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LeBron James rips own team as Raptors thrash Cavs

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Ibaka sat as he served a one-game suspension after throwing punches with Miami's James Johnson on Tuesday. But the Cavaliers could not keep up with the play of Toronto's bench. Cleveland heads to IN next for a game against the Pacers Friday night. The 76ers: Philadelphia 76ers led the Celtics by as many as 22 points in the second quarter, but still managed to choke in the second half to lose in London by double-digits. Read More »

Australia announce Chris Lynn's replacement for ODI series against England

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White was surprised at the recall, although he said he never gave up hope of a return to the national side. If he does get a chance to pull on the Aussie kit for an 89th time in ODIs - to go with 47 T20I run-outs and four Test appearances - White thinks his experience in the game will make up for being out of the elite level for three years. Read More »

Barcelona vs Celta: how and where to watch

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On 13 minutes, the No. 10 had Barcelona in front after he converted a cutback from Alba on the half-volley. Messi again showed his special understanding with Jordi Alba by meeting the left back's low cross first time for the opener in the 13th minute and moments later played a one-two with the Spain global and slammed the ball into the bottom corner. Read More »

Chelsea and Arsenal in first-leg stalemate

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We play at home in [the second leg] in a game we want to win. Cup semi-final first legs are often tight, grudging affairs and this was much the same, although Chelsea had the edge and will feel they might have scored in the opening hour. Read More »

Doesn't want to play under franchise tag in 2018

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That's probably the last time we'll hear Bell talk about his franchise tag this postseason. Bell is off to one of the most productive five-year starts to a career for a running back in National Football League history. The Steelers star running back made it clear he doesn't have intentions of doing the same in 2018. "I'm not going out here getting the ball 400 times if I'm not getting what I feel I'm valued at". Read More »

NBC's Super Bowl LII coverage: Pink, the National Anthem, and kneeling players

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Dan Lovinger , executive vice president of advertising sales for NBC Sports , said on a conference call Thursday that the network expects to take in $500 million in ad revenue on Super Bowl Sunday, about the same as last year's event. There is more interest in longer commercials for the upcoming Super Bowl than short-form ads from advertisers, and audiences are likely to see more long ads than ever before, according to NBC. Read More »

Panthers Finalizing Deal to Make Norv Turner Next Offensive Coordinator

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement in principle with former NFL head coach Norv Turner to become their offensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN on Thursday. Deemed an offensive guru, Turner parlayed his success in Dallas into a pair of longtime head coaching gigs that garnered mixed results at best. As Newton also wrote, Norv's brother Ron is now an offensive consultant with the Panthers and his nephew Cameron is the assistant QB coach. Read More »

Celtics overcome 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

Embiid was 4 of 16 from the floor when the teams met in October and shot 35.3 percent this time , but 10 rebounds and five assists meant he finished with a double-double. Boston has also beaten the Sixers twice this season, 102-92 on October 20 and 108-97 on November 30. "When I get in the game I just try to create a lot of chaos and get us to running the floor". Read More »

Steelers injury report: WR Antonio Brown in full Wednesday

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The Steelers have had a season full of challenges and adversity and successfully faced them all. On the ground, Le'Veon Bell rushed for 1,291 yards and nine touchdowns in 321 attempts to lead the way for the Steelers . FAST FACTS: Jaguars - QB Blake Bortles passed for a TD & had career-high yards rushing last week with five runs of more than 10 yards. Leonard Fournette ran 21 times for 57 yards. Read More »

UCF fans buy Tuscaloosa billboard, make Crimson Tide an offer

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It's likely UCF's plight influenced many voters to take a closer look at the Knights' accomplishments, which had been largely disregarded by the College Football Playoff Committee during the regular season. According to poll research from Dungeon contributor CommuterBob , this is the first time an undefeated team has not been ranked below the top three when there's also been at least one other team from the same conference ranked. Read More »

WBS Pens player Christian Thomas named to Canadian Olympic team

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Oakbank's Quinton Howden and Morden's Chay Genoway were among the 25 players announced Thursday morning. The forward played 58 games with the Manitoba Moose, putting up 13 goals and 11 assists. He is playing this season with Minsk Dynamo of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russian Federation. And while the team may not have the marquee value of Canada's recent Olympic champion teams, Hockey Canada officials and coaches made a point of noting it is long on heart. Read More »

Jon Gruden says he never wanted to leave Raiders

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The Raiders signed Gruden as the new head coach with a record contract: 10 years and $100 million. Jemal Singleton , who served as running backs coach for the Indianapolis Colts the last two seasons, will reportedly join Gruden's staff in Oakland in the same role. Read More »

Seahawks will finally play in London: 2018 game there against Oakland

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Although the Jaguars will be the home team and will play in London for their sixth year in a row, the stadium will likely be dominated by Eagles fans. What are the most interesting things to know this year? The Raiders, Chargers , and Seahawks, three of the six teams playing across the pond next season, will all have to travel the 10,000 miles or so to play those games. Read More »

Cent Believes Conor McGregor Would Lose To Him In A Street Fight

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Mayweather, 40, took on the UFC's lightweight champion in a multi-million-pound boxing match in August 2017. Earlier, McGregor shared an Instagram snap of him making his way into the Convention Centre in his luxurious Range Rover. The duo traded insults on Instagram, by posting pictures of the fight. In recent weeks, UFC president Dana White claimed his company was holding talks with Mayweather about getting involved with the UFC . Read More »

