Sports


Kushners won't buy Miami Marlins if seller becomes USA ambassador
- February 17, 2017

The family of Jared Kushner, a top White House adviser and President Trump's son-in-law, put the brakes on its negotiations to buy the Miami Marlins because of a report in the New York Post that team owner Jeffrey Loria might be nominated to become ambassador to France, it was reported Thursday. (more...)
Hunter McGrady Makes Her 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue Debut Hunter McGrady Makes Her 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Issue Debut
- February 17, 2017

The model is also teaming up with the mag for The Sports Illustrated x Swimsuits for All campaign that will feature "every body, every age, every beautiful" in the upcoming issue. And her musical choice played right into the silhouette. You are powerful and together we need to lift each other up and inspire one another. I guess she thought that was a great idea. (more...)
Kris Bryant doesn't realize pot-bellied longhair throwing BP is Greg Maddux
- February 17, 2017

Maddux gives Bryant some lip and then takes over as the batting practice pitcher. Little did he know, Maddux was dressed up as the "Sound Guy". "Sound guy has a pretty could curve", Bryant said. And I promise you, as someone who is deeply cynical about this stuff, it is extraordinarily satisfying to watch Bryant hit against a BP pitcher who is throwing surprise curveballs and calling his locations. (more...)
Detroit Tigers owner quietly paid Rosa Parks' rent
- February 17, 2017

Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit , Michigan. He said he would pay for her housing for as long as necessary. Parks, an Alabama native, had moved to the MI city shortly after the Montgomery bus boycott inspired by her decision not to give up her seat while using public transportation on December 1, 1955. (more...)
Norman North's Trae Young Picks OU Over KU & OSU
- February 17, 2017

Three-star center Hannes Polla , from Finland, is also committed to the Sooners. "It's always been home to me". "Shows that guys can come to (Oklahoma)", Young said , "and do the same thing they can at other schools". On top of becoming a potential impact player for Kruger, Young is arguably the Sooners' most high-profile commitment since signing future NBA All-Star Blake Griffin nearly a decade ago. (more...)
Agent Steinberg Guiding Vince Young Back To NFL
- February 17, 2017

He was the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl, and was selected again following the 2009 season but never fully lived up to lofty expectations. The former Heisman Trophy runner-up accumulated 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns through the air in that span. If Young is to play in the CFL, the Riders have his exclusive rights. (more...)
Holly Holm at a crossroads following her third consecutive loss
- February 16, 2017

Kickboxer Germaine de Randamie of the Netherlands edged Holm, 48-47, on all three scorecards, to become the UFC's first women's featherweight champion this past weekend at Barclays Center. There's little doubt that Cyborg has earned her position at the top of the featherweight division, but she still had to sit and watch two other fighters battle for the inaugural belt at 145-pounds in the UFC. (more...)
Montreal Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Sign Claude Julien Montreal Canadiens Fire Michel Therrien, Sign Claude Julien
- February 16, 2017

But Julien, who was hired Tuesday to replace Michel Therrien, said he plans to "fix and tweak" the team's play, rather than make drastic changes, to guide it back to winning ways. no excuses!). Julien now starts his second tour with Montreal , hoping to get the Atlantic Division leaders back on track. Julien, of course, was sacked last week by those very same Bruins. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: This is why Bayern Munich thrashed Arsenal
- February 16, 2017

Sadly, this is revealed constantly, when Arsenal oppose the stronger teams in the league and many times, it is both mentally and physically that they fall short. The German club has won five out of its last six games in all competitions, extending its lead atop the Bundesliga (German first division) standings to seven points and advancing to the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) quarterfinals. (more...)
Scotland captain Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations Scotland captain Laidlaw to miss rest of Six Nations
- February 16, 2017

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the 2017 RBS 6 Nations after sustaining ankle ligament damage in his side's narrow loss to France last Sunday. As well as the dilemma over the captaincy, Cotter also faces a hard choice replacing his talismanic scrum-half. His Glasgow colleague Henry Pyrgos is another option. (more...)
Cardinals' Reyes to undergo MRI on right elbow
- February 16, 2017

He made 12 appearances, including five starts, and posted a 1.57 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 46 innings. He didn't begin his minor league season until June that season. Those fearing the worst for Alex Reyes were right. He also made seven relief appearances with his fastball averaging more than 97 miles per hour. (more...)
Georges St-Pierre and UFC Agree to Terms, Return Imminent
- February 16, 2017

Since St-Pierre left the UFC back in 2013, the biggest change to the promotion has been its contract with Reebok. The Englishman has made it known he's interested in big money fights, even looking at the possibility of fighting current welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in a catchweight bout. (more...)
ISRO's Record 104 Satellites On Single Rocket Successfully Launched From India ISRO's Record 104 Satellites On Single Rocket Successfully Launched From India
- February 16, 2017

