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Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush join forces for Marlins bid


Marlins president David Samson has been candid about the possibility of a sale this year, and owner Jeffrey Loria has acknowledged that there have been inquiries from potential buyers. Jeb's older brother and former president George W. Bush was a part owner of the Texas Rangers from 1988 to 1998 . In an earlier interview, Mattingly told the Sun Sentinel that he was not surprised when Jeter was reported to be interested in buying the Marlins. Read More »

Tottenham Hotspur can still win Premier League title, insists Hugo Lloris

He's kept his side on-task all season long, and now that they're so close to their goal, it's more important than ever to make sure they get there. "I think that we passed a big, big step", Conte said. If Tottenham do not manage to get a win, the race for the title will nearly definitely be over, considering there will be only five matches remaining. Read More »

Nationals SS Trea Turner hits for cycle vs Rockies


They were coming off a four-game series sweep against Kansas City. The Rockies' center fielder crushed a two-run, seventh-inning homer into the second deck above right field Monday night, propelling his team to an 8-4 win over Washington. Read More »

Kante, Dele Alli win PFA Player awards

Ibrahimovic is also included after his goalscoring success at Manchester United, but the mercurial Swede was recently dealt a bitter blow after suffering a career-threatening knee injury in the UEFA Europa League match against Anderlecht. "That means he's clever, intelligent, still with potential to improve and learn and today he's showing that he's one of the best players in the Premier League". Read More »

Working overtime: Extra hockey may take its toll on players


Penguins X-Factor: You could make the argument for Sidney Crosby linemate Jake Guentzel, who came out of relative obscurity to lead the team with five goals, but we'll go with Evgeni Malkin here. Okay, I wrote a column about it then . " Every game I have more confidence". This has five games written all over it because the Ducks' back-end is healthy, the goaltending is good enough, and they can kill penalties - and the Oilers are real good at taking penalties (like they did vs. Read More »

Anthony Joshua surprises his first boxing coach with a brand new auto

NOT JOSHING AROUND When is Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, how can I get tickets and can I watch it on TV? Here is how our respective writers see the fight playing out. But plans to match Joshua and Klitschko late past year were put on hold to have more time to promote the event and to stage it at an outdoor stadium. Read More »

Chelsea: Conte has dig at Manchester duo


Costa grabbed his brace in the final minute of the match after a sumptuous passing move from the winners. Asked if beating Spurs in the FA Cup gave his side a psychological edge for the title run-in, Conte replied: "I don't think so". Kante's deep cross was helped on by Marcos Alonso and with Costa launching himself into a mid-air scissors kick, the England centre-back charged in bravely to head home. Read More »

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Will Retire From NASCAR Cup Series After This Season


Junior strode onstage precisely on time, with no moderator, wearing a suit and tie. It was typical Dale Earnhardt Jr. - and typical Dale Earnhardt. "I just wanted the opportunity to go out on my own terms", Earnhardt said. 8, the number favored by his grandfather, Ralph Earnhardt. For more information on the professional racer, have a closer look at our Dale Earnhardt Jr . Read More »

Mitchell Trubisky on Dan Patrick Show to discuss NFL Draft

What the Browns will do next remains unclear. In a strong draft like this one, it would be a prudent idea , as the third overall pick is quite valuable when it comes to trades. He said the Browns could do that - likely from No. 12 into the top 10 - but he doesn't want to get into the habit of turning two selections into one. Read More »

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United can expect 'better years to come'


The 20-time English champions have been in a transitional period since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013, with David Moyes and Louis van Gaal both struggling to deliver at Old Trafford. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling have all had dressing-downs from Mourinho this season. It is just common sense. Read More »

Predators beat Blackhawks 4-1 to complete sweep

On the other level, they played good going the other way too. This marks the fourth time in the last seven seasons that the Predators have reached the second round of the playoffs. But Pekka Rinne's performance in Round 1 might have been even more impressive. It was a job well done, but tomorrow, we've got to go back to work. Read More »

