao Sousa, while Muguruza had to dig deep to avoid becoming the first reigning champion at Roland Garros to lose in the second round since 2014, when she upset Serena Williams . (more...)
French Open 2017: Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat at Roland Garros French Open 2017: Johanna Konta suffers shock defeat at Roland Garros
- May 31, 2017

Doubles specialist Hsieh , ranked 109, recovered from a terrible start to knock off seventh seed Konta 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier. Elsewhere in the women's draw, in-form Ukrainian Elina Svitolina moved swiftly into the second round yesterday, easing through a potentially tricky encounter against Yaroslava Shvedova with a 6-4 6-3 victory. (more...)
Manny Pacquiao Would Fight Conor McGregor If Mayweather Doesn't, Says Bob Arum Manny Pacquiao Would Fight Conor McGregor If Mayweather Doesn't, Says Bob Arum
- May 29, 2017

Another replied: "Floyd vs Conor is trash, but you don't have the right to lecture fighters about only fighting for $". I guess I have one more obstacle that I have to get over. It's the only fight that makes sense to me'. They have every right to want to see that fight. Yet, getting Floyd to make the fight official is turning out to be quite a workout. (more...)
'Changed' Hamilton is now a team player: Wolff
- May 27, 2017

Australia's Ricciardo, who claimed pole position in last year's race, was 0.429 sec behind Hamilton . The triple world champion had been fastest in the morning session but was more than a second off the pace in the afternoon. But in second practice for Formula One's showcase race, German's Vettel hit back with a quickest time of 1:12.720. Any gains before the Monaco Grand Prix are likely to be modest, however, lending credibility to the possibility that Red Bull Racing will be ... (more...)
Jose Mourinho reveals his Europa League celebrations were a secret code
- May 27, 2017

Maybe this victory will bring some happiness to Manchester , I don't know. The United manager celebrated Wednesday's victory exuberantly at the Friends Arena, at one point being bundled to the turf in an embrace with his jubilant son. Jose Mourinho's side continued to look the dominant force but Ajax held on to go into the break at 1-0. If he was to leave the club it would give them a little bit more flexibility in terms of what they can perhaps pay others coming in this summer. (more...)
Chris Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup
- May 27, 2017

These Stanley Cup finals are an opportunity for the Penguins to stake their claim as the best team of this era. But the Pens, with a relentless offensive attack, got the winning goal from Chris Kunitz to lock up a return trip to the Final and a chance to repeat as Stanley Cup champions with a 3-2 decision. (more...)
Honesty the best policy for Els as he calls penalty on himself
- May 27, 2017

The last few champions here share a few common attributes: they are all young talents with a fantastic tee-to-green game. Els reached the turn in 34 and cancelled out a blemish at the 10th with a five-foot gain at the 11th, before missing the green with his approach in to the par-five next. (more...)
Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form Murray looks to French Open to rediscover his form
- May 27, 2017

Agassi bloomed again after a mid-career slump that took him from world number one to outside the top 100 in 1997 and he returned to win the 1999 French Open and U.S. For good measure, he also won Madrid for a fifth time, ending a seven-match losing streak, stretching back over two years, against Djokovic in the process. (more...)
Hamilton sets blistering record pace in first Monaco outing
- May 27, 2017

Vettel was the only man to put together a lap under one minute, 13 seconds with a blistering lap record 1:12.720 as the championship leader made a statement at the famous 3.337km street circuit. "I just basically centred in looking for the limit, got onto the dirt a little bit and lost the rear". Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany waves to the crowd after the second free practice at the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco, Thursday, May 25 , 2017. (more...)
BCCI goes looking for new Head Coach for Indian Cricket Team BCCI goes looking for new Head Coach for Indian Cricket Team
- May 26, 2017

A senior BCCI functionary this newspaper spoke to minutes after applications were invited for the head coach's position said, "If you ask me, I don't want him to continue". The successful coaches of cricket teams of different countries do get an automatic extension but Anil Kumble failed to get an automatic extension from the BCCI. (more...)
Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4 Irving's 42, LeBron's 34 pushes Cavs past Celtics in Game 4
- May 26, 2017

