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Si Woo Kim becomes youngest victor of Players Championship


Kim secures a $US1.89 million winner's pay cheque and a five-year exemption on the US PGA Tour . The top 10 automatically qualify, and at No. 28 in the world, he has a healthy advantage over the final qualifying spot. Spain's Rafael Cabrera-Bello shared fourth place at six under with American Kyle Stanley . Adam Scott was the best of the Aussie contingent, finishing T6 and five shots behind Kim. Read More »

NFL Cuts Overtime to 10 Minutes and Allows End Zone Celebrations


It was supposed to be played in Los Angeles, but since the stadium that'll be shared by the Chargers and Rams won't be ready until 2019, LA's Super Bowl got pushed back a year. "Everybody has a different idea where the line is", the commissioner said. Also, how long until somebody takes advantage of the relaxed rules just like Terrell Owens did with his famous "Sharpie" celebration? The 40-second play clock will begin once an official signals a touchdown and teams will have to snap the ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola hails referee Robert Madley over disallowed penalty

Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho was unlisted as Manchester City defeated Leicester 2-1 at the Etihad on Saturday. The law goes on to state that "if the kicker touches the ball again before it has touched another player, an indirect free-kick is awarded to the opposition team" - and this is why Mahrez wasn't allowed to retake the spot kick. Read More »

Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers


After all, couldn't the league's concussion spotters - there are a pair assigned by the NHL at each game - have given Crosby the hook as soon as he looked woozy? Crosby crashed head-first into the end boards towards the end of the first period of Game 6 on Monday night, but did not go through the NHL's concussion protocol... Read More »

Sogard's big game leads Brewers over Padres


We will update you when we hear an announcement when the game will resume or if it will be called. Travis Shaw returned to the Brewers lineup after missing two games with a finger injury and immediately paid dividends by driving in Eric Sogard with a rbi single to center. Read More »

Mourinho: Manchester United lack strength in depth to fight in two competitions


But despite the games coming thick and fast, Mourinho says it would be unwise to field so many inexperienced players in their remaining Premier League games. "We can win a trophy and by winning that trophy we can play Champions League next season. I don't know when we would be playing that game". United put in an underwhelming performance at White Hart Lane, but Mourinho was nonetheless pleased with what he saw. Read More »

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead


Davey/Pool via AP). Curry also contributed seven assists and seven rebounds to put the Warriors just two wins away from reaching a third consecutive NBA Finals in the best-of-seven series. "We miss him out there, but he'll get healthy and in the meantime it's up to the rest of us to stay ready". Curry dropped 15 of his 29 points and four of his six 3-pointers in the first 12 minutes. Read More »

LaVar Ball attacks Fox Sports reporter in sexist rant


I just said if you want to work with Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour to maybe have something that appeals to women. I will tell you. "Something's coming to you, and it's okay". You think I'm playin'? When Leahy probed further and called Ball out, Ball said he was scared of her and that she was "a hater". What was originally supposed to be a conversation about shoes and Lonzo Ball's draft destination, a future that appears to have Ball's preferred Los Angeles Lakers on the horizon, ... Read More »

Reading reach Championship Play-Off final as Fulham's season ends


They will face Huddersfield or Sheffield Wednesday, who play each other on Wednesday night. Reading could be missing two significant players: Paul McShane is definitely suspended after receiving a red card in the first leg; Jordan Obita - who scored Reading's goal in the 1-1 draw - might be held out of the starting lineup due to a knock picked up in the previous game . Read More »

Wizards must be able to bring home cooking on road to Boston

Sitting one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley believes his team can draw on the experience of closing out the Chicago Bulls in the first round. So the Celtics , leading their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal 3-2, might be feeling pretty good about where things stand at the moment. Read More »

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks


But his ability to show up to the coaches' meeting and practice is a great sign for the Warriors' chances against the Spurs. With the Golden State down by 20 and playing poorly in Game 1 of the National Basketball Association playoffs Sunday, one could only wonder if the locker room talk at halftime would rattle the rafters. Read More »

Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled

It's no coincidence Bregman wears No. 2. The Astros are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in NY and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. Following the Yankees' 11-6 victory in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader, attention quickly turned to Monument Park, and honoring a Yankee legend. Read More »

Alonso & McLaren's troubled F1 auto finally shows progress


One day on from abandoning practice to play tennis after yet another Honda engine failure, Fernando Alonso qualified seventh on Saturday for the Spanish Grand Prix. Despite McLaren and Honda having two weeks to find some desperately needed fixes, Alonso's auto spouted smoke and gushed fluid in a breakdown on the very first lap of practice on Friday. Read More »

Lakers to meet with De'Aaron Fox

The Lakers will have a 46.9 percent chance of retaining their top-three protected pick for this year's draft. The only question mark is his ability to play alongside Ben Simmons . In the first season where the team may have actually been trying to win games, the Philadelphia 76ers ended with a somewhat respectable 28-54 record. Read More »

Spurs dug deep to prove title credentials, says Pochettino


With five games remaining, Chelsea , which beat Tottenham in the F.A. Cup semi-final on Saturday and Southampton in the league on Tuesday, both by 4-2 scorelines, leads Tottenham by four points. "It's true the Arsenal game is a big derby, perhaps the last at White Hart Lane, and I think it will be an exciting game". 'Everyone says "keep your mouth shut" you don't want it to bite you back but I think 41 points will be enough. Read More »

Canelo odds: Gennady Golovkin opens as slight favorite over Canelo Alvarez


Now that the fight is signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered (according to Oscar De La Hoya), fight fans have been going back-and-forth on who would win, and the odds offer some clarity on that debate. That fight could finally happen in September, if the 26-year-old Alvarez can solve the unpredictable Chavez, a former middleweight champ. Chavez Jr. Read More »

Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 vs. Celtics

Told the Oubre-Olynyk fight, Stevens said, "I guess the bottom line is everybody has gotten past them all". Oubre said he did not reach out to apologize to Olynyk. He attempted to warm up before Game 3 on Friday before the determination was made that he could not play. Game 3 was marred by 52 fouls, eight technicals and three player ejections. Read More »

Five-star Rashid strikes as England rout Ireland


For that they can blame Rashid, whose figures were the best by an England spinner in a home ODI and for whom this represented a first five-wicket haul in this form of the game. It was a fine performance from Rashid, a bowler who has been in good form in his limited appearances for Yorkshire so far this season, and was further proof of his improvement as an worldwide bowler which was evident, at times, during the winter tours to India and Bangladesh. Read More »

Thomas scores 53, Celtics beat Wizards 129-119 in OT


Boston now lead their Eastern Conference semi-finals 2-0, and have won six matches in a row. Once again, the Wizards were the first team to 16 points - only this time the Celtics were not held scoreless. "I was playing great defense on him 1-on-1", said Wall, who answered a question about if he had ever been involved in individual showdown like that with an emphatic "Nah, nope, nope, nope". Read More »

Bruins beat Senators 3-2 in double overtime, force a Game 6


The Senators lead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series . It wasn't the reason that Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson did, at times, what he wanted when he wanted on the ice (despite, as it was learned Sunday night, the fact he was playing with two hairline fractures). Read More »

Joshua bans mom from watching Klitschko fight

The Watford-born fighter boasts a huge profile on these shores, having won gold at the London 2012 Olympics before going on to establish a vast fanbase throughout the UK. You come here, you come and fight us. "That's what I like at the minute, it's fantastic how the tables have turned". And this is when you do get into the politics and the finances. Read More »

Penguins star Crosby leaves game following hit to head

One person said the Sabres have interviewed two Pittsburgh Penguins executives, associate general manager Jason Botterill and assistant GM Bill Guerin. Kunitz's drive to the net on the disallowed goal typified that style of play. Michael Lorenzen (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win in Cincinnati's 4-3 victory. Read More »

Bears were bidding against themselves in National Football League draft trade with 49ers


