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Smith facing ban for 'wishbone' tackle on former teammate Kasiano Smith facing ban for 'wishbone' tackle on former teammate Kasiano
- May 13, 2018

Smith drew a grade two risky contact charge after pulling Proctor's left leg in a 47th minute tackle. The Storm beat the Titans 28-14. Speaking after the game, Smith denied pulling Proctor's leg . With an early plea Smith receives a 25 per cent reduction so would only miss one game and have 50 carryover points but the Storm could opt to take the matter to the NRL judiciary in hopes of clearing Smith for their home game against Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park this Saturday night. (more...)
Pochettino vows to celebrate Spurs success Pochettino vows to celebrate Spurs success
- May 13, 2018

We'll attempt to do the identical as final yr. The 56-year-old Frenchman - who was sacked by Southampton at the end of the 2016/17 campaign despite reaching the League Cup final and finishing eighth in the table - says he did not come in to replace Craig Shakespeare last October just to save the club's place among the elite and then leave. (more...)
UFC 224 Primer: Can Raquel Pennington Beat Amanda Nunes? UFC 224 Primer: Can Raquel Pennington Beat Amanda Nunes?
- May 13, 2018

She last fought in September and had a split decision win over Valentina Shevchenko . While Dern calls the US home, she's the daughter of legendary Brazilian MMA fighter Wellington "Megaton" Dias so Dern, a renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner who earned her black belt at age 19, will certainly be the fan favorite here. (more...)
Caught in US-Iran crossfire, India to work around curbs Caught in US-Iran crossfire, India to work around curbs
- May 13, 2018

Nations having financial dealings with Iran are expected to be hit by comprehensive sanctions regime said Trump administration. India came under intense U.S. Asked whether the USA sanctions will hit the Chabahar port project, Kumar said it was too early to analyse and come up with conclusions about implications of USA withdrawal from the nuclear deal. (more...)
Stoger announces Borussia Dortmund exit after defeat to Hoffenheim Stoger announces Borussia Dortmund exit after defeat to Hoffenheim
- May 13, 2018

That left Dortmund to cling onto a Champions League spot as they finished ahead of fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference. Adam Szalai soon restored Hoffenheim's advantage, however, and Pavel Kaderabek's scramble saw Hoffenheim dramatically leapfrog their opponents into third for their highest ever Bundesliga finish. (more...)
Tigers open SEC Tournament play against Ole Miss Tigers open SEC Tournament play against Ole Miss
- May 13, 2018

Head Coach Mike Bianco earned his 800th career victory with the win, his 700th as a skipper of the Rebels, and will look to go for number 801 tomorrow in the series finale. The Rebel offense has added 22 more doubles, 15 more home runs and 104 more RBIs. Auburn got on the board with a home run by Brett Wright in the fourth, but the Rebels tacked on two runs against Mize in the home half of the frame. (more...)
Fowler falls foul of palm tree to make early exit from Players Fowler falls foul of palm tree to make early exit from Players
- May 13, 2018

With three birdies in five holes to start his back nine, the 2015 Players champion was making a move up the leaderboard and providing some rare highlights from a mega grouping that featured fan favourites Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. In the end, Rickie was not able to provide a 100% identification of the ball as being his, so he had to head back to the tee and take his lumps with a lost ball penalty. (more...)
LeBron James reacts to former coach David Fizdale joining Knicks LeBron James reacts to former coach David Fizdale joining Knicks
- May 13, 2018

I don't want soft guys here. With such demands and expectations that comes with being head coach of the Knicks, Fizdale was asked why he made a decision to take the Knicks job and he answered: "I just felt a real connection to them". The only issue is that the personnel doesn't match. Outside of them, though, there's nobody else. The question is, can Fizdale be the "wizard" the Knicks need to create a winning culture and engage potential free agents to come and take their talents to NY? The ... (more...)
LeBron James Isn't About to Take the Celtics Lightly LeBron James Isn't About to Take the Celtics Lightly
- May 13, 2018

The Boston Celtics - without Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving - have banded together and advanced through the playoffs. The Boston Celtics played the Cleveland Cavaliers three time this regular season. "He's gotten better and better". (TD) GARDEN PARTYBoston has become a preferred spring destination for James. And yet, starting shooting guard Kyle Korver thinks the Boston Celtics represent an even bigger challenge for Cleveland's surging offense. (more...)
Boston Celtics: 5 options to try against LeBron James Boston Celtics: 5 options to try against LeBron James
- May 13, 2018