Barcelona coach Enrique takes entire blame for 0-3 defeat to Juventus


I'm responsible 101 percent. My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. Dybala scored two first half goals to set up Juve's 3-0 win that should end Barcelona's run in the Champions League but Messi still found time to school the youngster with some bewitching footwork. Read More »

Gareon Conley accused of sexual assault days before National Football League draft

The rules of this mock are simple: the writer will select the player he would take if he were the Falcons' general manager. Conley is rated as a potential top-10 pick in Thursday's first round in Philadelphia. Savage believes McCaffrey has the best hands of anyone in the draft, including receivers and tight ends. During the combine, McCaffrey said he felt he was being a little disrespected in this year's class because of his versatility. Read More »

Joshua v Klitschko: The preview


Not to wait, to come in and show his performance. "He's still young in the game". Fighters know instinctively when they have hurt their opponent and none are quicker than Joshua at moving in for the kill. One fighter on Saturday night has it in spades, the other a relative novice. “Joshua is not as flexible. While simultaneously bringing the career of the great Klitschko to a definitive conclusion. Read More »

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale sidelined by new calf injury


The round of matches kicks off on Tuesday with Sporting Gijon looking for three points to pressure fourth bottom Leganes as they entertain Espanyol , while Tony Adams looks for his first win at Granada as the relegation haunted side face local rivals Malaga. Read More »

Coghlan's leap, Stroman's hit lift Blue Jays over Cards 6-5

Kevin Pillar belted a triple over the head of the Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty in the seventh inning, but the right fielder was able to quickly get to the ball and fire a throw home to beat Coghlan by several steps. Louis bullpen in right-center that scored Kolten Wong to tie the game. Blue Jays: LHP J.P. Howell (left shoulder soreness) was activated from the 10-day DL and RHP Leonel Campos was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. Read More »

Kanté voted PFA player of the year

On course to win two successive Premier League titles in two successive seasons with two different clubs, Kante was typically humble upon receiving his award. The transfer fee which Kante could now command would likely make oligarchs and Sheikhs think twice before signing the cheque, but Conte insists the midfielder's presence is no title-winning guarantee. Read More »

Jazz centre Rudy Gobert ruled out of Game Three against Clippers


But yeah, when we're hitting outside shots and putting pressure on teams inside, it is another level, but those games aren't always going to happen. Heading into Game 2 , the Clippers coaching staff harped on the need to push the ball aggressively and not allow the Utah defense to get set. Read More »

Serena Williams announces pregnancy; Confirmed by PR rep

Serena Williams has shared some very happy news by confirming that she's expecting her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian. Rasheed hailed Williams' effort in winning January's Australian Open when she was two months pregnant , saying it showed her love of the game. Read More »

Harry Kane: Tottenham want Premier League title for Ugo Ehiogu


On Tuesday afternoon, Chelsea's supporters were out in full force on Twitter as they considered the importance of tonight's fixture in the English capital. I was always confident about him. Tottenham fans, in a show of defiance, are keeping the faith that their side can win their first Premier League title. Read More »

Backup G Austin Rivers to return for Clippers in Game 5

Game 4 marked the first time in the series that Los Angeles finished with fewer points in the paint than Utah. Some fans also questioned Griffin about his "never-ending injuries " where they pointed out last year's playoffs when Griffin was also injured against the Trail Blazers, which eventually led to their loss in the sixth game. Read More »

Durant participates in shoot-around, iffy for Game 4

Portland extended the lead in the second quarter, with Al-Farouq Aminu and Allen Crabbe showing spark after being largely quiet in the first two games . Warriors Look To Close Out Blazers Monday / Into boxing as well? They are up 3-0, beating them handily in Game 2 and winning in comeback fashion in Game 3. Read More »

Antonio Conte recalls big hitters for Southampton clash


Our answer was very good. "But, for me, I've always said I've been pleased with his commitment, his work for the team. Now we think about the next challenge, against Southampton". Provisional Chelsea squad: Courtois, Begovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Alonso, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Pedro, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Ake. Read More »

