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Former NFL running back Cierre Wood arrested on first-degree child abuse charges

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Wood and Amy Taylor, the girl's mother and Wood's girlfriend, had already been charged with child abuse/neglect. Wood, 28, paid a $5,000 bond and was released, according to jail records. Three of those games were in 2013 for the Houston Texans and two were for the Buffalo Bills in 2015. Wood was a member of the 2012 Fighting Irish team that went to the BCS National Championship Game, falling to Alabama. Read More »

Victor Cruz's message to Giants: Kyler Murray is 'a winner'

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Kyler Murray isn't the only quarterback prospect the Arizona Cardinals have hosted as one of their 30 allotted visits. But what is the point of Murray visiting the Giants? The Detroit Lions have also been rumored to be looking to trade down, most likely with a team at the back of the quarterback pick-up line. Read More »

Chelsea condemns 'abhorrent' racism against Salah, ban 3 fans

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It's another sign that something is going wrong out there at the moment. "These guys now are football fans, and if you do something like that, you should not be able to enter a stadium again, in my point of view, in your life". Chelsea's visit to Anfield on Sunday, live on Sky Sports , has drawn comparisons to the two sides' meeting nearly five years ago, when the then Liverpool captain slipped to gift the Blues the lead, and hand eventual champions Manchester City an advantage in the ... Read More »

Arsenal vs Napoli: Gunners investigating allegations of racist abuse against Kalidou Koulibaly

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Unai Emery is hopeful that Arsenal duo Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny will be fit to face Napoli in the Europa League quarter-finals tonight, according to James Olley of the Evening Standard . "Now we will go to Napoli with a lot of confidence and we will go there to score goals. They are improving. They trained today with us but I prefer to wait for the last moment to decide that". Read More »

Billy Vunipola shows support for controversial Israel Folau comments

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Israel Folau of the Waratahs warms up during the round seven Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Sunwolves at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 29, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia . He suggested they should "repent" as "only Jesus saves". Folau's spectacular fall from grace even had the prime minister weighing in on Friday. Read More »

Former Packers player, coach Gregg dies at 85

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Vince Lombardi referred to Gregg as "the best player I ever coached", reads a tribute on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website. Packers team president Mark Murphy called Gregg "one of the greatest" in team history, labeling him as a "legendary player" and the "ultimate team player". Read More »

Virat Kohli & Smriti Mandhana Named Wisden Leading Cricketers of the Year

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Kohli , who scored only 134 runs during India's previous tour of England in 2014, amassed 593 runs in his side's five-test series a year ago at an average of over 59 to book his place on the list. The 20-year-old Sam Curran came into limelight with his impressive performances both in domestic with Surrey and on the worldwide stage with England. Read More »

Scott shares clubhouse lead, Tiger one off the pace at Masters

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Five-time major victor Phil Mickelson finished with five birdies in seven for a five-under 67 - his lowest opening round since he won in 2010. OK, so Rory McIlroy disappointed - but that aside, the tournament really could not have been teed up better, so stay tuned for round two, when the real contenders from that stellar pack will separate themselves. Read More »

Ajax defender De Ligt: Ronaldo a predator in the box

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That goal gives the Italians a slight advantage heading to Turin but, after Ajax's 4-1 victory in the Bernabeu last month, Juve will know they still have a lot of work to do. Last time we lost 2-1 to Madrid at home so we are still in it", said their coach, Erik ten Hag. Starting XI: Onana (6); Veltman (6), De Ligt (7), Blind (7), Tagliafico (7); Schone (6), De Jong (8*); Ziyech (8), Van De Beek (7), Neres (8); Tadic (7). Read More »

Ander Herrera issues update about his future at Man United

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In his five years with United, the 29-year-old has made 187 appearances in all competitions and scored 20. PSG were reported to be in pole position to sign Herrera and the Parisians have been in negotiations with the midfielder's representatives over a free transfer. Read More »

Next moves for the Kings - Key decisions after firing Joerger

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Joerger has one season remaining on a four-year contract, but the team is unlikely to bring him back for a lame-duck season without a contract extension in 2019-20. According to The Athletic's Sam Amick, Walton is the "clear front-runner" for the vacant Sacramento Kings head coaching job if he is available. The former Lakers and Kings center has been in Sacramento's front office since 2015 . Read More »

