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Nidahas Trophy: Chance For the Indian Youngster to Shine

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He also wants India to test their bench strength in the Nidahas Trophy . Instead, Rohit Sharma will lead the side while Suresh Raina, who impressed in the series against South Africa has been handed another chance. India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey , Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat , Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh ... Read More »

Salah Voted PFA February Player Of The Month

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Hazard further went on to hail Manchester city as one of the best sides in the Premier League this season and called De Bruyne magical. Hazard went on to further praise Belgium worldwide team-mate De Bruyne, claiming he's capable of magic on the football pitch. Read More »

Italian Soccer Star, Davide Astori Dies in His Sleep, Aged 31

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Italian media reported that Astori died of a heart attack during the night. "It is unusual that such a thing should happen to a professional who is so closely monitored and showed no warning signs". DAVIDE ASTORI was born in Bergamo and played for local team Pontisola before joining AC Milan in 2006 . A famous Italo-British actress declined a chance to cover the Oscars following Davide Astori's tragic death . Read More »

EPL: Cech reveals who is to blame for Arsenal's defeat to Brighton

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Brighton scored twice inside the first half but a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal just before the interval was not enough to salvage a draw. Chris Hughton's side got off to a flying start when Lewis Dunk opened the scoring on seven minutes before Glenn Murray doubled their lead before the half-hour mark. Read More »

ACC Tournament Preview: Players to watch

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This is Robinson's first time being honored by the league. Asia Durr scored 17 points and Sam Fuehring converted a key three-point play in the final minute, helping No. One, whereas Notre Dame is No. 1 in the country in RPI and Strength of Schedule, Baylor is No. 4 and 35, respectively. Early foul trouble for Louisville resulted in three of its starters picking up two apiece and enabled Notre Dame to have a 20-12 rebounding advantage in the first half while playing a bigger lineup. Read More »

Felix Brych will referee PSG-Real Madrid in Champions League

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Second-half goals from Angel di Maria and Christopher Nkunku secured the win for Unai Emery's side ahead of their clash against Real Madrid in the second leg round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League . Troyes boss Jean-Louis Garcia and his assistant were both ordered to the stands after protesting the decision to allow the goal, with replays indicating Nkunku had strayed marginally offside. Read More »

Wenger Defiant as City Closes in on EPL Title

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It took Chris Hughton's side just seven minutes to open up the Arsenal backline, with Ezequiel Schelotto's powerful run down the left eventually leading to Pascal Gross's cross forcing a corner. I have battled with this man, I can never say that. "I can't see that happening at the moment because two teams dropping points is hard to imagine". Glenn Murray's fifth goal in as many league games made it 2-0 after 26 minutes, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for ... Read More »

Salah, Mane on target as Liverpool see off Newcastle

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With Tottenham Hotspur winning 2-0 against Huddersfield Town just before Liverpool were due to kick off at Anfield, the Reds knew that a win was crucial to restore the two-point gap between themselves and the Lilywhites. "We knew they were risky, the way they pressed quickly, we knew that we had to be careful with that". Watford captain Troy Deeney was sent clear by Will Hughes to score the only goal. Read More »

Garry Monk to become Birmingham's fifth manager in 16 months

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They are just two points adrift of safety, and still have 11 games left, although Monk will initially be working under the same restraints with regard to the strengthening of his squad. The management team will not have to face former club Leeds this season, with Birmingham having completed both their fixtures against the Whites . Read More »

Kobe Bryant, Glen Keane win Academy Award for "Dear Basketball"

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The Oscar big Shaq is referring to is Kobe's big win for writing, and voicing, Dear Basketball , which won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short on March 4th, in Hollywood, California. When he was 24 years old, Bryant was accused of sexual assault by a 19-year-old employee of an Edwards, Colorado hotel in which he was staying. "I'm glad we're doing much more than that", while addressing the audience. Read More »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: England earn 1-1 draw against India

