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Wales recall Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar for Ireland clash

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Joe Schmidt's men needed a last-second drop goal to win in France and conceded three tries in what was still a 37-point victory over Italy. Murray and Sexton form the heartbeat of Ireland's side and their kicking threat as led to Gatland making three changes to his side from the 12-6 defeat to England. Read More »

Binotto explains Ferrari changes with SF71H

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Scuderia Ferrari kicked off the 2018 Formula 1 season by revealing its new challenger, the SF71-H, Thursday (Feb. 22) at their headquarters in Maranello , Italy. The most obvious element to catch the eye is the Halo, created to protect the cockpit area, and in the case of the SF71H it is not as obtrusive as the devices on rival cars. Read More »

Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-Series - Combined XI

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New Zealand struggled to 150 for nine after electing to bat first at Auckland s Eden Park but failing to repeat the pyrotechnics that saw them score 243 against Australia at the same ground last Friday. Captain Warner and coach Ricky Ponting will be pretty pleased with the effort of the team as they were clinical in all the three departments of the game as well as on the strategy front. Read More »

Canada's Brady Leman wins gold in men's ski cross

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Ridzik, 25, competed in the Olympics for the first time, winning the first Olympic medal in the ski cross event, which has been part of the Games' program since 2010. Jamanka and Lisa Buckwitz won gold in 3:22.45 while Meyers Taylor, who finished second behind Humphries in 2014, and Lauren Gibbs took second in 3:22.52. Read More »

Chelsea star expected to return for Barcelona game

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Chelsea got off to the ideal start as they all but tore up any plans Nigel Adkins might have had for his side, Willian cutting inside to bend a standout finish into the far corner beyond a stranded David Marshall after just two minutes. "He is fit, but I don't think Bakayoko (will be), said Conte". "The hat-trick was nearly there, I tried, but the most important thing was the win". Read More »

Darrell Wallace Jr. emotional after making history in Daytona 500

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In his fourth and final Cup start past year at Kentucky, another intermediate track, Wallace finished 11th substituting in the No. 43 vehicle for the injured Aric Almirola . Denny Hamlin almost won his second Daytona 500 Sunday. Wallace edged Daniel Suarez to lead this final practice. If that wasn't enough pressure, Wallace is driving the winningest vehicle in NASCAR history: Richard Petty's No. Read More »

I mixed it up to fox South Africa, says Bhuvneshwar

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While van Niekerk hogged most of the strike in the partnership, it was the aggressive play by Lee which ensured South Africa scored at over run-a-ball for most parts of their innings. "It was good from a spectator point of view". They are unchanged. For India , Jasprit Bumrah is out and Shardul Thakur comes in. "It was constant drizzle, it wasn't too drastic, so it was fine to play on". Read More »

Miami Dolphins place franchise tag on Jarvis Landry

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But Landry was by far the highest-profile Dolphins player eligible for free agency, and perhaps the best player on an offense that sputtered throughout 2017. Unfortunately for the teams that were hoping to pry Landry away from the Dolphins, signing the former LSU Tigers star just became significantly more hard to do. Read More »

Wigan Athletic handed Saints test...(if/when they beat Man City)

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Sane's reappearance as a second-half substitute came well ahead of schedule as ankle ligament damage suffered in City's last FA Cup outing at Cardiff on Jan 28 was expected to keep the German out for six weeks. There will be no replays in the quarter-finals, following a change to the rules last season. No disgrace in that result in isolation, but we think they may just suffer a hangover against the unsafe Blades, who whilst have fallen off the play off chase in the Championship, are still ... Read More »

Mourinho Plays Down Pressure On Pogba Ahead Of Sevilla Clash

THE EUROPEAN PEDIGREEDespite progressing from a tough group featuring Juventus and Lyon to reach the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 last season, Sevilla are more typically associated with the Europa League, having won the trophy a record five times since 2006 (including its incarnation as the UEFA Cup). Read More »

LeBron James Thanks Laura Ingraham For Bringing More Attention to His Message

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LeBron James said he would "not shut up and dribble " and said Fox News " "doesn't have a great rap sheet' when it comes to racism . "You're great players but no one voted for you", she concluded, addressing Mr. So thank you, whatever her name is. Then she added a bit of advice for National Basketball Association star James as well as for Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant , who also appeared in the video . Read More »

Dennis Smith Jr has amusing answer to dunk contest question

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The nostalgia-filled effort earned Mitchell 48 points in the final dunk, helping him edge out Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr .by two points. The All-Star game is Sunday night , and that had always been Eastern Conference vs. Watching Smith play this season has been a treat for Mavs fans. Read More »

