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India announce team for Champions Trophy, Shikhar and Shami return


India are scheduled to play two warm-ups matches against Bangladesh and New Zealand. Shami, selected for the Champions Trophy, will find himself playing in an ODI two years after he had last played an ODI - in the 2015 World Cup. Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma , Shikhar Dhawan , Kedar Jadhav , Manish Pandey , MS Dhoni , Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja , Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami. Read More »

Arsenal beats Southampton 2-0, climbs into 5th in EPL

Giroud settled the contest with a late header and Wenger admitted the form of his frontmen has left him with a selection headache. They now look assured of their place, and should be happy to be playing the early match on Saturday, before we were able to put added pressure on their fourth spot. Read More »

Spurs SF Leonard out for Game 6

San Antonio , leading Houston by three, chose to defend. What the Spurs do have is a team that plays together incredibly well on both sides of the court. Harden and guard Eric Gordon logged 43 minutes apiece, with guard Patrick Beverley (41 minutes) and forward Trevor Ariza (40) also playing at least 40 minutes. Read More »

Buffon celebrates 100th Juve CL game in style


The €90m summer signing from Napoli has been prolific as Juve pursue a sixth straight Italian title and now look on course for a second Champions League final in three years. To put their performance in the principality into context, Monaco had won their previous 13 home games and scored in 41 consecutive matches at the Stade Louis II since November 2015. Read More »

Red Sox: Chris Sale will not be suspended


Gausman was ejected after what appeared to be a curveball hit Xander Bogaerts . What followed was an expulsion and lifetime ban from Fenway Park for the man who used the language, according to Hennick and an official statement from the Red Sox. Read More »

Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud send Arsenal F.C

Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were the scorers for Arsenal who climbed to fifth place with 66 points, one point ahead of Manchester United. "We were focused and I felt that when we suffered, we stuck together", Arsenal manager Wenger told the BBC. Read More »

Chelsea's Moses credits Conte for reviving his career

Chelsea's players deserve far more credit than Antonio Conte for their success this season, according to Ricardo Carvalho. For sure, this is my will. While the players are certainly due a huge amount of credit, the fact that they did not perform previous year must surely be either their fault or Mourinho's. Read More »

Illini trio arrested on armed robbery charges


The players - offensive linemen Darta Lee and Howard Watkins and athlete Zarrian Holcombe - allegedly attempted to rob a university dormitory early Wednesday morning. Officers were called to Bromley Hall around 3:30 a.m. Lee played in a total of 6 games as a true-freshman, including 2 starts on the offensive line. Read More »

Wieters' 2-run single gives Nationals 7-6 win over Orioles


Wieters drove in Harper and Daniel Murphy , who had walked, by lining a shot past his former teammate, first baseman Chris Davis . For Thursday's game, the Orioles will be bringing out RHP Dylan Bundy . Washington's bullpen already has blown six saves, including a pair during its three-game losing streak. The San Diego State product worked seven innings in each of his first five turns but has not received much offensive support, with the Nationals scoring 20 runs in his six starts. Read More »

Adidas sells off TaylorMade golf unit to private equity firm


Adidas is following in the footsteps of its rival Nike Inc . Only yesterday Rory McIlroy signed an equipment deal with TaylorMade reported to be worth $100 million. Despite uncertainty over an impending sale, TaylorMade has been busy signing premier golfers to endorsement contracts. They will still make golf apparel and footwear. Read More »

Middlesbrough relegated after 3-0 defeat at Chelsea

That trajectory has been about wins and the 27 of the Premier League season came in a 3-0 result over Middlesbrough, a result which moved Chelsea ever closer to the title and confirmed Boro's relegation from the EPL. "I'm pleased for him, because I saw this season he put himself in this team in every moment, if he played and if he didn't play". After losing to goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic, Agnew told of how everybody was devastated. Read More »

Three Things That Need to Change for Boston at Home

Their attention to detail had all kinds of unforeseen benefits. Bradley had a playoff career-high 29 points on 12-for-19 shooting, Avery was everywhere on the floor, drilling threes from the wings and corners while throwing down multiple dunks in transition. Read More »

Josh Gordon denied reinstatement by NFL


Gordon applied in early March. As he was set to return in Week 5, he entered rehab instead, and didn't play during the year. Gordon has been suspended in each of his last 4 seasons for violations of the substance abuse policy totaling 43 of the last 48 games that could've played in. Read More »

Palace ready to play ugly for survival, says Allardyce


Sakho, who is on loan at Palace from Liverpool, has been a firm success at Selhurst Park. Palace aren't out of danger at the foot of the Premier League and face Hull and Manchester United still in need of points to rubber-stamp their top flight status. Read More »

Rohit, Shami included in India's Champions Trophy squad

Pant, 19, was named among five players kept on standby , along with Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Dinesh Karthik. India squad for Champions Trophy: V Kohli (c), S Dhawan, R Sharma, A Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Y Singh, K Jadhav, H Pandya, R Ashwin , R Jadeja, M Shami, U Yadav, B Kumar, Y Bumrah, M Pandey. Read More »

Sharapova is betting favorite to win French Open

After breaking when Sharapova served for the match, Kontaveit had the chance to level but Sharapova stepped up once more and took her first match point with a thumping return. She has been in commanding form on clay here as Sharapova waits to learn on May 16 whether she will be granted a wild card to play next months French Open. Read More »

Illinois Senate Panel Endorses Abortion Protections


State Sen. Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, said it was ironic legislators were considering the bill on a day when they were also honoring children who grew up in the state's foster care system. In a letter, Cupich urged Catholics to contact elected officials and let them know that "taxpayers should not be forced to fund the taking of human life". Read More »

Sebastian Vettel has Mercedes 'pre-agreement'?

