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United's Champions League bid gathers pace with Palace win

But both players will retain their starting place on against Everton on Saturday, with Van Gaal revealing he subbed Rashford to keep him fresh. Matteo Darmian sealed the win with a stunning goal after forcing Damien Delaney to turn the ball int...

Schilling defends Facebook post about transgender people

Aside from the first incident, ESPN has not issued any punishment against Schilling. You can see the post here (because it doesn't need to be further broadcast), but it's the same kind of out-of-date and out-of-touch representation that trans peopl...

Stars beat Wild 2-1 for 2-0 series lead

Wild G Devan Dubnyk started his 11th career playoff game. Conceivably, it should be easier to score at even strength at home, where the Wild play Games 3 and 4 of this first-round series, because they'll have the last line change, able to match u...

Jordan Spieth Leads at Halfway Stage of Masters Tournament

Only five of the remaining 57 players broke par: Kaufman, Day, Langer (70), Lee Westwood (71) and Louis Oosthuizen (71). Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks at his shot out of the pine straw on the 11th hole during the third round of the Ma...

Slaven Bilic is partial to a bit of football's greatest taboo

Watford have lost five of their last seven away games in the Premier League and I fancy West Ham to get back to winning ways after ceding a late equalizer last weekend. "We played good football and we should, and could, have scored more goals". Th...

Luis Suarez sets new La Liga record after running rampant for Barcelona

Barcelona may not be facing the toughest opponent today in Deportivo , but it may be the biggest match of the year for the Catalans. Arda Turan, however, is over his bout with gastritis and is travelling with the team. The 18 players travelled to L...

Liverpool to take on Villarreal in Europa League semi-final clash

Three different managers ― Carlo Ancelotti, Rafa Benitez and Zinedine Zidane ― have all tried their hardest to eke some consistency out of the undeniably world-class players at their disposal, but none of them have succeeded. Defender Adam Smith cont...

Clippers' Jamal Crawford Wins Sixth Man Award For Third Time

The sharpshooting Seattle native will become the first player in National Basketball Association history to be named Sixth Man of the Year three times when the announcement becomes official. Iguodala finished second with 288 points (33 first-place vo...

David Price aces Boston Red Sox opener vs

There were thousands of fans huddled outside the gates in winter gear waiting to get into Progressive Field when the game was postponed . Ortiz also started at DH on opening day for the 13th time, passing Don Baylor (1977-88) for the most starts at ...

Trump campaign says staff changes are a 'natural evolution'

Stuart Jolly is a retired Army Lieutenant who came to the Trump campaign as a close ally of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Donald Trump's national field director quit late last night as the billionaire businessman made changes to his campaign ...

Deng scores 31 points, Heat rout Hornets 123-91 in Game 1

He went for 24 points in their most recent meeting and as two of the top players of this era, Wade would love nothing more than to prove he can win yet another title without LeBron (Remember, Wade won his first title back in 2006 before LeBron wa...

Wright's two homers help Mets win

The Mets pitching has shown its consistent dominance, but after a dream-like run last season, they need a wake-up call to get them back to reality, and this rough week has done just that. Ben Paulsen provided some insurance runs by following with a t...

Celtics Bradley like out for playoffs with hamstring injury

And another blowout could be coming on Tuesday when the San Antonio Spurs host the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2. His curls and mid-range shot at the beginning of Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks was the only offensive source for a while.

Directors David Bernstein and Mervyn King quit Aston Villa

He added: "The issues at the club are fundamental and and the solutions are radical and do not lend themselves to compromise". Lord King, the former Governor of the Bank of England has gone after 74 days, while ex-Manchester City chairman Bernstein...

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wins Defensive Player of the Year

Leonard's impressive season was enough to merit him his first All-Star team honors this season. "We didn't play the way we did this season just to be on vacation after a few games", Spurs guard Manu Ginobili said. Leonard is the first non-center to...

Record win in F1 for Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton says he no longer has any jokers left to play this season after suffering a third defeat to team-mate Nico Rosberg . Following his victory in Shanghai, Rosberg joined an elite group of drivers to win six consecutive races.