Three takeaways from Kansas' rout of skidding Oklahoma

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Remember when OU cut KU's lead to seven points early in the second half? They're also 16-11 and 6-9 in the Big 12, records which don't scream "surefire NCAA tournament team". "We have to approach every one of them like it's a game we have to have for a postseason opportunity". Texas Tech coach Chris Beard didn't know the full extent of the injury following the game, and it'll be something to watch as the week goes on. Read More »

The Red Sox Add a Slugger of Their Own, Signing JD Martinez

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J.D. Martinez and new Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez have trained together the past few offseasons in Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced . Read More »

NCAA rules Louisville Cardinals must vacate 2013 national title

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It's unclear whether the NCAA has ruled to remove Pitino's tattoo as part of the decision, but something tells me he might be springing for a tattoo removal kit in the near future. Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban in 2016. "It further argued that student-athletes do not have to be culpable for the vacation penalty to be appropriate, and because the serious nature of the violations resulted in the participation of ineligible student-athletes, the vacation of records penalty was ... Read More »

Hornets start search for new GM after Rich Cho's exit

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With Cho's contract expiring, the Hornets are expected to go in a different direction and pursue former Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak . Cho was hired as GM in 2011 and assumed day-to-day responsibilities of the basketball operations department in 2014. Read More »

Man City's Aguero avoids punishment over Wigan brawl

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That will rule Delph out of the Carabao Cup Final with Arsenal on Sunday and City's anger at Taylor's decision was evident in its wake, with Aguero arguing with the Wigan bench and Guardiola and opposite number Cook being separated by staff as they engaged in a furious argument in the tunnel at half-time. Read More »

Red Bull launch new RB14 auto for 2018 season

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Pictures of the new Aston Martin-Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB14 were released online earlier this morning as launch week for the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season gets underway. Marko said he does not believe his four-time title-winning team will be in a position to challenge the reigning champions for the top spot this season. Read More »

Medal-Winning Russian Curler Under Investigation After Failing Drug Test

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The Russian athlete has been charged with a doping offense by the Court of Arbitration for the Sport after testing positive for meldonium , a banned substance that increases blood flow and improves exercise capacity. Svishchev said it was possible someone spiked Krushelnitsky's food or drink. Moiseeva said it would be terrible if the case hurt Russia's chances of regaining full Olympic status for future Games. Read More »

Canadian women advance to gold medal hockey game at Winter Olympics

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Wakefield struck again 1:59 into the third and Emily Clark followed 31 seconds later for a 4-0 canada lead, and Rebecca Johnston added another with 5:52 remaining. Since women's hockey made its Olympic debut in 1998, Canada and the USA have met in every final except 2006 when the Americans were upset by Sweden in the semifinal. Read More »

JD Martinez Signs With The Boston Red Sox

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Martinez has the right to opt out of the contract early and become a free agent again. In just 62 games, Martinez hit 29 homers. Martinez, a Miami native, was likely seeking something larger than that. The Red Sox only hit 168 home runs as a team a year ago, which ranked 27th in the league. A marriage between Martinez and Boston makes all the sense in the world. Read More »

Buccaneers release RB Doug Martin after six seasons

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Between that and the running back's expensive contract, the release seemed inevitable. However, the 2016 season wouldn't be kind to Martin, who battled a hamstring injury and was limited to just eight games while struggling on the field. It was all downhill from there. He was inactive for the final two games of the season as news of his suspension came to light. The Bucs were expected to let Martin go all along. Read More »

The Boys Enjoyed It - Jurgen Klopp Salutes Liverpool's Thrashing of FC Porto

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But he is already being compared with the club's most celebrated goalscorers and, with 22 Premier League goals from 26 games, is second only to Tottenham Hotspur 's Harry Kane in Europe's top five leagues this season. "I don't think anyone expected him to have such an impact, he has had a terrific impact in that front three", Reo-Coker told Premier League Daily . Read More »

Odisha government to sponsor Indian hockey teams for five years

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Last year, the Sahara Group renewed its association with Hockey India (HI) by signing a sponsorship deal extending till 2021. After the team failed to participate in 2016's Junior Hockey World Cup in Lucknow due to visa issues, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has requested the Indian High Commission in Islamabad this time, to grant them the visas on time to avoid any problems. Read More »

CURLING CONTROVERSY: What would you have done?

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Canada's Rachel Homan is still searching for her first curling win at the Winter Olympics. Trailing 4-2 in the fifth end, Canada turned the tables. While Canada's takeout shots were precise, the US team missed several shots early in the game. Read More »