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Yankees sign Aaron Hicks to 7-year extension

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A 29-year-old switch-hitter, Hicks took over as the Yankees primary center fielder last year and set career highs with 137 games, 27 homers and 79 RBIs. The Yankees were already over the luxury tax line, albeit in the lowest penalty tier after resetting their tax right by dipping under the threshold last season. Read More »

Leicester City to announce No 1 target Brendan Rodgers as new manager

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The Northern Irishman took training at Celtic on Monday, but he is keen to return to the Premier League following a successful stint north of the border in Glasgow. "He can be the man not just to take them to 10-in-a-row but to 11, to 12, to 13, to 14... if the board go on and back him this summer then it could be anything". Read More »

Stars' Zuccarello exits first game after trade

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It's feared that Zuccarello broke his arm while blocking a slap shot from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy on Sunday in Dallas. The good feelings about Zuccarello then went sour later in the period. As for the Rangers, they benched Zuccarello along with Kevin Hayes and Adam McQuaid , both of whom are expected to be traded prior to Monday's deadline. Read More »

What we learned from the Houston Rockets win over the Warriors

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Green's already missed 15 of the Warriors 59 games this season. Steve Kerr just happened to be the last person to notice that Green was hurt - despite it all occurring right in front of him. Paul dished out 11 of his season-high 17 assists in the first half to reach 9,000 for his career as the Rockets avoided a third straight road loss. Read More »

Britain's Evans shocks Isner to reach ATP Delray final

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World No. 148 Evans is into just his second tour-level final, after finishing runner-up at the 2017 Sydney International (l.to Muller). "The ball is coming and I'm just trying to focus on myself", added Evans. Albot had reached two previous ATP Tour semifinals, in Metz last September and in Montpellier earlier this month, but lost on both occasions. Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime became the youngest man to reach an ATP 500 final Saturday when he overcame Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 ... Read More »

Marcus Rashford sends message to Manchester United fans

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Liverpool sit only one point above Manchester City as a result, and host an in-form Watford side on Wednesday night as they look to keep the destination of the title in their own hands. He has 10 goals and six assists for United this season, hitting form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. In here I'd say it is a good point for Liverpool , they defended well, two clean sheets against two big teams but do they carry a negative thought out of it? "We didn't get many chances as we would have liked ... Read More »

Spurs' DeMar DeRozan humbled by reception on bittersweet Raptors return

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On Friday, however, it got new life as DeRozan made his return to Toronto and was able to see and play against the man he was famously close to for years. "Kyle told us we were going to win this game. If we lost, it would have been awful". Leonard scored 21 points in a 125-107 San Antonio win and was booed by the Spurs fans. Read More »

Spurs boss Pochettino charged by FA with improper conduct

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We keep going. We made a few mistakes, we concede the two goals. Pochettino said on Saturday that he was "going to accept everything that can happen from the FA". Kane, playing his first game since injuring his ankle on January 13, showed his usual scoring touch when he equalized in the 65th, running onto a long throw and poking a low shot inside the far post. Read More »

Robert Kraft's arrest shines spotlight on real victims of sex trade

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The league confirmed as much on Monday with a statement about how the Personal Conduct Policy applies to owners. On Monday, the National Football League issued an updated statement saying that it is "seeking a full understanding of the facts ", and pledging to "take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts". Read More »

What’s Next Move For Bruins After Ryan Dzingel Trade To Blue Jackets?

