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Justin Thomas reaches semifinals and closes in on No. 1 Justin Thomas reaches semifinals and closes in on No. 1
- March 26, 2018

Watson had scheduled a vacation out of the country with his family on Sunday, reasoning that he hardly ever makes it this far in golf's most fickle format. "I haven't had such a hard time not thinking about something so much", he said. "I couldn't stop thinking about it, to be perfectly honest", Thomas said moments after his loss to Watson. (more...)
Rajasthan Royals Await BCCI Instructions to Decide on Steve Smith's Future Rajasthan Royals Await BCCI Instructions to Decide on Steve Smith's Future
- March 26, 2018

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals are waiting for instructions from the Indian cricket board (BCCI) before deciding on the future of their captain Steve Smith, officials from the team said. On whether Royals would go to the extent of terminating Smith's contract is a matter of speculation. "Rajasthan Royals is in a fix now". "Look, if Smith can plot ball tampering in a crucial Test match, nothing stops him from doing just that in a must-win IPL fixture". (more...)
Miami Open: Venus survives Bertens scare, Svitolina downs Gavrilova in three sets Miami Open: Venus survives Bertens scare, Svitolina downs Gavrilova in three sets
- March 26, 2018

Williams, ranked eighth in the world, will battle for a quarterfinal berth against defending champion Johanna Konta , a 6-2, 6-1 victor over Belgian Elise Mertens. Australian 21st seed Ashleigh Barty was a 6-4 6-3 victor over Petra Martic of Croatia, while Monica Puig and American qualifier Danielle Collins were other early winners. (more...)
Yankees' Bird to see foot specialist Yankees' Bird to see foot specialist
- March 26, 2018

An MRI on Bird's right foot revealed inflammation and he will see a specialist Monday. Early tests and comments from Bird to team personnel indicated that the soreness he felt is related to an ankle injury that required surgery and sidelined him for most of last season. (more...)
Dana Jacobson defends Leonard Hamilton after awkward interview Dana Jacobson defends Leonard Hamilton after awkward interview
- March 26, 2018

But Florida State could not have played harder. The Wolverines (32-7) have tamped down three consecutive teams with designs on pulling surprises - No. "I felt like we were in Ann Arbor", Beilein said. Hamilton asked. When Jacobson specifically clarified that she meant the decision not to foul, Hamilton said: " The game was over ". (more...)
NCAA Tournament: Michigan players say they don't know who Sister Jean is NCAA Tournament: Michigan players say they don't know who Sister Jean is
- March 26, 2018

Moe Wagner, who attempted just three shots in the first half, got going in the second, scoring seven of his 12 points after the break including back-to-back scores midway through the second half as MI started to pull away with 7:46 to go. After playing in front of 19,665 mostly pro-Michigan fans in Los Angeles , the Wolverines can likely expect much of the country to be rooting against them in San Antonio. (more...)
Giants Owner Issues Warning To Odell Beckham Over Video Giants Owner Issues Warning To Odell Beckham Over Video
- March 26, 2018

He was asked if he still believes the Giants will strike such a deal with Beckham and said: "I think at some point". There was a woman next to him with a credit card and what looks like a white powdery substance aligned in rows. On the potential that the Giants could trade Beckham rather than commit to him long term, Mara added: "You always listen to those things, but it's not a scenario that I'd like to see happen". (more...)
Phillies sign top prospect Scott Kingery to multi-year contract Phillies sign top prospect Scott Kingery to multi-year contract
- March 26, 2018

It's unclear what his exact role will be with the big-league club to begin the year, but he'll likely provide valuable contributions, even in a bench role. Kingery hit a combined.304 with 26 home runs and 29 steals as a second baseman for Triple-A Lehigh Valley and Double-A Reading past year. There was speculation that the Phillies might keep Kingery at Lehigh Valley until April 13 in order to prevent him from becoming a free agent until after the 2024 season. (more...)
Ball-tampering: Australian media slams 'arrogance' of out-of-touch cricketers Ball-tampering: Australian media slams 'arrogance' of out-of-touch cricketers
- March 26, 2018

Smith and Warner would still play for the final two days of the Test at Newlands, but they would have no leadership responsibilities, Cricket Australia said. "The last 24 hours has been a real challenge, but down the track there is an opportunity for us to grow as a team and individuals from it." he added. (more...)
Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways from Wolverines run to Final Four Michigan Basketball: 3 takeaways from Wolverines run to Final Four
- March 26, 2018

MI takes a 32-7 record into next Saturday's Final Four . "I don't think any of us cares about rankings, seedings or none of that", forward Moe Wagner said. Oh, and the Wolverines shot 66.7 percent (16-for-24) from the free-throw line Saturday night. "I've been watching them". The Wolverines are averaging 9.0 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. (more...)
Jayhawks defeat Clemson 80-76 and advance to Elite Eight Jayhawks defeat Clemson 80-76 and advance to Elite Eight
- March 26, 2018

