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Mariners won't promise spot to Ichiro after Japan trip

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However, after trading away Robison Cano to the New York Mets and James Paxton to the New York Yankees, the Mariners will have some challenges to face and overcome before they can reach October ball again. "But he'll be on our roster", Dipoto said. "Frankly if he rolls out in Tokyo and gets seven hits in two games, there's a pretty good chance he'll play a third game", Dipoto said with a smile. Read More »

NBA champion Warriors snub Trump, meet with Obama during DC visit

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Before they even made it to last year's championship, both the Warriors' Steph Curry and the Cavaliers' LeBron James said their teams would refuse a visit to the Trump White House . "Appreciate the question. Doesn't mean I have to answer it". It was March 19, 2012 - the night the Golden State Warriors started moving the rock. Read More »

The parallels between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots

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In a big-picture sense, it has already been well-established there's a role-reversal element at play in the Rams-Patriots Super Bowl LIII matchup in Atlanta compared with their memorable meeting 17 years ago in New Orleans. Of the 53 players on New England's active roster, who else is most likely to put forth the kind of exceptional effort in Atlanta that would result in MVP honors? Predicting the victor of the Super Bowl using unconventional means is a time-honored tradition, one that the ... Read More »

Winx named world's best horse in London

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The annual ratings are an attempt to sum up a horse's season - and sometimes an entire career - in a single number and as such can often provoke more arguments than are settled. Australian champion Winx had to share the spoils with United Kingdom galloper Cracksman but was honoured as the World's Best Racehorse at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night. Read More »

Hopes fade as search for missing footballer Sala continues

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In a statement released on Thursday, Guernsey Harbour Master David Barker said: "The chances of survival at this point are extremely remote". Sala, 28, was en route to Cardiff for his first training session with the club after being signed from the French Ligue 1 side for a reported €17 million ($19.25 million) last week. Read More »

Damian Lillard's Recent Twitter Likes Prove He Has Beef With Russell Westbrook

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Steven Adams and Terrance Ferguson each added 14 points for the Thunder , which have won three straight and moved back into third place of Western Conference. Westbrook's triple-double was his 14th this season and the 118th of his career. Given his history against the Trail Blazers, it would seem reasonable to think Westbrook will have another big game Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena . Read More »

Duke at Pittsburgh: Game Time, Channel, Announcers

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Capel played for Krzyzewski at Duke in the 1990s and was a Duke assistant from 2011 until he was hired to take over Pitt's struggling program last April. Barring a dramatic improvement in his injured shoulder, Tre Jones will miss a second consecutive game for the Duke Blue Devils . Pittsburgh's Kene Chukwuka (15) tries to shoot as Duke's Javin DeLaurier (12) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. Read More »

Pakistan Win the toss, decide to bat in 3rd showdown against SA

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Pakistan had started the series with a bang when they beat South Africa in the first ODI at St George's Park, but the hosts bounced right back in the next game, which was played in Durban. "I wish to extend my honest apologies to any person who may have taken offence from my expression of frustration which was unfortunately caught by the stump mic during yesterday's game against SA", he wrote. Read More »

Tom Brady Shows Love For Offensive Line In Latest Instagram Story

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To get there, the Pats had to go through the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, where Brady led an epic game-winning drive in overtime en route to a 37-31 triumph. Ace won the science fair. And when asked why he thought his science fair project got so many shares on Facebook, he said, "because it's amusing and people are exhausted of watching him in the Super Bowl". Read More »

Hearn urges Whyte to fight Joshua now or risk being replaced

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WBA "super", IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua was hotly tipped for a lucrative unification bout against WBC strap holder Wilder a year ago before negotiations fell through. "Wilder won't even answer the phone, so that's well out the window". "We've had a great run with Dillian Whyte", Hearn added. We've delivered that - he doesn't feel like the package is right at the moment. Read More »

James Harden Is "The Tony Romo Of The NBA Playoffs"

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This season, Harden has been averaging 36.3 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 8.3 assists per game. Over the past 10 games, James Harden aka "The Beard" has been simply monstrous, averaging over 50 points per game. Harden did all this while playing the fewest minutes per game as a member of the Rockets, 35.4 minutes per game. Every single player in the league yells and yanks their head back as they drive through the paint; it is not something that is only unique to James Harden. Read More »

Dodgers pick AJ Pollock, not Bryce Harper, as Mets miss out

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Pollock is the middle-of-the-lineup bat the Dodgers have searched for after losing Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds last month. Pollock was issued a $17.9 million qualifying offer by the Diamondbacks on November 2, but he declined, instead opting for free agency. Since Pollock's deal is for more than $50 million, the Diamondbacks will receive a draft pick following the first round. Read More »

McLaren release first look of potential F1 vehicle in 2050

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Engineering an evermore powerful and intuitive AI will be a significant performance differentiator in grand prix racing by 2050. According to McLaren Applied Technologies, the future F1 vehicle could sport sidepods that expand and contract like a shark's gills. Read More »

Hebron-product Jamal Adams' hit reportedly sends Patriots mascot to hospital

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All jokes aside, I didn't hit him that hard. My intention was never to hurt him. He then stopped what he was doing and said, "I'm gonna go knock this mascot out". 25, 7:50 a.m. ET): The person inside the Pat Patriot mascot costume did not go to the hospital but did seek medical attention on site, according to a team spokesperson. Read More »

No hat logo for Halladay's Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

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When BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O'Connell told Rivera over the phone that he had been voted into the Hall of Fame , Rivera's family smiled and cheered, but their excitement reached a different level when he announced that it was a unanimous decision. Read More »