Funeral held for Aaron Hernandez in Bristol Monday


A MA judge has ordered a district attorney to hand over copies of three suicide notes left by ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez by the time he is buried. Newsweek reported that sources disclosed that Hernandez placed his suicide notes beside a Bible that was opened to the New Testament verse, John 3:16, and that he scrawled the verse on his forehead with red ink. Read More »

Former Vikings RB Adrian Peterson close to signing with Saints

The Saints didn't plan to sign Butler, 27, to an offer sheet, but at the NFL's annual meetings in March, coach Sean Payton seemed to hint that the club could be interested in a different scenario. The Saints are determined to improve a woeful defense through the draft. If Butler can stay happy - or at least not cause any issues - the team's defense would reap the benefits. Read More »

Rockets' Harden will play in Game 5 despite sore ankle


James Harden scored 34 points as the Houston Rockets withstood a furious effort from Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook to oust the Thunder from the National Basketball Association playoffs on Tuesday. The Rockets began eating up the clock after that and Oklahoma City missed shot after shot that could have closed the gap. His 35 points per game are almost three times that of anyone else on the team, and the Thunder have struggled mightily with him off the floor. Read More »

Chelsea showed a great will to win - Conte

Hazard, who came off the bench to score a superb goal for Chelsea on Saturday, said the FA Cup win could be just the boost they needed after a galling defeat in the league against Manchester United the week before. And Conte is uncertain if his team have struck a psychological blow by beating Spurs. "We reached the final in the FA Cup , which is a great incentive for us, but the league is totally open". Read More »

Ronald Koeman: I give young players a chance more than English managers


Lukaku's time on Merseyside looks set to come to an end after the Belgium striker refused to sign a new contract at Goodison Park, with his current deal still having two years left to run. The Blues have played 16 away games so far this season, winning 4, drawing 5 and losing 7 for a total of 17 points, which is only 9th best in the League, compared to table toppers Chelsea who have 36 points away from Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Oilers beat Sharks to take first-round series in six games

With the season over - and over three playoff rounds earlier than it was one year prior - the Sharks enter a summer of uncertainty when it comes to their roster. A better estimate, and a more team-friendly one, would see the combined salary come in around $8 million, and $4 million for each doesn't sound so absurd from a team perspective, nor does it sound all that bad for Thornton or Marleau. Read More »

San Diegan among team that wins gold at track cycling worlds

Katie Archibald hailed a "new dawn" for controversy-plagued Britain as she broke their gold medal drought and interrupted a run of Australian successes at the Track Cycling World Championships on Friday (Apr 14). It took until six laps to go until Barker caught the bunch, but that propelled her into the lead with 59, with Hammer unable to take anything in the final sprint. Read More »

NHL Predictions: Will the Blue Jackets win Game 3 vs


Game 6 in Tampa last season comes to mind, to say nothing of the night the Stanley Cup was claimed in San Jose. Jake Guentzel had a hat trick, including a goal at 13:10 of overtime, to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night and give them a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez lawyers seek to dismiss murder conviction


A MA judge has ordered that Hernandez's three suicide notes be given to his family so they can try and understand why the 27-year-old took his own life with a bed sheet last week, the Boston Globe reported . Three handwritten notes were found in the cell next to a Bible authorities said then. As part of McGuire's order, the district attorney was to redact any information that would be pertinent to an ongoing investigation into Hernandez's death. Read More »

Paul Clement keen on signing John Terry in summer if Swansea survive


For Ronald Koeman's side, there is no doubt that the match result will come as a blow. "Maybe a point and a clean sheet are positives but after that they are no more". The opening period of the second half, though, maintained the pattern of the first with West Ham continuing to press with Lanzini unfortunate to see a powerful shot deflected clear after striking Everton defender Phil Jagielka in the face. Read More »