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Oklahoma basketball: NCAA selection committee has Sooners as No. 4 seed Oklahoma basketball: NCAA selection committee has Sooners as No. 4 seed
- February 12, 2018

There are four ACC teams now in the top 16, including No. 1overall seed Virginia . Complicated by a volatile week that included Virginia losing to Virginia Tech , Villanova to St. The East bracket feeds into regional semifinal and regional championship games at the TD Garden in Boston. The disparity between human polls and the selection committee comes down to strength of schedule . (more...)
Australia beats England by 7 wickets in T20 tri-series match Australia beats England by 7 wickets in T20 tri-series match
- February 12, 2018

His 43 was the only innings of note and at 49 balls ranked as the slowest of his 20 knocks of 25-plus in the format. "It was another poor performance from us", said Buttler . From there Australia's innings accelerated, as D'Arcy Short compiled a fine 36 not out, with Chris Lynn piling on 31 and Maxwell's fluent knock featuring two maximums, as he became the fourth Australian to pass 1,000 T20 worldwide runs. (more...)
Chris Mazdzer wins Olympic silver Chris Mazdzer wins Olympic silver
- February 12, 2018

This was the 36-year-old's sixth and final Olympic campaign, in which he did three runs of the 1.344 kilometre-long Alpensia Sliding Centre's luge track in two minutes and 28.188 seconds. " I like being the underdog ", he told USA Today earlier. Then, when he needed it most, Mazdzer delivered in his fourth run. Mazdzer, who describes himself as a goofball who knows how to flip the switch to serious when he needs, beamed after crossing the finish line. (more...)
Borussia Dortmund, Germany star Marco Reus back after 259 days out Borussia Dortmund, Germany star Marco Reus back after 259 days out
- February 12, 2018

Up next for Dortmund is the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie against Atalanta on Thursday. "Together with dear God we defended well and deserved to win in the end", Hertha coach Pal Dardai said. Reus has been out of action since sustaining a partial tear to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Dortmund's DFB-Pokal final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt last May. (more...)
Oklahoma City Thunder say Paul George is untouchable Oklahoma City Thunder say Paul George is untouchable
- February 11, 2018

The Oklahoma City Thunder power forward initially remained in the game and was said to be available to return after going to the locker room to get his ankle re-taped. Paul George had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Lakers: G Lonzo Ball (left knee) missed his 12th straight game. (more...)
Chelsea Euro bid too big a hurdle: Hazard Chelsea Euro bid too big a hurdle: Hazard
- February 10, 2018

Chelsea were previously far more secure in the top four, but after winning just one of our last five Premier League games, we are in danger of missing out on Champions League football for the second time in the past three years. Too much tweaking has been blamed for the reversal in fortune, with Belgian forward Hazard telling ESPN FC on the evolution at Stamford Bridge: "We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different. (more...)
Jameer Nelson is available to play for the Pistons on Friday Jameer Nelson is available to play for the Pistons on Friday
- February 10, 2018

The Pistons have been short at guard since Reggie Jackson was sidelined with an ankle injury on December 26th. Nelson - who, like Reed, is on an expiring minimum contract - provided nothing to tanking Chicago. Nelson was averaging 16.7 points per game back then which was his career-high, along with 50 percent from the field, 45 percent from the three-point line and 88.7 percent from the free-throw line. (more...)
Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game
- February 08, 2018

According to the Cornell Daily Sun , a report conducted by Cornell's fraternity and sorority review board revealed that Zeta Beta Tau's demeaning and fat-shaming contest happened sometime in 2017, but did not disclose participating members nor the length of the competition. (more...)
Indianapolis Colts Hire New Head Coach Indianapolis Colts Hire New Head Coach
- February 07, 2018

The clear favorite as general manager Chris Ballard's coaching search unfolded, the New England Patriots offensive coordinator agreed to a multi-year contract with the team Tuesday. The Colts likely want that same success with Andrew Luck , who was sidelined with a shoulder injury for the entire 2017 season. The smarter approach would be to contact guys like running back Dion Lewis and offensive tackle Nate Solder , two players whom McDaniels coached in New England and could not only step ... (more...)
Proteas star De Kock ruled out of India series with wrist injury Proteas star De Kock ruled out of India series with wrist injury
- February 07, 2018

Barring opener Rohit Sharma, the top order batting comprising Shikhar Dhawan , Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been in impressive form while in the bowling department, the wrist spin twins - leggie Yuzvendra Chahal and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav - have literally been the reason behind India's two victories so far, sharing 13 wickets between them. (more...)
Robbie Savage Hits Out at Leicester Board Following Mahrez-City Transfer Saga Robbie Savage Hits Out at Leicester Board Following Mahrez-City Transfer Saga
- February 06, 2018

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Foles looking forward to Favre's pre-game speech Foles looking forward to Favre's pre-game speech
- February 04, 2018