Explosion aboard Jerusalem bus, 10 hurt

Rescue service Magen David Adom reported the explosion and at least 15 wounded, including two seriously . "We'll get to those who prepared this bomb", he said, "and settle the score with the terrorists". Israeli police are investigating a fiery ...

Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley in farewell fight

All three judges had it 116-110 for Pacquiao . According to The Guardian , Congressman Manny from Sarangani province in the Philippines, dropped Timothy Bradley twice, first in the seventh round and next in the ninth en route to a clear-cut win...

Leicester salvages draw against West Ham with late penalty

We were 12 games in before we saw the odds drop below the 1500-1 mark, but after that they began to plummet. Now we enjoy. I never speak with my players about the gap, blah, blah, blah. "When we had our penalty, Wes Morgan said , 'He doesn't know wh...

Barcelona loss to Valencia leaves Spanish league wide open

Barca's "MSN" South American strikeforce, who have scored 110 of the team's 147 goals this season in all competitions, have suddenly gone off the boil and the most common reason cited by Spanish media for their loss of form is fatigue. "It's part of ...

Relegation a weight off Villa players' shoulders - Joleon Lescott

I must add you have all displayed unyielding commitment in adversity. "Aston Villa played with pride and it is not easy, you have to be fully focused and we were not with five minutes to go as they created chances". Rooney has not enjoyed his best ...

LeBron locked in playoff-mode as Cavaliers aim for NBA title

There is no use in dancing around the obvious facts - Detroit faces a almost insurmountable task in hoping to upset the No. 1-seeded Cavaliers. When looking at the matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a serious advantage over the Detroit Pistons.

Rashad Evans emotional after loss: 'I feel like I'm fighting against myself'

It was a vintage performance from the 36-year-old Teixeira, who has now finished three consecutive fights against the likes of Evans, Patrick Cummins, and Ovince Saint Preux. "I'm just glad because you know, I'm here to fight". "It's disappointing ...

Nadal rallies to beat Murray and reach Monte Carlo final

Gael Monfils stands between Rafael Nadal and a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title after the 13th seed thrashed fellow Frenchman Jo Wilfried-Tsonga 6-1 6-3 in Saturday's second semi-final. "The last three games of the first set was the only moment Stan...

Nationals reach best start in franchise history with thumping of Phillies

Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson lasted just three innings after staking the Nationals to a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Chicago's Jake Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings to guide the Cubs to a 6-2 win against Colorado. None of those 10 tea...

Sprint Cup Series in Bristol This Weekend

Suarez is the series point leader by six over Jones with Allgaier eight behind. Jones made his race-winning pass on a Sprint Cup Series driver. "Then of course we've got the 500 lapper ( Food City 500 NSCS race) on Sunday (1 p.m. Very neat to be...

Atletico wins to pressure Barcelona at top of Spanish league

Fourth-placed Villarreal were also in action on Sunday, suffering a 2-1 loss at Rayo Vallecano , who are now five points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place. Messi slotted home Jordi Alba's cross to make it 2-1 Valencia for his 450th Barc...

Leicester salvage draw against West Ham with late penalty

The visitors got the equaliser in controversial fashion, with Wes Morgan deemed to have fouled Winston Reid in the box. Andy Carroll equalised from the spot before Aaron Cresswell smashed home a brilliant second from outside the area. "We showed ch...

George scores 33 as Pacers beat Raptors 100-90 in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) - For Paul George , missing the playoffs after he was sidelined by injury most of last season was a painful experience. And so, they are back to answering the same questions about their stretch of playoff futility that has now reach...

Texas rally gets Hamels off hook as Rangers top Orioles 6-3

Mitch Moreland started the rally with his first homer of the season, an opposite-field shot to left-center field that tied the game at 1-1. The 28-year-old was limited to just 79 pitches in that contest but expects a longer outing on Friday.

Gomes saves 2 penalties as Watford beats West Brom 1-0

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has refused to blame striker Saido Berahino for his side's 1-0 defeat to Watford this afternoon. Heurelho Gomes was Watford's other hero as he saved two second-half penalties in a 1-0 win at West Brom,...

De Bruyne has 'nothing to prove' to Chelsea

City have been on a good run of form recently which saw them qualify for the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time . The presence of De Bruyne and Nasri resulted in Toure operating in a deep-lying midfield role.