Nobody is going to stop LeBron. In that series, LeBron James averaged 29.6 points per game as Cleveland bounced Boston from the playoffs with four blowout victories in five games. You dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA , and even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals: to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered, and I think I've done that in my career. (more...)
Oklahoma softball: Sooners beat Baylor for Big 12 Championship title Oklahoma softball: Sooners beat Baylor for Big 12 Championship title
- May 13, 2018

OSU starter Joe Leinhard (5-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs on 11 hits with one strikeout in four innings. Baylor surged ahead 5-4 with a two-run fifth highlighted by Nicky Dawson's run-scoring triple. Caleigh Clifton also drove in two runs for the Sooners as she finished 2-for-4 with a run scored. The Sooner senior was six for nine in her team's three wins, including two home runs, nine RBI and a 1.444 slugging percentage. (more...)
Danny Lee in share of second at Players Championship Danny Lee in share of second at Players Championship
- May 13, 2018

Open victor said. It was a round which launched him to 10-under for the tournament - his best start to an event since last July. It also marked his lowest score of the season, his best since a 65 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship and his lowest score to par since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. (more...)
Kvitova beats Bertens for 3rd Madrid Open title Kvitova beats Bertens for 3rd Madrid Open title
- May 13, 2018

Kvitova previously won Madrid in 2011 and 2015. Further errors restored Kvitova's break lead and she successfully served out to love for her third Madrid Open title. "In the third set, I was really thinking that I can't do it anymore". In the decider, Kvitova broke to go 4-2 up but Bertens broke straight back, only for Kvitova to break a second time and from there she held her nerve for her 24th WTA title. (more...)
George Hill misses Saturday practice for graduation ceremony George Hill misses Saturday practice for graduation ceremony
- May 13, 2018

He has averaged 9.4 points and 2.8 assists in 24 games with the Cavs. After 15 years of studies and the NBA, Hill became the first member of his family to graduate from college, which warrants congratulations. After receiving his diploma on Saturday, it will be back to basketball for Hill on Sunday, when the Cavs face the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 3:30 p.m. (more...)
Ex-Arsenal midfielder one of options to replace Arsene Wenger — Mikel Arteta Ex-Arsenal midfielder one of options to replace Arsene Wenger — Mikel Arteta
- May 13, 2018

Arsenal, for their part, want to appoint a new manager before the start of the World Cup so as to avoid the distraction and potential hassle of doing so after the competition, particularly when the post-tournament scramble for new signings begins. (more...)
IPL-style women's exhibition match to be played before first playoff IPL-style women's exhibition match to be played before first playoff
- May 13, 2018

Sony, which held the rights to broadcast IPL till past year, used to telecast the matches on its Hindi movie channel Set Max too. It is understood that the match will follow IPL-style rules, with up to four overseas players allowed to be picked in the playing XI. (more...)
Prescod stuns Gatlin to win 100m race in Shanghai Prescod stuns Gatlin to win 100m race in Shanghai
- May 13, 2018

In other events, world-record holder Kendra Harrison lost a Diamond League 100m hurdles for the first time since 2015, ending an 11-race win streak. She finished third in 12.56, trailing Olympic champion Brianna McNeal (12.50) and Sharika Nelvis (12.52). Commonwealth champion Janieve Russell continued her excellent start to the season, with her best ever time in the 400m hurdles, 53.78, for a close second place finish. (more...)
Real Madrid coach Zidane can't guarantee he's staying Real Madrid coach Zidane can't guarantee he's staying
- May 13, 2018

And with less than 10 minutes of the regulatory 90 remaining, Kroos, who has scored more goals against the Galician outfit than any other in La Liga, heaped further misery on Juan Carlos Unzue's men after punishing yet more shoddy defending with a simple finish inside the area to round off a flawless night for Los Blancos . (more...)
Wood: Lions followed law with Patricia hiring Wood: Lions followed law with Patricia hiring
- May 13, 2018

Patricia told reporters on Wednesday the case had not been discussed during his interview process for the Lions job. The case was dismissed in January 1997 after the woman withdrew her allegation, citing a reluctance to undergo the stress of a trial. (more...)
Nate Diaz, Clay Guida Reportedly Involved in Scuffle at Combate Americas Event
- May 12, 2018

