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Ireland ready for Test cricket debut Ireland ready for Test cricket debut
- May 11, 2018

The European side will become the first to debut in Tests since Bangladesh did so in November 2000 against India, after being awarded Full Member status last June along with Afghanistan. Ireland first made the rest of the cricket world take notice when they beat the touring West Indies in an ODI, in 1969. "And the risk for us is huge because it's an untested format". (more...)
Twins activate Gold Glove winner Buxton from DL Twins activate Gold Glove winner Buxton from DL
- May 11, 2018

He struck out four and walked none while making 94 pitches. Shohei Ohtani added a majestic solo homer into the rock pile off Trevor Hildenberger in the seventh. He hit another fly to the warning track in the eighth. Jim Johnson got his first save of the season by throwing a scoreless ninth. Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, Minnesota announced Thursday. (more...)
Venezuela y Palestina crean fondo binacional con 20 millones de petros Venezuela y Palestina crean fondo binacional con 20 millones de petros
- May 11, 2018

El mandatario venezolano anunció la creación del Banco Binacional de desarrollo, que iniciará con 20 millones de Petros, la moneda digital venezolana. Maduro, por su lado, dijo que hay que hacer "más" por el pueblo palestino , aparte de denunciar la "masacre y el martirio" de los palestinos. Lo que queremos es la paz y la felicidad humana y por la paz y por la causa palestina nos la jugamos todas. (more...)
Jacksonville teenager arrested for trespassing and trying to steal Blake Bortles' truck Jacksonville teenager arrested for trespassing and trying to steal Blake Bortles' truck
- May 11, 2018

Blake and Jags lineman Chris Reed were all at a party at the Jacksonville Beach home of offensive lineman Brandon Linder when they noticed a odd young man skulking around the house. Horton, a student at Fletcher High School, said he was at the party looking for a former girlfriend, but no one at the party knew who he was searching for, according to News4Jax . (more...)
Alonso making most out of his season despite McLaren's woes Alonso making most out of his season despite McLaren's woes
- May 11, 2018

Alonso said his results in the endurance championship would not directly affect his decisions about his future in F1, although he did say he wasn't happy with the predictability of F1 these days. "The win last weekend in Spa will not change anything", Alonso said. It won't change anything for me. Every time that I will have a auto that is close to victory, I will go for it. (more...)
Andy Carroll On Bench - West Ham Team vs Manchester United Confirmed Andy Carroll On Bench - West Ham Team vs Manchester United Confirmed
- May 11, 2018

West Ham are back being linked to Rodrigo Battaglia from Sporting this Thursday, this time by newspaper A Bola. West Ham United host Manchester United at the London Stadium this evening. A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Greenidge's representatives are in discussions with Premier League and Championship clubs, including West Ham , about a move for the forward. (more...)
John O'Shea to make final Republic of Ireland appearance against USA John O'Shea to make final Republic of Ireland appearance against USA
- May 11, 2018

O'Neill made the announcement at the SPAR Primary 5s Leinster Finals in Navan. Burke, he suggested, had caught the eye with a couple of his spectacular strikes and his all round play, but O'Neill made no secret of how a big a step-up he feels worldwide football would be for the 24 year-old. (more...)
Deputy flagged down by driver saves baby's life Deputy flagged down by driver saves baby's life
- May 11, 2018

When the officer wasn't noticing an improvement in King's breathing, he hurried back into his vehicle and took off to the nearby Ocala Regional Medical Center. We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!' Comments posted to the MCSO Facebook, hundreds of them within just a a few hours of posting were almost all full of prasie and gratitude. (more...)
Curry, Durant dismantle Pelicans, lead Warriors into Western Conference finals Curry, Durant dismantle Pelicans, lead Warriors into Western Conference finals
- May 11, 2018

According to the Westgate Superbook ( via ESPN.com ), the Warriors are listed at -185 against the Rockets in seven games. The NBA season is over for the Utah Jazz after they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Houston Rockets . Golden State was the betting favorite in all three meetings with Houston this season. "He took over the game". I talk to him ( Donovan Mitchell ) all the time , and I ain't talk to him one time during this playoff series. (more...)
Johnson, Simpson, Noren share early lead at Sawgrass Johnson, Simpson, Noren share early lead at Sawgrass
- May 11, 2018

I didn't feel like there was any, any more atmosphere out there than there usually would have been. He has missed the cut once and withdrawn. Johnson has not won a tournament since his victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii in January, and a dip in form has opened the door for a number of challengers. (more...)
Mark Ingram not expected to join Saints until veteran minicamp
- May 11, 2018

