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Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson

While Johnson is nearly six years older than Richardson, he will cost significantly less money and has produced more sacks over the past four seasons. Minnesota restructured the contract of veteran running back Latavius Murray so his $5.15 salary wouldn't become guaranteed on Friday. Richardson, the 13th overall pick by the Jets in 2013, was Defensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowler as a sophomore before the wheels started to come off his tenure with Gang Green. Read More »

WrestleMania 35 Will Be at MetLife Stadium


In case you didn't know. . Other cities that were reportedly considered in the lead-up to host WrestleMania 35 included Philadelphia, Detroit, Toronto, Orlando, and Minneapolis, among others. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship, the mixed tag match pitting Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, or the rumored Undertaker vs. Read More »

NCAA Tournament Predictions: Can Arizona cover 8.5 points vs. Buffalo?


This season, Arizona hadn't been beaten this badly since it lost 89-64 to Purdue in the Battle 4 Atlantis seventh-place game on November 24. Sure, the matchup wasn't set, but everyone knew what would happen. UA had about 1,000 fans in attendance but fans of the other teams and locals largely cheered for the Bulls. In the first half , Buffalo shot an awesome 53.1 percent from the field, while Arizona still hit 47.1 percent overall. Read More »

Wilshere: I never gave up England belief


They are all grown-ups and can make their own decision. "I think it's a matter that's completely out of my control really. It is not a decision I am going to take". Arsenal midfielder Wilshere has not played for the national team since England were humiliated by Iceland at EURO 2016, but has earned a recall after fighting his way back into the Gunners' starting XI. Read More »

Royal Family shuns Russia World Cup after spy poisoning


Labour MP John Woodcock told BBC Radio 5 live yesterday that England's participation in the World Cup "ought to be in question", but former FA executive director David Davies said he was opposed to any boycott. Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday that the accusations were aimed at undermining trust in Russia as the organizer of the 2018 FIFA World Cup . Read More »

No. 13 Marshall ousts Wichita State in a shocker in NCAA Tournament


Another 3-point shot by Frankamp brought the Shockers to within three with 45 seconds left and Wichita almost forced a Marshall turnover seconds later, but the ball was given to the Herd after a lengthy delay. (13 points) and Shaquille Morris (12 points) also finished in double-figures for Wichita State . This year the Cinderella slipper is more suited for the Shockers opponents the Marshall Thundering Herd. Read More »

Eric Reid's free-agent market is quiet. He says he knows why


But so far, of all the visits and signings we've chronicled here at PFT the last week, the only mention of Reid's name is in our PFT Top 100 Free Agent List . Kaepernick recently was seen working out in Houston. And I've done that for my own personal beliefs. That includes former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and Earl Thomas , whom the Seahawks are reportedly shopping for a trade. Read More »

Ireland make just one change to team to face England


Jones apologised on Wednesday after footage emerged of him referring to Joe Schmidt's team as the " scummy Irish " and Wales as a "little s*** place". Kyle Sinckler and George Kruis earn recalls to the pack, with James Haskell and Sam Simmonds also coming in to replace Hughes and Lawes. Some expect Wigglesworth to kick, kick and kick again, particularly if the meteorological Beast from the East returns alongside Ireland's Beasts from the West. Read More »

Retailer Sparks Furore with Shirt Viewed as Making Light of Hillsborough


Campaign group "Total Eclipse of the S*n" tweeted Topman saying: 'Your PR department need to carry out some immediate research and recall this item now! The item is no longer available on Topman's website. In April 1989, 96 Liverpool fans died during the FA Cup semi-final between the Reds and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough. Ms Brookes said: "Our 96 were decent human beings who did nothing wrong". Read More »

Ram Sethu will not be damaged for Sethusamudram project: Centre tells SC


The Government said it will, instead, look for alternative routes to implement the Sethusamudram Canal Project - a shipping channel between India and Lanka. Hindus believe that it was built by the army of Lord Ram to go to Lanka to wage war with its king, Ravana. The project was mooted by the Government of India and a feasibility study was ordered in the 1990s, according to News18. Read More »

