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Aqib Talib Rejected Trade To 49ers Before Going To Rams


The Broncos agreed to trade Talib to the Rams this week, but apparently that was not the original plan in Denver. However, if not for Talib, neither move would have happened. So essentially, because Talib blocked a trade to San Francisco, the 49ers were instead able to land Sherman. In all, it looks like a win-win for the Rams and 49ers, who each add a Pro Bowler to their respective secondaries. Read More »

Kane limps out of Bournemouth clash


Tottenham was eliminated from Champions League play this past week at the hands of Juventus. "Kane is a top player". The gangly centre-forward had failed to convince during loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City and had only managed to score four goals in 19 appearances for Spurs during the 2013-14 campaign. Read More »

LeBron James says heroic finish versus Nuggets 'don't get old'


And then, just like that, Anthony Davis happened. "I'm blessed, and I never take it for granted", James told ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth after the game. For the second time this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers will square off. Big market teams have the money and the fan power behind them to encourage players to come make a name in the big city. Read More »

England will be gunning for Grand Slam revenge - Sexton

After falling to Scotland in the Calcutta Cup, England started the match at Stade de France knowing Ireland would be crowned champion unless it could beat the French with a four-tries bonus point. "And it's going to take us some time; it's not going to come quickly". "We need to make sure that when we have these experiences that are tough, it goes into our work to improve". Read More »

Aguero doubtful for Stoke game after training ground injury


Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says he will miss approximately two weeks of action due to a knee problem. He wrote on Twitter on Sunday: "During yesterday's training I had a discomfort on my left knee". The bad news is more for Argentina, with Sergio set to miss their upcoming internationals, including a prestige friendly against Italy at the Etihad Stadium on 23 March. Read More »

Rabada destroys Australia in the first innings


Smith introduced Lyon in the final over and he got the ball to turn and bounce. He is claiming contact with Smith was unintentional. "We got our rewards late in the day", Marsh said. However, Rabada will contest the charge and will meet with match referee Jeff Crowe following the Test's conclusion. However, the action was overshadowed by events away from the pitch, including Cricket South Africa issuing an apology to Cricket Australia after an incident involving two of their employees ... Read More »

Kagiso Rabada delivers send-off to David Warner in the second Test


Their third-wicket partnership stands at 86 runs in 45.4 overs. The Australians pushed hard to break it, and the two South Africans responded with determined defense to stay out there. South Africa added 119 runs off 23.4 overs before a direct hit from Smith in the covers ran out last man Ngidi at the bowler's end as the batsmen tried a risky second run to keep de Villiers on strike. Read More »

#SAvAUS De Villiers and South African tail flay Australia

Australia had five-and-a-half overs with the second new ball late on Saturday but were unable to conjure a wicket. Fellow pacer Lungi Ngidi and spinner Keshav Maharaj chipped in with a wicket each. He says it wasn't intentional. Should Rabada be found guilty, he will receive a minimum of three demerit points, which would take him to a total of eight in the last 24 months. Read More »

Kagiso Rabada charged by the ICC for Smith 'bump'


At the second Test on Friday Rabada hits Steve Smith through his shoulder, punished with a ban to rest of the series. However, the official hearing over the matter will take place after the end of day's play on Saturday. The match referee, Jeff Crowe called the captains and team-managers to a gathering on the evening of the second-Test in an attempt to quiet on the spot. Read More »

De Villiers ton hands South Africa commanding lead


But they are bit weaker in ODI format. In the end, South Africa posted 382 runs as Lungi Ngidi was run out and had a lead of 139 runs with them. Australia meanwhile accepted Warner's Level 2 charge, which equated to three demerit points and 75% of his match fee. Read More »

ICC charge Rabada, faces series ban


He was originally scheduled to hear his fate after play on day two, but one of the standing umpires from Friday, New Zealander Chris Gaffaney, was not fit to sit in on the process due to health issues. Warner and de Kock were also fined and given demerit points but are both playing in the second Test, as is Lyon. "I was just on a roll, things were all going my way", Rabada told reporters. Read More »

AB stars, South Africa claim 139-run lead


The 22-year-old now has five demerit points to his name, and another three will see him sit out two Tests - a tally of eight demerit points within a 24-month period attracts such a penalty as per ICC rules. Rabada took three of his wickets in an over and removed Australian batsmen with the last ball before tea and first ball after it to suddenly turn the tide in the home team's favour. Read More »

Giants to release CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie


This is not a surprise, because Rodgers-Cromartie's salary in 2018 is on the books for $6.48 million, with a salary cap hit of $8.5 million. Mike Garafolo reported that the sides are "far apart" on an agreement, which could lead to the release of the 31-year-old Rodgers-Cromartie in a cost-savings move. Read More »

Arsenal score landmark Premier League goal against Watford


Arsenal went on to lose to Manchester City and Brighton in their subsequent Premier League games to heap even more pressure on Wenger. The visitors enjoyed a good start to the second half, but it was the Gunners who grabbed a second goal as Mkhitaryan played in Aubameyang, who rounded goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to slot into an empty net in the 59th minute. Read More »

Rabada charged after Smith incident


Rabada voiced his delight with a roar while getting awfully close to the batsman, David Warner . AB de Villiers scored his 22nd Test century to steer South Africa into a commanding position at lunch. However, Rabada will contest the charge and will meet with match referee Jeff Crowe following the Test's conclusion. "He's an fantastic player", said Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. Read More »

Warriors Pull Through To Victory Thanks To Durant


Steve Kerr has refused to shut up and coach. While Kerr listed Iguodala as questionable for Friday's game in Portland, Kerr said West will see multiple doctors for further evaluation. They're a game behind the Houston Rockets, who are winners of 17 straight games. The worries became pronounced when Curry hunched over more in pain. "It's more intense", Damian Lillard said. Read More »

