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National Football League mock draft: Browns, Titans double-up on top playmakers

These were guys that scouts thought were not thought to be "franchise players" but who became stars once the starting opportunity was made available to them. The Texans could grab DeShone Kizer here, but I don't think they take the risk. This is a pick strictly for need. This will be a good test for the newly-renovated Patriots offense, who will have tight end Rob Gronkowski returning from injury, as well as newly-acquired Brandin Cooks . Read More »

Dozier's base-clearing double pushes Twins past Rangers

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Martin Perez fell to 1-3 after surrendering three earned runs over six innings Monday versus the Twins . Mike Napoli got it going with a line drive past diving center fielder Byron Buxton, and he scored on Rougned Odor's double. It was Banister's second ejection in less than a week. The suspension was announced earlier Monday. Twins: LHP Ryan O'Bourke (left forearm strain) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster for RHP Nick Tepesch, whose contract was ... Read More »

Chelsea take step closer to title with Southampton win

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Having beaten Spurs in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, Chelsea's latest win reaffirmed the status of Antonio Conte's side as England's team to beat. Kante, the newly crowned Professional Footballers' Association player of the year, soon showed his brilliance. Six minutes later, the Saints equalised against the run of play. Read More »

Jay Cutler NFL Rumors

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I just felt like, honestly, if Jay involved himself more with the team, more with his receivers, I think he'd get more better results on the playing field. Right now, he may have to wait on how the 2017 NFL Draft pans out. This offseason, much has been made about the Denver Broncos' quarterback situation. Read More »

Younis Khan confirms retirement decision is final

Khan told in the message that his statement was misrepresented as he did not hint at taking any U-turn regarding the retirement decision. They would also like to give a befitting farewell to veterans Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, who have announced to retire after the three-Test series. Read More »

Red Sox-Yankees series opener postponed

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But before that, they had won five of six and finally started playing like the preseason favorites to win the division. The Yankees' Luis Severino was originally scheduled to start against Rick Porcello on Tuesday , with New York's Masahiro Tanaka scheduled to face Chris Sale on Wednesday night. Read More »

Conte: time to turn season from good to great

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Their performances have not gone unnoticed by Europe's elite teams, with Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Dele Alli all reported to be attracting interest. A win for Chelsea tonight would take them seven points clear of Tottenham at the top. Their chances remain slim but Pochettino hit back at the suggestion his players lack a winning mentality. Read More »

Arsene Wenger Says Alexis Sanchez Is Staying At Arsenal

Furthermore, Guardiola's style is one that Wenger tried very hard to implement himself in north London - that Arsenal's 2-1 win means Guardiola will go trophyless for the first season in his managerial career might add meaning to the Arsenal manager's win. Read More »

Arsenal midfielder Iwobi: Kante had my vote

Meanwhile, Tottenham's Dele Alli was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the second successive season, with former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham picking up the PFA'a Merit Award for his contribution to the game. "He's working very hard and I think he's improving a lot with these players". "It is normal to check his condition and also I want to speak with him (Cahill) tomorrow", Conte added. Read More »

RB prospect Foreman reveals death of infant son

This is what most of us didn't know: His infant son, D'Onta Jr., died midway through the college football season at just 7 weeks old because of an intestinal infection. "I felt like something was taken away from me before I had a chance to experience it". On a positive note, Foreman and his girlfriend are once again expecting. Read More »

Mancuso: Michael Pineda Was Sharp And What Yankees Need

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The Yankees announced on Monday that the 24-year-old Montgomery, a standout performer for Sumter High School, the American Legion Sumter P-15's and the University of SC, had won the role as the team's fifth starter. "I thought I made good pitches, but they put the ball in play where nobody was". Benintendi remained in the game, which is more than can be said for Jackie Bradley who sprained his knee after stumbling while rounding first base like Chevy Chase imitating Gerald Ford. Read More »

Ashley Young: Chelsea performance was coming for Manchester United

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The midfielder added that " we controlled the game " throughout and " created chances " even though it wasn't alot but everybody in the team " can be very happy " with how they performed during so a big game. "Otherwise we must clap another team". Antonio Conte's Chelsea side were rocked by Marcus Rashford's early goal and a deflected Ander Herrera strike soon after half-time at Old Trafford delivered a major blow to their title ambitions. Read More »

'I will come back even stronger', says injured Ibrahimovic

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Should United beat City in their own stadium, as they did previous year, their fate will be theirs to decide. United can climb above City into the top four with five games of the Premier League campaign to go if they win at the Etihad. Collectively we were very good, very strong. "But we have to be, everyone, supporting them - not only Zlatan also Marcos because they are really bad moments for them". Read More »

Coyle, Wild aim to keep pressure on Blues with 3-1 deficit

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Minnesota didn't make Allen work for his saves. Although Minnesota has controlled a majority of the play, tacked on shots and matched the physicality of the Blues the Wild simply could not get rewarded in their first three games. They now have been eliminated by Chicago in the first round (2013); eliminated by the Blackhawks in the second round after beating Colorado (2014); eliminated by the Blackhawks in the second round after beating St. Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies Game 4 Recap: Gasol, Conley and Harrison Save the Season