Celts' Smart has torn oblique, to miss 4-6 weeks

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Boston should be able to make do in the first round without Smart, as the Indiana Pacers are without their best player and played awful basketball down the stretch. He started in 60 games this season, averaging 8.9 points, 4 assists and 2.9 rebounds. But according to The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach, Smart's recovery might not be as prolonged as originally stated. Read More »

UCLA to Hire Cincinnati Head Coach Mick Cronin

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He helped lead the Bearcats' program on a remarkable turnaround, guiding Cincinnati to the NCAA Tournament each of the past nine seasons. He helped guide the Racers to two Ohio Valley Conference tournament titles in 2004 and 2006 which put them in the NCAA Tournament. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton says F1's 1000th race is an irrelevant milestone to him

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Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, called Vettel's spin in Bahrain - where he was duelling with Hamilton - "amateur". Want your voice heard? Defending champion Lewis Hamilton is closing in on Schumacher's all-time mark after winning his fifth world title past year at the age of 34 to edge ahead of great rival Sebastian Vettel , who won four championships with Red Bull before moving to Ferrari. Read More »

Danny Drinkwater charged with drink-driving after Ranger Rover crash

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On Friday, Drinkwater was seen leaving a VIP London nightclub at 1:40am with two women before he was pictured sweating it out at Cobham a few hours later. I hope everyone can enjoy this unbelievable place, it's a huge passion of mine and has been a dream made possible by a fantastic team. Drinkwater, who has three caps for England, was charged before being released on bail and will appear in Stockport Magistrates' Court on May 13. Read More »

Nicklaus backing McIlroy to seal career Grand Slam with Masters win

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Rory is the only player in the field to finish in the top-10 at the last five Masters and given he's finished no worse than a tie for sixth in a stroke play event this year, it's not hard to see why he's the 7/1 favourite. Molinari has shown recently that he is starting to rediscover his form that saw him win The Open previous year. "I just feel like I've improved a lot over the past 12, 14 months", said Woods, whose injury return was in its embryonic stages when he teed it up previous year. Read More »

F1: A Monaco marvel and Chinese ambition: Five things for Shanghai GP

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But Vettel insists the auto will come to him as he develops a better understanding of what it can do, and played down suggestions he would have to adapt his style to the vehicle. "So, I think hopefully I have a better feeling in the auto this weekend". "There are corners as well, but we know they are going to be strong coming into this weekend". Read More »

Magic Over in LA as Johnson Abruptly Resigns as Lakers President

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Calling the shots for a team he won five championships with? What could be better? As the Lakers move towards the future with recently-acquired Lebron James , Johnson said has no regrets about his time with the organization. "I was thinking about all those times, all those guys who want me to mentor them or be a part of their lives, and I can't even do that". The Lakers are clearly in a major state of dysfunction at the moment and have a ton of decisions to make moving forward. Read More »

Eden Hazard makes decision about Chelsea FC contract

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The former Manchester United player sang the praise of Roy Hodgson during an interview with Starsport. "But this is a question for the president, and for Neymar himself. Hazard scored a wonderful solo goal as part of a brace in Chelsea's 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham on Monday, after which Maurizio Sarri told Sky Sports £100million would be "too cheap" to buy the forward. Read More »

Smart Stats - Kieron Pollard easily outshines KL Rahul

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The Kings XI Punjab enter the match after winning their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad by six-wicket. He put on 116 for the first wicket with K L Rahul, who carried his bat through to remain unbeaten on 100 off 64 balls, studded with six sixes and as many fours. Read More »

Manchester City's Mendy vows to 'follow the rules' could return at Spurs

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Manchester City are back in action this week, as they face Tottenham in their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. Defensively, they're well organised and they're unsafe from dead balls. I feel the pressure in November or December when you're, saying "Wow, it's five or six months left", out of one competition, or not in the next round of the Champions League ". Read More »

Sterling gets Van Dijk's vote for PFA player of the year

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He's had a fantastic season.I think he has improved a lot as a player. Van Djik said, "The feeling straight away was that this was the club for me". We still have a chance to win the title and a chance to win the Champions League . "The unlucky bit for us is some other team in the league has been fantastic as well". Van Dijk admits one false move could see their dreams come crashing down around them but insists they cannot allow fear to take over. Read More »