James Harden Leads Rockets into the Playoffs

If the Rockets want a shot at pulling off an upset, they'll have to find a way to keep the ball out of Steph Curry's hands. They haven't won a series - or even a playoff game - since the 2001-02 season. That was certainly the case in Monday's disap...

Raonic beats Dzumhur, will face Murray in Monte Carlo quarter-finals

Murray saved four match points and had two chances of his own to claw one of the two breaks of serve back. Andy Murray was philosophical in defeat after letting slip a one-set lead against Rafael Nadal to miss out on a place in the Monte Carlo...

Marcus Rashford: Wunderkid a natural born victor, say phenomenal stats

Aston Villa were relegated from the English Premier League after a 1-0 loss away to Manchester United on Saturday. However, van Gaal brought his captain off after 66 minutes at Old Trafford. Black introduced Gestede with eight minutes to go and he ...

UCL semi-final: Man City draw Real Madrid, Atletico play Bayern

Atletico, who beat holders Barcelona in the last eight, host Bayern Munich in their first leg. The other semi-final will see Atletico Madrid, who knocked out Barcelona , take on Bayern Munich, managed by Pep Guardiola in what will be his final...

Lundqvist starts for Rangers, Fleury out again for Penguins

Despite that, you are left thinking, get an early good, maintain momentum, stay close and find a way to tie in. Coach Alain Vigneault called Lundqvist a game-time decision for Game 2 on Saturday in the Blueshirts' playoff series against the Pittsbu...

UNLV's Chris Beard meeting with Texas Tech officials

Chris Beard spent 10 season at Texas Tech as an assistant coach and associate head coach under both Bob Knight and Pat Knight from 2001-2011. He agreed with UNLV on March 28 to a five-year deal worth $900,000 per season but had to wait 11 days before...

Hiddink Wary Of In-Form City As Costa, Cahill Return

The Dutchman has only six games remaining of his interim spell in charge at Chelsea before Antonio Conte takes the reins at Stamford Bridge in the summer. The next period will be very interesing for him, not just now but the Euros. "If someone ha...

Flyers' Couturier out of Capitals series with injury

Holtby had seven saves on Philadelphia power plays to pick up his third career shutout in the playoffs. The Flyers clinched last Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The latter appeared to deflect the puck out of play and over the gl...

LA fans consider Bryant's last days, and life without him

Basketball fan Fernando Valenzuela displays his collection of five replica championship rings, representing Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant's career championship rings, at a fan festival commemorating Bryant's final NBA game ou... Take his performan...

NBA Jerseys Can Bear Advertising Logos, League Says

In a news release, the league said the sponsor patch will not appear on the retail versions of player jerseys, though teams will have the option to sell the jerseys with sponsor patches in their own retail outlets. In addition to the new corporate lo...

Arrest warrant issued for Rams' Tre Mason, missed court date

After being pulled over, Mason repeatedly declined to identify himself. Either way, it wouldn't at all be shocking to see the Rams release Mason as a result of this. Speaking to reporters after Mason's arrest, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Mason was ...

Brazil opens men's Olympic soccer tournament against SAfrica

The U.S. will kick off its Olympic campaign on August 3 against New Zealand , with both teams set to play at Belo Horizonte. They'll attempt to become the first women's team to win the World Cup and Olympics in consecutive years. Iraq and Denmark a...

US women to face New Zealand, France, Colombia in Olympics

Mexico , the reigning gold medal winners, should have no trouble with Fiji and South Korea , but one slip up, combined with playing Germany , could complicate things. Brazil could be led by Barcelona's Neymar who has expressed keen interest to play a...

New York Set to Remove Ban on Professional Mixed Martial Arts

Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law legalizing the sport. Cuomo will sign the bill at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. The announcement sparks the possible scenario of Jon Jones facing Daniel Cormier at the New York City mecca. "We're very e...

Big deal: Titans to trade No. 1 overall draft pick to Rams

In a bold move upon returning to L.A., the Rams will send their 15th overall pick to the Tennessee Titans , along with picks No. 43 and 45 in the second round and No. If there's a player they truly believe could be a franchise quarterback then the m...