Duke Blue Devils Top the Irish in ACC Quarterfinals


Bagley took control to start the second half, scoring Duke's first six points of the period, and Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey needed a timeout when a steal and breakaway dunk by Trevon Duval pushed the Blue Devil lead to double digits. Read More »

French League to investigate after Lille fans attack own players


A line of stewards were trying to restrain the fans who were shouting insults at the players and the club hierarchy from the North Stand of the Stade Pierre-Mauory. Lopez had promised fans that the club would qualify for the Champions League when he had come to power. Lille manager Christophe Galtier says he understands the fans' frustrations but labelled their actions on Saturday as unacceptable. Read More »

NRA sues Florida to block new state gun-control laws


Rick Scott (R) this week. Seventeen people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a 19-year-old man with a semi-automatic military-style rifle opened fire. Cameron Kasky, one of the survivors of the February 14 Parkland shooting, said in a tweet that the Florida bill was only the first step. Scott's office said he was reviewing the lawsuit . Read More »

Kagiso Rabada charged following incident with Steve Smith

Steven Smith tried all of his four main strike bowlers but the only breakthrough came in Pat Cummins' first over, when he had Rabada bowled, chopping on to leave the total at 67 for 2. "I think we would have taken 243 in the morning". The umpires appeared to be keeping a much closer eye on any on-field chat in Port Elizabeth . "After the last game it was always going to be sensitive‚" he said. Read More »

Srinagar police station attacked with grenade


Police guards also retaliated, they added. A few vehicles parked outside the station suffered minor damages. "Multiple gunshots and a loud bang probably of Grenade were heard", a local from the area said. Read More »

Fiorentina players, manager don Astori's jersey for warmups


Bezants added some fans arrived to line the streets up to three hours before the start of the service, while thousands applauded and chanted as Astori's coffin was driven past Stadio Artemio Franchi, the home of Fiorentina . The footballing community in Italy has been mourning his death, and earlier today, Fiorentina continued to pay homage to Astori. "I will try to do my best to maintain his spirit not just alive, but always present and tangible to all of us who were close to him", he ... Read More »

Kentucky Senate Opts Not to Vote on Pension Reforms Friday

Senator Rothfuss told News 13 he didn't agree with the Senates' decision to take an education funding bill and place it within the general state budget. "For the first time in four years we are not touching our savings account". "The reality is this: I'm saving the pension system". The bill's primary sponsor, Sen. Read More »

Barcelona announce signing of Man Utd target


Links with Barca emerged nearly as soon as the final whistle was blown, and he was even pictured in a Barca shirt alongside director Robert Fernandez in the aftermath of the final. Barcelona have targeted a deal for the last few months and technical director Robert Fernandez has made numerous visits to Brazil in a bid to thrash out a deal with club and player. Read More »

State survives TCU 66-64 in OT in Big 12 quarterfinals


They'll rise further if they can top either Oklahoma State or Kansas in the Big 12 semifinals on Friday. They plan to spend the next three days doing all they can to stay away from the debate. "Since when has Pittsburgh been a bad game to schedule?" The sixth-seeded Tar Heels (25-9) will face top-seeded and top-ranked Virginia on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a rematch of the 2016 ACC championship, won by North Carolina. Read More »

Tiger Woods back in swing for Augusta


They play again Thursday in the opening round of the Valspar Championship . My game is good enough, I'm confident enough, I'm back to feeling the way I did four, five years ago. He hasn't won since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2013. It is really hard to believe that just five Woods didn't have clearance to begin hitting full shots, much less to play without restrictions. Read More »

Rabada fans flames with fiery Smith send-off

Rabada (5-96) ripped the Aussies apart with a fearsome spell that included four wickets in seven deliveries, including Smith for 25 and both Marsh brothers before tea, as well as Pat Cummins with the first ball of the evening session. Warner said he had been provoked by a sledge from De Kock about his wife and denied that he had been the instigator of the confrontation between the pair. Read More »

In need of depth, Lakers add forward Derrick Williams


He last appeared in the National Basketball Association during the 2016-17 season, when he spent time with both the Heat and Cavaliers. The 6-foot-8, 240-pounder has played this season in China, where he has averaged 20.0 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 50.5 percent from the field for the Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions. Read More »

Maria Sharapova splits from longtime coach Sven Groeneveld


World number 41 and a five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is yet to make an impact on the WTA Tour since she came back in April previous year, winning just one WTA title and not making a great start of 2018 either. He said: "Maria has been one of the most hardworking and professional players I have ever worked with". Russian Sharapova won seven titles during her time with Groeneveld, most notably the 2014 French Open. Read More »

Providence could never do enough against Villanova


Providence was pretty excited with its performance in Saturday's Big East Championship game against Villanova. They survived a game effort from Providence, who was led by 22 points from Alpha Diallo and 19 points from Kyron Cartwright . The Wildcats, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 28.2, had a phenomenal mark of 35.3, while the Bulldogs had a turnover percentage of 17.2 (above their season average of 13.9). Read More »

Rabada charged for Steve Smith send-off


Kagiso Rabada roared through Australia - stoking up the animosity between the teams on the way - as South Africa bowled the tourists out for 243 on day one of the second test on Friday. Ngidi was the man to mop up eventually, finishing with 3 for 51 to justify his inclusion ahead of Morkel. Australia said the De Kock had made comments of a personal nature that provoked Warner's response but the Proteas management maintains that it was their player that was pushed to say what he ... Read More »

Rabada faces ban for rest of series


It gave the paceman two wickets for the innings and he nearly had a third when Hashim Amla (31no) was given out lbw, before the Proteas veteran successfully reviewed the decision, ball-tracking technology showing that contact with pad was made outside off stump. Read More »