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National Football League changes pass interference rules after Saints-Rams debacle

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The amendment proposal offers a way to correct the missed pass interference penalty in this year's NFC Championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams . "It's great when we can arrive at what we think is a good change", Payton said. "So, yeah, I think it has a chance". "I think it's more from a, there's like an owe-it-to-the-game responsibility that we have". Read More »

Lionel Messi shows off personalised Adidas Game of Thrones trainers

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Following Lionel Messi's underwhelming return to the Argentina national team on Friday, Diego Maradona has insisted the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has nothing to prove to his doubters. Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina's under-performing football squad, claiming the country's class of 2019 are not fit to wear the shirt after they were beaten 3-1 by Venezuela in a friendly on Friday night. Read More »

3 storylines to follow in the Sweet 16 — March Madness

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But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves. Houston 74, Ohio State 59 - Corey Davis scored 21 points to help Houston win a second-round Midwest Region game. Said Barnes:"It's a tough position to be in as a head coach". Eifert shoots 43 percent from three, followed by Cline and Sasha Stefanovic around 41 percent and Aaron Wheeler at 35 percent. Read More »

Brad Keselowski Puts On A Martinsville Clinic

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The Team Penske driver was only seriously challenged once during the entire distance, when Chase Elliott bumped Keselowski out of the way following a lap-320 restart, but Keselowski used lightning-fast pit work and the No. "I was making a little time but not enough time and hoped I could get close enough to root him out of the way". Up to that point, Hamlin had run consistently in the top five, but as good as the cars of race victor Brad Keselowski and runner-up Chase Elliott were, ... Read More »

Mick Schumacher to make F1 test debut

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He recently signed a deal with Ferrari Drivers Academy whose aim is to produce future world champions. Schumacher's father Michael won seven F1 titles, five of those with Ferrari from 2000-04. Racing legend Michael Schumacher won the last of his record haul of championships in 2004 before retiring in 2006. "We are therefore very pleased to be able to give Mick and Callum the opportunity to experience driving a Formula One vehicle". Read More »

LSU, Michigan State set for 6:09 tip-off Friday

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After making 11 3-pointers from behind the arc in their opening-round victory over Louisville, the Gophers shot just 2-22 from behind the arc on Saturday. Michigan State began the game in a dominant fashion, going on an 11-0 run after Minnesota scored the game's first basket. The Voice of the Tigers Chris Blair and former LSU head coach John Brady will have the call of the LSU game on the affiliates of the LSU Sports Radio Network (Eagle 98.1 FM the flagship in Baton Rouge). Read More »

PSG urged to go for Herrera: Among most complete midfielders in Europe

Reports last week suggested that the 29-year-old was eager to extend his stay in Manchester and he underlined that it's not surprising to hear the rumours. "They treat me exceptionally well, so I must listen, even if I do not know what will happen". "I don't go insane thinking about what will happen in four months", he added. Read More »

UFC star Conor McGregor says he's retiring from MMA

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The Russian retained his UFC lightweight title when he beat McGregor with a fourth-round submission but the event was marred by a post-fight brawl which led to both fighters being fined and suspended. Thanks for the cheese. If the UFC wants me to slide into that co-main event and help, what that is, me sliding into the co-main event, it's boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. Read More »

Juventus Sweat After Cristiano Ronaldo Forced Off With Dodgy Hamstring

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The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was making just his second appearance for his country since last summer's World Cup in Russian Federation. Juventus will tackle Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final cracker in Amsterdam on April 10, but Ronaldo remains confident he will play a role on the encounter, insisting he will be ready to go. Read More »

Auburn steamrolls Kansas to advance to Sweet 16

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Brown made 7 of 11 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, while Harper added 18 points, two 3-pointers and a team-high six assists. It's been quite a game for the Tigers. Auburn and Kansas combined to make their first 12 shots of the second half, including a 7-for-7 start by the Jayhawks. It was the most points by an Auburn player in the NCAA Tournament since Marquis Daniels scored 27 against Syracuse in 2003 - during the Tigers' last trip to the Sweet 16. Read More »

