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Manchester City to play Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final Manchester City to play Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-final
- March 16, 2018

With nothing to slow him down, the former Milan legend, Andriy Shevchenko fished out the balls with lightning-quick speed to decide the fate of the teams involved. The two Premier League encounters between Guardiola and Klopp resulted in 12 total. "Fortunately we won the League Cup and we were very happy about it, to gain our first trophy quite early in the season". (more...)
Retailer Topman apologises for '96' shirt Retailer Topman apologises for '96' shirt
- March 16, 2018

Many felt the shirt - which also featured the words "karma" and "what goes around comes back around" - referred to the disaster, with Alison McGovern, MP for Wirral South, asking for it to be "discontinued ASAP". Topman apologises unreservedly for any offence caused by this t-shirt. "I would like it removed from sale and I do want [Topman] to explain how this shirt came about and what the thinking was". (more...)
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane confirms Manchester United Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane confirms Manchester United "contact"
- March 16, 2018

Meanwhile, in terms of incomings, one of the club's main targets is Real Madrid superstar Toni Kroos , who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several years dating back to when he was still a Bayern Munich player. Meanwhile, the former Lens defender showered praises on Belgian forward, Romelu Lukaku , for how hard he makes life for opposing defenders. "I feel more comfortable with fast players because I try to control the depth", he added. (more...)
Ben Yedder gets first France call-up after Champions League showcase
- March 16, 2018

The Red Devils are now in second place in the Premier League table as they at least look to try and finish as runners up to Manchester City this season. 22/10 | Southampton 23/20 (15:30) After doing what no Premier League side has done this season and that is beat Manchester City on their turf, Wigan will be confident they can knock out strugglers Southampton. (more...)
Arsenal face CSKA Moscow in Europa League Arsenal face CSKA Moscow in Europa League
- March 16, 2018

The draw against a Russian side for Arsenal may yet have some unforeseen complications due to an escalating row between the United Kingdom and Russia after the latter was accused of attempting to murder a former spy on British soil earlier this month. (more...)
Raiders Sign Nelson, Release Crabtree Raiders Sign Nelson, Release Crabtree
- March 16, 2018

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders are trying to finalize a deal with Nelson. Crabtree, 30, was set to have a salary cap hit of around $7 million next season. In his career, he has had 7,848 receiving yards with 69 touchdowns. Also Thursday, the Raiders announced the signing of running back Doug Martin . Nelson turns 33 this offseason and there are questions about how his speed compares to early in his career. (more...)
Real Madrid teammate says Neymar and Cristiano will get along Real Madrid teammate says Neymar and Cristiano will get along
- March 16, 2018

PSG's elimination from the Champions League is another factor the Brazilian will take into account when weighing up his future but Madrid still have to find a way to persuade PSG to part with their star player. "He knows that the door is always open for him in Madrid, but he is happy in Paris". I would sign him for sure. "I wish I had played [in the first leg]". (more...)
LeBron James throws down his best dunk of the season vs. Blazers LeBron James throws down his best dunk of the season vs. Blazers
- March 16, 2018

Prior to the Trail Blazers ' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday in Portland , LeBron James fielded questions about the Blazers and specifically about Damian Lillard and his team's hot streak. The Trail Blazers defeated yet another one of the NBA's top teams in winning their 11th straight game against the Cleveland Cavaliers , 113-105, behind a loud sellout crowd of 19,806 on Thursday night. (more...)
ASU happy to be in NCAA Tournament, ready for play-in game ASU happy to be in NCAA Tournament, ready for play-in game
- March 16, 2018

Wildcats freshmen Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Trey Lyles sparked a second-half rally and the Cats won comfortably 71-52. Arizona will open the 2018 NCAA Tournament with the Buffalo Bulls in the first round on Thursday night. Shannon Evans adds nearly 17 per game himself and they will look to knock down perimeter shots against Syracuse and that patented zone defense. UCLA and Arizona State , the league's only other teams in the tournament , lost in the opening round earlier ... (more...)
Swamy to move SC seeking Ram Setu as national heritage monument Swamy to move SC seeking Ram Setu as national heritage monument
- March 16, 2018

The affidavit was filed on March 13 by Anant Kishore Saran, director of the ministry of shipping. "The government of India intends to explore an alternative to the earlier alignment of Sethusamudram Ship Channel project without affecting/damaging the Adam's Bridge/Ram Sethu in the interest of the nation", the affidavit stated. (more...)
Marcus Rashford Hails Jose Mourinho's Influence on Development Amid Rumours of Discontent Marcus Rashford Hails Jose Mourinho's Influence on Development Amid Rumours of Discontent
- March 16, 2018

