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Tom Izzo not happy with Michigan State's road to Final Four

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Saint Louis coach Travis Ford could feel a shift about eight minutes into the second half of the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship game. The Spartans were placed in the same region as Duke, the top overall seed in the entire field, despite winning the Big Ten Tournament and a share of the regular season title. Read More »

Milwaukee Bucks: Player grades from 113-98 win over Miami Heat

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Justise Winslow scored 20 points for Miami . With the dominant win, Miami improved to 32-25 overall and 16-19 at home which is now good for eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Set to retire at the end of the season, Wade was questionable for Friday night's game due to a bruised right elbow, but coach Erik Spoelstra gave him the nod to play before the game. Read More »

Browne And Maguire Named In Mick McCarthy's Ireland Squad

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James Collins, we used to watch him when he was in the reserves at Aston Villa and I was at Wolves. I want to meet him ASAP. I congratulated him on the goals he scored on Friday - the one from the edge of the box was a sublime finish. There are first senior call-ups for Luton striker James Collins and Newport County's FA Cup star Padraig Amond, formerly of Morecambe and Accrington. Read More »

Blake Bortles agrees one-year deal with LA Rams

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Terms were not released, but the Jaguars reportedly owe Bortles $6.5 million, so the Rams nearly certainly negotiated a bargain for Bortles to back up Jared Goff. With Bortles being such a polarizing player, Twitter had jokes, hot takes and some hilarious reactions to the news. Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft, has completed 59.3 percent of his career passes for 17,646 yards with 103 touchdowns and 75 interceptions. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Everything At United Judged By Ferguson Era

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But Ibrahimovic says the former players need to stop comparing their successes to the club's current standing and should instead be focusing on how they can help if they are so interested in restoring glory to Manchester United . "And in the circle of [Alex] Ferguson, they don't like that". Giggs, meanwhile, has said he is anxious about Manchester City eclipsing United's 1999 Treble success by winning the Quadruple this season. Read More »

Football experts select Van Dijk over Sterling, Aguero as EPL's best player

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The 32-year-old is one of 33 Dutchmen to bag at least five goals in England's top flight since 1992, and now we'd like you to name as many of them as you can in the six minutes provided below. The Argentine has 28 goals in all competitions this season including a 93rd minute victor in the FA Cup quarter finals against Swansea City. With Manchester City not in action this weekend due to their FA Cup involvement, Liverpool knew a victory would see them return to the summit, and Sadio Mane ... Read More »

Angels Nearing Extension With Mike Trout

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The agreement, per ESPN , tacks on 10 years to the final two seasons remaining on Trout's $144.5 million agreement with the Angels. Ohtani is expected to be able to hit for the Angels at some time in the first half of the season and to resume pitching in the 2020 season. Read More »

Westbrook suspended after receiving 16th technical

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In the second quarter of the Thudner's game against the Warriors Saturday, Westbrook drove to the basket with Klay Thompson guarding him. Westbrook received his most recent technical foul with 3:29 remaining in the second quarter of the Thunder's 110-88 loss to the Golden State Warriors on March 16 at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read More »

I thought England call-up was a joke, says Callum Hudson-Odoi

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However, shortly after joining up with Aidy Boothroyd's squad he was told to instead join up with Gareth Southgate's senior side at St George's Park. During the last two minutes of the match, winger Hudson-Odoi, 18, brought the incident - which Press Association Sport understands to have been monkey chants from a small group of "ultras" home supporters in the corner of the end Chelsea were attacking - to the attention of team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta . Read More »

Chauncey Billups gives Paul Pierce grief over Isaiah Thomas situation

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Thomas even wore a custom pair of Kobe signature sneakers in Monday's matchup that paid tribute to the Celtics with the green and gold colorway. While Isaiah Thomas has been cut from the Denver Nuggets rotation, coach Michael Malone understood the importance of the game for IT and made a decision to field him in the first quarter. Read More »

