Sports


ESPN ending 'Mike & Mike' radio show after 17 years ESPN ending 'Mike & Mike' radio show after 17 years
- May 18, 2017

That includes changes to " SportsCenter ", its flagship broadcast since the network went on the air in 1979. ESPN is making big changes to its morning routine. After being together for almost 20 years, ESPN radio hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic are breaking up. In addition to ESPN Radio, Wingo will continue to host the NFL Draft and appear on ESPN's NFL television programming. (more...)
Pochettino staying at Spurs, no buyout clause in contract Pochettino staying at Spurs, no buyout clause in contract
- May 18, 2017

The England global could now be out for several more months and Pochettino was unable to reassure fans about a potential return before the 2017-18 Premier League campaign starts in August. But that is our decision because the players are under contract with the club. Yesterday, the North London outfit revealed that Rose has undergone "exploratory surgery", and it has been reported that the left-back could be on the sidelines until September. (more...)
Renfroe's 2-run homer in 10th gives Padres 6-5 win Renfroe's 2-run homer in 10th gives Padres 6-5 win
- May 18, 2017

Tomas snapped a 1-all tie with a three-run homer off Hansel Robles (4-1). Hernan Perez's leadoff fly ball to shallow right off Brad Hand went for a triple when second baseman Cory Spangenberg and right fielder Renfroe both went for it and missed. (more...)
Pep Guardiola Makes Interesting Statement On His First Season At Manchester City
- May 17, 2017

Tony Pulis teams don't play thinking it doesn't matter. "Here they gave me a second chance and we will try to do it", he added. The Sky Blues will be more focused on putting some space between them and Arsenal, though, as they look to assure themselves of Champions League qualification in 2017-18. (more...)
Red Sox permanently ban fan for racial slur at another fan
- May 17, 2017

Despite throwing behind Machado, MLB has decided not to suspend Chris Sale , reports Buster Olney of ESPN . "Just trying to take what I've been doing into this game tomorrow and do what I do". Harbaugh, who has thrown his fair share of barbs at the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick, compared the Orioles-Red Sox rivalry to the one that has formed between the Patriots and Ravens. (more...)
Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination
- May 17, 2017

The IOC Evaluation Commission is now one day closer to understanding the full project put together by the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid. "We have one goal during these few days, which is to convince you that Paris is the right city with the right vision at the right moment", said the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo to the delegation members. (more...)
IPL 2017: Finally, Virat Kohli ends season with a victory IPL 2017: Finally, Virat Kohli ends season with a victory
- May 17, 2017

When the two departed, the RCB innings stuttered somewhat, before Pawan Negi (13no) lifted things with three consecutive fours in the final over. The Maharashtra batsman quickened his running but by then Cummins had collected and made a pinpoint accurate throw at the non-strikers' end. (more...)
Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines
- May 17, 2017

The Starters' panelists all think that the Warriors will win Game 1 of the third round in the 2017 NBA Playoffs . The Warriors are a different animal, something that Popovich might have never dealt with, unless it was an All-Star Game. (more...)
Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back Rory McIlroy says tests show no new injury to his back
- May 16, 2017

Now McIlroy fears he will miss the BMW PGA and where he reigned supreme in 2014. I've just sort of been managing it since. Rahm is looking to become just the third player to win the Players in his first try, joining Hal Sutton (1983) and Craig Perks (2002). (more...)
Monaco routs Lille 4-0 to effectively seal French title Monaco routs Lille 4-0 to effectively seal French title
- May 16, 2017

Monaco were quickly on the right track as Falcao put them ahead on six minutes when the Colombian striker headed home from a Thomas Lemar cross. Kylian Mbappe tormented the Lille defence as he wriggled past Franck Beria to set up Silva for a simple tap-in on the stroke of half-time, with the teenager teeing up Falcao for his second on 69 minutes. (more...)
'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee 'Dr Phil' to air interview with Aaron Hernandez's fiancee
- May 16, 2017

He was still serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd . Hernandez had just been acquitted in a 2012 double murder in Boston before corrections officials say he killed himself in his cell. "Kyle is devastated by Aaron's death", said a pal of Kennedy's. I think he could have been saved. But Jenkins Hernandez said she doesn't believe the state's version of events. (more...)
Celtics need to 'bounce back' in Game 7
- May 16, 2017

Think about how much Game 6 was an anomaly in the series . It also went against the norm of this year's playoffs, in which home teams were 0-10 in elimination games. Still, with Washington making just 5 of their 24 three-point attempts and making only 61-percent of their free throws, the Celtics felt as though they allowed the opportunity to close out the series slip away. (more...)
Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup Carroll says Seahawks considering Kaepernick as backup
- May 16, 2017