India's $15 million PSLV launches have had 37 successes over the past few years and have many people considering it as an emerging power in the new commercial space race. Its payload included 88 satellites, called Doves , from United States firm Planet; they're designed for capturing high-resolution images of Earth. (more...)
Sergio Ramos: A 'dream' to reach 500 games for Real Madrid Sergio Ramos: A 'dream' to reach 500 games for Real Madrid
- February 16, 2017

Sarri said: "With the awareness that we are going to play an away match against the champions of the world and a really strong side, we will be a bit anxious but sometimes it's a positive feeling because it gives you a boost". 14, 2017. Navas seemed to be both badly positioned and misjudge the flight of ball, but that should take nothing away from the sheer audacity of the goal - which the watching Diego Maradona would have been proud of. (more...)
Kevin Love to have knee procedure, miss six weeks Kevin Love to have knee procedure, miss six weeks
- February 15, 2017

Love, who is having his best season with Cleveland, had a "loose body" removed from his knee by orthopedic surgeon David Altchek in NY, the Cavs said. Smith also out of the lineup. If Love were to miss six weeks, he would return about two weeks before the playoffs begin. The Cavs said they will update his status as appropriate. (more...)
Short-handed Warriors crushed by Nuggets, 132-110
- February 15, 2017

Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 21 rebounds and 12 assists for the second triple-double of his career. The Warriors attempted 32 3-pointers and hit eight of them. On the court the offensive stats the Nuggets put up were huge. Westbrook entered the game leading the National Basketball Association in scoring with an average of 31.2 and third in assists at 10.2 per game, along with a total of 26 triple-doubles, but he finished with only 17 points - equaling his second-lowest total of the season - ... (more...)
Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona Di Maria inspires PSG to 4-0 rout of Barcelona
- February 15, 2017

Former Sevilla coach Unai Emery, a three-time Europa League victor, was appointed to improve upon PSG's record in the Champions League and the Spaniard has them on course for the quarterfinals courtesy of two goals in each half from a side playing without the influence and experience of Thiago Silva and Thiago Motta. (more...)
Giants reportedly set to release Victor Cruz, Rashad Jennings
- February 14, 2017

The former seventh-round draft pick has now played for three different franchises in his first eight seasons, and will likely still garner interest as a second-string veteran running back for some team in 2017. Despite signing with NY as a undrafted free agent in 2010, Cruz had a productive career with the Minutemen - ranking sixth in program history with 131 receptions and seventh in receiving yards at 1,958. (more...)
Zverev brothers clean up in Montpellier Zverev brothers clean up in Montpellier
- February 14, 2017

The 19-year-old is the first player to win a singles and doubles title at the same tournament since Lleyton Hewitt achieved that feat at Newport three years ago. Tsonga will fancy his chances of claiming a first title since 2015 following an ominous display in which he did not face a solitary break point and will now face Alexander Zverev , who ensured there will be one non-French player in the semifinal by ousting Jeremy Chardy. (more...)
Former Miami Dolphin Quentin Moses Dies in House Fire Former Miami Dolphin Quentin Moses Dies in House Fire
- February 13, 2017

Firefighters responded to the house at 6:05 a.m.in Walton County. According to UGA, Moses was a defensive end for the Bulldogs from 2003-05. "Thoughts, prayers and tears!" Here is a link to his bio on UGA's website . "On behalf UGA Athletics, we extend our most honest condolences to his family". Moses's group also totaled 139 tackles for loss and were ranked second in the nation with total sacks (46). (more...)
Charles Oakley Arrest: Security Chief Fired After Knicks Icon Thrown From Game
- February 12, 2017

Oakley has defended himself since the incident, saying he was agitated when security were staring at him and then told him to leave, unprovoked. He cowered. "I dunno what really happened". The Knicks did not respond to a request for that video. New York Knicks fans found ammunition to show their displeasure with the dysfunctional National Basketball Association team, as the Madison Square Garden crowd saluted the banished Charles Oakley during Friday's loss to the Denver Nuggets. (more...)
Liverpool ban The Sun newspaper from Anfield and its Melwood training ground Liverpool ban The Sun newspaper from Anfield and its Melwood training ground
- February 11, 2017

The move to bar the publication comes after talks between Liverpool directors and the " Total Eclipse of the S*n " movement (led by members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group) and is a direct effect of the Sun's infamous coverage of the 1989 disaster in which 96 people lost their lives. (more...)
How will Tottenham line up against Liverpool without injured star Danny Rose?
- February 10, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Merseyside on Saturday (11 February) with the determination of keeping their Premier League title hopes alive - and inflicting more misery on Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool. It is important we have Lloris, captain of France, maybe who can give better advice. Therefore, we're opening up the discussion to our Spurs readers; let us know who you think is the most important player in Spurs' usual starting XI by voting in the poll below! "But it was an important win ... (more...)
Dwyane Wade sends support to Jabari Parker following ACL tear
- February 10, 2017

