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Derrick Rose expects to have a solid role with Thibodeau's Timberwolves


Like, I know who I am. Thibodeau coached Rose in the Chicago Bulls from 2010-15 and Rose's best season came in 2010-11 when he became the youngest player to win the NBA MVP award. Rose took some time off earlier this season to evaluate his options. "I think I can play with anybody, to tell you the truth", Rose said. Of course, Jones and Jeff Teague have barely played together at all this season, so two-point-guard lineups haven't been the norm. Read More »

Lance Lynn reportedly signs with Twins for 1 year, $12 million


Last season, Lynn posted an 11-8 record with a 3.43 ERA and 153 punchouts over 33 starts. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Lynn turned down a two-year, $20 million deal with Minnesota in recent weeks. Lynn allowed almost twice as many home runs past year as he did over his previous five major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals , and his strikeout rate dipped from 8.7 per nine to 7.4. Read More »

LaLiga: Valverde speaks on Neymar's return to Barcelona


Cristiano Ronaldo keeps on breaking records and has now scored in every UEFA Champions League game for the 2017/18 season. "He is a good player but he doesn't play for us, I'd rather speak about my own players". They levelled in the 71st when the ball deflected into the net off Cavani to peg PSG back a little. German referee Felix Brych had to stop the game on two occasions due to the excessive amount of smoke on the pitch from the flares, harming the visibility of officials and players. Read More »

Browns get QB Taylor from Bills, WR Landry from Dolphins

Back in Episode 8 of his outstanding Thomahawk podcast with ex-Browns wideout Andrew Hawkins, Thomas admitted he's keen on the three-year Bills starter. A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read More »

Everton wear down Brighton to ease the pressure on Sam Allardyce


Everton took the lead on the hour after excellent work on the left wing by Yannick Bolasie, who teased his marker Ezequiel Schelotto before chipping over a flawless far-post cross. Tosun's second since his big-money arrival from Turkish side Besiktas - a fine finish off the underside of the crossbar - put Everton in command, before their task was made easier after Knockaert was dismissed for a needless lunge. Read More »

SAfrica's Rabada charged over Smith shoulder bump, faces ban

Port Elizabeth: Under scrutiny following that unsavoury incident in the first game, David Warner made a half-century but Australia was shot out for a paltry 243 in the second Test against South Africa on day one here. Rabada finished with five for 96, having done all his damage on either side of tea, taking the key wicket of Australian captain Steve Smith, then following up by dismissing the Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell, in his next over. Read More »

'Amazing' De Villiers bats South Africa into lead

Kagiso Rabada celebrates Steve Smith's wicket. Nearly inevitably, Australia struck right back with four quick wickets after tea as the visitors threatened to run right through South Africa's lower order much like in Durban. He was bowled by Pat Cummins for 29. Continuing an encouraging series, Marsh - shrugging off an illness hindering him on day one - bowled beautifully and menaced with the ball reversing. Read More »

Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu gets Civil Aviation as additional portfolio


Today, the Rashtrapati Bhavan confirmed that Prabhu has been given the additional charge of the aviation portfolio. Raju's resignation was accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday. He was reassigned to the Commerce Ministry during last year's Cabinet reshuffle. "We will also discuss with them", Prabhu told reporters at the sidelines of the Indo-French Partnership signing ceremony. Read More »

Trump tariffs to take effect in 15 days


It's really an assault on our country. The EU has warned that it stands ready to slap "rebalancing" tariffs on about 2.8 billion euros ($3.4 billion) worth of USA steel , agricultural and other products, like peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice. Read More »

Elgar, Amla hit 50s, South Africa makes progress in 2nd test


Kagiso Rabada made 29 with the bat in the morning but will anxiously await the result of a disciplinary hearing on Sunday, the bowler appealing against a code of conduct breach following an incident on the opening day. One of those was also received for shoving Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella with his shoulder during an ODI. "He would leave a massive hole". They toiled manfully throughout day two to ensure a stranglehold over the Proteas - apart from the inimitable de Villiers, who got ... Read More »

