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Rwanda: Kigali to Host 8th FIFA Council Meeting Rwanda: Kigali to Host 8th FIFA Council Meeting
- March 20, 2018

Infantino said after a meeting of the FIFA Council, "We are going to have in 2018, for the first time, a World Cup with VAR". Financially officials in charge of the bid claim that a Moroccan World Cup would need a total of $15.8 billion in investments: $9.6 billion of the budget would be allocated to what the bid calls "pre-planned" public investment while $3.2 billion would be needed for a private-sector hotel investment. (more...)
Chelsea edge past Leicester in tight FA Cup tie Chelsea edge past Leicester in tight FA Cup tie
- March 19, 2018

The victory kept alive Chelsea's last-remaining hope of winning silverware at the end of a hard season. The Blues will face Southampton in next month's semi-final. "We are unlucky today". Earlier Alvaro Morata ran on to an exquisite through ball from Willian and delightfully stroked the ball beyond Schmeichel in an effort reminiscent of his less accurate attempt at Arsenic back in early January. (more...)
Texans sign ex-Cardinals DB Mathieu Texans sign ex-Cardinals DB Mathieu
- March 18, 2018

However Mathieu did appear in all 16 games in 2017, finishing with two interceptions and seven pass defenses. Even Colbert recently commented on Mathieu during a radio interview while at this year's scouting combine as it relates to the former third-round draft pick establishing himself as a highly-regarded slot defender in the NFL . (more...)
Virginia's Ty Jerome Was Not Happy With This Question After UMBC Upset Virginia's Ty Jerome Was Not Happy With This Question After UMBC Upset
- March 18, 2018

Instead of trying to chip away at the lead and pound the ball inside against the smaller Retrievers, Virginia repeatedly shot 3-pointers. Fingers crossed that the team's Hoop Dreams dance them right into San Antonio and the Final Four. Virginia , at 18.5%, was the most popular pick to win it all in ESPN Tournament Challenge. Bennett said on CBS that he explained to his players they must "enjoy the good times , and you got to be able to take the bad times ". (more...)
Tottenham beat Swansea, secure 'home' FA Cup SF at Wembley Tottenham beat Swansea, secure 'home' FA Cup SF at Wembley
- March 18, 2018

Running on to a pass from Moussa Sissoko, the Argentinian skipped away from a half-hearted Tom Carroll challenge and, with Kyle Bartley backing off, coolly placed a low shot past the stranded Nordfeldt and into the bottom corner. It also provides the chance for Pochettino and his squad to take further steps in proving their mentality following what criticism they received in the wake of surrendering to Juventus and falling repeatedly in the final straight during the last two title races and ... (more...)
NCAA Tournament Wrap: Marshall upsets Wichita St. NCAA Tournament Wrap: Marshall upsets Wichita St.
- March 18, 2018

Marshall scored 47 points in the second half, overcoming an opponent that was bigger and deeper but unable to keep up. Marshall became the second No. Burks posted solid 13 points. Marshall's defense, however, offset Morris by forcing 15 Shocker turnovers (two by Morris) on 12 steals. They did it with a freewheeling, probability-fueled style guided by D'Antoni, the coach who left a lasting impression on the sideline with his T-shirt and blazer combination. (more...)
WR Grant fails physical, Ravens eye Crabtree WR Grant fails physical, Ravens eye Crabtree
- March 17, 2018

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Friday morning that he would have had interest in wide receiver Michael Crabtree regardless of whether Ryan Grant passed his physical or not. After being drafted in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers back in 2009, Crabtree has totaled 6,870 receiving yards and 51 touchdowns. We will see soon enough if Weddle gets his wish. (more...)
Everton fans want Paulo Fonseca after Champions League exit Everton fans want Paulo Fonseca after Champions League exit
- March 17, 2018

That sending-off led to tensions spilling over, with Shakhtar's Facundo Ferreyra picking up a booking for shoving a ballboy over an advertising board. It's all on the line at the Stadio Olimpico, where Roma is hoping to join Juventus as Italian teams alive in the final eight of the competition. (more...)
Tiger Woods brush with out-of-bounds shows fire still burning Tiger Woods brush with out-of-bounds shows fire still burning
- March 16, 2018

The 14-time major champion, among the early starters on a Bay Hill layout where he has won seven times before, showed the peak form that sparked his best finish in five years last week and none of the back pain that sidelined him most of the past two seasons. (more...)
LeBron James Declares 'I'm Fine Like Wine, I Get Better With Age' LeBron James Declares 'I'm Fine Like Wine, I Get Better With Age'
- March 16, 2018