Brees and company have a solid squad on both sides of the football, but Ingram's absence will be felt, via Josh Katzenstein of New Orleans Times-Picayune. Ingram is coming off the best two seasons of his career. With Ingram out, the Giants will have to shift their focus on stopping second-year running back Alvin Kamara . (more...)
Brad Stevens Wouldn't Vote for Himself for COY Brad Stevens Wouldn't Vote for Himself for COY
- May 11, 2018

As Marc Stein of the New York Times first reported , the eight head coaches to receive votes were Philadelphia's Brett Brown , Toronto's Dwane Casey , Houston's Mike D'Antoni, Indiana's Nate McMillan , San Antonio's Gregg Popovich , Utah's Quin Snyder , Portland's Terry Stotts , and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers. (more...)
New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins
- May 11, 2018

Perkins sustained pectoral injury this offseason and subsequently underwent surgery. Perkins was a fourth-round pick out of UCLA in 2016 and had an impressive rookie season when he ran for 456 yards on 112 carries and caught 15 passes for 162 yards. (more...)
Wenger reveals true feelings ahead of final Arsenal game Wenger reveals true feelings ahead of final Arsenal game
- May 11, 2018

Wenger, however, still believes the club is in good shape for his successor. Both Mikel Arteta and Patrick Vieira are also being considered and the fact that they both previously played for the club is standing in their favour. "It was a great performance". Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus is also being strongly considered having achieved incredible success with the Serie A giants in the past two seasons, nearly guaranteed to lead them to a second domestic double in-a-row. (more...)
Third Suspect Arrested in Rob Gronkowski Home Burglary Third Suspect Arrested in Rob Gronkowski Home Burglary
- May 11, 2018

Police had been searching for the 26-year-old man as one of the three named suspects who broke into Gronk's home in Foxboro while he was playing against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Denn allegedly stole antique coins, jewelry and, most importantly to police across the region, three firearms - a black Smith & Wesson.40-caliber pistol, a tan Kimber 1911.45 caliber pistol, and a black Kel Tec 9mm pistol. (more...)
McCaffrey: 'Fortnite' has become a force inside the Red Sox clubhouse McCaffrey: 'Fortnite' has become a force inside the Red Sox clubhouse
- May 11, 2018

Earlier in the press conference, Cora said he didn't believe Price's condition has anything to do with the video game. Even still, it's likely that a contingent of Red Sox players will be holed up in their hotel rooms with headsets on, glued to computer monitors, playing a game that's gained worldwide attention. (more...)
Sketchers Sues Adidas For Illegally Poaching High School Athletes Sketchers Sues Adidas For Illegally Poaching High School Athletes
- May 11, 2018

Also last month, Thomas "T.J". Shoe company Skechers is suing Adidas , claiming it "engaged in a deliberate, deceptive, and illegal campaign" to artificially boost its image while steering amateur college basketball players to Adidas products. (more...)
GOP Balks As State Warns Of Possible Medicaid Cuts GOP Balks As State Warns Of Possible Medicaid Cuts
- May 11, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards is addressing Louisiana's high cancer rates in an effort to develop a statewide improvement strategy Friday. House Republican Caucus chairman Lance Harris and State Rep. "We've really tried to underscore that these are real people", Gee said. "But unfortunately, we have to take action". Louisiana lawmakers are grappling with a budget deficit of at least $550 million and are trying to figure out how to make up the shortfall. (more...)
Former UNI Panther Austin Howard signs with Indianapolis Colts Former UNI Panther Austin Howard signs with Indianapolis Colts
- May 11, 2018

Howard, 31, provides 92 games - and 88 starts - worth of National Football League experience to the Indianapolis offensive front. And right tackle is also the biggest position of need for the Colts' current line situation. At 31 years old, Howard can't be viewed as a long-term fix at right tackle. With the addition of Howard, those vying for the starting role also include Joe Haeg, Denzelle Good and Le'Raven Clark. (more...)
Here's ESPN's New 'Monday Night Football' Crew; Jason Witten Features Here's ESPN's New 'Monday Night Football' Crew; Jason Witten Features
- May 11, 2018

Tessitore will be joined by Jason Witten , who ESPN convinced to retire from the Dallas Cowboys to hop into the booth as an analyst. Tessitore will handle play-by-play duties, with Witten joining him in the broadcast booth as an analyst. (more...)
I'm Convinced There's Something Special In This Team - Arsene Wenger I'm Convinced There's Something Special In This Team - Arsene Wenger
- May 11, 2018

