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India loses to Poland in U-20 World Cup bid

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VAR promises greater accuracy through playbacks, which will guarantee the dutiful delivery of red cards, penalty awards, mistaken identities and goals. "The World Cup is a national priority for our government and that is why it has guaranteed the required investment in our exciting and innovative stadium plans", added Elalamy. Read More »

Patriots Add Running Back Depth By Signing Jeremy Hill

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According to ESPN's Adam Caplan , the Minnesota Vikings have chose to release slot receiver Jarius Wright , ending his six-year run with the team. His rookie season was a success, as he rushed for 1,124 yards and nine touchdowns. Hill played seven games last season, going on injured reserve with an ankle injury. For the first time in his National Football League career, Jeremy Hill is on the move. Read More »

England fans warned of World Cup harassment threat after Salisbury attack

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Southgate said his side could suffer if England fans decide against travelling to the tournament. Russian Federation further accused Germany's Bild newspaper of following the same "orders" after its editor-in-chief wrote an article comparing the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin hosted by Hitler. Read More »

Toner dropped for Grand Slam showdown

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Farrell last played a Six Nations game at 10 in March 2014 against Italy , and will combine at half-back with Saracens teammate Richard Wigglesworth . Hartley regained the captaincy from stand-in skipper Farrell and Jones said: "It's not what was missing in Paris, it's what Dylan brings to the side. Read More »

Vikings sign defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson

He will be plugged in next to Linval Joseph and Everson Griffen to help stop the run and create pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The 27-year-old Richardson has 286 tackles and 19 sacks in his career. The Vikings announced the one-year deal on Friday afternoon, and according to Yahoo! It's not hard to see why he'd want to join the Vikings after leaving Seattle as with the Jets , as well, as he's accustomed to playing within great defenses. Read More »

Shocker fans react after first-round NCAA loss

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The Thundering Herd (25-10), coached by Dan D'Antoni - the older brother of Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni - never looked intimidated despite going against a program that has advanced to the round of 32 each of the past five seasons. Read More »

Kirk Cousins signs three-year, $84m deal with Minnesota Vikings

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The contract can't be officially signed until Thursday when the NFL's free agency period officially opens Thursday. Cousins isn't flashy in the way many people like their quarterbacks. His interception percentage was also impressive where his highest came last seasons at 2.4%, and in the two years prior sat at 2.0%. As the Redskins' signal caller, the former Pro-Bowler set single-season franchise records for passing yards multiple times. Read More »

Harry Kane to return in April after damaging ankle ligaments

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Gareth Southgate's men travel to the Netherlands on March 23 before hosting Italy on March 27. The forward suffered ligament damage to the same ankle twice last season, missing seven weeks between September and November and then a further four weeks in the spring. Read More »

Gray Leads Houston To First NCAA Tournament Win Since 1984

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After an Aztecs timeout, the Coogs did a remarkable job defending the three, preventing Trey Kell from getting a good shot and effectively sealing their fate. But the latter of those was also the last time they won an NCAA Tournament game. The victor of the San Diego State vs Houston game will take on the victor of the No. Read More »

Wildcats Begin NCAA Tournament with Commanding Victory

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Radford (22-12) is scheduled to matchup against LIU Brooklyn (18-16) this Tuesday, March 13th. The Highlanders won the Big South Conference title on March 4 in dramatic fashion when Carlik Jones swished a 3-pointer as time expired to beat Liberty . Read More »

Proteas appeal Rabada's two-Test ban

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Meanwhile, Rabada is appealing the guilty verdict handed to him by the ICC for breaching their code of conduct in a last-ditch bid to be able to play in the rest of the gripping Test series against Australia . "He had the opportunity to avoid the contact, and I could not see any evidence to support the argument that the contact was accidental". Bizarrely, South Africa themselves seemed resigned to any appeal being a waste of time. Read More »

Stenson leads, but Woods shines again at Arnold Palmer

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After his second-place finish last weekend, he'll look to keep up his pace this weekend at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and get his first win since 2013. I know where to miss it, I don't have to really think that much and just going out there and doing it. He holed a wedge from 132 yards on the 18th for an eagle, matching his best score at Bay Hill. Read More »

Tom Benson, Billionaire Owner of New Orleans Saints, Dies at 90

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Two other children of Benson predeceased him. McCombs owned vehicle dealerships in San Antonio as well and his feuding with Benson ultimately led McCombs to buying the Vikings in 1998. The entire 2005 season was away from New Orleans with three games being played in Baton Rouge, four in San Antonio and the rest, even further away, including a home game in NY. Read More »

England calls up 4 newcomers for friendly matches

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Unless he is there to organise transport, Jake Livermore is surprisingly included, and Southgate has clearly overlooked the midfielder's role in the West Bromwich Albion taxi scandal. Perhaps coincidentally, though both historical powers, neither the Netherlands or Italy will be at the 2018 World Cup, making these interesting games from a preparation approach. Read More »

