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IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

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The IOC also urged sports federations not to stage competitions in India. "This situation goes against the fundamental principles of the Olympic charter, in particular the principles of non-discrimination". The talk of India boycotting their World Cup match with Pakistan and about a ban on Pakistan cropped up after the terrorist attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel. Read More »

PSL kicks off in Dubai amid glittering musical ceremony

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Pakistan have been forced to host all their worldwide matches outside their home country since a terror attack on Sri Lankan players in 2008. "Pakistanis are passionate about cricket and as the only Pakistani telecom company, Ufone is very excited about this partnership with current and two time Pakistan Super League ( PSL ) champions Islamabad United ". Read More »

Why Chris Broussard Believes Celtics ‘Likely’ Will Land Anthony Davis

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Irving is a starter on Team LeBron, and Davis is one of the reserves on that team. Davis' tempered his prediction on playing, saying he expects to play but suggesting that it depends on how he feels Sunday. Also, the Pelicans could risk improving their draft status and costing themselves the ability to get a higher pick in the draft by bringing back the core of young Lakers players. Read More »

Chelsea banned from signing players for two transfer windows

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The club were found guilty of 29 incidences of breaching article 19, which relates to the transfer of players aged under 18. Chelsea have been banned from the transfer market for two windows after Federation Internationale de Football Association found them guilty of a serious and systemic breach of the rules regarding their dealings with foreign players under the age of 18. Read More »

IPL 2019 schedule is here

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Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first match of the season, but all eyes will be on the clash on April 3 - between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians . Royal Challengers Bangalore yet again endured a tough time in the IPL despite boasting of some of the biggest names in world cricket. March 30 - Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - 8 p.m. Read More »

James Harden posts a quiet 12 points in NBA All-Star Game

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Just before Durant's closing stretch, LeBron James shook off 76ers forward Joel Embiid for a corner 3, and on the next trip, pounded home a one-handed slam on a lob from Irving that extended Team LeBron's lead to 168-158. Seven players finished with double digits in the first half, while 14-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki buried three triples against Dwyane Wade and Team LeBron. Read More »

Tony Romo set to play in another PGA tournament

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The AT&T Byron Nelson announced today that National Football League analyst and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo , has accepted a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2019 tournament at Trinity Forest Golf Club on May 6-12. Read More »

Fan costs Georgia the game by throwing stuffed animal onto court

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Mississippi State won the game 68-67 when Quinndary Weatherspoon hit his technical free throw, which was assessed after a Weatherspoon miss at the line. He made the second and missed the third on objective, giving Mississippi State a 68-67 win. "I can't imagine who did that, but it was not smart". Georgia was hoping to win its second conference game but instead drops to 1-12 in SEC play and 10-16 overall this season. Read More »

Itoje to miss England’s Six Nations clash with Wales

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We have had a good week just focussing on ourselves and focussing on getting our preparation right. Both teams remain unbeaten in the competition with Warren Gatland's men going in search of an historic 12th consecutive win, but despite the pressure of a first global run out at the Principality Stadium, Slade remains calm. Read More »

Fernando's putback lifts No. 24 Maryland over No. 21 Iowa

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Bohannon made both foul shots, setting up Maryland's game-winning possession. If you take the points here, you're basically saying that Maryland gets the win on the road and with Iowa being 16-2 SU at home this season, I just don't see it happening for the Terps here, so I'll lay the points with Iowa in this spot. Read More »

Pulwama Terror Attack: Imran Khan’s portrait being removed justified - Rajeev Shukla

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Joshi, pictures of Imran Khan , Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammed Asif, Waqar Younis and several other Pakistani players were removed from different parts of the stadium to show solidarity with the martyrs' families". The honorary secretary of PCA, RP Singla, said to IANS, "To show solidarity with the country and honour the CRPF personnel...the Punjab Cricket Association made a decision to remove the pictures of Pakistani cricketers..." The cricket body said that to show our solidarity ... Read More »

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with auto

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When he was outside the vehicle, Boeheim drove by and struck him. The man, who was in his 30s, had reportedly been walking along Interstate 690 after a vehicle he had been in with four others crashed for unknown reasons. "We are saddened by the death of a member of our Central New York community". Boeheim stayed on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Read More »

Zidane demands £200 million transfer budget to replace Sarri at Chelsea

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Chelsea are unlikely to sack Sarri before the end of the season but the report claims his position will be reviewed by the club in June. If he were to succeed under-pressure Maurizio Sarri, Zidane has a three-part wishlist: New bumper deal for superstar playmaker Eden Hazard , keeping the Belgian to build a team around as well as £200m to improve the squad - more if he sells players who are now at Stamford Bridge but are out of favour. Read More »

Patriots Were Most Aggressive Team Pursuing Trade For Odell Beckham Jr

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Rumors linking the San Francisco 49ers to star Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will only ratchet up during this month's NFL Scouting Combine and once the calendar turns to March. According to the report, the 49ers have been pursuing Beckham for the past year and the 49ers were reportedly interested in a potential deal at the end of the 2018 season. Read More »

No. 5 Vols look to correct mistakes after lopsided loss | AP sports

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Vanderbilt forward Simisola Shittu (11) works for a shot as Tennessee forward Grant Williams defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. MS is the only SEC team allowing conference foes to make a higher percentage of 3-point shots (.375). The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri 'offered chance to coach Roma' after meeting with Italian club

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Sky Sports is reporting that the Blues are interested in former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Derby County manager Frank Lampard. The Blues' latest setback, a 2-0 fifth round FA Cup defeat against Manchester United , saw the Chelsea fans turning on the ex-Napoli manager as they sang chants saying " f*ck Sarri-ball " before joining the Red Devils supporters in singing "you're getting sacked in the morning!" Win at Wembley and Chelsea will receive a much-needed confidence ... Read More »

