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Russell Westbrook Speaks To Fans At ThunderFest In Edmond


Westbrook on Sunday had come to work, and the Thunder's Russell Fest would not change that. Conventional wisdom said Westbrook would play out the season with newcomers Paul George and Carmelo Anthony before deciding on his future. But the Thunder were not a relevant team in the Western Conference - let alone in the National Basketball Association. They're not shying away from acquiring the help they need (see: Executive of the Year favorite, Presti), but there's a level of mutual trust ... Read More »

MLB Playoffs 2017: Five bold playoff predictions


Last year, the Indians were like the Little Engine that Could. And they were really hungry past year. The Twins have overcome plenty of obstacles on their way to winning 85 games and securing a spot in the Major League Baseball postseason . Read More »

Birthday boy Verstappen takes victory in Malaysia


There a bit of drama at the start of Q1 as Mr. Vettel was unable to set a time, meaning he was eliminated early and handed the initiative to his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen who start in 2nd position, while Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen will be 3rd. Read More »

Braves GM John Coppolella quits suddenly amid Major League Baseball investigation


The Braves finished the 2017 season on Sunday with a 72-90 record, though there was optimism for the future based on a Coppolella-built farm system that has been rated among the best in the sport by Baseball America and The Braves also are being looked at for their handling of the domestic draft and Coppolella's treatment of their employees, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan . Read More »

UM's O'Korn to start at QB vs. MSU


Brandon Peters is the backup, and Dylan McCaffrey is the third-string quarterback. Speight was sacked September 23 by Purdue's Markus Bailey and took another hit from Eddy Wilson with 5:06 to go in the first quarter. O'Korn began his career at Houston where he started as a true freshman. Wilton Speight will not play for Michigan against Michigan State . Read More »

Manchester United injuries are chance to trust others, says José Mourinho


The Belgian has had a superb start to this season under Mourinho, he netted twice in United's 4-0 victory against Crystal Palace and played a flawless partner to Nemanja Matic in absence of injured Paul Pogba. And later, after United's 4-0 win, the 42-year-old caught up with United's current boss, Joe Mourinho. Mourinho said: "He is a great player and character and we have a good relationship". Read More »

Trump Presents Trophy to US Team at Presidents Cup


The ( Internationals ) are really going to have to invest more in this as a group collectively on the off-year. The Americans were never better. He and most others knew going in that the US was heavily favored, but no one predicted that the match might be decided on Saturday. Read More »

Burnley win at Everton to pile pressure on Koeman


Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal after 21 minutes, finishing off a magnificent team move in a game that brought more speculation about the future of the under-fire Koeman. A lot of good things there", Dyche said of the goal after the game. Defeat left the big-spending Toffees, who have won just twice in seven league matches so far this season, a mere two points above the relegation zone. Read More »

Mourinho: Other players must 'step up' for Man United


His sometimes-clumsy style of play has been a slow burner with supporters of a club who have done their best to pride themselves on slick football over a period of many decades. "I always try to give him confidence and show him how useful he is to the team - starting matches, coming off the bench, playing offensively, playing defensively". Read More »

La Liga 17/18 Week 7: Barcelona vs Las Palmas Lineups, Preview & Prediction


In the capital, hated rivals Real Madrid appeared a symbolic polar opposite to Barcelona as its fans displayed Spanish flag colours before the team's match against Espanyol , another Catalan club. Las Palmas have great players and our mistakes were costing us. "It was very hard to play without our supporters and after all that has happened throughout Catalonia". Read More »

Dhawan, Karthik return for Australia T20Is


India beat Australia by seven wickets in fifth ODI on Sunday to clinch the series 4-1 and will be starting as favourite when they take on Aussies on JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi in the first match of the series. He also has 148 worldwide wickets. "Ashish Nehra played the last full T20 series against England earlier this year". "Ashish if fit was due for a comeback as and when there would have been a three-match T20 series". Read More »

NFL Players Kneel Again After Trump Insists Protests End


Mr Kaepernick is now a free agent after leaving the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. Oakland Athletics pitcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem , according to SBNation . Two members of the Lions knelt while most of the team stood. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat through the anthem during a preseason game to show his support for people of color who are being oppressed in the United States. Read More »

Paul Dunne's sprinkle of good luck at British Masters


His approach to the 11th pitched into a sprinkler head on the edge of the green and bounced back to within five feet of the hole. But he produced the chip of his life to claim his seventh birdie, to go with an eagle at the par five sixth, and the £500,000 first prize was his. Read More »

[Match Preview] Chelsea v Manchester City


Chelsea , which lost star striker Alvaro Morata to an apparent left hamstring injury in the 35th, was overwhelmed by the visitors' passing and movement in what will be regarded as a signature win in City's toughest game of the season. That is why we are so happy". Their advantage didn't last long, however, as City's high press caused confusion in the Chelsea defence. "You can win or lose, but the most important thing is to see your players giving everything and today that happened", the ... Read More »

'He was a bargain at £75 million' - Keane praises Lukaku


Manchester United boss José Mourinho has warned his star striker Romelu Lukaku that he won't be getting rested any time soon - with the fiery Portuguese manager seemingly unwilling to utilise another player in the centre-forward position until Zlatan Ibrahimović makes his long awaited return from injury. Read More »

Saints tight end Josh Hill suffers concussion Sunday


With a Week 2 game at the Los Angeles Chargers on the schedule, the Dolphins (1-2) made the decision to evacuate before the hurricane hit Florida and head to the Dallas Cowboys' training camp home in Oxnard, California. That's really the only thing we're concerned about". Late in the fourth, Brees engineered an 11-play, 87-yard attack that he ended with a 12-yard touchdown strike to Kamara. Read More »

