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Steelers confirm Ryan Shazier will not play in 2018

Pittsburgh picked up Shazier's fifth year option prior to the 2017 season. But this is a clear sign the Steelers feel like he can help them win this season and that is more valuable than whatever they could get in return. Bryant has one year left on his rookie contract and had an important role in the offense last season. After such a serious injury, they would prefer him to take every precaution and fully rehabilitate before he even considers stepping back onto the field. Read More »

Miami Open: Isner, Potro book semis spot in men's singles


He made an impressive 73 per cent of his first serves to take down Cilic. Still, Isner sees the positive side, which is definitely bright: ' I certainly served better today. "I get too much love from them", Del Potro said of the fans. "I played extremely well". "I know it will be the last time here in Key Biscayne, and I think playing here they make a special tournament for all the South American players, basically me", he added, smiling. Read More »

Blue-chip prospect Darius Bazley decommits from Syracuse to join National Basketball Association G League


Whether his decision to skip college for the G League remains an anomaly or starts a new trend remains to be seen. "This is a life-changing decision", Bazley told Charania. "I'm aware that this might start a trend and that's one of the reasons why I am doing this", Bazley said . LiAngelo Ball left UCLA mid-season to go play in Lithuania before declaring for this year's draft, and Brandon Jennings , Emmanuel Mudiay and Terrance Ferguson all chose the overseas route before ... Read More »

Arsenal players held clear-the-air talks as form slumped - Shkodran Mustafi


Their relationship has been the subject of scrutiny amid regular claims that Wenger's control of training has limited Bould's potential influence on addressing the defensive weaknesses in the squad. "He is remarkable", Bould said. They have responded with a run of three wins in a row, with that sequence of results seeing them through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Read More »

Morata named as potential Lewandowski replacement at Bayern


It is believed that Robert Lewandowski is wanted by Spanish giants Real Madrid, due to their main number nine, Karim Benzema only scoring four league goals all season. The first leg of the Champions League quarter finals begin next week, and some interesting match-ups are on the way including Tuesdays clash between Bayern Munich and Sevilla . Read More »

Ben Arfa Confirms PSG Departure


Ben Arfa, 31, rejected moves away last summer and in January to try to succeed with his boyhood club, but he has been unable turn his PSG fortunes around. "I'll always love this club", he added of PSG. But his destination remains unclear, although he has been tipped to either move to the MLS or the Chinese Super League next. Read More »

UK House Price Growth Slows In March: Nationwide


This was the second consecutive fall in prices. "Subdued economic activity and the ongoing squeeze on household budgets is likely to continue to exert a modest drag on housing market activity and house price growth this year", Gardner added. Read More »

Red Sox: It's time to see if they'll come out swinging


Nunez has two inside-the-park homers in his career, both coming against the Rays (his previous one came in the 2016 season as a member of the Minnesota Twins). Martinez had no such success in his first game with the Sox. Kelly gave up two walks after Duffy's double to load the bases. Smith walked the first batter he faced, then struck out Wilson Ramos for the second out. Read More »

White Sox' Shields rocked for four runs in first on Opening Day


Shields did settle down, retiring the Royals in order in the second and third innings, and the White Sox exploded for four runs in the fourth inning on three home runs to tie the game at 4. Chicago's six homers ties the Major League Baseball record for the most homers on Opening Day, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The Mets hit six on April 4, 1988 - including two each by Darryl Strawberry and Kevin McReynolds. Read More »

Lonzo Ball 'day-to-day' with knee contusion


Per Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers are calling him questionable for Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks . Ball says he's fine, but the Lakers aren't taking any chances and Ball will have a precautionary MRI. The left knee is the same one that Ball injured in January, when the rookie missed 16 games with a MCL sprain. "It wasn't in the spot that I previously hurt that caused me to miss a lot of games so I wasn't too anxious about it", Ball said. Read More »

GRHS makes gains in track and field


The Necedah girls came in 14th with a team score of 14 points. "Madi has come out a lot stronger this year than she did last year", the Superior coach said. "I think that has helped him compete at a much higher level because he didn't have that learning curve where you're going to college and trying to figure out the ropes". Read More »

NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs


The league's leaders aren't sitting by idly, instead planning to assemble head coaches and special-teams coordinators to craft a solution - which very well could include elimination of the play altogether. "It's that serious", he said. Won't impact 2018, but future of kickoff seems bleak. So even though there are fewer returns, the play remains more unsafe than all others. Read More »

Ex-Bayern Munich doctor slams 'arrogant' Man City boss Guardiola


He (Guardiola) completely neglected the medical profession. "It was not about recovery of the players, but only freedom from pain", he was quoted as saying by ZDF . A victory over the Toffees at Goodison Park will, at the very least, maintain their 16-point lead to Manchester United in second with seven games of the season remaining. Read More »

What drove Lehmann to resign as coach


Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann reacts as he briefs the media at the Wanderes stadium in Johanneburg, South Africa March 29, 2018. Smith said as the captain of the Australian team, he had to "take full responsibility". Smith and Warner had already suffered a heavy financial penalties from the incident, losing $1.85 million each through a ban from this year's Indian Premier League. Read More »

Darren Lehmann to resign as Australia head coach

Australia cricket team head coach Darren Lehmann on Thursday announced his resignation, saying the fourth Test against hosts South Africa starting on Friday will be his last match in charge of the team. Smith, the captain who was banned for 12 months for allowing the ball-tampering, broke down at a press conference as he apologized for his role in the scandal on his return to Australia. Read More »

Dumped Smith to front media after Bancroft


Lehmann will remain coach for the Wanderers Test in what will be his last game in charge. The most fantastic event of the month had to be the opening ceremony of the Indian Premier League but it was silently replaced by the infamous ball-tampering incident involving the Australian skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner . Read More »