The Grizzlies also managed to sidestep a franchise-worst 23 turnovers in a playoff game that the Spurs transformed into 31 points. Mike Conley had 35 points, eight assists and nine rebounds in the game, Gasol and Zach Randolph had double-doubles and the Grindfather himself, Tony Allen (who would have been marking Leonard the entire time, for what that's worth), remained out with injury. Read More »

Harry Redknapp named as Birmingham's new manager

Zola who was in charge for four months only managed 2 wins from 24 games whilst at the helm, a feat which Redknapp will look to vastly improve upon. The club are 20th in the Championship table, three points above the relegation zone, and Redknapp told a news conference: "It was something I thought I'll have a go at". Read More »

Family leaves heartwarming note after sitting behind NFL receiver on flight

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If you're wondering about those snacks, Sanu tweeted that he went for a "banana and some cranapple". The mom was impressed that the football player had spent his time studying plays, eating healthy foods, and being polite to everyone. "You are an inspiration to children and for that you should be proud", the note said. But when you've been to the Super Bowl, people tend you recognize you. Read More »

Dodgers promote top prospect Cody Bellinger

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Through 77 trips to the plate, he owns a.343/.429/.627 batting line with five home runs and seven steals. Bellinger, who is getting his first call-up to the major leagues, is expected to share time in the outfield at the outset. Per the MLB policy, 172 service days in the majors equals one year of service, which means one less year of control the team has over the player. He could split time with Adrian Gonzalez at first base. Read More »

Correctional officer assigned to Aaron Hernandez's cell block 'detached with pay'

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The 27-year-old tight end, who was found hanging by a bedsheet in his prison cell early Wednesday morning, reportedly spoke with Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, his fiancee and the mother of his 4-year-old daughter hours earlier. "It is our position that they are holding Aaron Hernandez's brain illegally", he said. Hernandez had been locked into his cell at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, and no one entered the cell until a guard saw him just after 3 a.m. Read More »

Funeral underway for Aaron Hernandez

Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts , ordered release of the notes to the family, news that came minutes before funeral services began for Hernandez in Bristol, Connecticut. The former tight end for the New England Patriots was found hanged in his cell early Wednesday morning. Hernandez was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder. Read More »

Trump Administration Calls on North Korea to Free Jailed US Citizen

North Korea is a big world problem, and it's a problem we have to finally solve. "The status quo on North Korea is unacceptable". When asked what would happen if North Korea tests an intercontinental missile or nuclear device, Haley told NBC: "I think then the president steps in and decides what's going to happen". Read More »

Kompany report sees third-placed City in profit

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But despite failing to live up to his billing in his first season at Manchester City, Guardiola claims there is a sense of calm in England that he hasn't experienced before. "We have to try to play good, to learn the principles to win the game". But City found their stride after the break and it was Kompany, restored to the starting XI having been left out for the 3-1 victory over Hull City, who broke the deadlock. Read More »

Police investigating Gareon Conley after rape accusation

Conley was not at the hotel when police arrived. The other man, who said he was sitting in the room during the entire incident, said Conley and the woman were on the bed together but "nothing happened", per the report . Spellacy also talked to the Cleveland Plain Dealer , which didn't name Conley but also shared details of the police report. "If there is an offensive weapon that they like, I wouldn't be surprised if they jump on it because you can get a really good starting caliber corner ... Read More »

Defensive players figure to dominate at NFL Draft

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The Browns have 11 overall picks in the draft, including the first overall. The 49ers in some way hold the keys to the 2017 NFL Draft. There is a great chance you will see a Stanford player holding up a jersey on draft day that seems different than years in recent history. Read More »

Manchester derby is 'game of the season', says United's Herrera

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Ouch! United already face a fitness test for Paul Pogba, who is a doubt for the game, Jose Mourinho revealed. "He is in America and that's the only thing that matters now", Mourinho said. I am just happy for the team that we put in a good performance here. Jose Mourinho conceded that recovering from such an affliction at the age of 35 would be very hard, but Zlatan has since insisted he would come back even stronger. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Predators blank Blackhawks again

Borowiecki also couldn't escape injury - some calling it karma - as he crashed hard into the boards in the second game of the series and needed help hobbling to the dressing room. The third period was a rollicking affair with great scoring chances at both ends, but the score remained deadlocked. But the star of the game - as he was in Game 1 - was Pekka Rinne . Read More »

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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Ron Sullivan, a member of Aaron Hernandez's legal team, read a brief statement to reporters after the funeral. The former New England Patriots tight end was found hanged in his cell in a maximum-security prison in MA last week. The attorney representing the family said that these notes will provide closure to the family as they grieve. He says Early's office won't do so until the investigation into Hernandez's death is complete. Read More »

It's more difficult to maintain intensity from last match: Gambhir

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I hope the guys realise that and what I expect from the team and myself as well. The team has nearly all bases covered; the captain David Warner has not been at his destructive best yet, but he does the grind and scores runs, while there have been several other contributors with the bat. Read More »