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Mike Zimmer asks a pretty harsh question about Case Keenum Mike Zimmer asks a pretty harsh question about Case Keenum
- March 31, 2018

Keenum, Bradford and Bridgewater all appear headed to free agency, like Cousins. All season, it was believed Keenum just needed to be a game manager behind a Vikings' defense that was one of the NFL's best - but he was better than that. "There have been no decisions made, and I know there have been a thousand reports out there", Spielman said. "It's just kind of guessing". Also, the practical game knowledge that we have because all those guys have played for us. (more...)
Black Caps fight back in second Test Black Caps fight back in second Test
- March 31, 2018

Broad has three for 33 while Anderson has two for 31. De Grandhomme was out for 72, his third test half century, and Watling went on to his 14th and was 77 not out when bad light stopped play about five overs short of scheduled stumps. Stuart Broad and James Anderson have taken all five wickets, while Bairstow continued to stamp his mark on the game with three catches behind the stumps to remove Tom Latham without scoring, as well as Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson. (more...)
Antonio Conte reveals full extent of SHOCKING Alvaro Morata injury Antonio Conte reveals full extent of SHOCKING Alvaro Morata injury
- March 31, 2018

The 24-year-old has scored 24 goals in 29 Premier League games for Spurs this season. Morata's poor form saw him left out of Spain's squad during the worldwide break, although Conte has backed the former Real Madrid player to enjoy a productive end to the season. (more...)
Cricket Australia boss 'disappointed and shocked' over ball-tampering incident Cricket Australia boss 'disappointed and shocked' over ball-tampering incident
- March 31, 2018

But Bancroft was caught doing it on the field by television cameras, and then attempted to hide the evidence by shoving the tape down his pants before he was questioned by umpires. "They've set themselves as this higher than high, this pious team who look down at everyone and set the benchmark for what is right and wrong in cricket, when everyone who's played against them knows that's an absolute joke". (more...)
Hurriyat chief Geelani's house arrest restrictions lifted after 8 years Hurriyat chief Geelani's house arrest restrictions lifted after 8 years
- March 31, 2018

Geelani appealed the people to forge the unity. "One day India has to end its rule in Kashmir", he said, while cautioning people against "divide and rule policy of pro-Indian politicians". Apparently referring to Centres written response to a question in Parliament, Mirwaiz said the issue of police cover provided to him is being raked up and "exploited" by the government. (more...)
Napoli 1 Genoa 0: Albiol goal maintains pressure on Juve Napoli 1 Genoa 0: Albiol goal maintains pressure on Juve
- March 31, 2018

Roma tightened their grip on third place with a 2-0 win at Crotone to take their points tally up to 59. Mauri Icardi passed two century marks in style, scoring four goals in Inter Milan's 5-0 win at Sampdoria. "We have many fixtures, this was the last in a long run and now we'll have some rest over the break for worldwide duty", said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi. (more...)
Yankees put outfielder Aaron Hicks on DL with ribcage strain Yankees put outfielder Aaron Hicks on DL with ribcage strain
- March 31, 2018

The New York Yankees just announced that they have placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain. The club hasn't released any other information on his injury at this time but there will likely be an update on his status prior to Friday's affair. The expectation is that he could return a week from this coming Sunday. (more...)
Del Potro beats Raonic in marathon Del Potro beats Raonic in marathon
- March 31, 2018

Isner will now face the victor of the other semi-final between Pablo Carreno Busta and Alexander Zverev as he looks to win a first title since victory at the Atlanta Open in July last year, the 32-year-old having sealed his place as the top American player in the rankings by reaching the Miami showpiece. (more...)
Rivalry renewed: UConn, Notre Dame ready for next chapter Rivalry renewed: UConn, Notre Dame ready for next chapter
- March 31, 2018

The Huskies lead the series 36-11. The teams, each seeded first in their respective regions headed into the NCAA tournament , are set to meet in the national semifinals Friday at Nationwide Arena (9:30 p.m., ESPN2). So if UConn is healthy, Notre Dame doesn't stand a chance? Notre Dame, as good as the program has been, had a tougher battle with all of its injuries. (more...)
Jets sign LB Neville Hewitt, RB Thomas Rawls Jets sign LB Neville Hewitt, RB Thomas Rawls
- March 31, 2018