Steve Smith, David Warner rejoin Australian cricket team in UAE

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The duo, who are serving one-year worldwide bans that end later this month, recently joined the Australian team in Dubai as part of their reintegration after the scandal in South Africa that rocked the cricketing world. "Obviously being out for 12 months, there has been a big change, which is great", Warner said. After being invited by Australia team coach Justin Langer , the duo flew to UAE and spent some time with the team. Read More »

F1 race director Whiting dies 3 days before Australian GP

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The governing body for global auto racing says its Formula One director Charlie Whiting has died from a pulmonary embolism. Ross Brawn , F1 managing director, said he was "devastated" to lose a friend and colleague. " I've known him for a long time and he was sort of our man, our drivers' man ". "I spoke to him yesterday and walked the track for the first couple of corners together with him", he said. Read More »

Oshoala scores again as Barcelona defeat league leaders Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid can now boast the highest ever attendance for a women's club football match, with Las Rojiblancas' clash against Barcelona on Sunday setting a new record of 60,739. The previous attendance record for a women's game in Spain was Athletic Bilbao's game with Atletico Madrid in the Copa de la Reina on January 30, when 48,000 supporters crammed into the San Mames stadium in Bilbao. Read More »

Matic says Solskjaer will steer United back on track

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They remain well placed in a top-four battle they looked set to observe from a distance during the final days of Jose Mourinho's reign, while the Champions League quarter-final draw has thrown up a mouth-watering showdown with Barcelona . Read More »

Andrew Bogut Will Join Warriors Early Thanks To DeMarcus Cousins Injury

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It seems unlikely that he will meet or surpass his 35.4 minutes per game average three times in four nights coming off the minor injury. He is out of Monday's game against the Spurs and will be day-to-day going forward. The Spurs responded with the final five points of the period to regain the advantage at 82-78 and held on for the win. Following the foul, Bogut gave the Warriors solid play , finishing with seven points, seven rebounds and a steal in 19 minutes. Read More »

'Our dream': Afghanistan notch long-awaited first Test victory

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Murtagh's half-century in the first innings also helped become only the 11th number 11 to top-score in a Test innings . It's been a long tour, but the lads have been very good. BRIEF SCORES: Ireland: 172 ( Tim Murtagh 54*; Yamin Ahmadzai 3/41, Mohammad Nabi 3/36) and 288 (Andrew Balbirnie 82, Kevin O Brien 56; Rashid Khan 5/82, Yamin Ahmadzai 3/52) lose to Afghanistan: 314 (Rahmat Shah 98, Asghar Afghan 67; Stuart Thompson 3/28) & 147/3 (Rahmat Shah 76, Ihsanullah Janat 65). Read More »

Spence Jr. calls out Pacquiao after dominating Garcia

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WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao was in the building and could be a future opponent for Spence. Spence dominated Garcia throughout with a stinging jab and a barrage of combinations and his hometown crowd at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas , Texas cheered wildly as he solidified himself as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Read More »

Bills Had No Interest When Giants Called About Odell Beckham Trade

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That's really where it's at. "I'm OK if you disagree with me". Over time, you will see it. Last year Buckner, the No. 7 pick in 2016, had 12 sacks, doubling his previous career high. The trade left a lot of people, including long-time Giants fan famous novelist and George R.R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame , wondering what was going on, but Gettleman provided an answer. Read More »

Busch on reaching 200 career victories: All I do is win

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He capped a series of brilliant passes by drafting off Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski to seize the lead again, and with this superb driver behind the wheel of a standout Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota , absolutely nothing was stopping Busch's drive into history. Read More »

Monchi rejoins Sevilla despite Arsenal interest

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Sven Mislintat left his role as Arsenal's head of recruitment in February, meanwhile, and Monchi has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium over the last few weeks. " Sevilla now need a sports director and we have looked for the best", Castro told reporters. Monchi went on to disclose that the contract is of indefinite duration, as he hopes his second spell to be similarly long. Read More »

Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Kyrie Irving and the Celtics halt Trae Young and the Hawks' late rally. The Hawks scored over 30 points the first three quarters to put pressure on the Grizzlies . Irving has also been somewhat of a problem for tonight's opponent, the Atlanta Hawks , to defend all season, but Irving seems prepared regardless of the opponent. Read More »

Kansas City Chiefs show interest in Jordy Nelson

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With NFL free agency now in its second week, wide receiver remains one of the biggest needs on the New England Patriots. He'd previously spent nine successful seasons in Green Bay, where he enjoyed four 1,000-yard seasons and made the Pro Bowl in 2014. Read More »

LeBron James Defines Lakers As 'Catering To Players, Everything Else Comes Secondary'

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It is highly unlikely and not very smart but it got us thinking regardless: what could the Lakers get in return for LeBron James? "Of course that stuff bothers me". Caldwell-Pope drained another 3-pointer with under five minutes to play before James sank the jumper to push the advantage to 11. Damyean Dotson led the team with 21 points on nine of 19 shooting, Kadeem Allen added 16 points while DeAndre Jordan chipped in with 11 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists. Read More »

Napoli's Ospina collapses on pitch after suffering head injury

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Following the treatment, Ospina went on to concede twice before fainting on the pitch without anyone around him in the 44th minute, prompting his anxious Napoli team-mates to call for the stretcher. Medical staff rushed to attend to him and he was soon stretchered from the San Paolo Stadium's field. Ospina has played 21 times for the Italian side this season, making four clean sheets to help the side to second behind Juventus in Serie A. Read More »

Cassius Winston shines as Michigan State beats Wisconsin, 67-55

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Duke versus Michigan State would be one heckuva Elite 8 matchup if both teams make it there. While the Wolverines watched the Selection Show in shock after a heartbreaking loss to Michigan State, Montana watched the show in Missoula after winning the Big Sky Tournament on Saturday night. Read More »

Everton vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

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What I saw in the second half is what we do every day in training. "Desire is a strong word". But maybe we weren't focused on our role. "It was fantastic performance from Jordan Pickford ". They tried but not in the way we planned. "Everything I don't want and the second half was everything the way I want to play". We aim to win every game we play and it doesn't matter who it's against. Read More »

Ex-Tottenham star Poyet: Bale told me he's happy at Real Madrid

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Hazard will see his current deal with Chelsea expire at the end of next season and the Belgium global has always been linked with a move to the Spanish capital. The report goes on to add that Zidane has also been keeping tabs on Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen and Chelsea FC forward Eden Hazard . Read More »

Unger retires as Saints O-line loses Pro Bowler

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According to Yates, Unger is stepping away from the game. The Saints would have saved $6.95 million of that had they released Unger, but Nick Underhill of the Advocate confirmed that they will recoup that $6.95 million once he is placed on the reserve/retired list. Read More »

McIlroy wins THE PLAYERS Championship

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The event is often referred to as the "fifth unofficial major" but the tournament's prize money is now greater than all four majors, per Golf Digest. McIlroy's one-shot victory over Jim Furyk marked his first win at TPC Sawgrass as well as his first win in nearly exactly a year, dating back to the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Read More »

Maiden Gold For Mullins And Townend

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There was a bit of daylight and it opened nicely. Chris Cook's selections for the final day of the meeting are here, and the action gets underway with the traditional Gold Cup day opener, the Triumph Hurdle, at 1.30. Elsewhere, Santini's preparation for the RSA Chase hasn't been ideal, but he has always struck me as the flawless type for the race I don't want to desert him now. Read More »

Verstappen shows Honda-fuelled Red Bull a contender

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There is good reason the dynamic is like this. Verstappen believed his Red Bull had more pace than the Mercedes, but admitted overtaking is still a giant challenge in modern day Formula One cars. "I felt pretty good in free practice three and was really happy with the (qualifying) lap". Verstappen's podium was the first for a Honda powered vehicle since the 2008 British Grand Prix. Read More »