Thousands attended the event to witness John "Super Squib" Squib eat 203 Buffalo Wings to win Wing Bowl 17. "People online have demanded that she be sent to the Super Bowl and it is finally happening", says a Gofundme.com campaign launched by a friend, Katie Pidge Mowry. (more...)
'We're battling to be first of the last' - Mourinho concedes title defeat 'We're battling to be first of the last' - Mourinho concedes title defeat
- February 04, 2018

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: " We need points to be the first of the last ". "Then we must try to start next season in a good way, like we did this season, but try to be consistent and try not to lose points like we did this season in some matches where we shouldn't". (more...)
Formula E unveils its next-gen all-electric race auto Formula E unveils its next-gen all-electric race auto
- February 03, 2018

The series has gradually opened some of those areas up for innovation. The new battery will be supplied by McLaren Applied Technologies, which beat existing supplier Williams Advanced Engineering to the new contract. The first race of the 2018/2019 Formula E season is scheduled for December. As ArsTechnica explains, aerodynamic downforce is less of a priority in Formula E but efficiency is critical. (more...)
Nikola Mirotic Traded to Pelicans from Bulls in Deal Involving Omer Asik Nikola Mirotic Traded to Pelicans from Bulls in Deal Involving Omer Asik
- February 03, 2018

Our Bulls Guru K.C. Johnson reported Wednesday the possibility the Bulls could take on another bad Pelicans contract and pick up Mirotic's option to eliminate trade veto rights. Then Mirotic returned, and despite there still clearly being a rift between him and Portis, the Bulls started winning. And that's not even counting Mirotic potentially vetoing this deal. (more...)
NFL Pro Bowl close, but hardly competitive NFL Pro Bowl close, but hardly competitive
- January 31, 2018

Then Harrison Smith promptly picks off Ben Roethlisberger on fourth down and takes it in for six. The best news is nobody got hurt. The NFC opened the game's scoring on their first drive, with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throwing an eight-yard pass to Minnesota Vikings receiver Adam Thielen. (more...)
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United the real deal on deadline day Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United the real deal on deadline day
- January 31, 2018

Meanwhile the England worldwide has been linked with a move to United for months due to Jose Mourinho's lack of faith in Luke Shaw . For the first time in our history, United will play a Premier League game at Wembley Stadium - which is Tottenham's temporary home while a new ground is built at White Hart Lane. (more...)
Baker Mayfield Reportedly May Only Play 1 Series in Senior Bowl Baker Mayfield Reportedly May Only Play 1 Series in Senior Bowl
- January 28, 2018

The former star Oklahoma quarterback didn't want to commit to anything. Robert Klemko of MMQB previously reported Mayfield has committed to play in the game after being uncertain earlier in the week. Mayfield apologized for the flag plant nearly as soon as he did it, although SI.com reported Holmes and Lewis likely would have done the same thing at OU's Owen Field if they'd had the chance. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski (concussion) misses Patriots' walkthrough on Friday Rob Gronkowski (concussion) misses Patriots' walkthrough on Friday
- January 27, 2018

However, there have already been reports that he is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4. The Patriots still have another week before they have to make any decisions about Gronkowski's status for the Super Bowl and they'll be hoping he makes progress through the concussion protocol by that point. (more...)
Philly donut shop bans Boston Cremes until after the Super Bowl Philly donut shop bans Boston Cremes until after the Super Bowl
- January 24, 2018

The Official NFL Shop shot off a playful tweet to Long Monday afternoon, suggesting that its T-shirt of a dog wearing an Eagles collar would "go really well with [his] mask", a reference to the now-famous German Shepherd masks the players first donned after their divisional-game win against the Atlanta Falcons . (more...)
Real Madrid enter battle for Liverpool midfielder Real Madrid enter battle for Liverpool midfielder
- January 24, 2018

Spanish giants Real Madrid have been linked with a move for the Egyptian as they look to reinvent their frontline. Egypt's head coach Hector Cuper would later claim in December that he was told of Madrid's interest in Salah . With Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona, it makes it hard to trust what players say but for now, I'm just going to enjoy all the goals that Salah is scoring. (more...)
Alexis Sanchez transfer latest: Wenger confirms Man. United move almost done Alexis Sanchez transfer latest: Wenger confirms Man. United move almost done
- January 22, 2018

The Arsenal manager hopes the Sanchez and Mkhitaryan deals, which follow the sale of Theo Walcott to Everton, will allow his players to focus on their performances rather than being distracted by the transfer sagas. Yes of course (I like him), if it's a possibility it's because I like the player. That's why we did it. "I think it is so close, so close, so close that if it doesn't happen it's not going to happen". (more...)
Underdog Eagles face a stiff challenge today against Minnesota Underdog Eagles face a stiff challenge today against Minnesota
- January 21, 2018

The Vikings have never defeated Philadelphia in the playoffs with an 0-3 record . I've watched him, and he doesn't make a lot of mistakes. Keenum played well against the New Orleans Saints last week in their 29-24 Divisional Round victory, but that last play, a freak pass to Stefon Diggs that turned into a touchdown, was an anomaly. (more...)
How Ross Barkley Fared In A Behind Closed Doors Match For Chelsea How Ross Barkley Fared In A Behind Closed Doors Match For Chelsea
- January 21, 2018