UT basketball player Andrew Jones diagnosed with Leukemia

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Dylan Osetkowski canned a 3-pointer from the corner with eight seconds left in the first overtime to put Texas in front, but Brodziansky nailed a jumper at the buzzer to tie things at 88 and send the game into second extra period. He averaged 11.9 points as a freshman at UT last season and shot 33 percent from 3-point range. He has an older brother, Anthony Jackson, and his older sister, Alexis Jones, is a rookie guard on the Minnesota Lynx. Read More »

Bears add Hiestand as OL coach

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Chicago Bears offensive line coach Harry Hiestand , center, watches the play of his offensive line during football mini-camp in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, March 18, 2009. "Period", said Pace. "We knew exactly what we were looking for in our head coach". "I'm going to grow". Hiestand did tremendous work for Notre Dame, with the Irish going 12-1 and playing for the national championship in his first season. Read More »

Punches thrown, players ejected in Heat-Raptors game

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Along with the late-game drama, there was some tension between the two teams. Problem is, the Raptors are not expected to send their best unit onto the floor, so using the upcoming games as a litmus test for their own progress will be hard. Read More »

Jay Bruce Returns To Mets On 3-Year Deal

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Bruce, who turns 31 on April 3, returns to a team for whom he played in 2016 and part of 2017, before he was traded to Cleveland. Bruce spent a little more than year with the Mets after coming over in a trade from the Reds at the trade deadline in 2016. Read More »

Where will you be watching the Saints and Vikings game on Sunday?

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Many younger fans would settle for a Super Bowl appearance by Minnesota because they have never seen one. No offense plays well on the road against the Vikings . Under the direction of future hall of fame quarterback Drew Brees , the Saints offense has performed well. There's not much about the New Orleans Saints, and certainly not much about the Vikings, that remains the same since the two teams' dramatic NFC Championship Game meeting eight years ago. Read More »

Patrick Kane Named Blackhawks' Lone All-Star

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The NHL revealed that winger Patrick Kane will be the lone player from the Blackhawks on this year's squad. The Boston native is eighth among National Hockey League blueliners in goals (7). The all-star skills competition is the night before the game. Schenn's 17 goals and 27 assists this season put him on pace to shatter career highs in both categories. Read More »

Wages stalling Liverpool striker Sturridge's move to Newcastle

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The England global has struggled for game time this season, making just 14 appearances across all competitions and reports claim that he will be allowed to move in the January window. The Chronicle suggests that Newcastle's pursuit of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is likely to come to a premature and unsuccessful end, with the England worldwide costing far too much in wages for the Tyneside outfit. Read More »

Curry (right ankle) will sit out vs. Clips

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Curry has been spectacular in the five games he's played in since returning from the 11-game absence. Thompson was Golden State's only player this season to appear in all 41 games. The Warriors are coming off 124-114 victory over Denver on Monday in which Curry scored 32 points, including 5 3-pointers. Thompson now has an active streak of 95 straight games with at least a 3-pointer made, which is the third-longest mark in league history and second-longest in franchise history trailing only ... Read More »

Alabama star wide receiver Calvin Ridley turning pro

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He finished his career with the Crimson Tide with 224 passes caught for 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns. The game-tying play helped make Tagovailoa the Crimson Tide's hero of the night and gave Ridley - who was quiet for much of the game - a chance to show off his exceptional talent in what was likely his last time in an Alabama uniform. Read More »

Salah, Sturridge return to training ahead of Manchester City clash

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Salah has missed the last two games for Liverpool with a groin injury but after responding well to treatment, the African Player of the Year returned to training today with a broad smile on his face. Following Philippe Coutinho 's £142 million move to Barcelona this month, Salah's return will be key to Liverpool's hopes. Jurgen Klopp will be over the moon, as the Liverpool Echo are reporting that fan-favourite Mo Salah is fit enough to play in the giagantic fixture. Read More »

Pirates Agree To Trade Gerrit Cole To Astros

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The story, which revealed Cole was the team's top trade target past year before it settled on Justin Verlander, also mentioned free agents Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta as pieces the Astros could add. The Yankees will now have to look elsewhere if they hope to add another high-end starter in their rotation. Cole to Houston also would be a tough blow for the New York Yankees, as the New York Daily News reported Monday that the Bronx Bombers landing the one-time All-Star was "inevitable." ... Read More »

JFK still a mess after water main break

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More than 200 flights in and out of JFK were delayed and more than 40 were canceled on Sunday. The overcrowding was so extreme that customers were forced to find a few moments of rest on the hard, uncomfortable floors of the airport . "Television footage showed water gushing down the walls and flooding a baggage area", Amy says. During Monday's press conference, Cotton focused on the lack of coordination between worldwide airlines and the private terminal operators. Read More »

Coutinho to Barcelona: Luis Suarez sorts house for ex-Liverpool teammate

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The 25-year-old Brazil global, who watched his new side's 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday, will perform a ceremonial signing of his contract at 1130GMT on Monday before a photo shoot on the pitch and a press conference. The idea is that he will help to make the team even greater on the pitch (although he will not be able to play in the Champions League this season) too. Read More »