He was averaging a career high in points per game with 20.1, in rebounds with 6.2, and assists with 2.8 per game. That was an ACL injury and Parker needed surgery, which ended his rookie season far too early and delayed the start of his sophomore year. (more...)
Bouchard has a date after losing Super tweet bet
- February 10, 2017

One of her one million Twitter followers took the opportunity to challenge her to an audacious bet, replying: "If patriots win we go on a date?", which the 22-year-old Canadian naively accepted, quoting the tweet with "sure". "I'm in shock", he told The Chicago Tribune. "But then I thought I could have more fun with it and do something else, so I thought of that". Focus will need to return to the court soon, however, as she looks to improve upon recent form after being knocked out of the ... (more...)
Holly Holm on Ronda Rousey's future: 'Once a fighter, always a fighter'
- February 09, 2017

UFC 208 will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 from Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Who is Ronda Rousey and will she retire? Jacare Souza fights Tim Boetsch; Glover Teixeira fights Jared Cannonier; and Jim Miller takes on Dustin Poirier in the other PPV bouts. (more...)
Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard 'reminds me of Lionel Messi' Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard 'reminds me of Lionel Messi'
- February 08, 2017

When I get a lot of kicks, I feel really in the game", Hazard said after the weekend's Premier League fixture headliner. "The good thing about Eden is he is nearly a throwback". Hazard has evolved right in front of our eyes over the past 4.5 years and he's slowly been making his own game more well-rounded. I think I am a better player, more complete than I was.and I think we're in better form as a team. (more...)
James Haskell not ready to start in Six Nations clash with Wales
- February 08, 2017

Jones's predecessor Stuart Lancaster opted to play Welsh favourite Hymns and Arias over loudspeakers at training in a bid to acclimatise his players to the expected raucous atmosphere prior to England's 21-16 success there in 2015. "I'm just disappointed by the way I coached the team and I didn't sleep because I was thinking about what we could have done better". In the past England have faced several intimidation "tactics" from Wales, but Jones is not too anxious. (more...)
Lynch, Dawkins, Boselli finish inside top 10 in Hall voting
- February 07, 2017

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced this evening, and though no Colts players made it (none were even finalists), here's the newest members of the Hall of Fame: LaDainian Tomlinson , Kurt Warner , Terrell Davis , Jason Taylor , Morten Anderson , Jerry Jones , and Kenny Easley . (more...)
Captain Cook steps down to focus on batting Captain Cook steps down to focus on batting
- February 07, 2017

The 79th captain of the England test team is all set to leave the spot. His England career ended for good in 2015 when Strauss - in his new role as director of England cricket at the European Central Bank - said Pietersen was "not part of the plan" in terms of selection for that summer's Ashes because of the "massive trust issue" between the two. (more...)
Former Sprinbok player Joost van der Westhuizen dies
- February 07, 2017

Van der Westhuizen, a World Cup victor in 1995, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2011 and bravely battled it while also raising awareness of, and funds to fight, the debilitating. Former Springbok Toks van der Linde and TV presenter said on his Facebook page of his close friend: "In your prayers please think of the legend tonight". (more...)
Arsenal target says he's ready to make a move in summer Arsenal target says he's ready to make a move in summer
- February 07, 2017

If that happens, great, but I am not here to say that I will take the place of Luis Suarez. It is understandable, then, that Lacazette is seeking a new challenge as he is clearly a very talented player that seems destined for the top. The French club will not let their hot property go cheap though and are reportedly looking for a fee of £40million. As it stands, Lacazette will only have two years left to run on his contract come the end of the season. (more...)
Vincent Aboubakar stunner fires Cameroon to AFCON glory
- February 06, 2017

However, just before the hour mark, their backline was breached, with Nicolas Nkoulou rising superbly to power home a header. Besiktas forward Aboubakar won the match with a wonderful individual goal to spark wild celebrations from players, coaches and fans alike. (more...)
Aguero Still Vital To Man City, Says Guardiola
- February 05, 2017

THE January transfer window has been and gone, but what were the biggest deals? There are strikers in big teams in Europe at that age. Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City stars Swansea City could provide them with one of their hardest games over the remainder of the Premier League season. (more...)
Arsene Wenger Comments on Future at Arsenal and Contract Arsene Wenger Comments on Future at Arsenal and Contract
- February 05, 2017

After 23 matches, Chelsea now sit top of the table with 56 points, nine more than Tottenham and Arsenal . Have your say below. Generally speaking, at the end of these games, Chelsea win and Arsenal look silly. Coming four days after a home loss to Watford, it was another unsettling day for a bedraggled Arsenal and manager Arsene Wenger, who was forced to watch from the stands as he continued his four-match touchline ban for pushing a fourth official. (more...)

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