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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire following 2017 season

A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Hendrick Motorsports said future plans for the No. 88 team would be announced at a later date. Now in his 18th season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he made his 600th career start on March 26 at Fontana, California. Johnson turns 42 in September and is a seven-time NASCAR champion. Read More »

Raptors humiliated in Game 3 loss to Bucks


With the Bucks having a 2-1 series lead fans have to be wondering what's going on with the two superstars from the north? In a stroke of genius, with an absolutely raucous crowd behind them, the Bucks had the Raptors beaten from the opening tip, as they blasted the theme song from beloved children's show Barney over the arena speakers in the best trolling move this National Basketball Association season. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's funeral scheduled for Monday in CT


Jenkins-Hernandez's lawyer, George Leontire, told the court that his camp was "very concerned about the loss of evidence in this case", per The Globe. Baez said the family will be seeking an independent autopsy. Another of Hernandezs lawyers said that he would ask a court to have that murder conviction erased. Read More »

Cech: There are leaders at Arsenal


Arsenal are way back in seventh place but they have enough games in hand to still qualify for the Champions League. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure would prefer to play "without a referee" in Thursday's derby with Manchester United after criticising the standard of officiating in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal. Read More »

Cavs' Smith (hamstring) hopes to play Game 3


However, Love knocked down two free throws and C.J. Miles was whistled for an offensive foul, thwarting the Pacers' comeback. "But we're right there on turning the switch on what we really can become". Undoubtedly, the first provocation wasn't delivered by the Clippers, who are down 1-0 to the Jazz in the best-of-seven series that resumes Tuesday night at Staples Center. Read More »

England recall fit-again Mark Wood for Champions Trophy

Wood has returned to fitness after being sidelined for several months following a third ankle operation. Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes have been given permission to miss the two games against Ireland to play in the Indian Premier League, but changes are expected to be kept to a minimum. Read More »

Wembley win put Chelsea back on track, says Hazard


From the current league status, to the individual stories and awards, to transfer news, below are the most recent news coming out of the UK. "We knew beforehand that this game can maybe have an impact for the rest of the season, but in football you need to believe because everything is possible and we don't know what will happen in the next few weeks", said Lloris. Read More »

Warriors Sweep Trail Blazers in Blowout Victory


Durant will make his return from a calf injury that cost him two games. He started and the Warriors built a 72-48 lead by the end of the opening half. Cory Joseph had 10 points off the bench for Toronto. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 30 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee has lost back-to-back games after routing Toronto 104-77 in Game 3. Read More »

Premier League win with Chelsea would be Conte's greatest moment


Kick off is at 19:45 on 25 April 2017. Southampton will most likely use this match, forced because of injuries, to allow young players playtime with next season already in mind. In training I train left-back as well. "This season isn't the only season the Manchester clubs have spent a lot of money". On Tuesday, Chelsea host Southampton , who will be refreshed after 10 days rest, while Tottenham have an extra day to recover before travelling to Crystal Palace on Wednesday. Read More »

FA Cup: Arsenal proved doubters wrong - Wenger


Arsenal had not looked entirely comfortable in their new 3-4-3 formation the previous week, when they ground out a 2-1 win over struggling Middlesbrough, but they were dogged and determined against City, qualities they have so often lacked this season. Read More »

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets

Judo is a martial art in which practitioners use an attacker's own momentum against him. Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night. Read More »

Durant back in game as Warriors attempt playoff sweep of Trail Blazers


And it was over in a hurry. Last season, the Warriors defeated the Blazers 4-1 in the second round. The Warriors improved to 12-1 in the first round over the past three postseasons. Fittingly, he received a standing ovation as he made his way to the bench for the final time of the season. Damian Lillard scored 34 on 12 of 24 shooting, the only Portland starter to score in double figures. Read More »

These are N.J.'s top 25 high schools, U.S


Masterman, at No. 51, is the only school in the region in the top 100. Nationally, Oklahoma fell from an overall rank of 30 in 2016 to 40 in 2017, with 5.6 percent of schools (14) receiving silver medals. This could be why Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School is absent from the list after a year ago ranking as the 25th best high school in the state. Read More »

Gisele Bundchen bans hubby Tom Brady from Donald Trump's White House


Patriots spokesman Stacey James told The New York Times about 34 players visited the White House in 2005 and 2006 when George W. Bush was in office. According to Brady , he is unable to attend the ceremony due to some personal family matters , and if they're invited to visit the South Lawn again, he will certainly attend. Read More »

Chris Gayle: The Universe Boss is still here and alive

Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle described it as a "special occasion" to become the first cricketer to score 10,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. He went on to complete his half-century and motored along by hitting some trademark boundaries and maximums. By the time he was, he leapt to 77 off 38 balls, and put Royal Challengers in control of the game. Read More »

Messi gets 500th goal; Barcelona beats Real Madrid

Shortly after Messi was left floored and bloodied after being caught by a stray elbow from Marcelo. Casemiro gave Real a 28th-minute lead after Sergio Ramos had hooked against the post. "Either one could have won it". Gareth Bale's return from injury was a short-lived one as he was replaced by Marco Asensio before half-time. Ronaldo had a few good chances but was not able to capitalise on them. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat


The event was a part of Senator Sander's "Come Together and Fight Back" tour. The most awkward sign of the party's disunity occurred Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Sanders and Perez appeared with MSNBC's Chris Hayes for their first joint interview - and it didn't take long for Hayes to pry open the split in the politicians' worldviews. Read More »