That's right, LeBron James and company will be getting some major help when Love steps foot back on the court, which may be as soon as the game against the Phoenix Suns at the Q on March 23. The favorite, even in the East, isn't supposed to be dropping midseason games like Cleveland is. He began the game with two no-look passes . Phoenix became the first team to lose 50 games this season. (more...)
Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent Three things to know about Gonzaga, Ohio State's next NCAA tournament opponent
- March 16, 2018

Marvin Smith got a good look at a possible game-tying 3 with 12 seconds left that went halfway down and out. "He has a knack for that", coach Mark Few said. Demontrae Jefferson, a 5-foot-7 guard, had 25 points and eight rebounds to lift No. 16 seed Texas Southern (16-19), which became the first team with a losing record to win a tournament game. (more...)
Liverpool great Carragher apologises for spitting at Man United fan Liverpool great Carragher apologises for spitting at Man United fan
- March 15, 2018

At first, it appears Carragher is smiling at the United fans, reported to be a 14-year-old girl and her father, but then winds his window down and spits at their auto. And, speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Murphy said:"I felt a genuine remorse from him this morning". I thought, 'Jamie Carragher , he is going to be up for a laugh.' So when he did spit I was taken aback. (more...)
Broncos expect to sign Case Keenum when free agency opens Wednesday Broncos expect to sign Case Keenum when free agency opens Wednesday
- March 15, 2018

As we explained here, it makes sense that the Vikings would be the favorite, because they give Cousins the best chance to do what he wants to do - win now. With Keenum on board, the Broncos are expected to keep Paxton Lynch as their backup quarterback and possibly trade Trevor Siemian . Since Peyton Manning's retirement in 2016, the Broncos have featured a revolving door of starting quarterbacks acquired via free agency, a trade and the draft, and none of them have stuck. (more...)
Jordy Nelson declined big pay cut from Packers Jordy Nelson declined big pay cut from Packers
- March 14, 2018

Graham's three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks were a mixed bag. That year, he posted career highs in catches (98) and receiving yards (1,519), and hauled in 13 touchdown catches. He has twice caught more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season, but not since 2013 - his final year with the Saints . I've heard it a thousand times."It's a young man's game". (more...)
Dolphins To Release Ndamukong Suh As Part Of 'Culture Change' Dolphins To Release Ndamukong Suh As Part Of 'Culture Change'
- March 14, 2018

Suh's release is anticipated unless he agrees to a significant contract restructuring, which is unlikely. The 31-year old veteran was due $26.1 million in 2018 and his release will give the Dolphins $22.2 million in dead money against their cap space. (more...)
49ers answered with Richard Sherman, but the Rams already won at CB 49ers answered with Richard Sherman, but the Rams already won at CB
- March 13, 2018

The 49ers said Sherman came to the negotiating table prepared: he read through the contracts of all the other top cornerbacks in the league. What you might normally see for a player like Sherman is a "prove-it contract" - one season at somewhat of a bargain price. (more...)
A look at the nasty cut that nearly ended Tom Brady's season A look at the nasty cut that nearly ended Tom Brady's season
- March 13, 2018

Brady went through some acupuncture treatment on the dinged digit before suiting up for the January 21 showdown. Brady's hand did not look good after the injury a year ago. Brady said he had lingering thoughts about the Super Bowl and what he could have done differently, especially on the second-down play with a little more than two minutes remaining. (more...)
Indian Wells Masters: Novak Djokovic knocked out by Taro Daniel Indian Wells Masters: Novak Djokovic knocked out by Taro Daniel
- March 13, 2018

Federer started quickly hammering a backhand victor to take the lone break of the first set and he would deny a pair of break chances when serving for the opener at 5-3. Did he struggle more mentally, physically or technically against Daniel? The American-born Japanese player won the first set on a tie-breaker, before losing the second set 6-4 to Djokovic. (more...)
Venus triumphs in Williams sisters battle Venus triumphs in Williams sisters battle
- March 13, 2018

Open finalist Madison Keys; two-time Grand Slam victor Garbiñe Muguruza and reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens. The 36-year-old professional tennis player - who has five-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia with her husband Alexis Ohanian - is reportedly planning to launch a range of beauty products under the name "Aneres", which is Serena spelled backwards. (more...)
Cincinnati Bengals reportedly trade for OT Cordy Glenn from Buffalo Bills Cincinnati Bengals reportedly trade for OT Cordy Glenn from Buffalo Bills
- March 13, 2018

