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Detroit Pistons eliminated from playoff contention after loss to Sixers

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JJ Redick scored 25 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers won their 12th straight game, eliminating Detroit from playoff contention with a 115-108 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. Bullock led the starters in plus-minus with a plus-three. Both teams are dealing with injuries to their big men here. NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes got a lift from E'Twaun Moore and Anthony Davis' return to form. Read More »

McGregor slams UFC after finally being stripped of lightweight title

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Video of the incident clearly showed McGregor hurling a dolly through a side window of the bus as it moved slowly in a auto park at the Barclays Center in NY. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been chalked down to fight each other on five occasions but have yet to trade blows for various reasons. "One of these guys (Nurmagomedov and Holloway) will be the champion". Read More »

Europa League updates from the Emirates

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Has there ever been a more " Arsenal " goal than that? They were finding plenty of space in the final third and Ramsey was able to capitalise on nine minutes when he beat Igor Akinfeev with a first-time shot from 10 yards out after connecting with Hector Bellerin's low cross from the right. Read More »

Arike Ogunbowale encore! Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to NCAA title

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Give Ogunboewale credit for making her second game-winning shot of the Final Four . "I'm just so speechless at this point", Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said. A hectic sequence in the final seconds gave Notre Dame the ball with a sideline inbounds with three seconds remaining and a chance to win. Mississippi State controlled the first three quarters, leading by as many as 15 points in the third quarter. Read More »

Ray Wilkins has died aged 61

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Playing for Chelsea , Manchester United , AC Milan , Paris Saint-Germain and he had over 80 caps for England and captained his country as well - he had an incredible, stellar career. Wilkins was rushed to hospital last week from his home in Cobham after he collapsed and suffered a heart attack. He left behind his wife, Jackie, with whom he had two children, Ross and Jade. Read More »

John Harbaugh: Ravens 'got a steal' landing Robert Griffin III

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When last we saw Griffin on the field, he was one of the most inefficient quarterbacks in the NFL. Griffin's last previous stop in an injury-riddled career came in 2016 with the Cleveland Browns . "He's a very talented quarterback who has had a lot of success in this league early on". Griffin returned to play the final four games and was the starting quarterback the last time the Browns won, against San Diego on December 24, 2016. Read More »

Gennady Golovkin Still Wants Canelo Rematch, Gunning For September

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Alvarez tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol in screenings conducted on February 17 and 21. Alvarez, who is facing a one-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for an anti-doping violation, made a decision to withdraw from the megabout before learning his fate at the commission's monthly meeting April 18. Read More »

Ian Poulter qualifies for Masters after Houston Open play-off victory

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Ryder's bogey at the short 14th gave Poulter some wiggle room, and normal service was resumed on the 11th, as he holed a seven footer to move three clear again. In other news from the tournament, Jordan Spieth is back in form, as he finished third, with a final day round of 66. He then took the title on the first extra hole when Hossler chipped into the water from a bunker before making a triple bogey. Read More »

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight takes giant step forward

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However, his co-manager Shelly Finkel has said Wilder accepts Joshua's challenge to a fight this summer and negotiations can begin immediately. Parker said he learned a lot from his bout with Joshua and vowed to come back stronger with discussions scheduled to take place in the next fortnight on where, when and who the Kiwi fighter would fight next. Read More »

Philander stars as South Africa crush Australia

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We're not immature emotionally and we had to handle things the right way even when the series got a bit heated and there were a lot of incidents. "But we have also got some guys here who have played worldwide cricket for a very long time and they will have to step up again now that we have lost two of the best players in the world for the foreseeable future". Read More »

Nelson Cruz Suffers Ankle Injury Slipping on Mariners' Dugout Steps After HR

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It was his second of the game, but the Indians could get no closer. Before his injury, our models projected Cruz for a.265 batting average with 31 home runs, 76 runs scored, and 100 RBI over 608 plate appearances remaining this season. "Right now we'll keep our fingers crossed he'll bounce back". After Haniger was hit by a pitch with two outs, Kyle Seager hit a bad-hop double to drive in Segura. Read More »

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

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With the count 2-2 and Gift Ngoepe at the plate, Pillar began jumping up and down to try and break Betances' concentration. So did Judge and Gary Sanchez . Chicago's matched the record for home runs on opening day, set by the New York Mets in 1988. Masahiro Tanaka went six innings, giving up one run on three hits while striking out eight over six innings of work, while Aroldis Chapman notched his first save of the year. Read More »

Fake it until you make it: March Madness edition

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Now, as we look at how our participating T&D Region coaches did on their brackets - and we sadly consider how my bracket panned out - it's with the understanding that no online bracket anywhere made it safely through the first weekend of games without major missed selections. Read More »