Marcus Smart reportedly will have thumb surgery


That's all according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , who reported the news around midday on Friday. Wojnarowski reported Smart will need surgery to fix a torn ligament in his right thumb. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens raised this as a possibility on Wednesday, but said Smart was still evaluating his options. Smart is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. Read More »

Scientists should spend 100 hours in a year with 100 students: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted scientists to extend their research from "labs to the land" for the greater benefit of the people and said time was ripe to redefine "R&D" as research for development of the nation. The new dates of the Indian Science Congress has clashed with exam schedules of students. "The nearest railway station is at Dimapur (Nagaland). Read More »

Bangladesh bowl, Shakib in for Abu Hider


This was the pitch used in the opening game where Sri Lanka upstaged India. Pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman got two wickets for 39 runs while Shakib (1/9), Mehidy Hasan Miraz (1/16), Soumya Sarkar (1/21) and Rubel Hossain (1/41) equally shared four wickets for Bangladesh . Read More »

Raiders announce WR Jordy Nelson signing


Nelson had spoken to James Jones, a teammate in Green Bay who also played for the Raiders in Carr's rookie season. Nelson landed in Oakland on Wednesday and signed a two-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday. Nelson said Carr drove him to "different areas of the Bay Area" and they were "driving around and seeing the hillside, grass and cattle and deer running around". Read More »

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane confirms Manchester United's interest


Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of Varane's talents after the pair worked together at Santiago Bernabeu during the former's two-year reign, and the Portuguese boss is keen to be reunited with the France global at Old Trafford. "One day when I leave, the next Manchester United manager will find here Lukaku, Matic, of course De Gea from many years ago", he said. Varane says he has to vary his normal approach when he comes up against players like the Belgium worldwide, who he described ... Read More »

Man United's McTominay eager to repay Mourinho faith

After a defeat to Manchester United that felt "massively rubbish", in Jurgen Klopp's words, Liverpool must respond with victory at home to Watford on Saturday if they are to keep their hopes of finishing as Premier League runners-up alive. Read More »

See Europa League quarter-finals pairings


Bundesliga side RB Leipzig were drawn against Olympique Marseille and Lazio, Serie A's only survivors, will take on Salzburg, the surprise package among the last eight. The first leg will be played on Thursday, April 5 at the Emirates, with the return leg taking place on Thursday, April 12 at the VEB Arena. The Egypt global played all of Arsenal's games in the Europa League this season, scoring once against BATE Borisov in the group-stages. Read More »

Mohammed Shami opens up about Hasin Jahan's rape allegations against his brother


After levelling charges of physical assault and extra-marital affair, Shami was dragged into charges such as an attempt to murder, assault, rape and even match-fixing. So we are asking him, what's the money for? "My client feels Shami lied when he said he got to know of Hasin's first marriage two years ago". However, in an exclusive interview with India News , Shami has made a shocking revelation that he was not aware of wife's first marriage. Read More »

'Neymar will get along well with Cristiano'


Al-Khelaifi also refuted suggestions that the Ligue 1 leaders would lose their biggest star. Earlier, they met Neymar at his mansion in Mangaratiba, near Rio de Janeiro, where the 26-year-old is recovering from surgery to fix a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Read More »

Raiders release WR Crabtree, sign ex-Bucs RB Martin


As a result of Nelson's signing, Oakland will release Michael Crabtree , per ESPN . Crabtree was due to cost $7.7 million against the 2018 salary cap. The 32-year-old had just 482 yards and posted his lowest yards per catch (9.1) of his career. I don't think the Raiders are making a huge mistake here, They are going to clear some cap space by cutting Crabtree, and having Nelson gives them some insurance to do so, perhaps even on a discount. Read More »