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However, quite a few fouls (46 of them) committed by the Asian giants meant they conceded seven penalty corners, out of which three were converted by their opposition. Though it will be interesting to see how this World No.2 side fairs in the absence of Retegui, the squad remains strong with Gonzalo Peillat, Lucas Rossi, Juan Manuel Vivaldi, Pedro Ibarra, Matias Paredas who are bound to test the Indian Team. Read More »

Pep Guardiola focused on titles, not records after win against Chelsea

Next week at Stoke we are going to try and play like we play all season. Neville made headlines last weekend for ripping into Arsenal's players for their abject display against City in the Carabao Cup final. However, things have not gone their way since with back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Manchester City , and they are now five points off fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Read More »

Australian lead passes 400 on shortened day in Durban

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But he went some way to responding to his critics with a valuable and well-constructed 53 in the morning session, while knocks of 38 from captain Steve Smith - who has surpassed 10,000 global runs across all formats - and 33 from Shaun Marsh helped Australia to 9-213. Read More »

Brighton rock Wenger as pressure mounts on French boss

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Arsene Wenger has come out and aceepted that Arsenal are in a position that is "worse than previous year". 43' GOAL! 2-1 Fair to say that was an underwhelming reaction by Arsenal fans for Aubameyang's goal. "They need somebody who will roll their sleeves up and lead the team in the tough times ". Chris Hughton's side could be fortunate to score a goal or so against the beleaguered Gunners defence, but Arsenal's quality in attack would prevail to win this game. Read More »

Baltimore Ravens a Potential Suitor for RB Frank Gore

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Marcus Brady takes over as assistant quarterbacks coach, Bobby Johnson as assistant offensive line coach, Tom Manning as tight ends coach, Kevin Patullo as wide receivers coach and Gunnard Twyner as offensive quality control coach. With that being said, Gore still has something left in the tank. "I don't regret it at all". According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network , the Browns may be a "potential suitor" for Frank Gore once he is released by the Indianapolis Colts . Read More »

Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics

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The Celts missed two more shots and turned the ball over yet again on their next two possessions, and Chris Paul's two free throws gave Houston a 119-115 lead with 15 seconds to go. James Johnson scored 14 points, Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow each had 13 and Dwyane Wade added 11 for Miami . Blake Griffin scored 31 points and Andre Drummond finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds for the Pistons, who were playing their fifth game in seven nights - four of those on the road. Read More »

Saquon Barkley blew everyone's mind at the NFL Combine

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We'll start with my top quarterback prospect and close with a few names that could be nice sleepers and emerge as real diamonds in the rough. Over the years it seems as though more emphasis is being put on game film, rather than the actual combine results. Read More »

Top Free Agent Targets Redskins Should Sign [SLIDESHOW]

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If they come up short in the chase for Cousins , they can always select a QB with one of their early picks or go another year with Siemian and/or Lynch under center. The Raiders lost their coin toss on Friday, and will now have the tenth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft . "Ran into Fitz in the airport yesterday". Read More »

Neymar undergoes successful surgery on injured right foot

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The 26-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward went to the airport in Belo Horizonte by helicopter, from where he was expected to head on a private jet to his luxury villa at the Mangaratiba beach resort around 100km from Rio de Janeiro. "The post-op rehabilitation will begin immediately with the presence of a Paris St. Germain physiotherapist", the Brazilian Football Confederation added. Read More »

Fiorentina Football Club captain found dead in hotel room

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Astori, who was also an Italian worldwide was found dead in his hotel room. "Due to the bad and delicate situation, and above all for the respect of his family, an appeal is made to everyone's sensibility". AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso had asked before the announcement for all games to be called off. The players in Genoa were warming up on the pitch when they were told of Astori's death and several walked off in tears. Read More »

