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Where Will Raiders Play After 2018 Season? Where Will Raiders Play After 2018 Season?
- April 12, 2017

After sharing Oakland Coliseum for just over 20 years, the National Football League approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas , giving the Oakland Athletics a major push toward a new ballpark. As the Raiders tell it (and Oakland city officials have neither confirmed nor denied this account), a term sheet was "80 percent done" for a new stadium on the Coliseum grounds in June 2014. (more...)
Bayern defender Mats Hummels ruled out of Real Madrid clash
- April 11, 2017

Zidane and Real also have their sights set on creating history by becoming the first club to retain the trophy in the Champions League era, so with plenty on the line for both teams this tie can not be missed. "At Bayern you have the same pressure, they expect you to win every game and competition that you're in". Lewandowski netted twice in Bayern's 4-1 Bundesliga win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, but was forced off with 18 minutes left on the clock after a foul from Roman Burki. (more...)
Premier League round-up Liverpool, Man City strengthen top four bids Premier League round-up Liverpool, Man City strengthen top four bids
- April 10, 2017

Coutinho equalised with a low shot 20 minutes from time and less than three minutes later Firmino scored a superb lob to seal victory and boost Liverpool's chances of finishing in the Premier League's top four. He was arguably our most creative player on the pitch and, as per United Kingdom media, I was under the impression Phil Coutinho and Bobby Firmino we're out of action but the two Brazilians were forced into action in the second half. (more...)
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Miami Open final
- April 10, 2017

The Swiss champion believes that the break he had last season has helped him and that another period of rest is necessary to keep him fresh for grass and the following hard court season. Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the winner's trophy after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Men's Final and day 14 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on 2 April, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (more...)
Red Sox rally past Tigers to break skid in Detroit Red Sox rally past Tigers to break skid in Detroit
- April 10, 2017

Justin Wilson did a real nice job in the ninth to close it out, get the save in the ninth, ” Ausmus said. It was only a single because Mikie Mahtook played the ball perfectly in the right field corner. It was all the offense they would need, as Zimmermann and the Tigers' bullpen dominated on the mound. The Tigers led 4-0 after six innings of scoreless baseball that was pitched by last year's Rookie of the Year, Michael Fulmer. (more...)
Kevin Durant makes return on Saturday
- April 10, 2017

On the first offensive possession of the game, KD blew by Alexis Ajinca for a reverse slam. Smiles were wide and widely shared on the Warriors' bench. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. New Orleans are on a losing streak and they need a win badly. (more...)
Max Verstappen tops time sheets after heavily disrupted first practice in China Max Verstappen tops time sheets after heavily disrupted first practice in China
- April 10, 2017

As Lewis Hamilton celebrated victory at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday (Apr 9), much of the paddock talk was about Max Verstappen's astonishing third place for Red Bull. "It's good to have a younger person around and yeah, Max has obviously done a fantastic job since he's been in the sport". Verstappen, the son of former F1 driver Jos, called it one of the best races of his fledgling career and promised Red Bull would continue to push Mercedes and Ferrari. (more...)
Chelsea boss Conte delighted with Ranieri visit Chelsea boss Conte delighted with Ranieri visit
- April 10, 2017

Arguably more disruptive might have been the constant suggestions back home, fuelled most recently by the Italian agent Federico Pastorello, a friend of Conte's, that the manager's spell in English football could prove short-lived. "I'm not concerned about this", Conte said of Costa's form. "It was good to see him and I hope to see him again this season". He's not happy. But to stay at Chelsea , a really great team, is very important. (more...)
Why Michael Jordan didn't attend North Carolina's national championship win Why Michael Jordan didn't attend North Carolina's national championship win
- April 10, 2017

Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss (5) reacts after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against North Carolina, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz . That made it 70-65. "I got questions after last game", Hicks said. Many have suggested he may be a one-and-done player. Williams-Goss finished with 15 points, but connected on just five of 17 from the field. (more...)
Ozil the difference to ease pressure on Wenger
- April 10, 2017

Arsenal, fifth in the Premier League table, will look to secure back-to-back league wins for the first time since January when they travel to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday, live on Sky Sports. Mesut Ozil has continuously been made a scapegoat by the Arsenal fans this season. We need to find the spots where is really risky, maybe sometimes play a long ball that Alexis can run on to, rather than giving him a pass to feet, where he has to turn and face three or four of the ... (more...)
Conte plays down exit talk, says future is at Chelsea Conte plays down exit talk, says future is at Chelsea
- April 09, 2017

When asked whether that meant next season, Conte replied: "Yes, for the next season". Leaders Chelsea maintained their seven-point cushion over Tottenham in all the style befitting champions-elect and now need at the most 15 points from seven matches to seal the silverware. (more...)
Griezmann halts Real Madrid's title charge with late equaliser
- April 09, 2017