Ferrer stuns Zverev, Federer fights back in Miami

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Roger Federer of Switzerland waves to the crowd during a ribbon cutting ceremony on new stadium court at Hard Rock Stadium prior to play in the first round of the Miami Open at Miami Open Tennis Complex. Petra Kvitova , the world number 3, booked her place in the last eight, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-3 in a match which was held up for one hour and 40 minutes because of rain in South Florida. Read More »

Jos Buttler in row over 'Mankad' dismissal

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It was labelled a "disgraceful and low act" by Shane Warne on Twitter and he wasn't alone in his condemnation. Kings XI, defending a target of 185, looked set to lose to the Rajasthan Royals when Buttler was cruising on 69 runs from 43 balls. Read More »

Immortal record in Winx's historic win

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As Hugh Bowman steered Winx wide before the home turn, the cheers started and from then on it was a celebration as she went to the line 3-1/2 lengths in front of Brutal. "But for her it was really comfortable and when I asked her to really stretch she responded and you could hear the crowd roar". Kiamichi has won the Golden Slipper to lead a clean sweep of the placings for Godolphin in the world's richest race for two-year-olds. Read More »

Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

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The former three-belt champion climbed off the canvas to salvage a draw against WBC heavyweight king Deontay Wilder in December. "Schwarz is unbeaten, young, fresh and ambitious". It will be Fury's first fight since he signed a deal with broadcaster ESPN that is reportedly worth £80million for five fights. Though fans were understandably clamoring for a rematch between the two heavyweight stars, Deontay Wilder has instead been booked for a showdown with Dominic Breazeale, which will go ... Read More »

Packers, Bears officially expected to kick off NFL's 100th season

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Patriots fans can put Sunday, Sept. 8 on their calendars as the date New England begins its title defense, but it won't be the first game of the 2019 National Football League season. The list of potential opponents for the Patriots' opener features a few intriguing possibilities, most notably Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and the revamped Cleveland Browns. Read More »

KKR script history as Andre Russell blitz downs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden

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David Warner's involvement in ball tampering created a major controversy across the cricketing nation and the BCCI refused to allow Warner to participate in IPL 2018 along with Steve Smith . For KKR, Russell claimed two wickets and spinner Piyush Chawla took a crucial scalp of Bairstow. Warner said prior to his stint in the Bangladesh Premier League in January that his IPL form would be vital for his chances of being picked for the World Cup. Read More »

Serena withdraws from Miami Open due to injury

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Serena Williams announced her withdrawal from the Miami Open on Saturday, citing a left knee injury. Osaka's departure matched the earliest ever in the tournament by a top-seeded woman and jeopardized her No. Going to play Indian Wells and basically not having practiced for a month, I still wanted to play well. After dropping the first set, Federer broke Albot while leading 6-5 in the second with a backhand volley victor. Read More »

FSU's Phil Cofer learns that his dad died after NCAA tournament game

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When they got back to their team hotel, the Seminoles sought the right mix of giving Cofer his space but also being there for him. Cofer made the Pro Bowl in 1988 and ranks second in Lions history with 62.5 career sacks. 3 seed Penn State one round later. Cofer sat out the Vermont game with a foot injury, but he attended Friday's media session and practice. "He is a guy who had to endure an unbelievably challenging debilitating disease that mentally and emotionally was draining in ... Read More »

World number one Osaka stunned by Hsieh in Miami

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Hsieh had lost her two previous matches with Osaka, including another hard-fought contest in Melbourne in January, but came back from a break down in each of the last two sets, saving eight of the 12 break points she faced. In the men's draw, there was a surprise in the opening match on Hard Rock Stadium's center court as three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka , now ranked 33rd as he continues his injury comeback, was beaten 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5) by 103rd-ranked Serbian Filip Krajinovic. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Suggests Move From Big Baller Brand To Nike