The college basketball odds for the game have the Blue Devils favored to pick up the win. Kansas, meanwhile, is in the tournament for the 47th time and the 29th consecutive season, the longest such run in NCAA history. A couple weeks later he scored 24 against Baylor, starting a stretch of his scoring in double figures in 10 of 11 games. Duke has won 111 tournament games, with just 36 losses. (more...)
Really? Faria now Man Utd go-between for fuming Mourinho and Pogba Really? Faria now Man Utd go-between for fuming Mourinho and Pogba
- March 26, 2018

Sometimes you need to tell the truth, being more aggressive. The Sun reports their relationship has hit rock bottom and the Frenchman is communicating through assistant boss Rui Faria and backroom staff. "He likes Paul a lot. That's why he's given him a lot of responsibilities". I deal with him the same way that I deal with other players. Meanwhile, after two years of unimpressed display by Pogba, Mourinho is left with no choice but to find a replacement for the France global, who can ... (more...)
Stunned Australia left reeling after ball-tampering shame Stunned Australia left reeling after ball-tampering shame
- March 26, 2018

The tourists were always underdogs in the face of such a formidable target, but they crumbled alarmingly from 57 for no wicket to complete a terrible day for Australian cricket. The incident, at the time did not get noticed in a big way except for former SA captain Graeme Smith saying that Cummins had stepped on the ball "accidentally on purpose".The on-field umpires inspected the ball and allowed play to continue with it. (more...)
Drive's Upshaw collapses on court, rushed to hospital Drive's Upshaw collapses on court, rushed to hospital
- March 25, 2018

Grand Rapids Press' Peter J. Wallner reported Sunday morning that Drive officials had no further updates on Upshaw yet. His condition upon arrival at the hospital has not been made public. An NBA G League player was hospitalized after collapsing on the court with just seconds of a game left to go on Saturday night. Upshaw spent three of his four NCAA eligible years at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois before transferring to Hofstra in Hempsted, New York for his final year. (more...)
Thomas Tuchel Rejects Bayern Munich Move as Arsenal Rumours Continue to Swirl Thomas Tuchel Rejects Bayern Munich Move as Arsenal Rumours Continue to Swirl
- March 25, 2018

The England global, now back with the club to receive treatment after picking up a niggle on Three Lions duty, has been told by boss Arsene Wenger he is free to leave should another side offer him a contract. 'I'm a little bit fed up of all that modern thing about completely taking care of image. This move all depends on whether or not Arsene Wenger does leave come the end of the season, but he may well hang on to his job, especially if he manages to bring Champions League football next ... (more...)
Thomas heads to semifinals at Match Play
- March 25, 2018

Thomas gave South Korean 50th seed Kim Si-woo no chance in their round-of-16 match, plundering Austin Country Club for a 6&5 victory in benign conditions. "I know that I have the game to play at the top". Thomas (No. 2) and Noren (No. 13) are the only top seeds from the 16 groups who advanced to the semifinals. (more...)
Snow forces NASCAR to move Cup, Trucks races to Monday Snow forces NASCAR to move Cup, Trucks races to Monday
- March 25, 2018

ET Monday. Fox Sports 1 will air both races. The Martinsville area saw at least two inches of snow on Saturday. Rain and light snow started falling Saturday afternoon and continued into the night, creating unsafe driving conditions on nearby roads and leaving little chance of getting the track cleared and dry enough to race Sunday. (more...)
Analysts Outlook: Genworth Financial Inc (GNW)
- March 25, 2018

Genworth Finl Inc now has $1.45B valuation. Genworth Financial Inc ( NYSE: GNW ) has grabbed attention from the analysts when it experienced a change of -3.59% in the last trading session to close at $2.95. At the moment, the 14-days ATR for Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW ) is noted at 0.14. Switzerland-based Swiss Natl Bank has invested 0% in Banc of California, Inc. (more...)
Militant killed in Budgam, lady injured Militant killed in Budgam, lady injured
- March 25, 2018

He came out of house, and fired indiscriminately on Security Forces. "Arms and ammunition, other incriminating materials, besides mobile phones, cash worth Rs 30,000 were recovered from the encounter site", he said. Identified as Shafat Hussain Wani, the slain militant is a resident of Wagoora area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Meanwhile in the incident one lady received injury in thigh while the hiding militant was trying to escape while firing indiscriminately, police said. (more...)
Jayhawks Withstand Clemson Rally, Cruise into Elite Eight Jayhawks Withstand Clemson Rally, Cruise into Elite Eight
- March 25, 2018