Neymar a doubt for Manchester United clash after suffering ankle injury

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Neymar had surgery to fix the cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot after suffering the injury a year ago and recovered in time to play for Brazil in Russian Federation. 'There's no news for the moment, he's gone to hospital. Neymar joined PSG in a world record fee around £199 million in the summer of 2017 after spending four years at Barcelona . Read More »

Chelsea reacts as Mikel joins Middlesbrough

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Pulis added: 'I'm pleased to get him in. If he is playing well with his new team, he stands a chance of coming back to us, but he has not told me he will quit the team. He is a man with a lot of experience and quality. He also won the African Nations Cup in 2013 playing for Nigeria in an worldwide career that has spanned 12 years and 85 appearances including two World Cups. Read More »

McIlroy getting reacquainted with Torrey Pines

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Day and Rahm now face the brutal South course at Torrey Pines , which hosted the 2008 US Open and was previous year ranked the eighth-hardest course on the US PGA Tour - averaging nearly a stroke over its par of 72. "I think that feeds into the underdog thing", he said, "more than" playing alongside Woods. I have done everything that has been asked of me to be a member of that tour and I haven't made the decision this year if I am going to go that route or not again. Read More »

Tottenham boss Pochettino: I prefer to lose like this

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane has posted a shot of himself on social media walking unaided just nine days after suffering an ankle ligament injury. 'What worries me is that there is going to be a situation where football starts to annoy fans. Read More »

Shilo Sanders, Deion's son, commits to SC

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Sanders, who played in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game, joins a talented class of secondary prospects for SC. Shilo also held offers from several other big-time college football programs like Georgia , Texas A&M , Nebraska and Oregon . Read More »

Gianfranco Zola backs Gonzalo Higuain to succeed at Chelsea

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Higuain completed his move on Wednesday after he underwent a medical to finalise the details of the loan. Maurizio Sarri has taken another gamble by questioning Eden Hazard's leadership qualities, with Chelsea braced for Real Madrid to make their long-standing interest formal with a first official bid for the Belgian. Read More »

Memphis Grizzlies will listen to offers for Marc Gasol, Mike Conley

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The Memphis Grizzlies would prefer not to trade Marc Gasol , but they have been quietly gauging potential interest in him via trade. The trade talks don't make sense to him because Conley is involved in the trade. The Grizzlies' streak of seven consecutive playoff appearances ended last season, and their hopes of launching a new postseason run are all but dashed. Read More »

India's cricket board lifts bans on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

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As the bans have been lifted with immediate effect, both Pandya and Rahul are now available for selection to the Indian squad. Pandya is now expected to join the team in New Zealand while Rahul might play in either domestic circuit or show up for India A in an ongoing home series against England Lions. Read More »

Real Madrid crowned world's highest earning football team

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He said most of Deloitte's top 10 of our top 10 were through to the round of 16 in this season's Champions League and forecasting further revenue growth. All the 20 clubs represented are from the "big five" European leagues, with Italy having four places, Germany and Spain contributing three clubs, and France one. Read More »

Steven Gerrard: Rangers players must take criticism after Kilmarnock defeat

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The skipper said: "We are mostly disappointed, we can't perform like that tonight when we put in the performance we did three weeks ago against Celtic the way we did". "I have to be careful on their load at the moment because they haven't played much football". Glasgow Rangers fans saw their side slip to third in the Scottish Premiership table when they lost 2-1 at Kilmarnock on Wednesday evening, but they enjoyed seeing their new signing score their goal in the encounter. Read More »

Nadal plays tennis from a different dimension, says stunned Tsitsipas

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The 20-year-old conqueror of Roger Federer could not believe he won just six games in his first Grand Slam semi-final, humiliated in 106 minutes 6-2, 6-4, 6-0. Greek 14th seed Tsitsipas had enjoyed a fairytale run to his first Grand Slam last four, including a win over Roger Federer, but found Nadal in ruthless form as he won in 1hr 46min. Read More »

Copa del Rey match report Real Madrid v Girona 24 January 2019

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There have been a few of those this season, but in truth the two Girona goals came out of nothing and Real Madrid's response was strong both times . Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos made his return from injury by replacing Luka Modric in the second half. Borja Iglesias put the hosts ahead from close range in the 27th minute, and Paraguayan forward Antonio Sanabria evened the match following a quick counterattack in the 81st. Read More »

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal marches on as emotional Kvitova makes semis

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The win sees Kvitova into her first Grand Slam final four since Wimbledon in 2015 and continues her remarkable comeback from a traumatic home invasion incident that nearly cost her the use of her fingers on her playing hand. " Petra took the crowd out of it, as well". "I want it bad, that's right", she said. There are matches when I am nervous, but I can't really do anything with that. Read More »

Sun stops play as India beat New Zealand in ODI

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Talking about the wicket, Williamson said: "It was one of those surfaces where it is hard to get momentum and they showed us that it wasn't a competitive total to chase". Apparently, it was a "glaring Sun" which was causing issues for the players in the middle. "I am glad there's a rule now". "The setting sun is in the eyes of the players and we need to think of their safety as well as umpires. Read More »

On Basketball: Harden's run should end when he gets help

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In the Houston Rockets ' 114-110 win over the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Harden scored a career-high 61 points and pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds. On a night Knicks coach David Fizdale got ejected late in the fourth quarter to an ovation, angry at the treatment Harden was afforded by the officials, the Rockets superstar finished 17-of-38 from the field (5-of-20 from the 3-point line) and 22-of-25 from the line. Read More »