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Lindsey Vonn suffers Winter Olympics scare with back injury

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The Associated Press reports that Vonn limped slowly to a waiting auto about an hour after the race. It was an injury that forced Vonn to withdraw from the World Cup, and as USA TODAY Sports reports , the skier confirmed on Twitter afterwards that it was an "acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction". Read More »

Kesha and Macklemore coming to Darien Lake in July

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From each ticket, $1 will go to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network and M Plus1, which advances racial and social justice awareness. Kesha pulls up in a gold auto and matching outfit to save the day, suggesting that the two tour together instead of skating around. Read More »

Ashes: Kevin Pietersen questions Alastair Cook's commitment

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And while he maintained the former captain has the resilience to turn things around in Perth, he warned that even great players have a shelf life. "It looks like Cook is not very interested", Pietersen said, as quoted by ESPNcricinfo . Having been in complete control of his mental and technical sides to dominate that series, Johnson said he could see England's players doubting themselves and their decisions. Read More »

R&A and USGA announce new video protocols for televised golf events

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The rules-makers agreed with that sentiment and adopted a local rule, available January 1, that would eliminate that penalty if the player was unaware of the infraction. That ignited a firestorm among fans, many of whom thought the extra two-stroke penalty was a case of piling on because Thompson was not aware of the infraction when she signed her third-round scorecard. Read More »

Holder leads No. 16 Arizona State to upset over No. 2 Kansas

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He's a weapon that pretty much nobody in the country has so we have to make sure we take advantage of it pretty much at all times", Trier said. Sometimes that is enough to overwhelm opponents in Allen. Arizona State features a fast-paced, guard-oriented lineup with no recognizable center earning minutes. Shannon Evans II had 22 points and Remy Martin added 21 for the Sun Devils (9-0). Read More »

Yankees Make Power Move, Acquire Giancarlo Stanton From Marlins

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The Giants and Cardinals reportedly had deals for the slugger, but he invoked his no-trade clause. Talks between the Yankees and Marlins picked up Friday after two more teams dropped out of the running for the superstar. The interest from the Yankees was a bit of a surprise since owner Hal Steinbrenner publicly declared his team's payroll will remain below the $197 million luxury tax. Read More »

NFL, Verizon Set Massive $2 Billion Five-Year Streaming Deal

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Previously, Verizon live-streamed NFL games only to Verizon subscribers, over the NFL Mobile app, and only on smartphones. The deal between the two sides will consist of the NFL streaming in-market and national NFL games using digital and mobile platforms, mostly courtesy of Verizon . Read More »

Europa League draw: Arsenal draw Ostersunds, Celtic face Zenit St Petersburg

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He said: "I really wanted one of the big teams. Now we're truly underdogs". Celtic were in the draw after finishing third in their Champions League group. "This is a very attractive draw". Whilst the club obviously is used to competing in the Champions League post-Christmas, the Europa League still offers them a chance to win another knockout competition under Arsene Wenger and comes with the added bonus of qualification to the group stages of the Champions League. Read More »

Shubhankar Sharma wins weather-delayed Joburg Open

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Sweden's Christofer Blomstrand, who celebrated his 26th birthday in style on Saturday with a sizzling 62 and who was five shots off the pace set by Sharma , battled to keep up with the Indian and Van Rooyen , who won the South African PGA title last season. Read More »

National Basketball Association roundup: Celtics hand Pistons their sixth consecutive loss

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Aron Baynes was a game-time decision after taking a blow to the stomach against San Antonio on Friday. "Our offense wasnt as crisp as we wanted it to be, but defensively we had a game plan and we stuck with it". "He got shots for other guys, but we didn't make any of them". The Detroit Pistons are trying to avoid their first six-game losing streak since they dropped 10 in a row from February 24 to March 14, 2015. Read More »

Marcus Peters' suspension partly due to argument with coach

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NFL Network reports that Peters also had a verbal altercation with a coach on the team bus to the airport after Sunday's game at NY, and that contributed to the team's decision to suspend him as well. "I think the loss of Eric Berry has done some damage to Marcus Peters on a personal note, just not being able to have that guy like an Ike Taylor in that locker room to be able to lean on when you're going through something". Read More »

Investec profits could fall 3pc after scandal at Poundland owner Steinhoff

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Steinhoff has been under investigation for suspected accounting irregularities by the state prosecutor in Oldenburg, Germany since 2015. Shares in the company, listed in South Africa and Germany, ended the day 63% lower. In a statement aimed at quelling fears from investors, the lender said its exposure to scandal-hit Steinhoff , whose shares collapsed last week after its chief executive resigned, represents a "small portion" of its balance sheet. Read More »