Pardew's future bleak after 7th straight loss


The Baggies took the lead after only eight minutes when Salomon Rondon gave Alan Pardew's strugglers the flawless start to the match, but Jamie Vardy levelled things up midway through the first half. Fulham found a last-minute goal at Preston to extend their unbeaten run to 15 league games and go third in the table. Riyad Mahrez then got on the scoresheet after half-time when he coolly finished after a clever pass from Iheanacho, put the game beyond the Baggies when he headed in Ben ... Read More »

Draymond Green thinks James Harden MVP is coming, then Anthony Davis


Despite the fact that LeBron James has had one of the best statistical seasons of his National Basketball Association career and reigning MVP Russell Westbrook is almost averaging a season-long triple-double again, National Basketball Association voters might be inclined to take a look at a player who has had an historic surge recently. Read More »

UConn Parts Ways With Head Coach Kevin Ollie


UConn announces it "has initiated disciplinary procedures to terminate the employment of Kevin Ollie for just cause". But the decision is tied to the fact that UConn is now under investigation by the NCAA. He played point guard for Calhoun from 1991-95 and played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association before joining the UConn staff in 2010. Read More »

Rabada set for hearing, two-Test ban looms


Thanks to Rabada's 5/96, Australia were bowled out for 243 before South Africa finished the day 39/1, Rabada again in the thick of the action having been sent in as a nightwatchman after the departure of Aiden Markram. Captains Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith met on Thursday ahead of the second Test and agreed they and the umpires had a responsibility to avoid any more blow-ups, but continued to disagree on what sparked the Warner-De Kock altercation. Read More »

South Africa gain control through AB de Villiers's 74


South Africa suffered a final-session collapse to finish on 263 for seven - meaning a lead of just 20 - at the end of an eventful day two in the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. On Saturday, there were more issues to take attention away from the cricket. It was a necessary evil considering South Africa's ugly habit of losing wickets in clusters throughout the summer, but when Mitchell Starc destroyed Amla's stumps with a vicious in-swinging yorker and Elgar ... Read More »

Real Madrid saviour Ronaldo is from another galaxy, says Zidane


Real's win over PSG lifted some of the pressure on Zidane , whose team languish in third place in LaLiga, 15 points behind leaders Barcelona , and will plunge back into crisis if they fail to win in Ipurua . "It isn't decided yet, but we have made an important step toward achieving our goal". Los Blancos were forced into a first-half change as Nacho replaced Raphael Varane, who sustained a knock to the head in the 28th minute. Read More »

West Ham and police investigate after crowd disturbance


The game was halted as stewards and police dealt with the situation, while West Ham players also helped get the invaders off the field, with Noble spotted throwing one to the ground. West Ham's ageing wing-backs have failed to provide either the energy needed for their role or the experience which should be a given for two players with plenty of history behind them in the game. Read More »

Bills Agree To Send Quarterback Tyrod Taylor To Browns

But with two picks in the top four, they are still guaranteed a shot at a top quarterback of this class, including Sam Darnold , Baker Mayfield , Josh Rosen , Josh Allen , Lamar Jackson , and Mason Rudolph . By trading with the Colts at #3, that trade suitor would sneak a pick ahead of the Browns at #4 and get their top QB choice. It had been expected that the Browns would be interested in Cincinnati's AJ McCarron , but it's not likely McCarron will sign with a team that has Taylor. Read More »

Browns agree to trade Danny Shelton to Patriots


Shelton, a top D-linemen while at the University of Washington, was the 12th overall pick of the 2015 draft by the Browns. Unlike Friday's deals, where Dorsey simply turned draft capital into quarterback Tyrod Taylor , wide receiver Jarvis Landry and defensive back Damarious Randall , the Browns actually gave up a talented player in return to peanuts. Read More »

Messi Out Of Barcelona Squad For "Personal Reasons"


Mom and he are very well. Messi's wife Antonella Roccuzzo is expecting a boy, a brother to five-year-old Thiago and Mateo, who is two. "We are super happy". Messi has started in 26 of Barcelona's 27 league games and was expected to play tonight. Despite not having Messi, Ernesto Valverde's side have a great chance to open up an 11 point lead over Atletico Madrid should they win the game against Malaga this evening. Read More »