Chelsea know that they can't afford to not leave Brighton without all three points. Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton on making new signings in January: "I'm sure there will be, but we have got used to these windows where the business is mostly done at the tail end of it more than the beginning". (more...)
McIlroy and Dunne In Contention Heading Into Final Day In Abu Dhabi McIlroy and Dunne In Contention Heading Into Final Day In Abu Dhabi
- January 21, 2018

The Northern Irishman had nudged his way up the leaderboard with a 66 on Friday after an opening 69 and he continued to make gradual process on the front nine in the third round with three birdies. A victory Sunday will make all our heads spin a little b it with the exciting possibilities the game offers this year. "I know I heard on the putting green this morning, D.J. (more...)
Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios' colourful language lands him in soup Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios' colourful language lands him in soup
- January 19, 2018

The helicopter, that's when I was thinking like, 'Of course, it's at my match. He was already a set in front when a fan decided to make a name for himself by standing up in the front row in the Hisense Arena and began bellowing while filming himself. (more...)
KU, Boston Celtics great JoJo White dies at 71 KU, Boston Celtics great JoJo White dies at 71
- January 19, 2018

White had been fighting cancer for a number of years and in May 2010, he underwent surgery to have a tumor removed, The New York Daily News noted. He spent a decade with the Celtics between 1969 and 1979 before short spells with the Golden State Warriors and Kansas City Kings at the end of his career. (more...)
Magic's Arron Afflalo, Timberwolves' Bjelica get into fight at game Magic's Arron Afflalo, Timberwolves' Bjelica get into fight at game
- January 19, 2018

Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo has been suspended two games by the National Basketball Association for an altercation on Tuesday in which he attempted to punch Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica , league sources told Yahoo Sports . (more...)
Ronnie Lott highlight six new members on CFP selection committee Ronnie Lott highlight six new members on CFP selection committee
- January 18, 2018

Stricklin is Florida's AD, previously at Mississippi State. Lott played 14 professional seasons after his collegiate career at USC . Boivin works in the sports journalism program at Arizona State University after working for the Arizona Republic for more than 20 years. (more...)
Zinedine Zidane responds to Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid exit rumours
- January 18, 2018

Real have fallen a remarkable 19 points behind runaway league leaders Barcelona and are now fourth in the standings, trailing second-placed Atletico Madrid by 10 points and third-placed Valencia by eight, although they have played one game less. (more...)
Aggressive Nissan Xmotion Concept Hints At New Era For Future SUVs Aggressive Nissan Xmotion Concept Hints At New Era For Future SUVs
- January 17, 2018

At the rear, it's Japanese woodwork and puzzles - or kumiko - which have inspired the taillamps, which are in fact holograms to give their illusion of physical structure. Nissan's press release did not give away that information, nor did the company point out if the Xmotion is a self-driving vehicle. Nissans vision of a future SUV is partially made from wood and as a digital fish living inside of it. (more...)
Upbeat GM Forecast Based on High-Margin Pickups, Not More Sales Upbeat GM Forecast Based on High-Margin Pickups, Not More Sales
- January 17, 2018

Price and trim details for the new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado are expected to be laid out in the coming weeks. One area GM has focused on is the new interior design for the cabin, to address customer feedback that asked for comfortable seats, more cargo space on the inside, and controls that are easier to use. (more...)
Australian Open 2018: Switzerland's Belinda Bencic upsets Venus Williams in first round Australian Open 2018: Switzerland's Belinda Bencic upsets Venus Williams in first round
- January 16, 2018

Open past year, but after Monday's collective stumbles, the only one of those four women still in the singles tournament here is Madison Keys, who will play her first-round match on Tuesday. "I'm just going to enjoy that, see where it takes me". "It will be OK". Also into the next round with a straight sets win was German 12th seed Julia Goerges, who won the lead-up Auckland Classic and is now on a 15-match unbeaten streak having ended 2017 with victories at Moscow and Zhuhai. (more...)
Mets sign Adrian Gonzalez Mets sign Adrian Gonzalez
- January 15, 2018

Gonzalez, 35, is owed $21.5 million in the final year of his contract. After polishing off a six-year track with the Dodgers in 2017, Gonzalez was dealt to the Braves during a five-player swap in December. Gonzalez gives the Mets a veteran presence at first base, where Lucas Duda and Dominic Smith mainly patrolled last season. Playing 49 games, the left-handed-hitting Smith batted.198 with nine homers, 26 RBIs and 49 strikeouts in 167 at-bats. (more...)
Johnson and Kirk share lead in Hawaii Johnson and Kirk share lead in Hawaii
- January 14, 2018

He added another birdie at the ninth, and after a near-miss at the 12th rolled in birdie putts of 24 feet and 21 feet at 13 and 14 to move within a stroke of the lead. He surged ahead in the morning with two quick birdies on the back nine, made the turn in 32 and ran off three straight birdies early on the front nine. (more...)