They drafted a tackle in both the first and second rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft , those being Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher . This move certainly looks as if the Bills are looking to draft their franchise quarterback after trading Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland for a third-round pick. (more...)
Packers trade CB Randall for Browns QB Deshone Kizer Packers trade CB Randall for Browns QB Deshone Kizer
- March 12, 2018

Randall urged coaches to hold players more accountable for their mistakes. McCarthy wasn't almost as supportive when he was asked about the mercurial Randall in his end-of-season press conference after Randall publicly criticized ex-defensive coordinator Dom Capers and he coaching staff at the end of a season in which Randall himself had his own issues. (more...)
Trump inflates his share of women's votes Trump inflates his share of women's votes
- March 12, 2018

Trump said last week that the administration would soon roll out unspecified "strong" policies on opioids. "We're saving the steel, and a lot of steel mills are opening up", the president said minutes into his speech. "And he's slightly younger than me". And if Pelosi were in charge of the House, Trump said, Lamb would simply "vote the party line". "And I want to help him". (more...)
Big 12 Conference Tournament Could Spark Sportsbook Bonuses Big 12 Conference Tournament Could Spark Sportsbook Bonuses
- March 12, 2018

You gotta give them credit, but we came back. Graham , by the way, said he had some sort of bug for the quarterfinals contest, but "felt much better today". They eventually pushed the advantage to 43-30 by the break. OSU outscored the Jayhawks 4-2 during Sosinski's quick time on the floor to end the half. (more...)
Richard Sherman describes his free agency as an Richard Sherman describes his free agency as an "ongoing process"
- March 11, 2018

No player more than Sherman reflected the intensity of the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry when the NFC West rivals jostled from 2011-13 was at its zenith. Richard Sherman reportedly is moving closer to finding a new home. Sherman is now an unrestricted free agent and free to negotiate and sign with another team. The team has a talented corner in Darius Slay. Neiko Thorpe is also under contract for the 2018 season (though there has been some speculation he could also be a salary cap casualty). (more...)
Willian Represents Everything Antonio Conte Wants From His Team in Barcelona Willian Represents Everything Antonio Conte Wants From His Team in Barcelona
- March 11, 2018

Chelsea were on top for most of the first half and attempted a total of 16 shots, though both of their goals had more than a hint of fortune about them. Palace nearly pulled one back early in the second half, as Sorloth charged through on goal and blasted against the left-hand post. They come into the match on the back of a heartbreaking loss to Manchester United on Monday. (more...)
Minnesota Timberwolves To Sign Derrick Rose For The Remainder Of The Season Minnesota Timberwolves To Sign Derrick Rose For The Remainder Of The Season
- March 09, 2018

Rose was married during an extended leave from the Cavaliers earlier this season. The point guard was so dominant when he first arrived in the National Basketball Association, that his earlier achievements necessitated a rule change to ensure he gets properly paid, but some seven years later, Rose joins the Timberwolves as a shadow of the star he once was. (more...)
What? Serena Williams' daughter 'thinks' Victoria Azarenka's son is her boyfriend What? Serena Williams' daughter 'thinks' Victoria Azarenka's son is her boyfriend
- March 09, 2018

BC-TEN-Indian Wells, 5th Ld-Writethru, 630Serena Williams wins 1st match in comeback at Indian WellsAP Photo CACC403, CACC405, CACC404, CACC402Eds: Updates with details, quotes. She went on to explain that she wants the pins to have more than just supportive meaning for herself and her charity, but for whoever decides to wear one. (more...)
Giants acquire Alec Ogletree from Rams Giants acquire Alec Ogletree from Rams
- March 08, 2018

The Rams agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick to the New York Giants for the Giants' 2018 fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, multiple media outlets reported. By obtaining Ogletree, the Giants are plugging a major hole once defense that they've had for years at middle linebacker. Oglretree was in the same draft class as Justin Pugh, but Ogletree was the 30th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft . (more...)
Australia beat South Africa by 118 runs in first Test in Durban
- March 08, 2018

After opener Aiden Markram worked a ball from Lyon off of his pads into the leg side de Villiers was in no man's land halfway down the pitch. It might be time to trust their batting on a seaming deck and back the likes of Philander to outdo the Australian pacers and trust the formidable batting of De Villiers, Amla and Du Plessis. (more...)
Brazil football player Neymar leaves hospital to spend first phase of recovery Brazil football player Neymar leaves hospital to spend first phase of recovery
- March 07, 2018