Blazers win 11th straight with victory over Cavs


The Cavaliers have lost four of their last seven games, but James is coming of a triple-double of 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in a 129-107 win at Phoenix on Tuesday. But I think he's as comfortable as you could be at this point in the season. CAVALIERS: James became the sixth active player with 400 double-doubles. Read More »

Arizona State Basketball: 3 keys for the Sun Devils to beat Syracuse


The All-Mid-American Conference first-team guard also takes 1.1 steals a game. The Wildcats stumbled out of the gate against No. 13 seed Buffalo , and while they kept it close for the first 20 minutes, Buffalo's hot shooting and Arizona's inability to hit anything on offense created a flawless recipe for an upset. Read More »

The fascinating stat about Marcus Rashford


Some might suggest Mourinho is past it but with two trophies in his first year and now sitting five points ahead of third-placed Liverpool in the Premier League , things are on the up at United. Redknapp believes Rashford is a shoo-in to start for the Three Lions in this summer's World Cup campaign, and that he should be using Mourinho's trust in him in order to kick on as a player. Read More »

Roger Federer Wins 16th Straight Match, Enters Semi-Finals Of Indian Wells


Yesterday on a fall day of round of 16 action, Federer was made to work by Jeremy Chardy in a tough 7-5, 6-4 win. I know how he sort of plays. So I'm just happy I'm on a good run. "I think it will be a hard match, honestly", Federer said, per Clarey. "I'm really honored to be number one Asian", Chung said. It was a golden chance for Chung to create a situation when the first set and early momentum was completely up for grabs, but the dominant Federer once again elevated his play in the ... Read More »

Kentucky snuffs out Davidson's top scorers in NCAAs to advance in Boise


Davidson was one of the final teams into the field after a surprise win in Atlantic 10 tournament , but the great offense we had seen in the past wasn't there for most of this game. The No. 5 seed struggled to pull away from its red-hot opponent, but it closed out the win Thursday in Boise, Idaho, behind 25 points from Kevin Knox . Read More »

Third-seeded MI cruises past Montana


Oguine scored 15 of his team-leading 21 points in the second half while Ahmaad Rorie added 15 points and five assists to help the Grizzlies overcome a 10-point halftime deficit to win the conference tournament title. Last season, MI reached the Sweet 16 for the third time in the past five seasons. MI stretched its winning streak to 10 games, a run that dates to February 11. Read More »

What Could Rob Gronkowski's Farewell Message to Danny Amendola Possibly Mean?


Amendola and Wilson join a group that includes returning starters Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker , along with Leonte Carroo , Jakeem Grant , Isaiah Ford , Drew Morgan , Rashawn Scott and Francis Owusu . Wilson is from Port St. Lucie, Florida. The team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, Pouncey earned three Pro Bowl invitations in seven seasons in Miami and started all 93 games he played. Read More »

Cech pays tribute to Mason after injury-enforced retirement


Midfielder Mason, who was capped once by England against Italy in 2015, clashed heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge when playing for Hull 13 months ago. "It is very sad news but he opens a door for his future with his family". "Sending all my love to him and his family, and wishing him all the best for the future". Read More »

Alabama edges Virginia Tech, 86-83

Robinson led the way with 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting but fouled out in the closing minutes, while senior guard Justin Bibbs added 17 points and freshman Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 15 points on three 3-pointers apiece. Coach Avery Johnson will need to get more offense from the rest of the lineup as the Hokies will certainly focus on stopping Sexton and forcing other Alabama players to beat them. Read More »

Sergio Garcia names newborn daughter Azalea


Don't worry - it's more romantic than it first appears. Garcia celebrates after making a great par on the 13th hole (Azalea) during last year's Masters final round. Garcia revealed Tuesday his wife had gone into labor a few days early when he called in to the annual Masters Champion's Teleconference from Angela's hospital room. Read More »