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A quick look at Texas Southern-UNC in the NCAA Tournament
- March 19, 2017

At this point, you're just going to get so much energy from the outside, from how big the games are-win or go home-from the media, the crowd. Kevin Scott scored 19 points to lead the 16th-seeded Tigers (23-12), the champions of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. (more...)
Leicester to play Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarter-finals Leicester to play Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarter-finals
- March 18, 2017

Another side plot to the mouth-watering quarter-final sees Bayern's defensive midfielder Alonso face former team-mates. Manager Thomas Tuchel knows just how exciting and well Monaco play, "A very exciting, very hard lot". He might now wish otherwise after they were paired with Barcelona and the competition's top marksman Lionel Messi. They did that and more as they overturned an away goal advantage that PSG earned in the second leg and won 6-1 at the Nou Camp. (more...)
Conte To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Stoke Conte To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Chelsea XI To Face Stoke
- March 18, 2017

Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte has given an update on the match-readiness of Nigerian winger, Victor Moses. The Italian has taken the Premier League by storm during his maiden season in England, helping the Blues establish an impressive ten-point lead at the top of the table as the campaign enters the final stages. (more...)
Sizing John wins Cheltenham Gold Cup: 'Beginner's luck' for Jessica Harrington Sizing John wins Cheltenham Gold Cup: 'Beginner's luck' for Jessica Harrington
- March 18, 2017

Won Festival race - Ryanair and come second in the Arkle. It looks very much like it could be third time lucky for the eight-year-old who looks to be the flawless age and candidate to win a Gold Cup which is obviously missing a few high-profile stars. (more...)
Notre Dame men survive Princeton upset scare in NCAA opener Notre Dame men survive Princeton upset scare in NCAA opener
- March 17, 2017

Though the Irish will advance, Notre Dame's offense looked dead at times in the second half. A similar recipe would certainly help Notre Dame's chances in this year's tournament. "We're playing really good basketball on both ends of the floor". Colson built the lead to five, 59-54, with two free throws on the ensuing possession, but the Tigers quickly responded with a Pete Miller layup after an offensive rebound. (more...)
Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov Sir Alex Ferguson reacts to Manchester United 1-0 FC Rostov
- March 17, 2017

United also lost Daley Blind after he took a bang to the head, which resulted in the curious sight of Phil Jones coming on as a jobbing left wing-back. Mourinho insisted the players would be ready for a third game in eight days despite the quick turnaround and fielded a strong line-up, boasting four changes from Monday's Emirates FA Cup defeat at Chelsea. (more...)
Steelers still seeking help after Dont'a Hightower drives away Steelers still seeking help after Dont'a Hightower drives away
- March 16, 2017

NY was also in the running for Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson , who opted to sign with the Ravens as well as Packers rusher Nick Perry, who stayed in Green Bay. The reigning Super Bowl champions are in ideal position to repeat because head coach Bill Belichick is treating the offseason like he's playing a Madden franchise mode on easy with the trade override off. (more...)
Texans interested in Patriots' CB Malcolm Butler
- March 16, 2017

He's coming off one of the best statistical seasons of his storied career - one in which he finished second in NFL MVP voting and led the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl title since 2002. A person familiar with the deal says the New Orleans Saints have agreed to trade receiver Brandin Cooks to the New England Patriots. The Malcolm Butler saga continues here in New England. (more...)
Dont'a Hightower leaves Jets visit without a contract, report says
- March 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers are stirring the waters in free agency and one visit today from New England Patriots' linebacker Dont'a Hightower has sparked some interest among the fans. The Pro Bowl linebacker is leaving Florham Park without a contract, and headed to Pittsburgh to meet with the Steelers. The only new players they've brought in are offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum and kicker Chandler Catanzaro . (more...)
How far will No. 1 North Carolina advance in the NCAA Tournament? How far will No. 1 North Carolina advance in the NCAA Tournament?
- March 15, 2017

The Huskies won a program-record four games in last year's tournament to advance to the first Final Four in program history. With star guard Kelsey Plum - named the ESPNW national player of the year - the Huskies have been ranked in the top 10 for most of the season. (more...)
UNC Basketball: Tar Heels earn NCAA Tournament record 16th No. 1 seed UNC Basketball: Tar Heels earn NCAA Tournament record 16th No. 1 seed
- March 15, 2017