Del Potro continues Anderson dominance to win Acapulco title

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Since last January, when he plunged to 80th in the world, Anderson has made five finals comprising Washington DC, the US Open, Pune, New York and now Acapulco . Voegele and Tsurenko managed 13 breaks of service between them, but it was defending champion Tsurenko who broke three times in the deciding set to claim victory, her fourth on the WTA Tour. Read More »

David Krejci, Bruins pummel Penguins

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Two nights after fresh faces lit up the scoresheet, the Boston Bruins will have their other two most recent acquisitions make their Bruins debuts Thursday night. Evgeni Malkin, the No. 2 scorer in the National Hockey League, did not have a point and registered only two shots in the game. Malkin had 10 goals and 21 points over 12 games. Read More »

Not right now, Mickelson tells Mexico Championship leader Sharma

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - Shubhankar Sharma held his nerve to the end and held a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Mexico Championship. Sharma survived some anxious moments to maintain his two-shot lead ahead of some of the biggest names such as Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, and Jordan Spieth, apart from Mickelson. Read More »

UFC 222 Results: Brian Ortega Emphatically KO's Frankie Edgar

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When Max Holloway pulled out of the event with an injury, Edgar made it clear that he still wanted to fight. It went by the wayside, and Ortega may have earned a title shot with Holloway now, instead. He can not afford to start slow against this type of fighter in a three round bout. Ortega has a highly regarded submission game, so many people felt he had a shot at catching Edgar in a submission, but that didn't happen. Read More »

Deontay Wilder remains undefeated with 10th-round KO of Luis Ortiz

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Ater Ortiz unleashed a barrage of punches, Wilder somehow stayed on his feet and wandered groggily to his corner as the bell sounded. That invigorated him and two rights to the chin sent down Ortiz. Ortiz, who weighed in nearly 30lb heavier than Wilder and had won all 28 of his previous fights, was knocked down again in the 10th before the referee stopped the fight with 55 seconds remaining in the round. Read More »

Blaney paces final Cup practice in Vegas

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Kurt Busch , a Las Vegas native and teammate of Harvick's at Stewart-Haas Racing, posted the third-fastest time, followed by defending Cup Series champion and race victor Martin Truex Jr ., then Kyle Larson in fifth. Larson was phenomenal during NASCAR's three-race trip out West last season. "It was pretty good day for us for the most part", Busch said. He has made 142 career Truck starts. Read More »

WVU earns No. 3 seed in Big 12 Tournament

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The Jayhawks, in falling to the Cowboys, 82-64, never led and never made a serious run at OSU after falling behind by double-digits in the first half. Kansas: As the top seed in the Big 12 Conference Tournament, the Jayhawks will face the victor of the 8-9 game in the quarterfinals on Thursday. KU will face the victor of the No. Read More »

Group 1 Record For Winx

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Winx's eight rivals were no match for her speed as she trounced Prized Icon and Classic Uniform after being sent out a $1.09 favourite. As comfortable as her 23rd consecutive was, for her New Zealand born trainer Chris Waller it was still an emotional return after he and the mare's owners opted to miss her autumn lead-up run in the Apollo Stakes when Bowman was suspended. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 'Newcastle United tried to frustrate us'

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Mauricio Pochettino's side is up to third place, but Liverpool can reclaim that position if it avoids defeat against Newcastle at Anfield later Saturday. It's just these kind of games we know can be very hard. We were 2-0 up [at Anfield in April 2016] and drew 2-2, and at Newcastle he knew [the 1-1 draw in October 2017] was lucky for them. Read More »

Shaquem Griffin throws up 20 bench press reps

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Prior to the combine, Griffin was projected to be a mid-to-late round pick, with good fits in New Orleans, Jacksonville, Seattle and Oakland, per National Football League draft analyst Chad Reuter. He is the twin brother of Seattle Seahawks defensive back Shaquill Griffin . Shaquill Griffin actually did 17 repetitions in the bench press past year, but Shaquem will have a tall order to top his brother's 40-yard dash time. Read More »