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Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he believes Dzingel will be "a great fit with our group". The Rangers received conditional second- and third-round selection, which can turn into first-round picks. Duclair, originally selected by the New York Rangers in the third round of the 2013 draft, scored 11 goals and eight assists in 53 games this year for Columbus and now moves to his fifth National Hockey League franchise in five seasons. Read More »

Rafa Benitez Insists He 'Wants to Win Trophies' Amid Newcastle Contract Speculation

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Lossl sprung to his right to keep out a low Almiron strike, but nearly gifted him a goal as a tame effort squirmed under the goalkeeper and had to be cleared by Chris Lowe. The Magpies moved four points clear of the relegation zone with a dominant performance against the Premier League 's bottom club, who were reduced to 10 men when Tommy Smith was sent off after 20 minutes. Read More »

Sri Lanka script historic triumph in South Africa

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The hosts were badly let down by their batting line-up with no South Africa batsman managing to reach three figures in the series. Gibson's contract expires after the Cricket World Cup in July and he has refused to comment on the likelihood of staying in the job. Read More »

Dubai 2019: Former champion Petra Kvitova will face unseeded Belinda Bencic

The former World No.7 sealed the match in style from then on, as she won four of the last five points of the tiebreak to book a spot opposite another former Dubai champion, 2013 victor Petra Kvitova, in stunning fashion. I think I'm pleased with my kind of mental focus after losing the first set, that I was more calmer when I come back and play from the beginning of the second set I'm a bit exhausted right now, to be honest. Read More »

Leicester City Have Sacked Manager Claude Puel

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The Foxes' last home success came against Manchester City in the league on Boxing Day, but the club have lost their last four games at King Power Stadium since. During his first summer transfer window, Puel splashed out £45.4m on three players who together have racked up just 13 appearances across all competitions this season. Read More »

Tiger’s most incredible shot? Woods bends ball around trees from a bunker

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Kiwi Ryan Fox, fresh off his first European Tour victory, had a third round to forget, carding three birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey in a four-over 75 that saw him drop 20 places into a share of 59th. That why's McIlroy says he'll need to employ a "blend of aggression and patience" if he's going to run down DJ. He did also four-putt at last year's U.S. Read More »

India will stand by nation over Pakistan game boycott - Virat Kohli

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Sourav also supported Virat Kohli's view that the decision of the India-Pakistan clash resides with the government. "We stick by what the nation wants to do and what the BCCI decides to do and that is basically our opinion", skipper Kohli said on the eve of India's opening T20 global against Australia on Sunday. Read More »

Solskjaer: Man United must avoid a title drought like Liverpool's

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It has got to October and it's "OK, next year". In contrast, United have dominated since 1992 but the 13-time Premier League winners have not lifted the trophy since Alex Ferguson's last season in 2012-13. "We just have to concentrate on ourselves". The former Arsenal attacking star has failed to fire since his arrival at Old Trafford, and had struggled to nail down a starting berth during Jose Mourinho's reign, but since Solskjaer's arrival, Sanchez has continued to struggle to feature ... Read More »

Charles Leclerc ready to challenge Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari’s No 1

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I don't love testing. "So I want to take those opportunities". "I don't struggle with the motivation for that". "I don't think it adds pressure, it doesn't really change anything to be honest", Hamilton added. "At the moment I don't worry about anything". Speaking after Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas told reporters on Thursday that Ferrari looked like they were a step ahead in pre-season testing, Leclerc suggested appearances were deceptive. Read More »

Zion (knee) to miss Syracuse game

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The Boeheim family is heartbroken over what happened, as we all are. "The Jimenez family has suffered a tremendous loss", Wildhack said in a statement . Until dawn on Thursday the anticipated absence of Williamson had been the biggest storyline of this big game, his exploding sneaker turned knee injury somehow becoming a discussion on. Read More »

How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man Utd diamond can exploit Liverpool's advanced full-backs

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Liverpool will not be able to take the threat posed by United lightly, however, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leading a resurgence at Old Trafford. Liverpool's players appeared in relaxed mood as they arrived by bus for their highly-anticipated Premier League clash against Manchester United on Sunday, but boss Jurgen Klopp appeared fully focused on the task at hand. Read More »

Fernando, Mendis propel Sri Lanka to historic win in South Africa

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It was a disappointing batting display from South Africa again and their innings was dominated by a brisk 86 from Quinton de Kock and 60 from opener Aiden Markram. The tourists were 3-60 at the close, still trailing by 162 runs on a wicket that is providing assistance for the fast bowlers, as well as some turn for the spinners. Read More »