Although UNC was knocked out of the tournament early by Duke, UNC will have to wait and see if they will be one of the four number one seeds in the NCAA Tournament later this evening. 3 seed. The Blue Devils will attempt to become the second straight No. 2 seed to win the NCAA tournament after the Villanova Wildcats won it all as a 2-seed last season. (more...)
National Football League free agency: Raiders add speedster Cordarrelle Patterson to boost return game National Football League free agency: Raiders add speedster Cordarrelle Patterson to boost return game
- March 15, 2017

But yes, the 6-feet-2, 216-pound Patterson, who is coming off a career-high 52 catches, for 453 yards and two touchdowns, was intrigued by the notion of the Raiders utilizing him more as a receiver. The fact that the Raiders employ one of the best WR duo's in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will not help Patterson's case when it comes to targets, but that actually might help his playmaking ability as he will see less coverage than the other WR's. (more...)
Craig Shakespeare named Leicester manager until end of season Craig Shakespeare named Leicester manager until end of season
- March 14, 2017

We have massive games coming up and we have to focus on that. The reigning Premier League champions have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season since Shakespeare was put in temporary charge. "The side that came to Sanchez Pizjuan, there was a bit more confusion". The 53-year-old has been a part of the Leicester City backroom staff for eight years, over two spells, working under Nigel Pearson and Claudio Ranieri and has forged strong bonds with numerous club's ... (more...)
Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez expects Neymar to leave Barcelona Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez expects Neymar to leave Barcelona
- March 14, 2017

After thumping Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 earlier in the week, FC Barcelona had their title hopes dented, after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday evening. "We didn't have the fluidity we needed to overcome their deep defending". "But watching us in the build up to the game, it was clear that [beating PSG] would cost us". (more...)
Celtic 1-1 Rangers: Gers stars rated and slated Celtic 1-1 Rangers: Gers stars rated and slated
- March 13, 2017

Referee Bobby Madden also waved away a late Celtic penalty appeal after substitute Leigh Griffiths went down under the challenge of the goalscorer. In my view, Dembele - like Jamie Vardy - is a realistic, viable, obtainable target, and with Brendan Rodgers in charge at Celtic , Liverpool should (in theory) have a slight advantage over other teams. (more...)
Exit polls 2017: Akhilesh says, ready to tie up with BSP Exit polls 2017: Akhilesh says, ready to tie up with BSP
- March 11, 2017

What was the reason that he allied with the Congress despite his party enjoying a majority in the state assembly. For the SP, the result will decide whether Akhilesh Yadav is there face of the future while for Dalit messiah Mayawati, it will be the much-awaited moment to make a return to prominence. (more...)
Andromeda gets one last trailer before launch Andromeda gets one last trailer before launch
- March 11, 2017

Taking place some 600 years after the original trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda sees a small contingent of humanity heading to the Helios Cluster to settle down. However, each planet has many unsafe, and it's your job to keep your crew alive, and unravel the mysteries of Andromeda . Another note on planets: The planet visited in the livestream, Eos, is plagued by radiation, so Ryder and crew can only go so far from the settlement before they have to return to a safe zone to recharge their ... (more...)
Duke Faces Louisville in ACC Tournament Action THU Duke Faces Louisville in ACC Tournament Action THU
- March 11, 2017

Duke (23-8, 11-7) will face Clemson (17-14, 6-12) in the Barclays Center of Brooklyn, N.Y. for the second round at 2:00 p.m. ESPN will have the coverage. After the Cardinals recovered and opened up a four-point lead again, Kennard did thesame thing off a defensive rebound to trim the deficit to one. RUTGERS 66, OHIO STATE 57: In Washington, Nigel Johnson scored 21 points and made all eight free throws to lead the Scarlet Knights past the Buckeyes in the other first-round game. (more...)
Vince Young Signs With Canadian Football Leauge's Saskatchewan Roughriders Vince Young Signs With Canadian Football Leauge's Saskatchewan Roughriders
- March 11, 2017

Wednesday with his family . Saskatchewan has been looking for a starter since trading veteran Darian Durant's rights to the Montreal Alouettes in January. It appears the Saskatchewan Roughriders will be adding another quarterback to the mix. The CFL uses three downs instead of four, with a shorter play clock than the NFL . (more...)
Colts trading TE Allen to Patriots Colts trading TE Allen to Patriots
- March 09, 2017

