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Teddy Bridgewater: 'Definitely believe I'll play this year'

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There could be a quarterback controversy brewing in Minnesota once everyone is healthy. The question on everyone's mind was whether or not Bridgewater believed he'd play this season. Case is the guy right now, he's been playing well ... "It was great to be back out there yesterday, working with the guys", Bridgewater told reporters Thursday . Read More »

Eminem Surprises Pistons Fans At Season Opener

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The split between boos and cheers for the two artists likely has much more to do with their politics than the relative quality of their records. Eminem and Kid Rock - real names Marshall Mathers and Robert Ritchie, respectively - have both been in the political eye lately. Read More »

Ronnie O'Sullivan posts tweet after fan invades English Open game

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She jogged around the table, as both a security guard and the referee tried to usher her away, while O'Sullivan nonchalantly potted the pink despite the commotion. "I saved her from getting a rugby tackle", he told Eurosport. The five-time world champion then revealed he may have to pull out of the tournament unless he could wear trainers and was given an exemption by World Snooker to wear black ones. Read More »

Indiana Pacers vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 10/20/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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A shellacking ensued as the Blazers cruised to a 124-76 victory on Wednesday night. The Suns' franchise previous worst-loss was a 44-point deficit against the Seattle Supersonics on April 2, 1988. Portland hit 48.9 percent from the floor and were 14 of 24 (58.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 27 points . Here is the single question you have to ask to figure out if Portland's going to be good: Do you believe in Nurkic fever? I like the Blazers to ... Read More »

Draymond Green has MRI exam on injured knee, status unclear

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The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year went down with what looked to be a serious knee injury in the third quarter of Tuesday's season opener against the Houston Rockets . "And we were able to do both". "I'll be good. I'm fine", Green told ESPN after the game, as he walked gingerly out of the locker room. Green , the do-it-all forward, poured in nine points and brought down 11 rebounds while dishing out 13 assists through 28 minutes on the court. Read More »

Crystal Palace expect Benteke to return ahead of schedule

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Ghana global Atsu, who played 82 minutes of the contest at St Mary's Stadium, believes Newcastle showed good attacking intent throughout the match and he is confident they can gain a positive result against Palace if they replicate that performance. Read More »

Mile Svilar: 'Romelu Lukaku offered encouragement'

Mile Svilar was consoled by Manchester United's players after his mistake. The Belgian turned 18 in August but last night was entrusted with the responsibility of keeping goal in Benfica's Champions League group stage encounter with Manchester United . Read More »

Blues activate Steen from IR

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Corey Crawford made 28 saves on 32 shots, and while he did get caught in no man's land on the second goal, he was actually one of the only bright spots in the game for the Blackhawks. Louis. The Kings remain the only National Hockey League team without a regulation loss after Adrian Kempe scored his first three goals of the season in the third period of a 5-1 verdict over struggling Montreal. Read More »

Alabama basketball ranked in preseason coaches poll

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The USA TODAY Coaches poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season by a panel of coaches that represent the 32 major conferences in college basketball. The top 10 features reputable programs, with Wichita State cracking No. 8 as the Shockers are on a steep incline over the last half-decade. Virginia Tech, who United Kingdom will play at Rupp Arena on December 16, also received votes. Read More »

Celtics' Hayward Has Surgery, Likely Out for Season

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According to a Thursday morning report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , Hayward is " unlikely to return this season" while already undergoing the aforementioned procedure on his left leg . "He's made a big impact on them". Stevens said the Celtics will begin looking at how best to fill Hayward's vacancy, including a potential roster addition. Read More »

National Football League fines Steelers safety Mike Mitchell

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A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the National Football League has fined Mitchell $48,620 for his hit on Smith during Pittsburgh's matchup with the Chiefs in Week 6, which the Steelers won 19-13. "I felt like there was nothing done there to avoid contact". It was really low from the backside. The 30-year-old Steelers defensive back has been fined twice for illegal hits by the NFL . Read More »

Plans for Christmas Eve Arsenal fixture ditched

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There were also issues from Arsenal's side relating to stewarding. But, in what amounts to a victory for supporters and common sense, Sky and the Premier League have decided against a Christmas Eve fixture. The Premier League insisted supporters' feelings on festive fixtures were taken into account to reduce travel times for traditional St Stephen's Day and New Year's Day games. Read More »

Barcelona coach Valverde defends style for Olympiakos win

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The 61st-minute effort means he has now hit 97 in the Champions League and three in the UEFA Super Cup over the course of 122 continental appearances. "There is a lot of quality here and in the end the coach is the boss, but I know I'm going to have minutes if I do what I have to do". Instead, the barcelona defender earned himself a red card. Read More »