Stevens reiterated before Game 4 that Thomas will not play again this season, even if the Celtics push the defending champion Cavaliers beyond five games in the Eastern Conference finals. Boston trailed 2-0 in the first round against Chicago, but won the next four. And now there may be more adversity for the Celtics . Boston F Kelly Olynyk made his first start of the postseason in place of Amir Johnson (sprained shoulder), and he scored 15 points. (more...)
Tyronn Lue: Celtics Tougher to Defend than Golden State
- May 26, 2017

While Lue likely meant this in praise of Boston - surely, a team with Stephen Curry , Kevin Durant , Klay Thompson , and Draymond Green is not easy to defend - the National Basketball Association world could not help but raise its eyebrows at the comments. (more...)
James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win
- May 26, 2017

If Boston won Game 4, the series would be evened out 2-2. The Celtics have carved out their path as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference over the next few seasons. Deron Williams , who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland . Improved to 36-5 against Eastern Conference opponents in the playoffs since 2015. (more...)
LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss
- May 26, 2017

Coach of the year snub, Brad Stevens , did an excellent job of making adjustments in Cleveland Sunday night, and he deserves a ton of credit for their Game 3 victory. Me, personally, I didn't have it. There wasn't much to gush about, that's for sure. LeBron James had one of the worst games of his postseason career, finishing with 11 points and six turnovers. (more...)
Button: Tricky to adapt to 2017 F1 limits
- May 26, 2017

However, Alonso has opted to take part in the Indianapolis 500 rather than compete in Monte Carlo, paving the way for the 37-year-old to return . "He is not trying to win a world championship, so one race doesn't mean anything", said the Russian. (more...)
Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff Horschel outduels Day to win Byron Nelson in playoff
- May 25, 2017

Tringale was fifth at 9 under after 67, with defending Nelson champion and Masters victor Garcia tied for sixth at 8 under after 64 that also included three straight birdies at Nos. This was the tournament's final time at the TPC Four Seasons in Irving, Texas , where Horschel had missed the cut in his two previous appearances. (more...)
Kyrie Irving played hero when LeBron James needed him most Kyrie Irving played hero when LeBron James needed him most
- May 25, 2017

LeBron James' teammate Richard Jefferson had an explanation for James' less-than-stellar performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: He was sick. In addition to the two Celtics starters who picked up the slack in Thomas' absence, Al Horford had 16 points while Jae Crowder had 14 points and 11 boards. (more...)
Vikings: Bridgewater recovery still unclear despite progress
- May 25, 2017

Bridgewater, a 2014 first-round pick, missed the entire 2016 season after tearing his ACL and dislocating his left knee during preseason practice. "I knew it was going to be a question of, 'Why is Teddy not at practice?'" Spielman said . (more...)
Lionel Messis 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud confirmed Lionel Messis 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud confirmed
- May 25, 2017

The hidden income related to Messi's image rights that include endorsement deals with Danone , Adidas , Pepsi-Cola, Procter & Gamble and the Kuwait Food Company . Prosecutors had asked for Messi to be absolved, arguing there was no evidence that the player was aware of how his income was managed. Last year, Messi and his father lost a trail on three counts of tax evasion. (more...)
Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds Ducks' reward for Game 7 win is date with Rinne and Preds
- May 24, 2017

Silfverberg scored again in Game 1 against the Predators, which gives him 35 points over his past 35 playoff games dating back to 2015. The goal was the veteran forward's third in four games. "But game one is over and now it's on to game two". If they can split the first two games like they did in St. Louis in the second round, they will have the advantage in the series. (more...)
Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead
- May 24, 2017

The answer to this question can not truly be given before the health status of Leonard is known. He didn't appear to be walking with a limp. "We had a point of emphasis of starting the game with a lot more energy and focus on the defensive end so that we could just feel a little bit better about ourselves than we did last game in the first quarter". (more...)
Everton may have finally accepted that Barkley is leaving — In Focus Everton may have finally accepted that Barkley is leaving — In Focus
- May 24, 2017

McCarthy joined Everton from Wigan in a £13m deal in 2013, and the club are determined to make a substantial profit from the 26-year-old. This comes after the Liverpool Echo reported that Ronald Koeman had placed an asking price of £100million on the 58-time Belgium worldwide in a bid to stave off interest from Chelsea and United. (more...)