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Former Barcelona and Spain striker Enrique Castro dies aged 68


Former Spain national football squad and Barcelona forward Enrique Castro González, known as Quini, has died at the age of 68, according to MARCA newspaper of Spain. And he did something neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved - winning the Pichichi Trophy as the top scorer in la Liga five times, between 1974 and 1982. Read More »

Secret Cash Isn't an NCAA Scandal. Amateurism Is


Until then, we'll have more scandals, and more surprise from the NCAA. Gundy continued, "The reason I'm going to say that is I've never heard anybody go up arms about letting kids go out and play minor-league baseball or hockey". For most college sports, the NCAA's principal role serves as an organizer and overseer, making sure everyone is on the same page and providing the platform for schools to remain fair and consistent with funding, scheduling and the like, and for student athletes to ... Read More »

Ricciardo fastest in first F1 pre-season test


The top of the leaderboard was established before lunch, when first Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and then Ricciardo jumped ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen with seconds to spare before the meal break. Alonso performed better than he did in the morning, and his time of 1 minute, 21.339 seconds, was faster than any the team set in all of testing previous year, per Green. Read More »

Irish boxer receives four-year ban for failed drugs test


He is the first Irish boxer to have been sent home from an Olympic Games for testing positive for a banned substance and the first Irish boxer to be given a four-year suspension from the sport for a doping offence. Mr. O'Reilly confirmed he did not accept this sanction and elected to refer the matter to the Panel to decide on sanction. On 5 October 2017, the Panel ruled that O'Reilly had until 13 October 2017 to produce a valid report and, if produced, Sport Ireland would have the ... Read More »

Mavericks interim CEO: "We will be the standard of inclusion & diversity"


As a team, the Pacers shot 47 percent from the field but just five of 20 from the three-point line but they remained in the contest throughout the game until the fourth quarter where they allowed the Mavericks to pour on 41 points. "If you would have ever suggested that kind of situation would have presented itself last year or earlier this year, a lot of people would have rolled their eyes", Carlisle said. Read More »

Brendan Rodgers tips Kieran Tierney to replace Scott Brown as Scotland captain


The Hoops star won 55 caps over a 12-year spell representing his country, but he has made a decision to call it a day so he can focus on his career at Parkhead. "So, he's been a wonderful player for Scotland and a real inspirational captain". "I think the last time he went back it was probably for Gordon, to help someone he was very close to". Read More »

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs long-term deal with New Zealand Warriors


Tuivasa-Sheck is entering his third season since joining the Vodafone Warriors. "We sort of brought him on slowly a year ago and he's done a really good job over the pre-season", Kearney said of Papali'i. The Warriors are still waiting to hear back on the severity of the problem but asked if the 280-game veteran was in doubt for next Saturday's opener against South Sydney in Perth, coach Stephen Kearney said: "There's a possibility, yeah". Read More »

Napoli crush Cagliari to pull clear in Serie A


Jose Callejon , Dries Mertens , Marek Hamsik , Lorenzo Insigne and Mario Rui were on target to put the Naples side on 69 games from 26 games. Belgium forward Mertens doubled the lead shortly before half-time when he turned in an Elseid Hysaj cross from close range as Napoli took control. Read More »

Mick Fanning announces surfing retirement


His final title competition will take place where his illustrious career began - Fanning's first world title was at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, where he was entered as a wild card in 2001. "I just saw fin - I didn't see the teeth, I was waiting for some teeth to come at me as I was swimming". I punched it in the back ... Fanning competed in just five events in 2016 and his 2017 season was the first in more than a decade that the Queenslander failed to make a final. Read More »

Metallica coming to Cleveland with 'WorldWired' tour


Although METALLICA played USA stadiums last summer, the band was mostly indoors for the first leg of its European tour last fall. They last played the Arena in 2004. Texas stops are limited to El Paso and Lubbock, and Metallica will head into upstate NY to play in Buffalo and Albany rather than the Big Apple. General ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. Read More »

Who damaged the Lion Shrine? A picture could tell the story


Police have identified what appears to be one male and one female (pictured above) who they believe have information about the incident, which police say occurred around 2:30 a.m. Authorities were called to the university around 4 a.m. Sunday and found an ear broken off of the Nittany Lion Shrine. Palumbo also repaired the statue in 1994. Read More »

Dolphins willing to trade Jarvis Landry despite franchise tag


Landry is also just 25 years old, and Baltimore is looking to get younger. The threat of a trade could move Landry to sign the tag, or it could prompt him to negotiate harder and keep him away from the team as camps start, much like the Le'Veon Bell-Steelers situation last season. Read More »

Juventus To Seek Assurances On Emre Can Deal


The Bianconeri have been interested in the German global for some time, and have already verbally agreed on a transfer for this summer. Can is out of contract on June 30 and is free to sign for clubs outside of England now, but as yet there has been no official word that he is bound for Juve. Read More »

Lillard leads Portland past Kings


In the last meeting, Lillard put up 50 points on 16-of-26 shooting from the field, 8-of-13 shooting from three and 10-of-10 free throw shooting in just 29 minutes to lead Portland to a 118-100 victory February 9 in Sacramento. The 6-3 point guard in his sixth season out of Weber State has scored 197 points over his last five games, more than any player has scored over a five-game span in franchise history. Read More »

New Flyers goalie Mrazek blanks the Canadiens


Philadelphia edges Montreal 1-0, jumps into top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Lindgren did what he could to prevent another loss. Lindgren set the tone for the third period with a nice toe save on Travis Konecny's wrist shot. And with Jonathan Drouin in the penalty box for tripping late in the third period, the Flyers failed to capitalize on the two-minute power play. "[Lindgren] played real good tonight. Read More »

