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Renault want Red Bull engine decision by 'end May'

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Daniel Ricciardo was left frustrated by the unrepresentative track conditions at Barcelona , despite setting the pace on the opening day of pre-season testing ahead of the 2018 Formula 1 season. Barcelona has hosted F1 pre-season testing every year since 2014 - when Jerez and Bahrain alternated - but Ricciardo believes other circuits would provide better conditions for testing, despite there being a consensus among teams that the Spanish Grand Prix venue is the best option given the ... Read More »

Sixers waive Trevor Booker to sign Ersan Ilyasova, Booker to Pacers

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Booker, whose contract expires at season's end, was never a part of the Sixers' long-term plans. Beyond that, he figures to be a great addition to the Pacers bench from a pure basketball perspective as well. The Pacers have basically played without a backup power forward in their rotation now with some two-center lineups and small-ball groups helping fill out minutes behind Thaddeus Young. Read More »

Meet the adorable mascots of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

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Organisers a year ago received more than 2,000 entries from the general public in a nationwide competition, from which they short-listed three pairs of designs in December. It also has "magical superpowers to move anywhere instantaneously". Mascots have been used at the Olympic Games since 1968 to represent the culture of the host country. Read More »

NHL Gave Olympic Athletes Of Russia Gold In Men's Hockey

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The Canadians had won the gold medal in the Olympics in 2002 at Salt Lake City, 2010 at Vancouver and 2014 at Sochi. It's easy to imagine that her future domination in the women's halfpipe will be like Shaun White's, another athlete who rules the halfpipe competition on the men's side. Read More »

Italy Want Antonio Conte Back As Head Coach

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Italy have been searching for a new manager since Ventura was sacked after failing to qualify Italy for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.Luigi Di Biagio has been managing the national team as a temporary replacement since then. He said that this week that he did not feel like he was doing the job on a temporary basis. Mancini has won silverware with all clubs he has managed. Read More »

Former Real Madrid president tips Tottenham's Harry Kane as number one target

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When asked whether England will be able to peak in Russia, Sheringham said it is essential to have at least two to three world-class players in order to win the World Cup and England only have Harry Kane . World Health Organization are the favourites to sign Harry Kane if the striker decides to leave Tottenham? Florentino Perez will surely listen to any terms that Tottenham put forth in a deal to sell Kane and why not utilize it and get a world-renowned striker. Read More »

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu Take On CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

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He writes that he's excited to use the medium to interrogate the American dream and other similar ideals: "Writing is about questions for me-not answers". "The country is in an interesting place, and I look forward to inhabiting Steve Rogers' character - this guy who has been a sort of awkward fit for the world, out of time as people say". Read More »

Mauricio Pochettino fears VAR could "kill" emotion in football

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Lamela's early goal was disallowed after the VAR ruled Llorente had pulled Harrison McGahey's shirt - but it took about a minute for the officials to reach their decision, by which time both teams had lined up for the game to restart. It's caused fans to deride the system as a plague on the game, but we don't think that's fair. "It was just complete nonsense if you ask me, waiting around not know what's going on". Read More »

Nadal withdraws from Acapulco tennis tourney

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This marks the sixth tournament in a row that Nadal has pulled out of or retired from - the Australian Open, Brisbane, London, Paris, Basel and Acapulco. Yesterday in the last practice I felt something. Nadal is expected to remain at least one more day in Acapulco to have more tests done. According to the Spanish newspaper, Nadal is close to returning to his homeland from Mexico and focusing on getting ready for his clay-court campaign, which begins at Monte Carlo Masters on April 15. Read More »

Giants GM doesn't rule out trading No. 2 overall pick

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Manning, now 37 years old, has seen his yards-per-attempt average has declined in four straight years and his 6.1 YPA mark from 2017 was the lowest since his 2004 rookie year. "At the end of the day, if he's a great player, he's a great player - it doesn't make a difference what position he is". The brass of the New York Giants will soon have their chance to get up close with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley . Read More »