Big Ten to play 20-game conference schedule next season

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The vote was made official last week by the conference's Administrators Council and was revealed in advance of its league media day at Madison Square Garden. The Spartans finished tied for sixth in the Big Ten last season and they'll try to take a step forward with freshman forward Sidney Cooks. In the case of rivalry games like Michigan-Michigan State and Indiana-Purdue, that's a huge deal. Read More »

Danish women's pay strike forces cancellation of World Cup qualifier

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The airline's only flight out from Dublin to Denmark the day before the match sold out hours after Ireland were drawn against the Scandinavians on Tuesday afternoon. It was uncertain whether the Danish side would play Croatia on Tuesday in another World Cup qualifier. In April, the US women's team struck a new collective bargaining agreement with its federation, ending more than a year of at times contentious negotiations, with players seeking comparable compensation to the men's team. Read More »

Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham: Spurs stars rated and slated

Yet the France global says he had an inkling Pochettino was capable of something special after meeting him - an instinct he says has been since proven right. "I don't know [how I did it] - everything came so quick", he explained. He was so close to the goal. "I tried to get the most space as possible and then the ball hit me. Read More »

Revealed: the 'one-man teams' in the Premier League

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Between 2005 and 2012, England produced eight Champions League finalists and three champions in Liverpool (2005), Manchester United (2008) and Chelsea (2012). "99 per cent of teams in world football would lose against Manchester City at the moment". The aging quartet left in the summer, replaced with younger, more dynamic players in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo who are able to get up and down the flanks, acting as defenders and wingers. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers fall to Washington Wizards in season opener

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Besides power forward, Markieff Morris who will be sitting out due to injury, this roster has so much more potential. Coach Scott Brooks and his staff had a few weeks to prep for this eventuality. A dream will become a reality soon for Markelle Fultz . The LSU product put his all-around game on display against Washington and showed that he's willing to be a Swiss army knife for the Sixers this season. Read More »

Toyota "Fine-Comfort Ride" concept vehicle is a hydrogen-powered EV

The Fine-Comfort Ride auto and Sora bus are both hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, demonstrating the great opportunities the technology offers for designing radical new electric-powered vehicles for a future low carbon society. With this concept, Toyota claims a cruising range of 1,000 km, which is nearly twice that of the Mirai. The name is acronym for Sky, Ocean, River, Air - representing the earth's water cycle. Read More »

Red Wings goaltending roughed up in loss to Maple Leafs

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Thought it took us a bit to get going. Marleau almost scored seconds into the game and had three shots on goal in just under 17 minutes on the night. "It's one thing to hit 1,500 and it's another thing to be as good as he is and play with the pace that he does and be the kind of person he is", said Babcock . Read More »

Furious Conte Hits Back At Mourinho's 'Crying' Jibe

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Responding to Mourinho's comments, Conte said: "Do you think it was for me?" The Premier League champions found themselves 3-2 down in the second half after being 2-0 up, before Eden Hazard's glancing header earned them a point at Stamford Bridge. Read More »

Stormont talks: Secretary of state sets November deadline

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He told a parliamentary select committee that a breakthrough between the two main parties, the Democratic Unionist party and Sinn Féin appeared to have been achieved last week but no progress had been made since. Northern Ireland has been without devolved government for nearly a year after power sharing between the D UP and Sinn Féin collapsed in January after 10 years of local rule in Stormont. Read More »

Jurich Fired With Cause, Attorneys Release Statement

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The move comes in light of the FBI investigation into college basketball's recruiting process-specifically, Jurich and Pitino were pushed out after the FBI publicized Louisville's partnership with Adidas, one that allegedly resulted in Adidas and Louisville paying high school recruits to play for the Cardinals. Read More »

Golf no longer needs Tiger

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Woods, whose last victory was four years ago at the Bridgestone Invitational for his record 18th World Golf Championships title, has not played since he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic on February 3 because of back spasms. Two months later, he had a fourth surgery on his back in 19 months. At the Presidents Cup two weeks ago, Woods acknowledged that he didn't know if he would ever return to competitive golf. Read More »

Senegal Name Injured Sadio Mane In World Cup Qualifiers Squad

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His English Premier League clubside, Liverpool FC, have however said last week the winger would be out for up to six weeks. Senegal need two points to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation and have stuck with the same squad that registered a 2-0 win over Cape Verde at the beginning of this month. Read More »

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor: Lloris made some great saves

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Tottenham took the lead as Harry Kane raced on to a Serge Aurier cross - only for his marker Raphael Varane to deflect the ball into his own net. The best of them saw the France captain deny Karim Benzema with his legs after his compatriot looked certain to score with a free header from four yards out. Read More »