Leclerc suggests Ferrari rivals might be 'sandbagging'

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When he met with reporters in the paddock of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Leclerc was asked how much do Mercedes and Red Bull have to be anxious about Ferrari's speed? The sport's oldest and most successful team have also covered an impressive amount of mileage in their new SF90 vehicle while Mercedes have been working through their programme without setting any truly eye-catching times. Read More »

Justice (retd.) DK Jain appointed Ombudsman for BCCI under new Constitution

The amcius curiae said there is a need to appoint a third member to the CoA, which has been depleted after the exit of two of their members - Vikram Limaye and Ramachandra Guha. Rahul on a chat show could have been placed before the ombudsman for an effective resolution. The names of probable ombudsmen were provided to the bench by PS Narsimha, who is assisting the court as an amicus curaie. Read More »

Russell scare escalates as new flyhalf among six players added to squad

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The 26-year-old sustained the blow while playing for his club Racing 92 during the recently concluded Top 14 clash against Toulouse and was replaced during the first half. "He remains under the joint care of the Glasgow Warriors and Scotland medical teams, with his rehabilitation progress and review ongoing". Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury and Glasgow front-row forwards Zander Fagerson and George Turner have been selected after returning from injury over the weekend, with ... Read More »

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone explains goal celebration against Juventus

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The Ghanaian midfielder started the game but had to make way for Lemar on the 61st minute. The hosts were denied a penalty and an Alvaro Morata goal by the video assistant referee before they opened the scoring. Alvaro Morata almost broke the deadlock in the second half, but his goal was disallowed after a review by VAR. Atletico right-back Juanfran was not offended by Ronaldo's comments. Read More »

Williams tight-lipped on Lowe exit after FW42 delay

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I don't think it's appropriate to discuss the ins and outs of what went wrong. Leading teams Ferrari and Mercedes have already logged more than 300 laps each, although two of Williams's likely midfield targets Haas and Racing Point have had flawed starts to testing with 137 and 109 laps completed respectively. Read More »

Toto Wolff: No-deal Brexit is 'nightmare scenario' for Formula 1

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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes a no-deal Brexit could severely disrupt Formula 1 and play right into the hands of Ferrari. With less than 40 days left to Brexit, the ratification of the EU-UK divorce agreement has stalled in the British parliament, raising the risk that Britain could leave without an agreement in place to cushion economic disruption. Read More »

Hardik Pandya ruled out of T20Is, ODIs against Australia

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Ravindra Jadeja will replace Pandya in the One-day global (ODI) series while no replacement was announced for the Twenty20 Internationals, for which India will now have a 14 member squad. Pandya had suffered a lower-back injury during the Asia Cup match against Pakistan past year and had to be stretchered off the field. In his absence, Vijay Shankar will remain the sole bowling all-rounder in India's 14-member T20I squad. Read More »

Memories of '81 to act as Bayern warning against Liverpool

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In the 25 completed Champions League first legs that have ended 0-0 since the turn of the millennium, 15 (60%) have ended with a home win in the second, although that figure dips ever so slightly (58%) if you take out Atleti's aforementioned shootout success (which you should, really). Read More »

Griezmann helps below-par Atletico scrape win over Rayo Agency

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If he sees out the deal, he will complete a decade at the club, making him the second longest running manager of a single club in the history of La Liga, only trailing the 14 seasons Miguel Munoz spent with Real Madrid . He is very important as people fear him, and he gives us more strength as a team. If Costa plays, he would take over the central striker position, with Morata moving to one of the sides, opposite Griezmann. Read More »

Agent demands delaying £90m De Gea deal at Man United

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Anthony Martial , Ashley Young, Luke Shaw and Phil Jones have all recently signed extensions at Old Trafford. De Gea still has 18 months left to run on his existing contract, but United are desperate to sign the goalkeeper to a new long-term deal as soon as possible. Read More »

Wild trade Coyle to Bruins for Donato, 5th-rounder

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Coyle, a 6-foot 3-inch MA native, has scored 10 goals and recorded 18 assists this season for the Wild. However, he's a huge upgrade for the Bruins on offense. The Bruins don't appear to be done making moves. So as Monday's National Hockey League trade deadline looms, NESN.com's Mike Cole and Logan Mullen get you prepared with everything you need to know, from which players reportedly are available and might make sense for the Bruins, as well as guys Boston might be well-advised to stay away ... Read More »

Guy's 23 lift No. 3 Virginia past No. 20 Hokies, 64-58

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The Cavaliers, who improved to 7-2 against nationally ranked teams this season, have won in six of their last eight visits to their in-state rival. Blackshear finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, and three assists while shooting 8 of 9 from the field and 3 of 3 from three-point range. Read More »

World top tennis player Naomi Osaka wins Laureus "breakthrough" prize

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He challenged the summit in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well, but his dreams were shattered owing to avalanche, quake and bad weather respectively. The Serbian was convalescing from elbow surgery a year ago and his subsequent struggles on his return to the ATP Tour a couple of months later left many fearing he was in terminal decline. Read More »

Want tickets to Duke-UNC? Prepare to pay Super Bowl prices

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Duke is hosting North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Leyden said the limited seating capacity of Cameron Indoor Stadium, which, with just 9,314 seats ranks as one of the smaller venues among major college basketball programs, has played a major role in boosting prices. Read More »

Steelers won't use tag on Le'Veon Bell

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The overall perception is that wide receiver Antonio Brown has been hurting his trade value with his antics since the end of this past season. Pittsburgh had the option to place the transition tag on Bell and match any offer from other National Football League teams, but it would have been a risky - and potentially expensive - option. Read More »