South Africa 110-2 vs. Australia, Rabada faces possible ban


Rabada now has five demerit points on his disciplinary record and will be banned for two tests if he reaches eight demerit points. "The way "KG" was running in this afternoon was pretty awesome to watch", Philander said. "Let's hope that's not the case". Australian spinner Nathan Lyon (one) was found guilty of deliberately dropping the ball on a sprawled AB de Villiers after the latter was run out in the same game. Read More »

Premier League Trio Prepared To Make Move For Watford Midfielder


Carrick will hang up his boots and immediately join the coaching staff at United, while Fellaini is expected to move to Italy having rejected multiple contract offers from Ed Woodward. The midfielder has featured in all but one of the Hornets' 29 Premier League games this season, scoring seven goals and making three assists. When asked about his future at the club, the midfielder responded, " We'll see what the state of play is in the summer and then we can ask questions .". Read More »

Ireland stun India 3-2 win in Azlan Shah


England's final game of the group stages is against hosts Malaysia on Friday, starting at 12:35 GMT, while the final placings will be decided in the medal matches on Saturday, with all three games shown live here on the BBC Sport website and on connected TV. Read More »

Australia told to be 'respectful' after Warner row


But Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood must bowl a whole lot better tonight or the Australians could be a couple of hundred behind by stumps on day two. "But I think I've been fantastic the last 18-24 months". "I've been saying for 15 years that there'll be fisticuffs at some point, and it must have come close in that stairwell". Read More »

Hogs punch their ticket to SEC Tournament semifinals


Arkansas vs Florida live stream is on WatcheSPN. Should Arkansas defeat Florida , the Hogs would play the victor of Tennessee-Mississippi State game at approximately 2:30 p.m. "So do I think he outplayed (himself)?" They are a very physical basketball team'. The Razorbacks have 17 home runs through 12 games with Eric Cole and Casey Martin leading the way with three apiece. Read More »

Salah Named EPL Player Of The Month

While Salah might be some way off Messi right now, his manager hopes that one day, Liverpool can help him - and Sadio Mane - win the ultimate individual prize in football. The forward bears no animosity towards Mourinho however, instead praising the United boss' tactical acumen as he looked ahead to the match. Ings added, "I don't think I've ever seen anyone so ruthless in the way he runs in behind, in how he runs at people and how often runs through people because he's so strong". Read More »

Key Battles That Could Decide Manchester United's Clash With Liverpool This Saturday

He needs to fit in the team, that's why we paid the price", Klopp told multiple English newspapers. Asked if he is expecting United to set up in a similar style, Lovren said: "I think so". The dynamic shifted when Klopp broke Liverpool's transfer record by over £20m to make Van Dijk the most expensive defender in the world . After stating that his team never plays for a draw and suggesting that United are much happier to do so, Lovren was pointed towards the Premier League table, where ... Read More »

IU, Purdue prepare for Big Ten Tournament in the Big Apple


Thanks to Steve Bibler from Elkhart for bringing this to my attention. The bubble is closely tied to the matters in Indianapolis, and that now includes the Scarlet Knights. This season, IN handled Rutgers on the road and has a pair of win's over Minnesota, including an 80-56 thumping on February 9th. It also means that two of the league's teams are going to see their 2017-18 seasons end before the calendar even gets to March. Read More »

Aaron Judge thinks he's 'one and done' with Home Run Derby


Sanchez burst onto the scene on a torrid pace in 2016, when he hit 20 home runs in only 53 games. Last summer, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge delighted baseball fans with an extraordinary Home Run Derby performance, launching 47 bombs on the way to a Derby crown. Read More »

AC Milan were 'scared' against Arsenal, concedes Bonucci


But Wenger chose to ignore all those defeats, focusing instead on the two recent 3-0 losses to Manchester City in the league cup final and Premier League . His future is, of course, still the hot topic of debate, but it is nice to see him at least get a few days off of the criticism before Sunday's game against Watford. Read More »

Emery: PSG will one day win the Champions League


Sacchi is right: the Ligue 1 leaders are lacking ideas, leadership and any sort of positive direction, so they find themselves scratching their heads once again as they ponder how to get closer to the Champions League glory owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) crave. Read More »