Orioles Dominate A’s 12-4 As Davis Continues Historic Struggle

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Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles claimed Major League Baseball most unwanted record as the home team took on the Oakland Athletics here at Camden Yards on Monday night. "So I'm taking that as a positive moving forward", manager Brandon Hyde said. In the wake of his struggles, former Major League Baseball slugger Jose Canseco reached out via Twitter to offer Davis help to regain his good form. Read More »

Folau faces probe over social media posts

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Folau again sparked significant reaction when he shared an image on Instagram on Wednesday evening along with the caption: "Those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. According to The Sydney Morning Herald , an agreement was reached last October but took the best part of three months to finalise following "countless meetings and some hard conversations" with Rugby Australia officials. Read More »

Ajax Amsterdam vs. Juventus - Football Match Report

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Ronaldo , who has won the competition five times , netted his 125th Champions League goal just before half-time with a diving header following Joao Cancelo's cross. Ajax then dominated possession but were guilty of over-elaborate passing and were also fortunate not to have given away a penalty when defender Nicolas Tagliafico was tugging on the jersey of Juventus captain Mario Mandzukic . Read More »

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang On Bench - Arsenal Team vs Everton Confirmed

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Ozil later hurled his coat in the direction of Emery and Everton counterpart Marco Silva from his seat in the dugout as staff from both teams clashed on the touchline, with the player's actions drawing criticism. They have never beaten an English side away from home in European competition (P8 W0 D1 L7) - they have previously lost in such games against Burnley, Leeds United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal . Read More »

Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool to expect 'intense battle'

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It was pretty much clear, and we scored two wonderful goals. The 37-year-old tweeted a message in Spanish after the game claiming to be 100 per cent optimistic that Porto will progress to the semi-finals, attached with pictures of two controversial incidents from the match. Read More »

Is Rick Barnes leaving Tennessee for UCLA?

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Sources close to Barnes said it was a tough decision for him, especially given the opportunity to return UCLA to its past glory and finish his career at such a tradition-laden basketball school. UCLA began aggressively pursuing Barnes last week with a lucrative package that would have paid him $5 million a year, not counting bonuses and incentives, sources told ESPN. Read More »

John’s basketball: Bobby Hurley top candidate to replace Chris Mullin

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Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, saying the team "progressed well". "If Arizona State extends him or gives him more money, I don't see how he leaves to go to St. This is an abrupt ending to what could have been a promising tenure at St. John's. In the weeks since then, assistant coach Matt Abdelmassih - who did almost all of the heavy lifting when it came to the program's recruiting - left to join Fred Hoiberg's staff at Nebraska, and first-team all-Big East point ... Read More »

National Basketball Association icon Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement after 21-year career with Dallas

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If Nowitzki doesn't return, the 20-year-old Doncic still will be able to say he spent a season with the player who changed the game as the first 7-footer who was a legitimate threat from the 3-point line. The team honored Nowitkzi, who played his final home game of his 21-year career. It's been known pretty much all season that the Dallas Mavericks legend would retire at the conclusion of this campaign, however, he never officially announced it. Read More »

Allegri declares Ronaldo fit for Juventus clash with Ajax

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They are also the 29-goal top scorers ahead of the quarter-finals. That includes a hat-trick on his last visit to the Johan Cruyff Arena in a group match for Los Blancos in October 2012 as his side won 4-1. The Serie A leaders now maintain a 20-point advantage at the top of the table and are just one point away from clinching another league title, the club's eighth in a row. Read More »

India's World Cup squad to be announced on April 15

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The Board officials have confirmed to Sportstar that the five-member selection committee will meet at the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai to choose the squad for the tournament, which begins in England from May 30. The Australia series was India's last ODI tournament before the World Cup, and they lost 3-2, despite wins in the first two matches. Ambati Rayudu , Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar are likely front-runners for that spot, while chances of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer can not be ... Read More »

Magic Johnson: Los Angeles Lakers legend resigns

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Johnson said he preferred his role as an ambassador to the National Basketball Association as he received several tampering charges during his tenure. Some of Johnson's other moves have worked out much better, including the Lakers' drafting of Lonzo Ball, the acquisition of Kyle Kuzma and the bargain signing of centre JaVale McGee. Read More »