Mercedes' triple world champion Hamilton has 54 career victories, putting him second in the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher (91). Speaking of his hard weekend in Russia, Hamilton said, "It was just a bunch of small things that all added up in one pot". Read More »

Arsenal rise to 5th with second Premier League win in 3 days

Arsenal fans should know by now it is the hope that kills you, but that didn't stop Gooners latching onto Alexis Sanchez's goal celebration against Southampton and taking it as a sign he was ready to commit his future to the club. " We have been through a bad patch but we stuck together when we were suffering and I have never questioned the character of my side ", he said. It's a good opportunity to show your character, how you come back and how you recover. Read More »

Djokovic reaches Madrid Open quarterfinals


Coric was only handed a late reprieve to enter the draw in Madrid after losing in qualifying to Mikhail Kukushkin. The Serb parted ways with his coaching staff of 10 years last week after also suffering early exits at the Australian Open and Monte Carlo Masters. Read More »

Survival in Swansea's hands, says Fer


Clement expects the home crowd to make a difference against West Bromwich Albion if the relegation battle comes down to the final day of the season. Clement was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Real Madrid when they lifted their 10th European Cup in 2014 and was also a part of the coaching staff when Chelsea won a league and FA Cup double in 2010. Read More »

Notre Dame, ACC announce future matchups through 2037 (Yes, 2037)


That includes a Labor Day night matchup on September 1, 2036, in Lane Stadium almost two decades from now, stretching future scheduling to absurd lengths. The ACC had a 6-9 record against Notre Dame over the past three seasons. Clemson will travel to Notre Dame for consecutive games in the series in 2020 and 2022, then Notre Dame will come to Clemson for consecutive games in 2023 and 2027. Read More »

Blackhawks sign Panik to two-year contract extension


He would remain there until getting dealt to the Blackhawks midway through the season; Chicago moved him back up to the National Hockey League and he's been there ever since. That plus those 11 previously-mentioned contracts equal $68,821,795 for next season. The Blackhawks can either protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie or eight skaters and one goalie. Read More »

No. 1 and only: Browns' top pick Garrett eyeing greatness


Gareon Conley, the former Ohio State cornerback who was accused of rape this week, was picked 24th overall by the Raiders. With two first-round picks, two in the second round and one in the third, the Browns have the assets to improve, and possibly to find that elusive QB after starting 26 since 1999. Read More »

Gabbert, Cardinals agree to one-year contract


With two fields going during most OTAs and minicamp, there are reps to go around. "When you look at the receivers he's played with - I'm not knocking them in any way - they can't touch ours", Arians said, via the Arizona Republic . Gabbert started the first five games of the 2016 season before being benched in favor of Kaepernick. In six career National Football League seasons, Gabbert has thrown for 7,351 yards, 38 TDs and 37 INTs, completing just 56 percent of his passes. Read More »

Jamaal Williams selected by the Green Bay Packers in NFL Draft


Watt. If you look at pictures of me growing up, I was always in green and gold. USF football saw its total of NFL Draft picks rise to 28 in 20 years of the program, 17 in the last seven Drafts. The Yakima native was selected 69th overall in the third round by the Los Angeles Rams, making him a third-generation National Football League player following in the footsteps of his grandfather Jake Kupp, an offensive lineman from 1964 to 1975, and father Craig Kupp, who was a quarterback in the early ... Read More »

Man sues Titans receiver Sharpe, lineman Tretola for assault


According to the lawsuit, Sharpe and Tretola asked Satterfield to follow them outside, and then he accuses the two men of beating him up in the alley behind the bar. Roche told The Tennessean, which first reported the lawsuit, that the claims were ridiculous. "Unfortunately this is just a classic shakedown". "This case is not about the Tennessee Titans or the National Football League", said Alex Little, who is representing Satterfield in the lawsuit. Read More »

Real Madrid through to Champions League final


Nearly immediately, Fernando Torres was felled in the penalty area by Raphael Varane , and Griezmann's spot kick made it past Navas even though the Frenchman slipped as he made contact. Before the game, Atletico fans displayed huge banners that read, "proud not to be like you", a response to Madrid's message before the first leg. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4

Oubre made contact with an official while "charging and making forceful and unwarranted contact", against Olynyk in the first quarter of Game 3 , which will keep him out of Game 4. He also didn't get to the line in Game 3 of Boston's first-round series against the Bulls , marking just the fifth time he failed to see a foul shot this year. Read More »

That´s Sanchez - Wenger hails Arsenal match-winner


If they win a third it will be for the first time in 32 years that they have beaten Arsenal in three consecutive home league games. Wenger had dropped Giroud in favour of Danny Welbeck for the last two games, but praised the French striker for his ability to have an impact. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard: Kawhi Leonard says he will play in Game 6

After that game against the Grizzlies, Mills was the one who said the venerable Ginobili knows how to bring the "grandpa juice", whatever that is. Both teams hit 33.3% from beyond the arc. Harden made only four of 15 attempted three-pointers and crucially coughed up nine turnovers -including three in overtime. Read More »

Maple Leafs even series with 2 OT win over Capitals


Every person at the Verizon Center was madly ringing a cowbell Saturday night, but the Maple Leafs had to survive running of the bulls. Tyler Bozak scored a power-play goal at 1:37 of overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Read More »

Zinedine Zidane: Patient Real Madrid will not be favourites against Juventus

They have great players in attack, too. That goalscoring achievement has now added to the current first-team squad making history by setting a new all-time club unbeaten record back in December, going 19 matches unbeaten in European competitions and becoming the first side to reach back-to-back Champions League finals since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009. Read More »