However, with just five minutes remaining, Griezmann slotted home for his third goal in his last four appearances at the Bernabeu to claim a vital point for Atletico and hamper their rivals' title hopes. We've now got James Milner playing here, but the Englishman doesn't enjoy the position, despite doing a pretty good job here throughout the campaign. (more...)
Johnson, McIlroy betting favorites on 2017 Masters odds Johnson, McIlroy betting favorites on 2017 Masters odds
- April 09, 2017

Johnson has been on a tear in 2017, posting consecutive wins at Riviera Los Angeles, Mexico City and the Match Play in Austin. "If you want to win around here, you re going to have to putt it well", Johnson said. "You don't want to feel like you're playing catch up on this course, because you feel like the more you force the issue, the more things can go wrong", McIlroy said. (more...)
Costa will not face FA action for Kompany challenge Costa will not face FA action for Kompany challenge
- April 08, 2017

However, Pochettino was unfazed by his comments, explaining: "I didn't hear him say that but I can understand". "I am happy for both of them because they deserve to play". In the second half we defended very well, with good balance. "Okay, he made a mistake with the goal but everyone is involved in this team and we are lucky to have him in the team". (more...)
Louis' Piscotty taken out after being hit in head Louis' Piscotty taken out after being hit in head
- April 06, 2017

Piscotty departed in the fifth inning with a head contusion, and the team says he will be evaluated again tomorrow. "Having Stephen Piscotty join a number of our current players who are also under contract into the foreseeable future allows us to continue to maintain the level of consistency that has been so important to our organization's success", stated Cardinals' Chairman Bill Dewitt, Jr. (more...)
Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Phoenix Suns vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/5/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- April 06, 2017

After torching the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday for 41 points on 13-of-24, shooting including 7-of-14 on threes, Klay Thompson credited the weather for his recent peak in shooting percentages. The play went to review, with each player receiving a technical and McGee also a Flagrant 1 foul. Matt Barnes ended up with a nice 12-6-4 line, hitting open threes and showcasing his skills as a point-forward playmaker. (more...)
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza quits Twenty20 cricket Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza quits Twenty20 cricket
- April 05, 2017

Tigers scored 155 for six at the end of their allotted overs. Mortaza was a part of Bangladesh's first T20I match in November 2006, against Zimbabwe, in which he top-scored with 36 and led his side to a 43-run win. Malinga finished with 2-38. "This is going to be my last T20 series for Bangladesh ", Mashrafe told Dean Jones, who asked the Bangladesh captain if the rumours were true. (more...)
Federer to skip clay season ahead of French Open
- April 05, 2017

Coming into 2017, Roger Federer had lost 23 of 34 matches to Rafael Nadal. Yet such is his improvement that Federer could even need just one more Grand Slam title (combined with a moderately successful showing in the World Tour Masters 1000 events) to catch Andy Murray at the top of the rankings by the end of the calendar year and finish 2017 as world number one. (more...)
Eagles get defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from Ravens Eagles get defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan from Ravens
- April 05, 2017

The Ravens will move up 25 spots in the third round - from No. 99 to No. 74 overall - in exchange for a starting defensive tackle who likely was not going to get re-signed after this season. He will compete with Beau Allen to start at defensive tackle opposite Fletcher Cox with Vinny Curry and Brandon Graham manning the outside. In 2016, he played in all 16 for the first time in his career and started a career-high 15. (more...)
Man City get pre-Easter boost as Jesus returns to training
- April 05, 2017

They won an amount of points and were winning an amount of games in a row. While Tottenham have done well to win both of their games since losing Kane, there's no denying that the team are far more effective with him and are far more risky too. (more...)
NCAA Has Lifted Ban On Hosting Championships In North Carolina NCAA Has Lifted Ban On Hosting Championships In North Carolina
- April 05, 2017

For example, it still prohibits local governments from passing anti-discrimination measures, in effect maintaining a moratorium on civil rights for various identifications, and also reserves the right of regulating multi-stall public bathrooms for the state legislature, leaving North Carolinians at the whim of another Republican power-grab. (more...)
Tom Brady gets stolen jerseys back, brings them to Fenway!
- April 04, 2017

The Patriots had a little fun with the stolen jersey ordeal, with Gronk snatching the jersey from Brady as he showed it off to the crowd. The first quarterback to win five Super Bowls, Brady then returned to the mound and, amid chants of "Brady, Brady", fluttered a high ceremonial first pitch to Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. (more...)
Watford boss Walter Mazzarri: We are not safe yet Watford boss Walter Mazzarri: We are not safe yet
- April 04, 2017

Reports linking West Brom with a move for Watford captain Troy Deeney are unlikely to die down after some choice words from Baggies boss Tony Pulis this afternoon. All the same, Pulis is expecting a hard contest as West Brom try to complete the league double this season after a 3-1 victory at The Hawthorns in December. (more...)
Iniesta to stay at Barca for years to come, says Fernandez Iniesta to stay at Barca for years to come, says Fernandez
- April 03, 2017