Shohei Ohtani could make debut as hitter, to pitch on Sunday


We saw a few at-bats in the spring. "I'm intrigued", Melvin said of Ohtani's bid to be the majors' first two-way player in decades. "Looking at video from his time in Japan, he is a true two-way guy". Graveman is starting the A's opener for the second year in a row while Garrett Richards is starting for the Angels. One of the top storylines entering the 2018 regular season is how Los Angeles Angels super rookie Shohei Ohtani will perform. Read More »

Ball-tampering scandal: Smith breaks down during emotional apology


Along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft , Smith has already received a ban from Cricket Australia for the incident, which took place during the recent third test match against South Africa in Cape Town . "To my knowledge this has never happened before, this is the first time I have seen it happen and I can assure it will never happen again". I can't remember what I was saying. Read More »

Lazio fall for £1.75m hacking scam, according to Italian newspaper report


De Vrij joined Lazio in 2014 for €7.7million, but will leave the club for nothing this summer after refusing to sign a new contract with the Roma-based club. They later discovered that the €2 million had not ended up in the account of the intended recipients. The Italians are not the first club to fall for a scam this season, with Hamilton Academicals scammed out of almost £1m when one of their senior executives was caught by a vishing scam. Read More »

Blue Jays retire Roy Halladay's number in pre-game ceremony


You couldn't look far without spotting the No. 32 at the Rogers Centre on Thursday afternoon. While he had been out of the game since 2013, there are still plenty of people in baseball [VIDEO]right now who knew him, played with and/or against him, and who still can not believe he is gone. Read More »

Australian men's cricket coach Darren Lehmann is resigning

Former captain Steve Smith earlier broke down as he apologised for his part in the scandal, which resulted in him being banned from global cricket for a year. Lehamann had earlier said that he fears for the health of Steve Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft . Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has addressed reporters in Johannesburg , insisting he is not stepping down. Read More »

Milan, Turin bid for 2026 Winter Olympics


In a statement, CONI said it has written to the International Olympic Committee to confirm that Milan/Turin would like to enter the bidding process's "dialogue phase" - a new stage meant to iron out any concerns the bids may have and help them make stronger cases. Read More »

Koke tells Isco: Forget Zidane and join Atletico Madrid


Isco netted a hat-trick in La Roja's 6-1 win over Argentina on Tuesday night and went on to make further headlines with his comments after the match. He pointed out that Atletico wants to win the Europa League title, in which the Spanish club is set to face Sporting de Portugal in the quarterfinals. Read More »

Celtic defender Hendry will be Scotland mainstay - Rodgers


He had to get across the ground at speed and block and defend it. "Scott Brown still has a lot to offer and, with him retiring from Scotland, I can see him playing on". He said: "Scott is very important to what we do". Brendan Rodgers could opt to play Marvin Compper at left back, or select a back three. "He has scored more than 40 goals since he has been here over the two seasons, and if you can do that as well as create all the assists that he does, then he is always going to create an ... Read More »

Faf du Plessis: a guru on modern leadership


David Warner and Steve Smith are now facing the toughest phase of their life after being banned by Cricket Australia for one year. They have played some stirring cricket since going 1-0 down in Durban and now stand poised to make history with a series win over Australia when the final Test starts at the Wanderers on Friday. Read More »

Watch Red Sox Opening Day vs. Rays online


Pittsburgh Pirates (RHP Ivan Nova) at Detroit Tigers (RHP Jordan Zimmermann), 1:10 p.m. Minnesota Twins (RHP Jake Odorizzi) at Baltimore Orioles (RHP Dylan Bundy), 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres , 4:10 p.m. San Francisco Giants (LHP Ty Blach) at Los Angeles Dodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw ), 7:08 p.m. Read More »

Steve Smith, Darren Lehmann reduced to tears amid cricket ball-tampering scandal

Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has resigned in the wake of the ball tampering scandal, stating an emotional day of press conferences prompted his decision. I have seen first hand the pride in which he has gone about his work and the love he has for the job and his incredible work ethic. His advice to young players in the game was to think deeply about making any questionable decisions as a cricketer. Read More »

The Opening Day Of Baseball Season Is Off To A Hot Start


Young will head to IN on Monday to get ready for a 140-game schedule which starts with a road game next Friday against the West Michigan Whitecaps. It's not going to help that they sold off their entire outfield in money saving moves. Rizzo, 28, has been back in South Florida several times during his major-league career. The Cubs have a triple-A team in Des Moines, Iowa (Iowa Cubs), a double-A team in Knoxville, Tenn. Read More »

Australia ban Smith, Warner in ball-tampering scandal


It's been my life, and I hope it can be again. "I'm sorry. I'm absolutely devastated". Smith's fall from grace has been dramatic, and fast. But Harmison is concerned by the response of Warner after the player issued an apology on social media. Read More »

Stephens into Miami Open final as Azarenka beaten


Azarenka, a three-time victor at this event, coped much the better with the blustery conditions early on but as Stephens' fightback gathered pace, the wildcard's movement looked increasingly laboured as she appeared to struggle with an injury. Read More »

DraftKings fantasy golf picks: Houston Open 2018


Noren had two putts inside 10 feet to win the match in regulation. Thomas needed to reach the championship match to replace Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the world. This is McGirt's last chance to win a tournament to earn an invitation to The Masters next week. Bubba Watson advanced to his first final in the Dell Technologies Match Play and denied Justin Thomas going to No. Read More »

Leafs pick up franchise-record 46th victory


Also impressive: The Leafs now have five 20 goal scorers as well. "He was good, obviously the difference-maker". One-two punch: Late in the second period, ageless Patrick Marleau needed just 1:11 to bring the Leafs from a 1-0 deficit to 2-1 lead. Read More »