After being asked specifically about Kaepernick and another free agent, Robert Griffin III, Carroll said, "We're looking at everybody". "We've been tracking everything that's going on, and we've got cap and roster issues and stuff like that that we're still trying to make sure that we manage properly". (more...)
Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys next season
- May 16, 2017

The terms of Cleveland's deal with Goodyear were not disclosed but it's worth mentioning that the Sixers and Kings sold the 2½-by-2½ inch space for about $5 million each (annually). "Every Akron kid grew up seeing the Wingfoot in the sky on the blimp and feeling pride in our community", James said in a statement Monday. Through the partnership, Goodyear and the Cavs will also support their communities. (more...)
Jose Mourinho: Sergio Romero will start Europa League final
- May 15, 2017

Jose Mourinho's tactics have been hard to watch at time this season, but there'll be no complaints from the fans come the end of the season if he walks away with a spot in next season's Champions League. Both managers reverted to the teams that had started last week's first leg, which meant a United return for Paul Pogba, whose world-record transfer from Juventus is being investigated by Federation Internationale de Football Association. (more...)
Liverpool demolish West Ham to boost top-four hopes
- May 15, 2017

With two Premier League games remaining, the good news is that Liverpool's fate is still in their own hands. Lovren has likened the situation Liverpool now find themselves in to being in a semi-final of a tournament, with two wins guaranteeing them glory. (more...)
Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL Hull completes trio of northeast clubs relegated from EPL
- May 15, 2017

Marco Silva's side knew only a victory would give them a realistic chance of staying up, but goals from Wilfried Zaha , Christian Benteke, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt consigned them to the drop. "I respect too much the club and these fans, who have been incredible since I came here". This club has been in the Premier League for [four years] and wants to grow with it now. (more...)
Tottenham Vs. Manchester United Live Stream
- May 15, 2017

This will be the Spurs' final game in the stadium. Mourinho will not be overly pleased with how his side's fringe players performed, however, and he could very well decide to shuffle his line-up again when they take on Southampton on Wednesday, with Crystal Palace awaiting next week in their final league game before the clash with the Eredivisie giants. (more...)
Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs
- May 14, 2017

After another second round exit to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Trotz and the Capitals find themselves still searching for how to win in the postseason - and now face existential questions this offseason about the team's future. The poise and composure of this team is remarkable to see up close. If the Predators get past Anaheim in the Western Conference finals, which start Friday night, he would be the first in that span to take three different teams to the Stanley Cup Final. (more...)
Halep reaches Madrid semis, to face Sevastova
- May 14, 2017

WTA Insider: How pleased are you, knowing you started the year with injuries, to make it through a tournament playing multiple three-set matches, and then your fitness helping you win the final? She lost to Maria Sharapova in 2014. Could she recover enough to handle all the running she would need to do against Halep? Mladenovic showing off her deft touch at the net, peppering the drop shots and volleys into her game while the former French Open champion pounced on the short balls and ... (more...)
Rafael Nadal handles Novak Djokovic in Madrid semifinals
- May 14, 2017

He was able to dictate, even when Djokovic pried open the court and located Nadal's backhand. Nadal has been playing some of his best tennis this year. "I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again", said Djokovic, who conceded the No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray in November past year. (more...)
Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards Concussion spotter couldn't pull Crosby for hitting boards
- May 13, 2017

Sullivan switched around his lines for the game, moving Jake Guentzel down to the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Rust. An 8-year-old at the time , he was already hooked on the game and the guys in the red, white and blue sweaters. (more...)
San Antonio soundly eliminate Houston Rockets San Antonio soundly eliminate Houston Rockets
- May 13, 2017

Harden turned the ball over six times before fouling out with less than four minutes remaining in the game. It wasn't one guy scoring 40 or anything like that. "Obviously he had a tough game, but to me it's a joke to get on him because we're not where we are. without James", Morey said. I can get him off the ball some. (more...)
Arsenal boss Wenger defends battling Bellerin: You can't question his attitude Arsenal boss Wenger defends battling Bellerin: You can't question his attitude
- May 13, 2017

Wenger has admitted that he's tempted to freshen things up as we prepare to play our third game in six days so Granit Xhaka may be due a breather as he's been carrying an ankle/calf injury. We are still absolutely desperate to push the club forward and I think next year that's what we'll do. "Then we will see what happens". Arsene Wenger: "I believe that, for us, it's important to maintain the focus and intensity in every single game". (more...)
Brazilian stars as Juventus reaches Euro final Brazilian stars as Juventus reaches Euro final
- May 13, 2017