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The caption was equally significant. While the screenshot of Ball changing his profile photo to a snap of himself wearing some Nike gear as a child might not be the most damning piece of evidence, another screenshot featured Ball's own comment stating his intention to move on to "bigger and better things". Read More »

Maryland's Jalen Smith obliterates Dylan Windler on slam — March Madness

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The Terrapins' big men will get a major talent Saturday against the No. 3-seed LSU Tigers. He collected two steals in the final five seconds, including the game-sealer to secure Maryland's victory. 11 seed Bruins . With Maryland holding a slim 74-73 lead with under two minutes left in the game, Terps sophomore guard Darryl Morsell scrambled for a loose ball and delivered a quick pass to Smith in the paint. Read More »

UC Irvine and OR battle for Sweet 16 Cinderella slipper

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The Virginia Cavaliers have won nine of their last 10 non-home games. Which double-digit seed will move on to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament when No. The Wildcats shot just 37.3 percent (22-of-59), including 29.6 percent (8-of-27) from long range, and went 12-of-15 (80 percent) from the charity stripe. Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino left emotional as new Spurs stadium opens

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Sunday's match was the first of two test events required in order to receive relevant safety certificates from Haringey council, with the second of these coming when a "legends" team plays Inter Milan on Saturday. "We're going to have one of the most handsome stadiums in the world, and that's great, but we have to accompany that progression: I think it will be very hard to take a step up without recruiting", the Frenchman said. Read More »

North Dakota State holds off NC Central in First Four

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Hurley's first head coaching job was Buffalo , where he was from 2013 to 2015, leading the Bulls to the NCAA Tournament in his second season. Buffalo's first NCAA Tournament win occurred a year ago when the Bulls , as a 13 seed, routed Arizona 89-68 in the first round. Read More »

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners go up against No. 1 Virginia

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Virginia: Cavaliers coach Tony Bennett said he told his team when they were down 14 in the first half to Gardner-Webb that they had to pound the ball inside. OR has has been the favorite in eight of its last 10 games, all wins, including a 4.5-point favorite in its 73-54 win over UC Irvine on Sunday. Ty Jerome remembered that locker room against UMBC. Read More »

Kobe sympathizes with LeBron: These seasons make championships worth it

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Throughout the year, things happened. On the flip side, signing a superstar allows the Los Angeles Lakers to keep the young core intact to go along with the newly-formed superstar duo. Lakers coach Luke Walton optimistic despite team missing the National Basketball Association playoffs for the sixth season in a row. Letting players like Brook Lopez (having a remarkable season with this year's huge surprise package the Milwaukee Bucks), Julius Randle who averages 20 points per game at New ... Read More »

Wofford players have "definitely watched" Kentucky play this season

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The Terriers may have won 30 games and dominated an unusually strong Southern Conference this season, but they hadn't faced many teams with Kentucky's combination of length, quickness and athleticism. "These guys did not stop". "There was a choice between a boot or a cast", Calipari said. Today we - I feel like we got a decent amount of quality looks, and we didn't knock them down. Read More »

Biggest things we’ve learned from missing the playoffs

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The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention Friday night after a loss to the Nets . "It's been a tough season for all of us", James said. "You just keep playing and try to get better and go from there". At one point during the 2018-2019 season, the Los Angeles Lakers were 20-14 and two games out from the 1st seed in the Western Conference. Read More »

VCU out of NCAA Tournament after falling to UCF 73-58

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Williamson asked rhetorically in response to Fall's comments. So I'm just really happy for him. How Zion handles the size of Fall will be interesting, and if UCF can use the size to their advantage, they may have a shot to pull off the upset. Read More »

Ja Morant Gives His Shoes to Young Purdue Fan

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Amid all the hype and adulation following his stellar performance, Morant let everyone know he's not done yet. Morant not only is one of the most impressive basketball players in the country - he's expected to be a top-five pick in the 2019 NBA Draft - but he's also captured the imagination of fans and media with his charisma and flamboyant style of play. Read More »