Jose Mourinho bemoans 'clear' penalty decision against 'lucky' Manchester City

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Title race done and dusted in beginning of December? They had more of the ball and apparently more control because they kept the ball more than us. Manchester United's cumulative xG conceded total in the Premier League this season is 18.79 (8th best), meaning that from the quality of chances they have allowed their opponents, the average side would have conceded 10 goals more than they have done (19 instead of nine). Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard (quad) now targeting Tuesday return

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Leonard was seen shooting free throws with his teammates during the portion of Friday morning's shootaround open to the media. After going down with a right ankle sprain in the Western Conference Finals, that injury kept him out that entire series, until it eventually got better. Read More »

Teen's body found at Adelaide's Glenelg beach

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Five girls had gone to the beach and were swept away at the sea. The 15-year-old was with four other girls at Holdfast Marina at Glenelg on Sunday evening when the incident occurred, the Guardian reported on Monday. Another 17-year-old is at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a serious but stable condition, while a 12-year-old girl is at the Women's and Children's Hospital in a stable condition. Read More »

Caldwell's Extension Is For Only One Year, Will Be Evaluated After Season

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The Lions will begin their final four-game stretch on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Caldwell is in his fourth year with the Lions and now holds a 7-6 record heading into Week 15. According to Michael Rothstein of ESPN , Caldwell's contract is only guaranteed through the 2018 season. However, the Lions lost in the wild card round in both of those playoff appearances. Read More »

Oladipo scores career-high 47, Pacers top Nuggets in OT

As the final seconds ticked away, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse crowd serenaded him with chants of "M-V-P". It was eerily reminiscent of his game-winning shot on Wednesday against Chicago, but this time the former Indiana University All-American couldn't get the shot to fall. Read More »

Seahawks DE Quinton Jefferson goes after Jaguars fans

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Wagner sustained a hamstring injury, while Wright had a concussion. Wright (concussion) in the process. Wilson was 17 of 31 for 271 yards with three touchdowns. Bortles threw for 268 yards on 18-of-27 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The Seahawks entered Sunday one game behind the NFC West-leading Rams. Read More »

BCB reappoint Shakib Al Hasan as the Test captain

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Also, Test vice captain Tamim Iqbal has been replaced by Mahmudullah, the BCB added. The captaincy stint did not help him much, but as the crown changed hands, Shakib continues to deliver day in and day out despite the repeated failure of his side. Read More »

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde: Villarreal made it hard

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Barca, held by second-place Valencia and Celta Vigo in their last two games, had not gone three games without a league win for over a year but found it hard to break down Javier Calleja's side. The hosts dominated possession throughout but were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge, as well as some fine goalkeeping by Jan Oblak. Saul Niguez scored the only goal in the 29th minute when he turned in Sime Vrsaljko's cross from close range. Read More »

Former Tigers Jack Morris, Alan Trammell elected to Hall of Fame

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Morris pitched 18 seasons for Tigers , Twins, Blue Jays and Indians, winning 254 games and earning five All-Star Game selections. The right-hander was responsible for one of the all-time great performances in World Series history, having tossed 10 shutout innings in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. Read More »

Eagles rule Carson Wentz out with knee injury

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However, just prior to his fourth touchdown pass, Wentz took a massive shot to his knee diving for a touchdown that was negated by a penalty. The team has yet to announce what Wentz injured. The No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Wentz is easily the most important player in the franchise, with their chance long-term success directly tied to how he plays. Read More »

Broncos snap losing streak with shutout victory over Jets

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Jets head coach Todd Bowles confirmed after Sunday's game that quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken hand against the Broncos . But against the Jets, the Broncos showed poise and control, and a score to match. McManus' final field goal in the fourth only twisted the knife. Petty looked competent in McCown's stead, but the vet came right back on and promptly threw an interception on his first play back. Read More »

Smith, Cowboys coast past Giants

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Williams remains well off the fantasy radar, even with a mouth-watering matchup against the Raiders on deck. NY marched from its own 17-yard line to the Cowboys' 21 in 17 plays and 9:24 of clock before settling for a 39-yard field goal to tie the score at 3-3. Read More »

Morrow nearing deal with Cubs

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His 1.69 ERA in 18 appearances that season compelled the Dodgers to sign him, and he became a key part of their pen in 2017. Morrow has a career 4.05 ERA in the regular season as both a starter and a reliever. The agreement will be official once Morrow passes a physical examination. Multiple relievers from the 2017 Cubs team are now free agents, so adding Morrow has been a priority from the start of the offseason. Read More »

Chicago Bears demolish Cincinnati Bengals to halt five-game losing streak

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Giovani Bernard rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries for the Bengals while starting in place of rookie Joe Mixon , who was out with a concussion. Trubisky, who completed 17 of 23 passes for 170 yards in the first half, opened the second half by scoring the first touchdown of his career on a 4-yard run, giving the Bears a 19-7 lead. Read More »