Brazilian Dani Alves was the inspiration in the second-leg in Turin , setting up the first goal for Mario Mandzukic before scoring the second on the stroke of half-time with a fantastic volley. They had the same goalkeeper and defence they do now, although Giorgio Chiellini was unfortunately injured for the final. "It's a great result and what a big club have to do, challenge for three trophies". (more...)
Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
- May 12, 2017

Phil Kessel scored twice with an assist and Sidney Crosby had a pair of assists as the Capitals are in danger of a second-round exit at the hands of the Penguins in consecutive seasons. "His leadership with this team, both through his example and on a daily basis, and the influence he has on our young players and the rest of the group, I can't say enough for", Sullivan said. (more...)
NFL Draft experience is a hit in Philadelphia
- May 12, 2017

The Browns will have their own first round selection, plus Houston's slot thanks to the trade which the Texans netted Deshaun Watson and the Browns picked up Jabrill Peppers. "You've got all kinds of scenarios that you have to run to be prepared, because as much as you think you're prepared when the draft starts, it's such a fluid process that you've got to be able to react, and the only way to do that is to be in some respects prepared". (more...)
Novak Djokovic battles past hometown favourite Feliciano Lopez — ATP Madrid
- May 12, 2017

The latter took on the charismatic Italian Fabio Fognini, now ranked 29 but a former No13, and a man who won three of his five matches against Nadal in 2015, two on clay. Lopez snuffed it out, lashing a forehand victor and a biting serve to level. But as he did not appeal to the umpire to climb down to check the mark, his haphazard forehand was not returned by Lopez and the point was awarded to the Serb. (more...)
Kawhi Leonard: Pop expecting Kawhi to lobby to play Kawhi Leonard: Pop expecting Kawhi to lobby to play
- May 12, 2017

The San Antonio Spurs are looking to effectively end the Houston Rockets' season in Game 6 on Thursday night. The Spurs won game 5 by 3 points in overtime and it was both teams' defenses that came up big. The 6-7 forward increased those numbers to 27.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists during the postseason. Coach Mike D'Antoni added Sam Dekker to the rotation after being criticized for not adding anyone to the rotation Tuesday in the first game since Nene suffered a season-ending thigh ... (more...)
Sixers at National Basketball Association draft combine; many top prospects will skip it
- May 12, 2017

NBA coaches and executives have congregated in Chicago this week for the annual NBA Draft Combine. With the third-worst record in the National Basketball Association last season, the Lakers are believed to be open-minded to the possibility that Jackson or Fox-potentially with greater upside thanks to a combination elite athleticism and ferocious competitiveness-could be an even better choice than one of the current consensus top two: Ball or Fultz. (more...)
Curry's 30 lead Warriors to sweep after 121-95 win over Jazz
- May 10, 2017

Draymond Green , who got into trouble with officials during Game 3 , kept his emotions under check and posted a triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 2 steals. Green capped an ensuing 10-1 run with a 3-pointer that put Golden State ahead 24-7. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors waltzed past the Utah Jazz in 4 games to remain unbeaten through the first two rounds. (more...)
Penguins' Crosby passes concussion test, might play Game 5
- May 09, 2017

In the third period both teams combined for 48 attempts. "We wanted a win and to get this win but it's definitely good to have him back". You can say what you will for Washington's unwillingness to drop the series in five games or the heart and effort and desire and all the intangibles that went into defeating a team that has done so well to close out games in the final frame, but the truth is we should have been expecting a game like this to come at some point in the series . (more...)
Indians at Tigers has been canceled due to inclement weather
- May 09, 2017

Tribe starter Carlos Carrasco improved to 3-2 with both runs plated on five hits and a BB over fix frames with two relievers holding serve over the final three innings. Thursday's scheduled start, right-hander Michael Fulmer (2-1, 3.19 ERA), is now expected to start Friday in Oakland, with everyone else in the rotation being pushed back a day. (more...)
Warriors Sweep Jazz With 121-95 Win In Game 4 Warriors Sweep Jazz With 121-95 Win In Game 4
- May 09, 2017

The Warriors will be facing the Utah Jazz on Monday night in Game 4 of their Western Conference Semifinals in the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs, looking to complete a sweep and remain undefeated in the postseason. The Jazz played their best game of the series in Game 3 and still lost by 11. Curry then drained consecutive 3s and the rout was on. Lowry averaged career bests of 22.4 points, 7.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game this season. (more...)
December early signing period officially OK'd December early signing period officially OK'd
- May 09, 2017

It's official - college football recruits can now sign with their school of choice in December. Recruits were previously prevented from signing a national letter of intent until the first Wednesday in February of their senior year. Stoops said then. "They ought to have an early day as well". In the past, at least, recruits have used January especially to take some last minute visits as schools scramble to adjust their recruiting boards when they miss out on guys. (more...)