The operation was declared a complete success. "An assessment will be conducted in six weeks in order to determine the possible date of his return to training". The report said that Neymar was initially found to have suffered a minor fracture at the Marseille game and that PSG were shocked when Lasmar declared it was a serious break requiring longer than expected recuperation time. (more...)
Conte defends tactics after Chelsea defeat Conte defends tactics after Chelsea defeat
- March 07, 2018

Pep Guardiola's side produced a authoritative display as their efforts thwarted the reigning Premier League champions, with the west London club having failed to register a single shot on target throughout the entire match. Twenty-five points is a big gap and I think that we can have a regret for the other games but not for this. "When you play against a team that has shown to be stronger than you - because 25 points is a big difference - you have to think with your brain and not your ... (more...)
Ichiro and Seattle Mariners finalizing deal Ichiro and Seattle Mariners finalizing deal
- March 07, 2018

Ichiro is only the sixth player who is 43 years of age or older to have 50 hits or more in a season. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today , the Seattle Mariners are close to signing a one-year deal with the 44-year-old. The left fielder joins a list of already ailing Mariner outfielders, with both Mitch Haniger and Guillermo Heredia now sidelined with injuries. Suzuki played his first 11 full seasons in the majors with Seattle before being traded to the New York Yankees ... (more...)
Former Oakland Raiders EDGE Aldon Smith checks into rehab Former Oakland Raiders EDGE Aldon Smith checks into rehab
- March 06, 2018

On the weekend of February 11, 2017, Smith's name appeared in a report taken by SFPD from a domestic-related investigation, according to TMZ Sports, but no arrests were made. He was later signed by Oakland - and is now still under contract with Raiders organization - but hasn't played since 2015. Dispatch goes on to report, "Caller saying Smith bit her wrists and climbed out her window..." Since being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Smith has had many off the field ... (more...)
Arsene Wenger: The fallout if he was sacked Arsene Wenger: The fallout if he was sacked
- March 05, 2018

Last season, Arsenal finished outside the top four for the first time in Wenger's career and he admitted that any chance of avoiding a repeat of that failure is now gone. "It is very hard, almost impossible now - we are too far behind", Wenger said of Arsenal's top-four prospects. And they would have been level if Koscielny's header had not come back off a post. (more...)
Cardinals reportedly a finalist for QB Kirk Cousins Cardinals reportedly a finalist for QB Kirk Cousins
- March 05, 2018

They rank just 19th in the National Football League in available cap space this offseason. Yes, it absolutely has to be acknowledged that giving up draft picks is always a risky decision, and that Kendall Fuller is a versatile young cornerback who had an outstanding season in 2017. (more...)
Lydia Ko claims top 10 in Singapore Lydia Ko claims top 10 in Singapore
- March 05, 2018

The victory was Wie's first since she claimed the 2014 US Open title, the American pumping her fist and galloping towards the green as her long-range putt dropped into the cup before she had an anxious wait for the final group to finish. Jenny Shin watches her chip shot during the final round. Her sister Jessica won the LPGA event in Thailand last week . "I had some unfinished business here", Wie said. (more...)
Shubhankar Sharma takes two-shot lead at World Golf Championships Shubhankar Sharma takes two-shot lead at World Golf Championships
- March 05, 2018

American Xander Schauffele is tied in second place with Spanish pair Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia. Defending champion Dustin Johnson also is four shots back. "Everything has happened so fast for me". "I just kept the ball in play", Sharma said. "I kept the ball in the fairway and gave myself as many chances to attack the pin as possible". (more...)
Son fires Spurs to 2-0 win over Huddersfield Son fires Spurs to 2-0 win over Huddersfield
- March 05, 2018

Spurs have to finish the job off against Juventus but they're in the driving seat to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League and Pochettino wants to make sure they're back in the competition next season when they move into a redeveloped White Hart Lane. (more...)
Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
- March 04, 2018

Mané, who was lagging the others for most of the season, roared back to his best in Oporto, Andrew Robertson has been tearing it up at left back and James Milner , restored to the team in recent weeks, has been playing with real intelligence and bite. (more...)
Cris Cyborg says she'll happily face Ronda Rousey in WWE Cris Cyborg says she'll happily face Ronda Rousey in WWE
- March 04, 2018

In Rousey's case, Kurt Angle revealed Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's plan for revenge after Rousey embarrassed the couple at WrestleMania 31. McMahon screeched at Rousey, before bitch-slapping her across the face. A number of names have been rumoured to be Rousey's partner over the last few months - but after last night, it appears that it will be Angle standing with her in the ring on April 8. (more...)
Oosthuizen leads after day one of World Golf Championship in Mexico Oosthuizen leads after day one of World Golf Championship in Mexico
- March 04, 2018