Anthony Davis to appear on LeBron's show "The Shop"

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The ESPN Forecast panel seems to think so. Giannis Antetokounmpo would have handled things a lot differently than Anthony Davis . For Irving, 52.8 percent of respondents believe he'll re-sign with Boston. National Basketball Association rules forbid clubs from resting healthy players in any way deemed detrimental to the league, particularly for nationally televised games and road games. Read More »

All-Star Game Ties Record-Low For TV Ratings

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Team Giannis shot 57% from the field in the first half. Honorary All-Stars Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade checked into the game with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. It appears Nowitzki hasn't yet forgotten about the 2011 NBA Finals. The game is in great hands. When the third quarter ended, every player gathered behind them as Wade and Nowitzki were honored with commemorative jerseysat midcourt. Read More »

'NO TEARS': Ex-UFC champ Georges St-Pierre announces his retirement

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When you're the most dominant fighter at your weight class, you have to perform for a long stretch of time. Only a few people have done it and I always said that I want to retire on my own and not be told to retire. St-Pierre also reserved praise for perhaps the most famous Canadian athlete of them all, Wayne Gretzky. "I knew [Nurmagomedov] wanted to fight me, and his message excited me". Read More »

Donald Trump calls India-Pakistan standoff 'very dangerous'

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India accuses Pakistani Islamist militant groups of infiltrating its part of mountainous Kashmir to fuel an insurgency and help local separatist movements. India on Friday demanded "robust" security for its players and fans at this year's cricket World Cup in England, but pulled back from a boycott of its match against Pakistan despite escalating tensions. Read More »

Jadeja to replace injured Pandya in ODI squad

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This comes in as a piece of big news as India get their squad in order ahead of the World Cup. Ravindra Jadeja has been named as Pandya's replacement in the squad. They will then play five ODIs, starting in Hyderabad on March 2 and finishing in Delhi on March 13. "Pandya will begin his strength work from next week", the board said in a press release. Read More »

Why Woods has changed his Masters prep schedule

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Next week's [the Honda Classic] at home for me, then there's a tournament that I've won there eight times [ Arnold Palmer Invitational ]". "So just because this event has been in different places, it's still against the best players in the world and I've always enjoyed competing against them and trying to beat them and win an event". Read More »

Fan throws stuffed animal, results in game-losing technical foul for Georgia

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On Jan. 8, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray made a free throw to put his team up by three over the Miami Heat with less than a second left when a Heat fan in a Dwyane Wade jersey ran on the court and stole the ball. Georgia fell to 10-16, 1-12 in the conference with tonight's loss. "We ended up just settling down which we just can't do, especially on the road with a good rebounding team like Georgia", said forward Abdul Ado. Read More »

Chris Gayle century not enough for West Indies against England

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England's previous best pursuit was the 350 they scored against New Zealand in 2015 but Roy was fearless at the top of the order, hitting 123 in 85 balls, while Joe Root all but finished the job with a measured 102. England's highest successful run chase in one-dayers was aided by some sloppy West Indies fielding and several dropped catches. It's good to see him out there playing the way he is. Read More »

Stricker named United States 2020 Ryder Cup captain

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The system by which players earn the eight automatic berths on the team will remain the same, but in once change to team selection announced Wednesday, Stricker will announce all four of his captain's selections on September 1, 2020, immediately after the US PGA Tour's Tour Championship. Read More »

Redskins earn four compensatory picks for 2019 NFL Draft

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Ryan Grant's contract granted Washington their sixth-round compensatory pick, and Niles Paul earned them a seventh-rounder. The Colts hold the 26th-overall pick but will then rotate between the 27th and 26th picks with the Dallas Cowboys , who also finished the season 10-6, throughout the other six rounds of the draft. Read More »