25 prospects scheduled to attend NFL draft in Chicago

In spending time with all of the top ranked college quarterbacks, the Eagles' organization is clearly showing that it has interest in drafting a signal caller in the first round. 8 is worth 1,400 points. The list includes a record-tying five players ...

Rangers Fall In Playoff Opener

Derek Stepan had both goals for the Rangers. They were the better team, outside of the score , for 40 minutes of the game. Antti Raanta , who was 11-6-2 during the season to Zatkoff's 4-7-1, came on to allow Crosby's goal on a breakaway set up by...

GAO: Most US corporations paid nothing in federal income taxes between 2006

How can profitable companies end up with a $0 corporate income tax bill? Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the Occupy Wall Street crowd for the rich to pay more in taxes, wealthy Americans already pay almost 87 percent of all federal income tax. The analy...

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Celtic 'would have had a chance' with Messi

The Scottish Sun and the Daily Mail both reported that Celtic executives are rolling out the red carpet for the 26-year-old, with manager Brendan Rodgers hoping to sign him in ...

Obama says he and Trump had 'excellent conversation'

After taking office, Trump will enjoy Republican majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress that could help him implement his legislative agenda and scrap or roll back Obama ...

Jury Deliberations Enter 4th Day in Hot-Car Death Trial

The hot auto death resulted in the court verdict handed down on Monday. Some of the charges were malice murder, cruelty to children, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. Harri...

COLLEGE SOCCER: SIUE to face Michigan State in playoffs' first round

Kentucky will play the victor of the Tulsa v Creighton match, which will be played in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday. The Jumbos were NCAA Division III national champions in 2014, th...

Kendrys Morales to Blue Jays

He was not tendered a qualifying offer by the team, meaning the Blue Jays will not give up any draft pick compensation as a result of the signing. While Bautista might like to st...

Richard Sherman fined for hit on Bills kicker Dan Carpenter

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting Thursday morning that Seahawks cornerback Sherman will be fined "in the neighborhood of $9,000" for running into Carpenter on a play when he had ...

Seattle, Arizona players not sure how to react after 6-6 tie

These two will do battle once more in Seattle on Christmas Eve in week 16. "I'll talk to the league and I'm sure we'll get some kind explanation that's all bull-- like normal...

Stevens fined $500 for skipping race after win

Beholder, who also won the 2012 Juvenile Fillies and 2013 Distaff, is expected to retire with nearly $4.7 million in earnings. The fractions were a little slower than I thought ...

CFP Rankings: Texas A&M; 4th behind 'Bama, Clemson, Michigan

Even if they are, the order may change. That will become less important as we move forward, and wins over top-25 teams should become more important. An undefeated record doesn't ...

Louisville looking for 4th straight win over Boston College

Jackson compounded the humiliation when he faked handoff and went 53 yards through the middle of the BC defense for his third of the game and 19th on the season. But, Louisville ke...

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Harry Caray's grandson on the Cubs' World Series win

Harry Caray's grandson on the Cubs' World Series win

On Wednesday the Cubs will play a game to clinch a World Series title for just the fourth time in team history. Five baseball seasons ago, Kyle Hendricks was playing his fi...

Bulls rout Nets in road opener, improve to 3-0

Bulls rout Nets in road opener, improve to 3-0

During the offseason, the Bulls traded away hometown hero and former MVP Point Guard Derrick Rose , and said goodbye to 2014 free agent signee, Power Forward Pau Gasol. However, B...

Leafs beat Oilers in OT; Matthews, McDavid held scoreless

Leafs beat Oilers in OT; Matthews, McDavid held scoreless

His line also managed to hold McDavid off the scoreboard. Kadri won it on the first shift of overtime , eluding McDavid's pursuit before beating Cam Talbot. "Good for him. The r...

Higuain scores, misses easy chance as Juve held 1-1 by Lyon

Higuain scores, misses easy chance as Juve held 1-1 by Lyon

Real Madrid can clinch their place in the Knockout Stage with a win in Warsaw on Wednesday. Madrid now sit joint top of Group F - level on seven points with Borussia Dortmund...

Ranieri on shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association coach award

Ranieri on shortlist for Federation Internationale de Football Association coach award

Five British-based managers, including Chris Coleman , have today been named on the shortlist to win the Federation Internationale de Football Association coach of the year award...