Last year, he started 14 games and caught 35 passes for 406 yards and six touchdowns. Should Gronkowski miss time, though, it's doubtful Allen would be able to replicate Bennett's production from the 2016 campaign. The Patriots now have four tight ends on their 53-man roster with Allen joining Gronkowski, Rob Housler and Matt Lengel. In 2014, Allen tied for the team lead with eight touchdown catches. (more...)
The Browns are still trying to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo The Browns are still trying to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo
- March 09, 2017

In a move that will have a ripple effect on all QB-needy teams, Patriots are not expected to trade QB Jimmy Garoppolo, per league sources . Don't buy into such proclamations, as it's pretty obvious to me, as a former GM who made plenty of trades in my career, that the Patriots are just trying to drive up the price. (more...)
COVER YOUR EYES: Heat crush Cavs who rested LeBron, Kyrie COVER YOUR EYES: Heat crush Cavs who rested LeBron, Kyrie
- March 08, 2017

Bogut received a huge ovation when he took the floor for the first time with 36 seconds left in the first quarter and another one second later when he picked up a foul with the kind of physical play the Cavs were planning to get from him. "To have an injury like that take you out for the rest of the season, really there's not much you can say". Initial testing on Bogut showed the fracture, and he was sent to the Cleveland Clinic for further evaluation. (more...)
WWE Fastlane: Shock win throws Wrestlemania 33 plans up in the air
- March 07, 2017

The kickoff preshow begins at 6 p.m., followed by the main show at 7. Goldberg will now headline WrestleMania 33 with Brock Lesner and this time it will be victor takes all. It means Goldberg will now head to WrestleMania to take on Brock Lesnar in what is one of the most high-profile title matches in the history of the company. (more...)
'Real-life Rocky' Tony Bellew eyes Hollywood ending 'Real-life Rocky' Tony Bellew eyes Hollywood ending
- March 06, 2017

The incident came after McGuigan was forced to use tape and attach it to Haye's leg following the freak injury halfway through the fight. On the verge of exhaustion, he persisted bravely until the 11th round, when Bellew hit him down to the floor and the 36-year-old practically fell out of the ring. (more...)
Andy Murray wary of Dubai finalist Fernando Verdasco Andy Murray wary of Dubai finalist Fernando Verdasco
- March 05, 2017

Murray has already spent 17 weeks at No1 in the world, more than Boris Becker, and has Mats Wilander's 20 in his sights. Verdasco then completely lost the plot in the second set, losing his serve twice as Murray finished the match in style with another brilliant service game. (more...)
Antonio Conte tells striker Michy Batshuayi to prove himself Antonio Conte tells striker Michy Batshuayi to prove himself
- March 05, 2017

That's very important. In football you can be the best in the world, you can play with the best in the world, you can have played 1000 games or scored 1000 goals, but the most handsome thing about football is that you can always improve'. (more...)
Justin Thomas fires hole-in-one at WGC-Mexico Championship
- March 05, 2017

Five-time Major winning Phil Mickelson and England's Ross Fisher, and each with 68s, shared second place at seven under par. "I think the guy that keeps it under the hole the most and obviously hits it quite close is going to be the guy that wins this week". (more...)
Las Vegas adjusts Warriors odds in response to Kevin Durant's injury
- March 03, 2017

It did not necessarily look likely to go down as classic in the first half. Luckily, barring a major setback, Durant will be returning to the team by the time the postseason begins, which is the only thing that really matters. From that quarter-opening run on, the game depended less on a consistent narrative and alternating runs than both teams trading terrific plays. (more...)
'Priority Pathogens': WHO Sounds Alarm On These 12 Superbugs
- March 02, 2017

It's in the top three of the WHO's priority pathogens list for R&D of new antibiotics. The critical group includes infection-causing bacteria that are resistant to several drugs and pose a particular threat in hospitals and nursing homes, and specifically to patients on ventilators or fitted with blood catheters. (more...)
Pittsburgh Steelers franchise tag Le'Veon Bell Pittsburgh Steelers franchise tag Le'Veon Bell
- February 28, 2017

The Steelers have never used the exclusive franchise tag , which blocks Bell from negotiating with other teams. As a result, he tallied 261 carries en route to 1,268 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns. Brown, who is entering his final contract season, is scheduled to earn ju $4.7 million in 2017 but counts $13.8 million against the team's salary cap. (more...)