NFL Committee Says Dez Caught It


Bryant , who hasn't topped 1,000 yards or 10 touchdowns in a season since 2014, said, "This game is more than the stats". At this stage, we're hearing a lot of talk from the Cowboys , especially Stephen Jones . "I'll be straight up honest". I guarantee you he's got a big chip on his shoulder just like I do. However, the 29-year-old receiver declined to say whether he would take a pay cut if Dallas was to approach him about it. Read More »

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) Holdings Trimmed by Exane Derivatives

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of NKE . F&V Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Bank Amer Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $331.18B market cap company. Read More »

Sixth-Inning Explosion Helps No. 9 Rebels Sweep Tulane


As it stands now, Ole Miss isn't eligible for a bowl game in the 2018 season, although the Rebels are still appealing that ruling from the NCAA. It was a hard fought battle, but Auburn came away with the victory over Ole Miss in its regular season finale. Read More »

Jordan Ayew Scores In Swansea City Win Over Sheffield Wednesday


They were positive in that aspect and made it very hard for Wednesday to play out from the back and get into attacking positions. And in truth, the home side were comfortable before Dyer finished matters in the 80th minute, latching onto Abraham's through ball and firing a low angled shot under Dawson and into the net. Read More »

Episode 1 of UFC 222 Embedded Now Online


Following speculation that the event might be downgraded to a UFC Fight Night instead of a pay-per-view, Cyborg agreed to put her belt on the line against fellow former Invicta FC champion Yana Kunitskaya . All your action takes place live from the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas on March 3. The main and co-main event fighters will work out for fans and meet the media. Read More »

Women's ODI squad named for Australia series


However, Jhulan Goswami has missed out of the key series as she has failed to recover from the injury . The ODI series will begin from March 12 and will be followed by the T20I tri-series. Parida made her ODI debut against the Windies in Vijayawada in November 2016. "Australia and England are good teams and we are excited", she said about the upcoming clashes. Read More »

Liverpool, Arsenal braced as Max Meyer contract news confirmed


According to Bild (h/t Sport Witness ), the midfielder has turned down a second set of terms and the Gunners are said to be closest to agreeing to sign the Germany global. Sport Bild has learned that Schalke starlet Max Meyer is certain to leave the club at the end of the current campaign. "[Coach] Domenico Tedesco has formed the team around him in such a way that there is now an ideal spot for Max". Read More »

Bulls rule out Zach Lavine (rest) for Monday, will return on Tuesday


Chicago tied the game on a 3-pointer by Denzel Valentine with 35 seconds left and took a two-point lead at halftime on a mid-range jumper by Dunn with three seconds remaining. David Nwaba , Justin Holiday , and Cristiano Fecicio combined for just 14 points. It's really hard to split these two teams but I am leaning towards the Nets in this one as they should be well-rested since they haven't played since Thursday. Read More »

Raiders have offered Khalil Mack contract extension

Some speculated the Raiders would cut Crabtree ahead of the March 14 start of the NFL's new league year, but the team reportedly intends to include him on its roster next season and perhaps ask him to restructure his contract, which will pay him $7.5 million in 2018. Read More »

Free agent RB Ivory visiting Bills

Released by the Jaguars last week, Ivory visited the Bills on Monday and reportedly has another visit scheduled for Wednesday. Ivory, who turns 30 in March, is known as a powerful, physical runner. In 2009, Ivory was dismissed from the Washington State team for violating team rules and transferred to Tiffin, were he played in only five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Read More »

Long-time Saints player Zach Strief expected to retire


Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief is planning on leaving the National Football League, but hasn't made his decision public, insider Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday. Moving forward, Ryan Ramczyk will be the Saints' top right tackle. From a financial perspective, Strief's retirement saves the Saints almost $3 million in cap room. Read More »

Ian Cole: Headed back to Metropolitan Division


The Ottawa Senators have traded Ian Cole to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Nick Moutrey and a 2020 third-round draft pick. But unlike other well-known players to be traded, McDonagh won't become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Read More »

Felix Hernandez leaves first spring training start after taking comebacker to arm


According to the Seattle Times , Hernandez immediately left the game and "screamed a loud expletive in frustration" after entering the dugout. Hernandez was examined at the Mariners facility in Peoria. The 31-year-old is trying to rebound from somewhat of a lost season in 2017. If you slot Miranda in for Hernandez, the Mariners' starting five is considerably worse. Read More »

Penguins goalie Matt Murray out with a concussion, Jarry recalled


The Penguins are third in the Metropolitan Division with 76 points (36-23-4), two points back of the top spot. "He's going to be evaluated again in the morning, and then we'll have a better idea of whether he's going to be able to play [Tuesday] night [against the New Jersey Devils]". Read More »

Jets make Muhammad Wilkerson a $37 million bust


He carries a charge of $9 million in dead money. "Mo's was a business decision", Todd Bowles said at the NFL Scouting Combine . After all, his 2018 salary was guaranteed only against injury, and the Jets didn't want to run the risk of injury by playing him. Read More »

Tennessee finally plans to remove Butch Jones from jumbotron

Chancellor Beverly Davenport acknowledged fan displeasure on Twitter, specifically a tweet asking to "Get Lyle off the jumbo tron", on January 2. Jones, who was sacked as Tennessee's football coach in November during his fifth season, is reportedly in talks with Alabama coach Nick Saban about joining the Crimson Tide's staff in an off-field role. Read More »