North Carolina State still has not reached an Elite Eight since 1998, when the Wolfpack advanced to the Final Four in Kansas City. Then the Jayhawks' top recruit for 2017-18, five-star power forward Billy Preston, spent the first couple of months of the season sitting in eligibility limbo before signing with a professional team in Bosnia and Herzegovina in January. (more...)
Argentina-Italy: predicted line-ups, Messi set to start on bench? Argentina-Italy: predicted line-ups, Messi set to start on bench?
- March 25, 2018

Meanwhile, the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has revealed that he was benched all through the game due to injury worries. The keeper will definitely be hoping Messi is not in this kind of form! Jorge Sampaoli is searching for certainty in Argentina's team selection ahead of the World Cup , as the beaten 2014 finalists prepare to face Spain in Madrid. (more...)
Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud did not want to leave Arsenal' Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud did not want to leave Arsenal'
- March 25, 2018

Speaking to L'Equipe while on global duty with France, the 31-year-old admitted that he is disappointed with statistics, but knows he has more to offer in a Chelsea shirt. And Giroud told Canal+ Sport: "It's very flattering and [fills me with] a lot of pride". It was a little paradoxical. "I do not want to stop there and I especially want to continue to climb in the ranking [of goals scored] to help the team win games". (more...)
No engine trickery behind pole lap, says Hamilton No engine trickery behind pole lap, says Hamilton
- March 25, 2018

Throughout the first two parts of the knockout qualifying the battle between Mercedes , Ferrari and Red Bull had been fierce but on his final Q3 run, the reigning champion improved his time by a second - Kimi Raikkonen taking second ending the day seven tenths off pole. (more...)
Rain disrupts second day as New Zealand increase lead Rain disrupts second day as New Zealand increase lead
- March 25, 2018

Firstly, Henry Nicholls brought up his half-century, before Chris Woakes missed a great chance to run-out BJ Watling with what transpired to be the final ball of the day. New Zealand now need to push the game on more quickly than they had planned. Williamson achieved his 18th century at 27 years of age and in 64 Tests while Crowe played 77 Tests and Taylor has played 84. (more...)
Kansas moves on after holding off Clemson
- March 25, 2018

Pivotal moment • Clemson had scored five straight points to cut KU's lead to 35-27 late in the first half when Elijah Thomas , after a review, was called for a flagrant foul. "I'm not the only one experiencing this, and we got a lot of other guys experiencing this as well so that helps a lot", Bagley said. Still, it could've ended on Friday - in horrifying fashion - after Clemson stormed back from a 20-point deficit that stunned a crowd filled mostly with fans from Lawrence and ... (more...)
Usain Bolt pleads with Jose Mourinho for Old Trafford chance Usain Bolt pleads with Jose Mourinho for Old Trafford chance
- March 25, 2018

The Red Devils remain the only Premier League team who don't now have a women's team despite constant calls for them to join the league. United has already seen upwards of 15 of its graduates playing global football in the 2017-18 season alone, but players have had to go elsewhere to play in England's top divisions. (more...)
Whyte vs Browne: David Haye impressed by Dillian Whyte's knockout victory Whyte vs Browne: David Haye impressed by Dillian Whyte's knockout victory
- March 25, 2018

The victor will have Anthony Joshua , Joseph Parker, and Deontay Wilder in his sights after this one. The former nightclub bouncer Browne, 38, failed two drugs tests in 2016 and had only boxed once, nine months ago, since his career-best tenth round win over Ruslan Chagaev in Russian Federation. (more...)
NCAA Tournament: Michigan rides stingy defense to Final Four NCAA Tournament: Michigan rides stingy defense to Final Four
- March 25, 2018

And then a Duncan Robinson basket made it 38-28 MI. The Wolverines led for the entire second half, but it was rarely comfortable. But they're going back to the Final Four. Neither team shot well, both turned it over too much, there were a lot of fouls and there was never really any decent flow in the game. Michigan, somewhat improbably, led 27-26 at the break. (more...)
Novak Djokovic out of Miami Open Novak Djokovic out of Miami Open
- March 25, 2018

Djokovic then succumbed to a surprising reverse at the hands of qualifier Taro Daniel of Japan at the Indian Wells Masters earlier this month. "I mean, I'm trying but it's not working", Djokovic lamented. Juan Martin del Potro survived a battle with Robin Haase to capture his 12th consecutive win at 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket-swinging arm, saying it had been bothering him for more than a year. (more...)
Hamilton's blistering lap to claim pole for Australian F1 GP Hamilton's blistering lap to claim pole for Australian F1 GP
- March 25, 2018

The Toro Rosso-Honda driver recorded a best time of 1:24.532 seconds in the first qualifying session. "My heart is racing right now". "I could maybe get to within half a second of that providing my lap was absolutely flawless". "We approach tomorrow with a fighting spirit", said Bottas. With overtaking becoming increasingly tricky in these downforce-heavy cars, it will be interesting to see if the Finnish driver can make his way through the pack. (more...)

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