Just when it looked like Barca would enter half time ahead Munir equalised for Valencia . Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted midfielder Andre Gomes will become a pillar of the Catalans' midfield after silencing his critics with his first goal for the club in a 4-2 win over Valencia on Sunday. (more...)
Westbrook rustles up record
- April 03, 2017

His stat line of 57 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists did more than garner him his 38th triple-double of the year; it also earned him the distinction of the highest scoring triple-double in National Basketball Association history. "The unbelievable people I met in my years here, they taught me so much and taught me how to grow, do little things and how to be a pro". "I mean, it's just awesome seeing it go in", said the OKC center. (more...)
Flyers goalie Neuvirth collapses in net without contact Flyers goalie Neuvirth collapses in net without contact
- April 03, 2017

Neuvirth, then with Washington, was the opposing goalie when former Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec collapsed in his crease in a 2010 game. "It's obviously pretty scary when you see your goaltender just collapse like that", the Flyers' Chris VandeVelde said in a between-periods interview. (more...)
Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season Derrick Rose to have knee surgery again, miss rest of season
- April 03, 2017

The Knicks announced that an MRI had revealed the injury and that Rose would require an arthroscopy. He showed flashes of his old self with the Knicks, but never sustained, and had become a defensive liability. "I didn't hear the real report on it". Prior to the injury, the Knicks hadn't ruled out the possibility of bringing Rose back for next season, according to sources . (more...)
Leonard scores 27, Spurs rally to top Thunder 100-95
- April 02, 2017

The Spurs went into the half down 54-41, and probably lucky that they were only down 13 after such a bad first half.Kawhi led the Spurs with 8 in the first half, Victor Oladipo had 12 for the Thunder to back up Russ' 19. "It's what I have been seeing from him for 74 games", San Antonio's Manu Ginobili said. "I just think about the next play, making winning basketball plays and try to win". (more...)
Naam Shabana Hits Theaters, Watch Online Trailer, Box Office Collection Day 1 Naam Shabana Hits Theaters, Watch Online Trailer, Box Office Collection Day 1
- April 02, 2017

The first half of the film is a drag. Superstar Akshay Kumar's latest released movie " Naam Shabana " has earned Rs. 5.12 crores at the Box Office on the opening day. Naam Shabana's word of mouth is quite mixed and therefore, one can't be very sure if the film will enjoy a great weekend or not. Naam Shabana is hitting the marquee today, but the verdict is already out. (more...)
Koeman must cope with derby injuries Koeman must cope with derby injuries
- April 02, 2017

The injury to Funes Mori will come as a huge blow to the Toffees, who have already lost Ireland global Seamus Coleman after he suffered a broken leg against Wales. Seamus Coleman has undergone surgery after a double leg fracture and a period dubbed "The FIFA Virus" in Spain is sure to be making Koeman feel sick. (more...)
No trade talk with Britain until Brexit is over, European leaders say
- April 01, 2017

After the phone calls, May signed the Article 50 notification letter which will officially begin Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), local media said. "We approach these talks constructively, respectfully and in a spirit of honest cooperation", she said. The EU27 said they would "approach these talks constructively and strive to find an agreement" and added that "we hope to have the United Kingdom as a close partner" in future. (more...)
Pakistan ready to play India in Dubai: PCB chairman Pakistan ready to play India in Dubai: PCB chairman
- March 31, 2017

The award for the players will be on a pro-rata basis, which means money to be given to the cricketers would depend on the number of matches they had played in the series. It's believed that the Indian board wants a short series before India head off for their tour of South Africa. If there is no approval from the government then we can invite other countries to play in that particular window. (more...)
Sanchez ankle in a bad state - Wenger reports on Arsenal star's injury Sanchez ankle in a bad state - Wenger reports on Arsenal star's injury
- March 29, 2017

Wenger revealed after seeing his side humbled 3-1 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday that he has decided whether to stay with Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of the season. Wenger insisted Alexis had collected an ankle injury. "Financially, I mean. Of course, on the sporting front it would be a blow, but financially the Champions League does not have the impact any more that it had five or six years ago because of the influx of the television money (to the Premier League)". (more...)
North Carolina beats Kentucky in thriller to advance to Final Four North Carolina beats Kentucky in thriller to advance to Final Four
- March 29, 2017

Kentucky guard Isaiah Briscoe sits in the locker room after Kentucky lost 75-73 to North Carolina in the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. And then Sunday night, in a Kentucky-North Carolina game featuring millions of dollars worth of future National Basketball Association talent, Luke Maye walked off the hero. (more...)
Jose Aldo doesn't believe Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather will happen Jose Aldo doesn't believe Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather will happen
- March 28, 2017

Aldo won that, and then after McGregor "relinquished" the 145 belt, the UFC announced that the Brazilian was once again, the champ...(while then having Max Holloway fight Anthony Pettis for an interim belt, if you're still following all this). (more...)