'I'd prefer no referee for Man Utd game - Yaya Toure


Speaking to BBC Sport, he said: "I want to go out the best way possible". "The FA Cup is at the end of the season so there will be a lot of conditions before we play the final", continued the 34 year old. "Sometimes you find a way out quickly, sometimes it takes longer and you suffer more damage". "I think the most important thing [against City] was the discipline of the whole team and the effort". Read More »

Messi feels Clasico win an important step towards LaLiga glory

The most marked man in all of football, and for good reason, displaying his uncanny ability to find space. Madrid , though, still have the advantage as they have a game in hand. The last time he had scored against Madrid was with a hat trick at the Bernabeu in a 4-3 win in the league in 2014. His second goal decided the game, a left-footed shot from the top of the area with 12 seconds left in stoppage time after a low pass by Jordi Alba. Read More »

Wenger issues Arsenal a huge boost on the transfer front

Pep Guardiola was condemned to a first trophyless season of his coaching career when Alexis Sanchez scored the decisive goal at Wembley on Sunday, securing a 2-1 comeback win for the Gunners over his City side. City take on United on Thursday in a game that will have huge ramifications on who finishes in the top four. Toure said: "It is a very big game, an important game". Read More »

Dani Alves hugs crying Neymar after Barcelona's Champions League exit


Leonardo Bonucci believes "Juventus invoke fear in others" and praised the Bianconeri's performance at the Nou Camp. He also spoke on coach Massimiliano Allegri's future at the club. "We were solid, keeping a clean sheet against them is no mean feat". Allegri has instilled in his players an unwavering focus and a duty to never let their guard down. Read More »

NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

Buckle up for a slew of rumors, news, updates , reports, mock drafts and a roundup of which prospects are rising and falling in the most up-to-date projections. The player they didn't work out or spend time with is Trubisky. "I think the world of Joe Douglas and [Assistant Director of Player Personnel] Andy Weidl". Read More »

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

Center Marc Gasol set off a wild celebration in the FedExForum, better known as The Grindhouse, when he hit the game-winning shot on a floater just inside the free-throw line with 0.7 left in the extra period. Millsap also had 14 rebounds while rookie Taurean Prince chipped in with 16 points. The Spurs had a 10-point lead in the first quarter and an opportunity to take away the Grizzlies' hope. Read More »

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series


Giannis Antetokounmpo collected game-highs in both points (30) and rebounds (nine) for the Bucks but it was not enough to deny Toronto, who are now one win away from a conference semi-final showdown with reigning champions the Cleveland Cavaliers. Read More »

Yaya Toure: 'I'd prefer to play without a referee'


Wenger's side were on the brink of yet another painful defeat in a turbulent season after being outplayed by City and falling behind to Sergio Aguero's second half strike at Wembley on Sunday. But Manchester United will leapfrog them if they win on Thursday. In arguably Arsenal's biggest game of the season, Wenger's men dug deep and fought for the victory. Read More »

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers


JaVale McGee made a highlight-reel alley-oop dunk in route to a 45-22 lead after the opening quarter. "Our defense kind of got hit there in the first quarter, we knew that they were going to come after us, we had to expect that". There were no restrictions on his minutes, but he would be closely monitored. They'd then have some rest before facing either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Utah Jazz . Read More »

Ibrahimovic vows to return stronger from injury


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to miss the rest of the season after scans revealed he has suffered cruciate knee ligament injuries. On another Herrera topic, the Spaniard backs Ibrahimovic to recover from his knee ligament damage and play again . Read More »

Kante and Alli Scoop top awards!


Antonio Conte stated that Kante shows great ability to win the ball and has also improved a lot with the ball. Alli, who was controversially overlooked for the main Footballer of the Year prize, saw off competition from team-mate Harry Kane, Burnley's Michael Keane, Romelu Lukaku from Everton , Sunderland's Jordan Pickford and Manchester City's Leroy Sane to claim the award. Read More »

I will never buy a selfish player for Chelsea - Conte


We can't control what Chelsea do, if it gives them more momentum, it gives them more momentum. Guardiola's Manchester City forked out £175million last summer, while Mourinho's United broke the world-record fee with an £89m swoop for Paul Pogba as they splashed £149m. Read More »

Benching Hazard part of the plan - Conte


Improvements are certainly clear in Chelsea's results after Conte took over "underdogs", just as he did when taking the reins at Juventus before leading them to Serie A glory. Hugo Lloris says Tottenham are not too damaged by their 4-2 defeat to Chelsea and will be ready to fight for the Premier League title in a busy week for both clubs. Read More »

Wayne Rooney is still a top-class player - Burnley boss Sean Dyche


If he goes to Old Trafford, he might not get that. Keane helped Burnley to win the Championship in the 2015-16 season which secured their promotion to the Premier League. "You get to an age where you're questioned regardless of performances". "I think Burnley has been great for him but it feels like the move is going to happen in the summer". Read More »

Leafs rally, put Caps in 2-1 hole


Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal at 1:37 of overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Nicklas Backstrom forced the overtime with a goal in the third period, 12:39 into the frame. What if Washington loses Game 3? Leo Komarov gave a world-weary smile when asked how much he's enjoying knocking helmets against Alex Ovechkin every second night. Read More »