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IPL 2019: Bails don't fall, first for Dhoni and then Rahul

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The ball hit the stumps and the Punjab batsman was well short of his crease. Playing his first VIVO IPL 2019 match, Faf du Plessis hit the ground running with the bat for his franchise for whom he played a crucial starring role in their 2018 title-winning campaign. Read More »

Jamaica's Rugby Sevens Team Suffer Double Loss At Hong Kong Sevens

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The victor of the knockout match will advance to the semifinal round of the tournament. Scotland and Spain meet at 4.30am while Australia and Portugal lock horns at 4.52am in the other Challenge Trophy quarters. Fiji edged New Zealand 22-21 in their Cup quarterfinal match in the Vancouver 7s. Papua New Guinea finished second with seven points as Hong Kong came third with five points two ahead of fourth placed Uganda. Read More »

Five things learned from Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

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Mohamed Salah (second right) scored his first goal in nine games to help Liverpool beat Southampton 3-1. The ball is now back in the court of Manchester City , who drop behind the Reds by another two points. City are due to play Brighton & Hove Albion in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday and won't play in the league again until next Sunday (14th April) due to a midweek Champions League quarter-final date with Tottenham. Read More »

Maurizio Sarri Insists He Wants Misfiring Veteran Striker at Chelsea Next Season

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The 32-year-old has made just seven starts in the Premier League this season and only four appearances in the division since Higuain's arrival in the winter transfer window. Asked if Chelsea must win all their remaining matches to make the top four, Sarri replied: "No, because I think the last part of the season will be really very hard for every team". Read More »

R: Bryce Harper hears boos at Nats Park, hits HR, flips bat

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Harper left the Nats this winter, signing a then-record 13-year, $330 million deal with the division rival Phillies. Sure sounded rather one-sided from an announced attendance of 35,920. Phillies: LHP Tommy Hunter, on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm, was getting "a series of tests" in Philadelphia on Tuesday, manager Gabe Kapler said. Read More »

Wolves set to confirm permanent signing of Jimenez

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The 27-year-old has also scored in Wolves' Premier League victories over Chelsea and Tottenham and is their top scorer this season with 15 goals in all competitions. "Since I've arrived here it's all been so good". "I am happy here at Wolves ". "We will see after what happens, but being here is a great opportunity for me, and a great opportunity for me to be an important part of the team and I want to enjoy". Read More »

Russell Westbrook Honors Nipsey Hussle With His Shoes During Historic NBA Performance

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Wilt Chamberlain had 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists in a 1968 game. After the game, Westbrook dedicated his historic performance to rapper Nipsey Hussle , who was killed during a shooting in his native Los Angeles on Sunday. He shot free throws before heading into the locker room. Tuesday night saw Russell Westbrook do his best to make sure this was the case for Oklahoma City. Read More »

Real Madrid 'close to Eden Hazard agreement'

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Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard appears on the verge of signing for Real Madrid . On the other side, it has been a poor season by Real Madrid's standards as they'll go without a trophy this campaign. Los Blancos have been the strongest admirers of the Chelsea star for some time now after his stunning displays in the Premier League with the London-based outfit. Read More »

Cowboys sign DeMarcus Lawrence long-term: Grade, analysis and more

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After weeks of negotiating and reports that Lawrence was looking for $23 million as an average annual salary, the two sides agree to a deal that will pay the elite pass rusher $21 million per year on average. He registered 10.5 sacks playing under the franchise tag in 2018. The Cowboys drafted Lawrence in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. This is a great deal for both Lawrence and the Cowboys. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane On Marcelo: 'I Like How He Plays'

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Zidane brought Luka Modric, Casemiro, Lucas Vazquez and Keylor Navas back into his side, but despite seeing a lot of the ball Madrid were second best to a rival that is now unbeaten in 17 games. It is already known that Real Madrid , inspired by the reappointment of Zinedine Zidane at the helm, are looking forward to overhaul their squad to a major extent, in a effort to get over their woes from the ongoing season. Read More »

New England Patriots 2019 NFL Draft: 3 round Mock Draft 1.0

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For argument's sake, let's say the Houston Texans draft a position other than offensive tackle in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft . This time around, the Colts once again enter the draft with multiple second-round picks - and it's up to Wayne to make sure the team's string of success in the round continues. Read More »

Masters memories come to life for women amateurs

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While Loy won't be playing in the final round at Augusta Saturday, all 72 invitees have the chance to play a practice round at the world's most prestigious golf course Friday - an opportunity that still rouses Loy despite her disappointment with Thursday's result. Read More »

Former Atlanta Braves manager, Hall of Famer Bobby Cox in hospital

The 77-year-old Cox was admitted with undisclosed medical issues on Tuesday. Cox has continued to be active in the Braves organization on a part-time basis. "We look forward to seeing him soon and would like to thank the baseball community for joining together to support our dear friend". He began his second stint with the Braves as general manager in 1985 when he was lured back to Atlanta by then-owner Ted Turner. Read More »

Gerrard and Brown charged for Old Firm fights

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If Celtic beat Livingston on Saturday, they will be champions if Rangers lose to Motherwell on Sunday. "My players have been exemplary, absolutely exemplary, under vast provocation themselves". Ryan Kent's appeal against a two-game ban for lashing out at Brown was rejected yesterday, but it was the governing body's action against the Celtic midfielder, as well as Gerrard and the... Read More »

5 reasons Texas Tech really could win it all

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The seating capacity has been expanded for the Final Four to 72,000. "He doesn't let us get too high and I think that's what's good about this team". "Trying to get to the tournament '". "There are going to be a lot of watch parties around town, for people who can't make that trip". "He made some difficult plays at difficult times , and he's guarded hard, and his shot wasn't going in like it was". Read More »