While the deal is essentially just for one year, the Bears could've shored up their defense with that second pick. For some reason, they were afraid they'd lose out on Trubisky , so gave up quite a lot to move up one place in the draft, and all for Trubisky, a good quarterback who many believe can become a solid National Football League starter, but not right away, and certainly not worth giving up so much for. Read More »

LeBron James Says He Prefers Road Games over Home Games in Playoffs


James & Co. swept out the Indiana Pacers with a 106-102 victory in Indianapolis last Sunday. The Celtics came away with a 104-95 win to tie the series at 2-2. Cleveland went 3-1 in the regular season against Toronto, but none of those games featured Ibaka. While the Raptors had some trouble with the Bucks' defense in the series, scoring just 83 and 77 points in the two losses as well as less than 100 in two of the wins, things should be easier on that end against Cleveland and the games ... Read More »

Bayern sign Coman from Juventus on permanent deal


I want to win many titles with FC Bayern in the future". The France worldwide has been on loan with Bayern since the start of the 2015-16 campaign, with the 20-year-old making 35 appearances during his first season at the Allianz Arena. Thiago, whose contract was set to expire at the end of the 2018/2019 season, is going to be with Die Roten for years to come. Thiago was signed for Bayern by his former manager at Barça, Pep Guardiola, in 2013. Read More »

Wide receiver arrives with ability, attitude


Although Pittsburgh has solid wideouts in Antonio Brown outside and Eli Rogers in slot, they have big question marks surrounding other WR Martavis Bryant fresh off suspension and Sammie Coates' recent groin surgery following a shaky 2016 campaign. Read More »

Nike, adidas, Under Armour walk away from Lonzo Ball


What LaVar Ball is looking for is similar to Michael Jordan's Jordan Brand, which falls underneath the Nike umbrella but has a separate logo and its own athletes. During the NCAA Tournament, the spotlight shined on LaVar Ball and not his son Lonzo nor third-seeded Bruins. To add insult to injury, EPSN shared that never in the history of modern-day shoe endorsements have the big companies all stepped away from a potential top pick almost two months before the National Basketball ... Read More »

Winners and Losers In The First Round Of The 2017 NFL Draft


For weeks, many had been saying Myles Garrett would be the first player taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. "I didn't see that coming at all", the former North Carolina quarterback said in a teleconference from Philadelphia shortly after joining running back Ken Willard in 1965, linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1981 and defensive end Julius Peppers in 2002 as the earliest drafted Tar Heels ever. Read More »

Stretchered-off Sakho should be fit in weeks, says Klopp

Pochettino insisted that there was no part of him that wanted to stay at the Lane, explaining that "you can not stop evolution" and he said he would not swap places with FA Cup finalists Arsenal , who are sixth in the table. It's more about us building confidence, building faith that we can win, generating that winning mentality. Mamadou Sakho has been vast in the club's push for survival, but even without their star man in the heart of the defence, they can still compete with the ... Read More »

Redskins' first-round pick in the NFL Draft is Alabama DE Allen

Nor was it freakish tight end O.J. Howard, who many predicted would be off the board in the top 10. Sliding down the draft board is not the best feeling for top National Football League prospects. A year earlier, he appeared in 13 games and contributed 16 tackles (10 solo) and 3.0 tackles for loss as a freshman. "It is a good defensive draft", coach Jay Gruden said. Read More »

Bailly was set for City before Mou called

They were the better managers, better players and they beat us. But ahead of the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium , he has revealed he was close to joining Pep Guardiola's team. Guardiola is more hopeful that striker Sergio Aguero will recover in time to play, while fellow striker Gabriel Jesus could also be involved. Pep Guardiola expects the race for this season's Champions League places to go right to the last day of the season. Read More »

Does Isaiah Thomas Carry The Ball? A Fred Hoiberg Debate

He hurt us offensively tonight more than anything". The road team in this series had won each of the first four games , but the Celtics snapped that streak with a clutch home victory on Wednesday to put the pressure on the Bulls , who will now face elimination in Game 6 at the United Center on Friday. Read More »