Overall it is very sad because the decision went against us and we are upset that we lost a game that we should not have lost", he said. I quite liked his predecessor Bruce Rioch, but that was only because he was in charge when Arsenal signed Dennis Bergkamp - my favourite all time Arsenal player - and I reckoned Rioch was the smartest manager in the world. (more...)
Kane fires Spurs into Champions League as Chelsea's charge falters Kane fires Spurs into Champions League as Chelsea's charge falters
- May 11, 2018

We know our opponents have more individual quality so you have to find a solution. Although the Blues do have an FA Cup final against Manchester United to look forward to later this month, it seems increasingly likely that a cup triumph will not save the Italian from losing his job. (more...)
Turkish footballer Arda Turan banned for 16 matches Turkish footballer Arda Turan banned for 16 matches
- May 11, 2018

After assessing the incident, the Turkish Professional Football Discipline Board has chose to impose a lengthy ban, meaning that Turan will miss half of next season. "As the Basaksehir family we can not agree to this..." Turan joined Başakşehir this season on loan from Barcelona , where he had largely endured an unhappy spell on the bench after joining from Atletico Madrid. (more...)
Moyes argues that West Ham had the best January window Moyes argues that West Ham had the best January window
- May 10, 2018

Omen or coincidence? Let's not have a heated debate. As for the East Londoners and David Moyes , the general feel from today's press conference was that its job done as far as this season is concerned, following the club guaranteeing promotion at the weekend. (more...)
Nick Collison is retiring from the National Basketball Association after 15 years Nick Collison is retiring from the National Basketball Association after 15 years
- May 10, 2018

As a result, Collison played in 91 playoff games, including the 2012 NBA Finals against the Heat. ESPN's Royce Young says in an interview, Collison said, "I've had an incredible run". Collison went on to detail how the move from Seattle to Oklahoma City was tough, but by the second season as the Thunder there were glimmers of hope. (more...)
How well do you know the Spanish Grand Prix? How well do you know the Spanish Grand Prix?
- May 10, 2018

Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012. Vettel jumped pole sitter Hamilton into turn 1, but behind them was where all of the action was. Those three were all in the last seven years, however. "We're hoping that this year's Spanish GP will be a good race for us, but we know that it will be tough", Mercedes chief Toto Wolff said. (more...)
Bring it back to Philly! Bring it back to Philly!
- May 10, 2018

Boston has won four of the previous seven meetings, but Cleveland has won the last two - including the East finals last season. Game 3: Saturday, May 19 , 8:30 p.m. One other thing to note early: Philadelphia already has five turnovers. But they won Game 4 and had a 107-103 lead with 2:01 left in Game 5. "They made some tough shots throughout the series [.] It sucks, but you gotta learn from it and come back next year even better". (more...)
NFL Draft could head to Nashville in 2019 NFL Draft could head to Nashville in 2019
- May 10, 2018

Schefter added that if the city happens to miss out on the 2019 event, it has put itself in position to host the 2020 draft. An official announcement is expected during the NFL Owners' Meetings in Atlanta May 22-23. "It's a competitive process, and we're excited to move one step closer to bringing the National Football League draft to Denver", Broncos president and CEO Joe Ellis said in February when Denver was announced as one of five finalists to host a future draft. (more...)
Barcelona will only sell star for £120m Barcelona will only sell star for £120m
- May 10, 2018

Bouhafsi claims Liverpool are exploring the possibility of signing Dembele on loan with an option to buy at the conclusion of the deal, similar to that of Paris Saint-Germain's agreement with Monaco for Kylian Mbappe. "Dembele leaving? It's not on the table", he told radio station RAC1. The Liverpool boss was amused when asked of his interest in the 20-year-old following the defeat to Chelsea, but failed to deny or refuse the claims as he joked: "Oooh, is he on the market?" "He's very ... (more...)
Incoming 4-star Florida signee Justin Watkins arrested after freakish trespassing incident Incoming 4-star Florida signee Justin Watkins arrested after freakish trespassing incident
- May 10, 2018

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by the Tampa Bay Times , Watkins, 19, had a verbal altercation with a woman at her residence and took her cell phone before jumping into an SUV and driving away. Because Watkins was not a student at the unnamed high school, he was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a misdemeanor complaint of trespassing on school grounds. (more...)

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