He was Mourinho's most used player in 2017, with 61 appearances for United in all competitions. Some might suggest Mourinho is past it but with two trophies in his first year and now sitting five points ahead of third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League , things are on the up at United. (more...)
NCAA Scores 2018: Tournament Results Tracker for 1st-Round Day 1 Bracket
- March 16, 2018

The NCAA tournament has been around since 1939. For example, it's simple enough to identify undervalued teams using win odds and pick popularity data. 12 seed Davidson. The Tar Heels are 33-1 playing the NCAA Tournament in their home state and the ride to Charlotte is only about three hours. The First Four is nearly done, and once the clock turns to Thursday, it's time for the 64 remaining teams of March Madness to go into full effect. (more...)
Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells Chung Hyeon Set for Rematch with Federer at Indian Wells
- March 16, 2018

En route to his sixth Indian Wells title, 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer also matched his career best winning streak. Chung said he had enjoyed going toe-to-toe with Federer in a tight first set. Chardy committed 46 unforced errors to 29 for Federer, who won 90 percent of his total service points. "It was down-wind which I think particularly helped to break him in the second set". (more...)
We'll Get 'The Scummy Irish' Back - Cringe-worthy Eddie Jones Speech Emerges
- March 16, 2018

Head coach Eddie Jones sought to draw a line under the derogatory comments made about Ireland and Wales as he performed radical surgery on the team for England's final NatWest 6 Nations match. The video shows Jones giving a talk on leadership for Fuso, the Japanese parent company of England sponsors Mitsubishi. I'm still dirty about that game . (more...)
Michigan Beats Montana in Low-Scoring Affair in 2018 NCAA Tournament Michigan Beats Montana in Low-Scoring Affair in 2018 NCAA Tournament
- March 16, 2018

Michael Oguine was named the Big Sky tournament's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 21 points and five rebounds in wins against North Dakota, Northern Colorado and Eastern Washington. The Griz season ends with a loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars beat 11-seed San Diegeo State 64-62 behind 39 points from Rob Gray. (more...)
March Madness 2018 Free Preview: Kentucky vs Davidson March Madness 2018 Free Preview: Kentucky vs Davidson
- March 16, 2018

The Davidson Wildcats are a scary team to play. This year they won Atlantic 10 conference championship tournament by beating St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island on the way to the championship. Kentucky has 126 tournament wins, and have been to the Final Four 17 times, with 8 national titles. The Big Blue Marching Band and the Kentucky Cheerleaders also joined in on the fun before the game. (more...)
Latest on Patriots Jordy Nelson potential National Football League free agency deal Latest on Patriots Jordy Nelson potential National Football League free agency deal
- March 16, 2018

According to NFL .com, wide receiver Amendola will sign with the Dolphins when the new league year begins on Wednesday on a two-year deal worth around $12million. After five seasons with the Patriots, Danny Amendola is expected to join the Dolphins. He handled 27 of New England's punt returns last season, contributing 231 return yards, which averages out to 8.6 yards per return. (more...)
'Special' Mason always has place at Tottenham, says Pochettino 'Special' Mason always has place at Tottenham, says Pochettino
- March 16, 2018

Ryan Mason suffered a frightful head injury after he collided with Chelsea captain Gary Cahill when Hull City played Chelsea in January 2017. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech reached out to Ryan Mason on Twitter after the former Tottenham midfielder called time on his playing career. (more...)
Sexton leads Alabama past Virginia Tech in first round of NCAA Tournament
- March 16, 2018

Louis. "You recruit them so that if they're in a situation that they need to solve a problem". Petty went 6-for-8 from 3-point range for 20 points while Sexton scored 22 of his 25 after halftime in a wild one with the Hokies. Petty continued to shoot well in the second half, finishing with 20 points and 6 made threes. Virginia Tech has had big wins over Duke , North Carolina and even knocked off rival and No. (more...)
NCAA Tournament 2018, San Diego St. vs Houston NCAA Tournament 2018, San Diego St. vs Houston
- March 16, 2018