That season saw him put up over 900 total yards while averaging an NFL-best 5.6 yards per rush. The Jets also announced center Travis Swanson visited their complex on Friday. He rushed for 349 yards in 2016, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry - although he was brilliant in a wild-card win over the Lions, running for 161 yards. (more...)
Free agency roundup: Raiders sign vet CB Leon Hall Free agency roundup: Raiders sign vet CB Leon Hall
- March 31, 2018

The Raiders opted to take advantage of it because King's salary cap hit would have been $3.05 million - sixth-highest among National Football League punters. Hall, a Vista, Calif. native, appeared in nine games past year with the San Francisco 49ers and made one start, recording 16 tackles. He was named second team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2016. (more...)
Belichick Might Trade Gronkowski If He Doesn't Commit to 2018 Season Soon Belichick Might Trade Gronkowski If He Doesn't Commit to 2018 Season Soon
- March 31, 2018

The issue with Gronkowski is he is non-committal to playing long term and has a plethora of injuries attached to his resume. If the Patriots trade him, it's definitely the end of an era. Gronkowski obviously would have plenty of suitors on the trade market, but Bedard notes there's one "ideal" trade partner: Jimmy Garoppolo's San Francisco 49ers. (more...)
West Ham vs. Southampton: Opposition threat West Ham vs. Southampton: Opposition threat
- March 31, 2018

The club are now taking steps to avoid any repeat and have announced that there will be an increased police and security personnel presence this weekend. "The bit's been done now". "You have to bring the crowd along with you as they can help and if everyone is pushing in the right direction that can really help". (more...)
Australia skipper Smith banned by ICC amid ball-tampering probe Australia skipper Smith banned by ICC amid ball-tampering probe
- March 31, 2018

A story of such significance in the country that it consumed the front page, rather than the back, The Australian labelled the scandal as "our greatest cricket disgrace". ".My feeling is we're shocked and extremely disappointed with what we saw on the field and the actions and what we discussed after the game". Ongoing Australia's Tour of South Africa has hit an all-time low in terms of the spirit of cricket. (more...)
Australians start new cricket regime with a handshake Australians start new cricket regime with a handshake
- March 31, 2018

Tim Paine , the Australian captain, admitted on Friday evening to watching some worldwide football on television in the last few weeks and seeing the players shake hands after the anthems, set off a light bulb in his head. "We've had conversations and a lot of coffees with each other talking about what we're going to do to change and how we're gonna do that going forward". (more...)
Cardinals, Greg Holland Agree Upon One-Year, $14M Deal Cardinals, Greg Holland Agree Upon One-Year, $14M Deal
- March 31, 2018

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed reliever Greg Holland , reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports . However, for $14 million, I wouldn't have done it. Holland should slot in nicely as the team's closer, and he'll get the chance to reset his value for the winter. Briefly: Philadelphia pitcher Jake Arrieta , who signed a three-year, $75 million deal March 12, has been assigned to Class A Clearwater as he works his way into shape. (more...)
Javi Gracia calls on Abdoulaye Doucoure to remain at Watford Javi Gracia calls on Abdoulaye Doucoure to remain at Watford
- March 31, 2018

Manchester United , Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been linked with a mega-money swoop for the Frenchman who has impressed at Vicarage Road this season. "They are concentrated on the next match and trying to put the team as high in the table as possible". "I am grateful to Watford , I have the confidence of this, it is the one who revealed me to the Premier League". (more...)
Kendall Wright signs with Vikings Kendall Wright signs with Vikings
- March 30, 2018

Wright can stretch the field and he's been known as a reliable playmaker in the passing game throughout his career. One area in which he provides a bump for Minnesota is potential for yards after the catch. The 2018 Minnesota Vikings will have a new field general after giving former Washington Redskins hurler Kirk Cousins some big bucks to relocate to the Twin Cities. (more...)
Major league roundup: Astros' title defense opens with a win Major league roundup: Astros' title defense opens with a win
- March 30, 2018

Just like he did in 2017, Houston Astros center fielder George Springer led the 2018 season off with a home run . Rizzo went deep in the second inning in his homecoming to his native South Florida, and Schwarber's homer atoned for an error he made during Miami's three-run third inning. (more...)
Mets top Cardinals 9-4 on opening day at Citi Field Mets top Cardinals 9-4 on opening day at Citi Field
- March 30, 2018

Jeurys Familia walked a batter but didn't allow a hit as hi pitched the ninth in a non-save situation. Yoenis Cespedes drove in three to lead the NY lineup. New Met Adrian Gonzalez plated fellow new Met Todd Frazier with a double to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with one out. He had three hits, including a solo home run to go along with two RBI. (more...)
Launch success for India's GSLV Launch success for India's GSLV
- March 30, 2018