Rafa Benitez day as Liverpool face Newcastle United


The latest setback came with a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Sunday as Arsenal eased to a 2-0 victory over Brighton. Red's manager Jurgen Klopp felt the result was unfair on his side, feeling that they dominated the game and that Newcastle got lucky with their one chance, The BBC reports. Read More »

Steelers, Ravens Stand for Anthem

The Ravens and Steelers appear destined to compete for the top of the AFC North with Cincinnati and Cleveland struggling. The Steelers controlled the game and the time of possession for much of the first half while the Ravens came out much stronger in the second half and made their push towards getting back into the game. Read More »

Mourinho hails Lukaku for matching 'legend' Cole


The Red Devils won the EFL Cup and the Europa League last season but ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table in Mourinho's first campaign in charge. "I was thinking in the latter stages of the game that probably Lukaku doesn't score in this game and I was thinking he [already] had a good performance and a good contribution for us". Read More »

Spanish Police Beat Up Hundreds of Voters in Referendum for Catalonia's Independence


Although polls show a minority-some 40 percent-of Catalans support independence from Spain, the majority do support a referendum on the issue . It added that 92 polling stations had been closed. "The situation that has been generated in Catalonia by intransigence and repression, by the absolute denial of reality, by hostility to the democratic demands of the citizens of our country, is no longer an internal matter". Read More »

Carlo Ancelotti 'could be sacked today' as Bayern Munich plan crisis talks


The Bavarians were beaten 3-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions league on Wednesday, which was preceded by a 2-2 draw at home against Wolfsburg last weekend. Former Chelsea and AC Milan boss Ancelotti has been in charge at the Allianz Arena for almost 15 months after taking over as Pep Guardiola's successor in July 2016. Read More »

Barcelona match played behind closed doors

Barca lead the Liga standings by four points over Atletico Madrid after winning six games from six and maintained their 100 percent start in Europe by scraping a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday. Spanish riot police on Sunday burst into polling stations across Catalonia to try to halt the referendum on a split from Spain and Catalan officials said more than 760 people were injured in the crackdown. Read More »

Colts Announce Players Can Stand or Kneel During National Anthem vs. Seahawks


Guard Oday Aboushi and center Justin Britt stood alongside the nine players near the bench. Those former military personnel also met with some Colts players. "Our players are hurting, our people are hurting, our neighborhoods are hurting, and kneeling was a direct response to that hurt". And NFL teams across the board have demonstrated their own forms of protest during the anthem, like both the Seahawks and Tennessee Titans did during their game last week . Read More »

Cardinals stand, some 49ers players kneel during national anthem in Glendale


Quarterback Carson Palmer , despite getting sacked six times by the 49ers, threw for 357 yards on almost 65 percent completion rate. I'll take Arizona to cover in a sloppy football game. They came into the game ranked 26th in the league taking almost nine per game. Amid a flurry of field goals, the 49ers owned a 15-12 lead late in overtime before the host Arizona Cardinals won 18-15 on a 19-yard touchdown catch by Larry Fitzgerald . Read More »

Dover NASCAR: Kyle Busch denies Chase Elliott first win late on


Elliott was second, followed by Johnson, Truex and Kyle Larson. Elliott, 21, who is still seeking his first Monster Energy Cup Series win after 70-race starts, was devastated after climbing from the vehicle. Busch has won back-to-back races and four of the past nine after a frustrating 20-race winless streak to open the year. "We didn't have what it took and we proved it", Newman said. Read More »

Saving lives is only goal, San Juan mayor says

Amid a stream of tweets bolstering his own image and going after the media, Trump had a message for the people of Puerto Rico: "Do not believe the Fake News!" "This is a life-or-death story". Insulin-dependent patients are "going insane for ice" to keep their medical supplies cold, Cruz said, while other patients haven't had their scheduled dialysis or chemotherapy in days. Read More »

Dave Strader, 'The Voice' of the National Hockey League, dies at 62


The longest stint of Strader's career was spent with the Detroit Red Wings , literally promoted from the minors in Adirondack (where he called games for seven seasons) to their broadcast booth in 1985. Before his stint with the Coyotes, he worked two seasons on the Florida Panthers broadcast team while juggling national telecasts with NBC/Versus. The team announced the death of Strader, 62, Sunday morning. Read More »

Giants end sour season with a win, lose first pick


He spent two and a half turbulent years in Boston, failing to put up the numbers to justify his five-year, $95 million contract. Sandoval's future is up in the air. The win, and Sandoval's home run, cost San Francisco the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft. Hall of Famer Willie McCovey presented Nick Hundley with this year's "Willie Mac" award, voted on by Giants players, coaches and training staff to recognize the team's most inspirational player both on the field and in the clubhouse. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku equals Manchester United record with goal vs Crystal Palace

The ruthless dispatch of Roy Hodgson's men meant the Reds have now hit four goals past their opposition on six separate occasions this season. Manchester United line-up to face Crystal Palace . Frenchman Abdoulaye Doucoure, however, led Watford's revival with a goal in the 37th minute, while Brazilian Richarlison netted the equalizer five minutes into the injury time in the second half. Read More »

Josh Norman to wear Puerto Rican-themed cleats on Monday night


Los Angeles Rams' running back Todd Gurley picked up NFC Offensive Player of the Month and Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence took home NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors. Washington will have to keep a tab on him at all times . The Chiefs have been lights out so far this season. He looked more like a short-yardage specialist in 2015. Read More »