Sarri thanks Chelsea fans as Blues beat Brighton 3-0

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However, after the match a stat emerged which hinted that the England global should arguably be Sarri's first choice - he now has more goals in the Premier League this season than Barkley and Kovacic combined. But the potential is higher. They can become top players. "For this team, the future is could be good with Callum". Sarri also thanked Chelsea supporters for refraining from chanting against him and focusing their energies on supporting the team. Read More »

Blue Jays trade Kevin Pillar to Giants for three players

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As an "opener" March 30, he lasted two innings and 33 pitches, allowing one hit, three walks and no runs in a 5-3 victory over the Yankees. Hyde said he had planned to pull Hess earlier, possibly after five innings, but let him stretch his pitch count more than expected because he was throwing so well. Read More »

Buzz Williams named Texas A&M Head Men's Basketball Coach

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Texas A&M missed the NCAA tournament this season after reaching the Sweet 16 previous year. Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams has accepted the same job at Texas A&M. During his five seasons at Tech, the Hokies went 100-69 (59.2 percent win percentage) and 44-46 in the ACC. Starting with the 2015-16 season, though, things really took a turn for the better. Read More »

Nelson to retire as a member of the Green Bay Packers

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The headline to the piece called him a checked out coach. Rodgers instead, according to a cited source, chose to be passive aggressive and "conflict-averse". "They're going to look at you like, 'Where have you been all week?' It sounded like he was really just chilling". Matt LaFleur, 39, was hired by Green Bay to replace McCarthy and has a blank slate to build a relationship with arguably the most talented quarterback in the NFL. Read More »

New Jets uniforms appear to have been leaked, and they look sweet

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The new helmets are green with "Jets" featured in white on the side. The biggest change was probably when the team moved from "Jets" on the helmet within a football, to "Jets" on its own, a look that it wore through the 1980s. The Jets begin life as the Titans of NY for the inaugural 1960 American Football League season. The Jets' uniforms have been similar through the years, with some fairly minor changes. Read More »

Real Madrid could trade three players for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba

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In his third game back in charge, Real Madrid's familiar struggles returned in a 2-1 loss at Valencia in the Spanish league on Wednesday, reigniting criticism against the Spanish powerhouse. Karim Benzema headed in a consolation goal for Madrid in stoppage time, shortly after Zidane's side had a penalty decision overturned after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review ruled Sergio Ramos was offside. Read More »

Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on 10-day injured list

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The New York Yankees are battling through various injuries during the early part of the season. Andujar, who was placed on the 10-day injured list, will first try to rehab the injury before opting for surgery. The center fielder has ramped up his core and rotational activities, but he hasn't started baseball activities. This spring, Frazier went 7-for-49 with 16 strikeouts. Read More »

Toronto Maple Leafs End of the Season Awards

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John Tavares made his second trip to the Nassau Coliseum as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, and there were plenty of New York Islanders fans who showed they still haven't gotten over the star center abandoning them. Garret Sparks made 33 saves. "They've got some talented players". Playing its third game in four nights, Toronto entered four points back of Boston for second in the Atlantic Division, and home ice in the opening round, but is now guaranteed to start on ... Read More »

Wizards to begin GM search after firing Grunfeld

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Facing another rebuild, and sorely in need of a fresh perspective, Marc Stein of the New York Times was first to report the team has fired vice president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld . However, with a roster void of meaningful contributors beyond All-Star Bradley Beal , Washington is now 32-46 and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. Read More »

Jennifer Kupcho, Zoe Campos Share Lead in Augusta Women's Amateur

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The ANWA's first two rounds will be played at Champions Retreat, followed by a cut that will include the top 30 players. Former SA No 1 Telfer is a second-year student (sophomore) at Auburn University. "We believe the Augusta National Women's Amateur will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of the women's game", Mr Ridley said. At 14, Alex Pano is the youngest player competing in the Augusta amateur, but something of a veteran of the hallowed grounds. Read More »

UConn fans send Huskies off to 12th straight Final Four

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The opportunity to do so again this year awaits after reaching the Final Four thanks to an 84-68 victory versus Pac-12 champion Stanford on Monday night at the Chicago Regional. Then there's DiDi Richards, a Cypress Ranch sophomore who had her two highest-scoring games of the year against SC and Iowa (she also had six steals and 10 rebounds against the Hawkeyes ). Read More »

Paulie Malignaggi slaps Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov in face

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Malignaggi, who recently signed on with Bare Knuckle FC, slapped McGregor's teammate, Artem Lobov , at a BKFC media event at Mendez Boxing in NY on Tuesday, and proceeded to tell Lobov how he'd "fucking kill him". I honestly don't think Conor will ever go near me. "Don't get in my face and make threats, here, OK?", he continued, while he was being restrained. Read More »

LeBron James Benched for the Rest of the Postseason

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James has also not played for Team USA outside the Olympics since 2007, when a mission to restore the program's glory began at the FIBA Americas Championship. "I like being uncomfortable in the offseason", James said. "He's just a great mastermind of the game of basketball". The Lakers announced on Saturday that James has been shut down for the rest of the season so he can allow a nagging groin injury to heal. Read More »

Liverpool top table for agents fees at 43 million pounds

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Former top flight striker Andy Gray has insisted that Manchester City hold the edge over Liverpool in the Premier League title race because of the way they can keep the ball and protect a lead. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes the Reds can, and will, challenge for both the Champions League and the Premier League, according to the Liverpool Echo . Read More »