Conte 'not worried' about Chelsea future after Spurs defeat

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In this game I saw Tottenham do this. It was all too much for Antonio Conte . He who despite being directly involved in the debacle, gave a reasonable assessment of what went right and wrong in our defeat to Spurs at home today. I must be honest, I don't know.' But he added: 'This is not my problem. Honestly. I think that I'm giving - the players are giving - everything this season. Read More »

New Zealand vs England, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 2 - Statistical Highlights

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Broad , who was the pick of the England bowlers provided respite to the visitors when he had de Grandhomme edge one to the keeper, ending a match turning 142 run stand with Watling. New Zealand's highest winning fourth-innings score was 324 for five, against Pakistan at Lancaster Park in 1994. De Grandhomme took an aggressive approach to bring up his 50 off 87 deliveries, but then took a back seat as Watling opened up in the final session. Read More »

Hometown favorite Stephens wins Miami Open title

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Per WTATennis.com , winning the Miami Open will push Stephens-who entered the tournament ranked 13th-into the top 10 for the first time in her career. "I just needed a little reminder to go for my shots, go for my forehand and really go for it if I wanted to take the title". Ostapenko hit 25 winners. Read More »

Carlos Carvalhal takes positives as Swansea lose to Manchester United

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The Belgian striker was joined on the scoresheet by Alexis Sanchez , for just the second time in his 11 United outings, in a routine 2-0 win over strugglers Swansea . The second save from Abraham wasn't half bad either, but alarm bells should have been ringing already at the Theatre of Dreams. "Our transition when we lost the ball was slower, our passing was slower, our movement the same, so players with an wonderful first half in the second half, they let it go down a little bit". Read More »

Neymar could be back in a couple of weeks

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Neymar, who is crucial to Brazil's hopes at the World Cup which starts in Russian Federation on 14 June, was hurt on 25 February against Marseille and returned to Brazil for treatment. "The doctors aren't yet in a position to say exactly when he will return", Al-Khelaifi said at the time. On Friday, Monaco defender Kamil Glik told a press conference that PSG will miss Neymar "but that doesn't change much for us". Read More »

Buzzer-beater pushes Notre Dame past UConn in women's Final Four

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Ogunbowale and Jackie Young led the way offensively for Notre Dame , scoring 27 and 32 points, respectively. The Mississippi State Bulldogs clinched their spot in the title game for the second straight year with an overtime victory against the Louisville Cardinals, while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish stunned the mighty Connecticut Huskies in overtime of the second game. Read More »

FSU Basketball fans should root for Loyola Chicago to win Final Four

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Loyola's miraculous run to the Final Four will be remembered for clutch shots, the "Wall of Culture", a couple of guards who have been playing together since grade-school and, of course, Sister Jean. He was a tough Irish kid out of Chicago. "I've put it right next to the TV every time ". He didn't knock me out, but he stunned me. The Ramblers are 19th in adjusted defensive efficiency and have held their last 10 opponents to 68 points or less. Read More »

Stephens claims miracle point in Miami semi win

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The 24-year-old American beat her idol, Venus 6-2, 6-3 within ninety minutes to scale through to the semifinal. Jelena Ostapenko booked her spot in the Miami Open final with a hard-fought straight-sets win over Danielle Collins on Thursday. Read More »

Klopp reacts to Mane dive and Lallana injury

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted it was unwise for Sadio Mane to grab the ball but claimed it was a foul beforehand. Benteke passed up two huge chances to quickly restore Palace's lead as the former Liverpool striker sent an attempted lob well wide with just Karius to beat and then shot over the bar after Van Dijk had been caught in possession by Andros Townsend. Read More »

Australia new boys flop as South Africa turns screw

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The South Africa captain shouldering arms as a reversing ball came back quickly to strike him on the front pad. "We're not thinking too much about what's happening at home but we're thinking about the people that are part of our team that we've lost and that's hurting a lot of people in the dressing room", Saker said. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ready for Galaxy debut

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Major League Soccer debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy could come as soon as Saturday, said Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid who described the Swede as "not a normal, mortal human". I was born old and I will die young, for sure. I said once before I feel like Benjamin Button. However, Galaxy came roaring back, with their "hungry lion" at the centre of it all. Read More »

Cardinals Nearing 1-Year, $14 Million Deal With Greg Holland

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Gregerson, signed in the offseason to an $11 million, two-year contract, saved 31 games for Houston in 2015 and 15 more the next season. St. Louis had planned to use Luke Gregerson in the ninth inning, but he strained his left hamstring late in spring training and began the season on the 10-day disabled list with no timetable for his return. Read More »

England fight back on opening day of second test

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow's 97 not out powered England to 290 for eight on the first day of the second Test of the two-match series against New Zealand , here at the Hagley Oval on Friday. The day was one of the best England has enjoyed in Tests in Australia and New Zealand this summer. The tourists' attack looked more threatening when they returned to the fuller length later on, with Ben Stokes - bowling for the first time in Tests since September after a back injury ... Read More »