The former Open champion went round the Club de Golf Chapultepec course in 64 to claim a one-shot lead over his rivals. Chris Paisley might need to win the WGC-Mexico Championship before he gets his due recognition. India's Shubhankar Sharma , a two-time victor on the European Tour this season who is out to improve from his current 75th in the world to a top-50 spot that would see him into the Masters, was five under through No. (more...)
Finishing second is the 'bare minimum' for Man United, says Smalling Finishing second is the 'bare minimum' for Man United, says Smalling
- March 03, 2018

I've been doing it for 10 years straight so I think I've proved myself", he told reporters. Still, it's a bit more fun than some of the other suggestions. I think he's a handful. "As you can see, I'm in a good situation". That will come, I think. "He does a great job". Willian picked up the ball just outside his own area and drove through the United midfield before exchanging passes with Eden Hazard . (more...)
Marsh and Starc help Australia reach 300-run mark Marsh and Starc help Australia reach 300-run mark
- March 03, 2018

Australia's vice-captain David Warner revealed a heart-to-heart conversation with his embattled opening partner Cameron Bancroft after the younger man's swift dismissal on the first morning of the Durban Test match, in a manner that suggested a mind working overtime to find answers to the vexing questions posed at worldwide level. (more...)
Brock Lesnar Likely to Jump From WWE Back to UFC Brock Lesnar Likely to Jump From WWE Back to UFC
- March 03, 2018

UFC president Dana White has gone great lengths to further the speculation, saying the chances Lesnar returns are " very, very, very good ." . Now it's expected, with his WWE contract coming up, that Vince McMahon's master storyline plan will end where it began - in New Orleans for WrestleMania 34 . (more...)
PSG denies Neymar requires surgery; Brazil doctor flown in PSG denies Neymar requires surgery; Brazil doctor flown in
- March 02, 2018

For his participation in the match against Real , if I had to say yes or no, I would say yes". Neymar , a world record signing from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($260 million), was carried off on a stretcher late in the league leader's 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday. (more...)
National Basketball Association agent Dan Fegan killed in a auto accident National Basketball Association agent Dan Fegan killed in a auto accident
- March 01, 2018

Fegan's 5-year-old son and a 29-year-old unidentified woman were reportedly also in the SUV. Updates on their conditions were not available as of Sunday night. "I knew Dan as a friend and a neighbor long before we developed a team executive-player agent relationship", Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said. (more...)
Dana White's Picture With Brock Lesnar Has Got Everybody Talking Dana White's Picture With Brock Lesnar Has Got Everybody Talking
- March 01, 2018

Despite the doping issues, Heyman has insisted Lesnar's UFC career could enter a third chapter. "If Brock Lesnar wants to fight in the UFC, Brock Lesnar will fight in the UFC". Brock Lesnar last appeared in the octagon at the UFC 200 pay-per-view event, which was held back in July 2016 in Las Vegas. However, the fight was later declared a "no contest" when Lesnar failed a drug test after testing positive for Clomiphene, a banned substance. (more...)
Scotland's Ryan Wilson cited for incident against England Scotland's Ryan Wilson cited for incident against England
- March 01, 2018

The Scotland back-row forward now faces a Six Nations hearing over the allegation on Wednesday - and could miss the rest of the tournament. This was just England's second defeat in 26 Tests under Eddie Jones , whose long-term aim with the Red Rose brigade is to win the 2019 World Cup. (more...)
'Will bring entire PSL tournament to Pakistan in future,' says Sethi 'Will bring entire PSL tournament to Pakistan in future,' says Sethi
- February 26, 2018

Tamim Iqbal (39), Dwayne Smith (30) and Mohammad Hafeez (30) all chipped in with useful cameos, but it was a Kamran Akmal 32-ball 53 blitzkrieg that gave the Peshawar innings some momentum. 2018, Multan Sultans registered their second consecutive win in the tournament to top the points table. He remains our first-choice spin bowler in both white ball formats. (more...)
Arizona Attorney Releases Statement Regarding DeAndre Ayton's Eligibility Arizona Attorney Releases Statement Regarding DeAndre Ayton's Eligibility
- February 26, 2018

Miller is most likely gone from Arizona , but there is a huge difference in what he did, and what the other coaches and agents around the NCAA are doing. Pitino issued denials of wrongdoing before and after he was sacked at Louisville in October, and Miller has pleaded innocent. Bilas also demanded Arizona put Miller on administrative leave and bench Ayton until the matter can be investigated fully. (more...)