F08 injected the GSAT-6A, India's heaviest communication satellite, into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) with textbook precision. Sriharikota: Scripting yet another success, ISRO on Thursday place into orbit its latest communication satellite GSAT-6A launched on board its geosynchronous rocket GSLV-F08 from the spaceport here. (more...)
Liverpool in contract talks with Emre Can, says Jurgen Klopp Liverpool in contract talks with Emre Can, says Jurgen Klopp
- March 30, 2018

The Germany global denied those reports with a post on his Instagram story and it was Klopp's turn to have his say in his pre-Crystal Palace presser today. He is getting better and better and better, much better. Hopefully he can have a normal session with us on Sunday morning and then should be fine again. (more...)
Kings partner with Black Lives Matter, Build. Black. Coalition amid protests Kings partner with Black Lives Matter, Build. Black. Coalition amid protests
- March 30, 2018

In 2016, four of the N.B.A.'s biggest stars - James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade - opened the ESPY Awards by urging fellow athletes to push for change on issues of race, policing and violence. Catching the police off guard, hundreds of protesters encircled the entire center, preventing thousands of spectators from entering the arena. "They been killing young black men all over the country and we are here to say that we are going to stand with Stephon Clark and the leaders ... (more...)
Everton v Manchester City Everton v Manchester City
- March 30, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side hold a 16 point over rivals Manchester United at the top of the table and victory at Goodison Park will see them reach the verge of securing the title. Benjamin Mendy (knee) also remains on the sidelines. Sam Allardyce - one called "The" Big Sam by Guardiola - is in charge of the ambitious Merseyside club now, which has won consecutive league games for just the second time this season after an early season flirtation with the drop zone. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino leaps to defence of out-of-form Dele Alli Mauricio Pochettino leaps to defence of out-of-form Dele Alli
- March 30, 2018

It is not a decisive game that is going to put you in one or another position. Lingard has had a fine season for Manchester United and scored his first worldwide goal in England's 1-0 win over Netherlands last Friday. "I think it's hard now to say "yes" or "no", to be involved or not in the game". Doubles against Arsenal at the Emirates and against Burnley to rescue a draw as well as winners or vital goals against West Brom, Everton, Derby County and Chelsea have left Lingard in a ... (more...)
Temptation too great: Bank takes (funny) shot at Sister Jean Temptation too great: Bank takes (funny) shot at Sister Jean
- March 30, 2018

Stylistically, these teams get the job done in different ways. When the varsity squad made its trip to Louisville for the Final Four, Murtha was there and witnessed the Ramblers squeeze out a 60-58 victory over Cincinnati in the championship. (more...)
JR Smith Credits Therapy Dog for Breakout Game JR Smith Credits Therapy Dog for Breakout Game
- March 30, 2018

McMenamin reports several Cavs , including Kevin Love , really enjoyed their time with the dog, but J.R. Smith especially loved Remi. "I'm an emotional person". Smith is a prolific scorer, but he excelled in other aspects of the game, too-he snagged five boards, three assists, and copped three steals. "While I have tried to work through it, the last thing I want is for it to affect the team". (more...)
Steve Smith stands down as Australian Test captain after ball-tampering scandal Steve Smith stands down as Australian Test captain after ball-tampering scandal
- March 30, 2018

A statement read: "Cricket Australia can confirm that all members of the touring Test squad now remain in South Africa". Smith was handed a one-Test suspension while also being fined 100 per cent of his match feel, while Bancroft copped three demerit points and was fined 75 per cent of his match fee. (more...)
For One Night, 36-Year-Old Accountant Turned NHL Star For One Night, 36-Year-Old Accountant Turned NHL Star
- March 30, 2018

He's listed as a 6-foot, 185-pound goalie from Sarnia, Ont., who hasn't played a meaningful game since the 2005-06 season when he was at Western Michigan. Any normal day, Foster has a meal and sits in the press box to watch the game. "'The initial shock happened when I had to dress", Foster said after the game . (more...)
South Africa make steady start as focus returns to cricket South Africa make steady start as focus returns to cricket
- March 30, 2018

After an excellent show in Cape Town, the hosts will look to secure a series win and end their home season on a high. De Villiers and Temba Bavuma halted Australia's charge with a 52-run partnership before De Villiers was caught behind off the bowling of debutant Chadd Sayers for 69, which came off 119 deliveries and included seven boundaries and a six. (more...)

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