Arsenal beat AC Milan to reach Europa League quarterfinals

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They missed chances of their own before Donnarumma made a remarkable mess of a speculative shot from Granit Xhaka and the ball squirted past him for the clinching goal . Inaki Williams pulled one back but any hopes of a Bilbao revival were extinguished with Aritz Aduriz's red card. "We were in protective mode, subconsciously, and played a little bit with the handbrake from the start", said the Frenchman, whose side trailed on the night to a fine 35th-minute Hakan Calhanoglu goal before ... Read More »

AS Roma 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: 5 Talking Points

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It is not the first time the Bosnian has made the difference for Roma this season, with his goals at Chelsea arguably the ones which gave the Giallorossi the belief they could qualify from their group. Chances were at a premium in the opening 45 minutes despite plenty of attacking intent from both sides, with Facundo Ferreyra slicing wide the clearest opening after dispossessing Roma's Federico Fazio . Read More »

Toys R Us said to be planning to close its US operations

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The company, which filed for bankruptcy in the United States previous year, said it would close its remaining 75 stores in Britain in addition to the 25 it has already shut. Now, the $11 billion in sales still happening at Toys R Us each year will disperse to other retailers like Amazon and discounters, analysts say. Read More »

Manchester United's derby high short-lived as Sevilla end their Champions League dream

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Porto and Real Madrid both knocked out United at Old Trafford under Mourinho's stewardship and the Portuguese was quick to highlight the club's previous failings after their shock exit. He is a good player when he plays at the conventional No. 10 position but whenever he drops into the midfield, his performance dips. De Gea now wants to leave United as he feels his chances of winning silverware are not as high as they should be. Read More »

Bayern Thump Besiktas To Reach Champions League Last Eight

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The World Cup in Russian Federation begins on June 14, with coaches naming provisional 30-man squads by May 14. " Besiktas hadn't lost here in the Champions League , so it wasn't easy". Meanwhile, Gunes just wants his players to put in a performance in front of their own fans. Jupp Heyneckes still plays a strong team, however, starting with Robert Lewandowski , Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery all starting. Read More »

Tennessee Titans sign Malcolm Butler: Free Agency Grade

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New England could see further departures this offseason with Belichick letting Nate Solder test the market and with that market being relatively thin at the LT position, he will likely get paid handsomely as well. The hero of Super Bowl XLIX with a game-saving interception, Butler spent?in New England four memorable years that included notable highs and lows. Read More »

Rabada back at No1 after 11-wicket haul against Australia

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Rabada said he had contested the charge for brushing Smith at a hearing because he did not touch him on goal. But his 11 wickets for 150 runs will likely be somewhat overshadowed if, as expected, he receives a two-match suspension after amassing a whopping three more demerit points in an incident likely to be termed "Shouldergate" by people who like to add the suffix "-gate" to the end of words that appear in controversial incidents. Read More »

Arsene Wenger delivers Mesut Ozil update ahead of Arsenal v AC Milan

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He played multiple times a week for Dortmund, but at Arsenal , because he is cup-tied for Europa League games, his outings have been more sporadic. Arsenal are 2-0 up in their last 16 Europa League tie against AC Milan and will hope to go the distance in the tournament, which could well be their best way to qualify for the Champions League next season. Read More »

Neil Walker signing with Yankees, per reports

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Adam Lind inked a one-year minor league pact last week. "I control playing my game every day and making progress every day, staying humble and trying to help my team". The 32-year-old hit.265 with 14 homers and 49 RBIs last year for the Mets and Milwaukee, who acquired him August 12. Walker was dealt to Milwaukee on August 12.Walker recently told The New York Times that he had discussions with the Yankees this offseason, believing that he could bounce between first base, second base and third ... Read More »

Case Keenum expected to sign with Broncos

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The Denver Broncos are hoping to repeat the success they had with Peyton Manning in pursuing another free agent fix at quarterback. The Denver Broncos are dipping into free agency to find a new quarterback in former Vikings signal-caller Case Keenum , ESPN reported early Tuesday. Read More »

First Four: UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure Betting Odds Recap

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St. Bonaventure will now face Florida on Thursday, March 15, in the Round of 64. No. 3 UCLA vs. The Bonnies have reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 and they have an excellent pair of guards in Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley . Read More »

Jimmy Graham needs Jordy Nelson-like connection with Aaron Rodgers

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Nelson ranks third in team history in catches (550), fifth in receiving yards (7,848) and second in touchdown catches (69). Graham was an unrestricted free agent. The possibility of catching passes from a quarterback of Rodgers' caliber is a strong selling point in Gutekunst's favor as he sizes up the skill-position talent in free agency. Read More »

Dolphins will release 5-time Pro Bowler Ndamukong Suh

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Suh would count $22 million in dead money for the Dolphins in 2018 if he's cut. The Dolphins plan to release 3-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh , according to @JeffDarlington . While him potentially re-signing with the Steelers is an obvious connection, you have to wonder if that will ultimately happen because of the way his play has dropped off over the last few years. Read More »

FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho wants Neymar to reject Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have also been proposed as potential suitors due to Florentino Perez's admiration for the Brazilian worldwide. In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League , and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record 222 million euros, Neymar's future with the club has become uncertain. Read More »