The layup gave him 39 points and the Cougars (27-7) their first NCAA Tournament win since 1984 , when coach Guy Lewis took Hakeem Olajuwon and several members of Phi Slamma Jamma to their third consecutive Final Four. Redshirt freshman forward Jalen McDaniels played a big role in the comeback, finishing with 18 points and nine rebounds while knocking down nine of 12 free-throw attempts. (more...)
Jones sorry again for offensive comments Jones sorry again for offensive comments
- March 16, 2018

Jones apologised on Wednesday after footage emerged of him referring to Joe Schmidt's team as the "scummy Irish" and Wales as a "little s*** place". Asked if he will reconsider giving similar talks in future, Jones replied: "Ah, possibly, yeah". "I'm still dirty about that game, but we will get 'em back". (more...)
Messi majestic as Barcelona crush Chelsea Messi majestic as Barcelona crush Chelsea
- March 16, 2018

Giroud appeared to be brought down by Pique in the area but referee Damir Skomina did not bow to Chelsea's protests for a penalty, before Messi drove at the defence again and slotted home Barcelona's third in the 62nd minute, shooting low between Courtois' legs for the second time. (more...)
Man Utd star Alexis 'proud' he's Prem's highest paid player Man Utd star Alexis 'proud' he's Prem's highest paid player
- March 16, 2018

This was a man who had scored 80 goals in three and a half seasons at the club, who had been on the winning side in two FA Cup finals , but for a fanbase which has been vocally embittered towards so many departing heroes - Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie, the list goes on - the predominant emotion associated with the Chilean forward's departure was relief. (more...)
Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever
- March 16, 2018

Frank de Boer has finally responded to Jose Mourinho's vicious jibes earlier this week, and has delivered the ideal classy comeback to the Manchester United boss. He's won plenty, is tactically very strong and knows how to disrupt his opponent's game. "I try to give the best to the kid, I have to be honest and give the credit to the people of the academy that was responsible for his formation, to Mr Van Gaal who was responsible for his first season". (more...)
Obituary of Saints owner Tom Benson Obituary of Saints owner Tom Benson
- March 16, 2018

Benson was hospitalized on February 16 with the flu, and according to the teams' statement on his death , he passed away peacefully with his wife, Gayle, at his side. The Saints all-time leading rusher, Deuce McAllister, says Benson was willing to be there for his players. Legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Benson has died from complications from the flu. (more...)
Tyler Eifert to remain with Bengals Tyler Eifert to remain with Bengals
- March 16, 2018

At least one team was intrigued by his past production but wary of taking a risk on a player who had played only 10 games in the past two seasons. The Los Angeles Rams are just one year removed from spending a second-round pick on tight end Gerald Everett, but there have been signs of Sean McVay not being satisfied with the team's talent at that spot. (more...)
Tom Crean Reportedly Finalizing Deal To Become UGA Basketball Coach Tom Crean Reportedly Finalizing Deal To Become UGA Basketball Coach
- March 16, 2018

This is not the first time Georgia has reached out to Crean: After Mark Fox was sacked last Saturday, representatives for Georgia contacted Crean, but it did not go further than that until after Matta turned down UGA. One look at Crean's resume underscores why multiple schools were reportedly interested in hiring him after he accumulated a 356-231 record at his previous two coaching stops. (more...)
Former NFL Player Joe McKnight's Murderer Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison Former NFL Player Joe McKnight's Murderer Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison
- March 16, 2018

The maximum sentence he faced was 40 years . Prosecutors Seth Shute and Shannon Swaim argued that Gasser was the hot-headed aggressor in a tit-for-tat, mutual road rage chase that began on the Crescent City Connection, where McKnight had been driving like a "jerk". (more...)
Loyola Chicago Upsets Miami on Three With Less a Second Left Loyola Chicago Upsets Miami on Three With Less a Second Left
- March 16, 2018

They face No. 1 seed Xavier on Friday. Donte Ingram's jumper about six minutes into the game gave the Ramblers an early seven point lead, but Miami would rally to close play in the first 20 minutes. Walker scored 12 points for the Hurricanes. Clayton Custer hit a tying 3 in the final 2 minutes and led Loyola with 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from long range. (more...)
Champions League quarter-final draw Champions League quarter-final draw
- March 15, 2018

A man who has been nursing a knock ahead of Tuesday's eagerly-anticipated fixture at Old Trafford said: "The Champions League is a big, big title and to win it would be special". He was recognised as a quality attacker from his spell at Roma , but no one put him among the best players in the world. "But we still have the chance to be second in the table, we have a lot of matches". (more...)

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