MMA Fighting reports that Diaz got into a physical altercation with fellow UFC fighter Clay Guida at a Combate Americas mixed martial arts (MMA) event last night that left Guida bloody. A representative from Diaz denied comment to MMA Fighting on the matter, and a member of Guida's camp also has not returned a request from comment. (more...)
Kyle Korver, LeBron James talk about Tyronn Lue's strategy vs Celtics Kyle Korver, LeBron James talk about Tyronn Lue's strategy vs Celtics
- May 12, 2018

Marcus Smart made one of two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and Philadelphia turned it over on the inbounds play to seal it. That's something Boston can exploit because this is not a team where the defense can just target one guy ( Victor Oladipo ) or even two ( Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ). (more...)
Humboldt Broncos Will Play in 2018-19 SJHL Season Humboldt Broncos Will Play in 2018-19 SJHL Season
- May 12, 2018

The Broncos will be holding an invite-only camp in Saskatoon starting on May 25. The Broncos will start the process to recruit a new head coach and general manager next week. "With five great teams set to compete for a national championship and a variety of ticket options available, fans have an incredible opportunity to witness the highest level of Junior A hockey in the country". (more...)
Nacho reveals concern over Liverpool Champions League final threat Nacho reveals concern over Liverpool Champions League final threat
- May 12, 2018

Liverpool's first Champions League final since 2007 offers a spectacular end to a thrilling campaign, yet there is still work to do to qualify for next season's competition. Now there's less time but we will see. Klopp is not taking anything for granted even though Liverpool just need a home draw against Brighton to secure a top-four finish and a Champions League berth via league position. (more...)
Onslow County schools closing Wednesday for teacher rally Onslow County schools closing Wednesday for teacher rally
- May 12, 2018

Being hailed as a rally by proponents and as a walkout by critics, the event is one of a national movement of educator prompts to encourage higher pay. "It is very hard to get proctors", said Johnson, who also has four children in school. "I think they need more tools to do what they need to do". Jordan said he had been in contact with superintendents in neighboring counties as he monitored the number of teachers requesting time off. (more...)
Sharapova, Halep miss out on Madrid semis Sharapova, Halep miss out on Madrid semis
- May 12, 2018

However, Bertens has played just as well on clay this season and has proven that this is the surface she's most comfortable. Kvitova carried that momentum into the second set and closed the match out when Pliskova could only smash a backhand beyond the baseline. (more...)
McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship McIlroy 'ready' to win the Players Championship
- May 12, 2018

And the golf course grew on me. Coming into here it's no different. He said all facets of his game had been strong, and that he had started playing better since receiving some recent advice from compatriot Louis Oosthuizen to focus on swing tempo. (more...)
Mo Salah sends message to Liverpool FC fans ahead of Brighton clash Mo Salah sends message to Liverpool FC fans ahead of Brighton clash
- May 12, 2018

There is a sense that he is one player who could do with a break, but there is little sign of him getting one, as he prepares to join up with his worldwide squad for the World Cup shortly after the Champions League final . "We have a game on Sunday then the Champions League final and I'm sure we will help each other". Swansea have what looks like a highly winnable game at home to relegated Stoke City . (more...)
F1: Hamilton, Bottas Dominate Friday Practice in Spain F1: Hamilton, Bottas Dominate Friday Practice in Spain
- May 12, 2018

Max Verstappen would be just 0.002s faster than Daniel Ricciardo in fifth and sixth respectively and after Baku, a sigh of relief is likely should both make it through the first few corners unscathed on Sunday. "We're back, I have to say", Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda said after the session. "It's a shame it's only four hundredths but for us as a team, flawless result today". (more...)
Zinedine Zidane refuses to discuss his Real Madrid future Zinedine Zidane refuses to discuss his Real Madrid future
- May 12, 2018

The Portuguese will definitely miss Wednesday's clash with Sevilla and is unlikely to feature next weekend against Celta Vigo, but could make his return for the Blanco's final Liga match of the season against Villarreal. The league is over 38 games but the Champions League is wonderful. However, Aspas has missed three straight games with a hamstring injury and it is unclear if he will play on Saturday. (more...)
Blue Jays seek series edge vs. Red Sox after walkoff win Blue Jays seek series edge vs. Red Sox after walkoff win
- May 12, 2018

His 15 strikeouts tied his career high. Sale, who went nine complete for the first time since 2016 struck out the side in the fourth and the fifth and of his 116 pitches, 85 were strikes, a total just six pitchers met all of last season. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. sat for the third straight game. As well, the Jays improved to 5-0 in extra-inning games and 9-0 in contests decided in the final at bat. (more...)

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