Manchester United regret signing Sanchez

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Sanchez was widely expected to join Pep Guardiola 's side, but in the end he moved to Old Trafford in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan . With just one goal in seven appearances, it's fair to say things are not going the way Alexis Sanchez though it would at Old Trafford. Read More »

Rob Gronkowski sends out cryptic tweet as retirement speculation swirls

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Rob Gronkowski has taken to social media so as to allude towards a potential move to the WWE . "They still need to have a hell of an air-clearing at Patriot Place to get these guys back", he added. He was later linked to thoughts of becoming an actor, or joining the WWE . "Gronk" is no stranger to the WWE, being close friends with SmackDown Live Superstar Mojo Rawley, as well as having appeared at WrestleMania 33 in a segment with Jinder Mahal past year. Read More »

Weinstein Company inches closer to bankruptcy

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The tumult over falling claims that Weinstein looked for sex from on-screen characters welcomed to lodging rooms on the guise of talking about their undertakings supported ladies who had been hassled by intense men to name and disgrace their abusers. Read More »

Jose Mourinho's treatment of Bastian Schweinsteiger was a "shame" - Louis van Gaal

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Van Gaal who was a keen admirer of Hummels, having worked with him during his time at Bayern was not happy with his predecessor's decision to let him leave for arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund . The Dutchman remains an unpopular figure amongst the fans because of his morbid style of football and the 66-year-old has been unhappy at the club for the way he was bundled out in favour Jose Mourinho . Read More »

LeBron James Blasts 'Corrupt' NCAA; Here's His Suggested Alternative

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Walker hit 11-of-19 attempts - including 6-of-10 of 3-pointers - while Howard missed only two shots in 12 attempts. "The NCAA is corrupt, we know that", James told reporters Tuesday while discussing the FBI investigation - first reported by Yahoo Sports - that found multiple universities offered monetary incentives to prospective players for them to sign with their program. Read More »

Kevin Colbert confirms Ryan Shazier won't play in 2018

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On Wednesday, Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert confirmed that isn't going to change. While the organization will be without Shazier on the field, at least they know the direction they need to go. The bad news is that probably wouldn't come from the Steelers . But if that can not happen, running would suddenly vault up near the top. Pittsburgh owns the 28th pick in the first round of this draft. Read More »

Dwyane Wade Emotional Talking About School Shooting Victim Buried In His Jersey

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Wade, instrumental in all three of the teams' National Basketball Association championships, was asked whether episodes such as this made him realize how much he meant to people in South Florida . He said Richardson could have taken the ball but instead he trusted Wade. It is easy to see why Wade would be influenced and inspired by this particular story, though it is impossible to fully understand the impact of the gesture of his jersey being worn in that fashion. Read More »

"We made the most out of the day" says Valtteri Bottas

The Finn covered 94 laps and was second fastest on the day. Bottas had only been due to run until lunch before handing over to Lewis Hamilton but Mercedes kept the Finn in the auto all day so they did not lose time making a driver change while weather conditions were at their best. Read More »

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Everton winger Steven Pienaar retires

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I just want to say thanks to my mum, my family and all the clubs that I've played for and the supporters ofcourse, how could I forget you guys. Some of his former clubs have been paying tribute to Pienaar on social media. "No, I don't think this it's too early, you know, what can I say?", Hunt told Goal . Everton congratulated Pienaar on his "superb career", and after wishing him the best of luck in his post-playing days, they added that they hope to see Pienaar back at Goodison Park in ... Read More »

National Football League commissioner expected to file million-dollar fine against Cowboys owner

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Although Jones threatened to sue over Goodell's extension, much of his issue with the league stems over the six-game suspension given to Ezekiel Elliott for domestic violence. Jones, however, continued to argue that Goodell was being overpaid. There was speculation previous year about an attempt by the league to strip Jones of his franchise, valued at more than $4 billion. Read More »

Will Philadelphia Eagles trade Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles?

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The Eagles packaged the eighth overall pick in 2016 - which they got in a trade with Miami - to move up for Wentz, who was an MVP candidate in 2017 before mangling his knee. Howie Roseman , architect of the Philadelphia Eagles' 53-man roster, didn't reveal much about his offseason strategy Wednesday in his NFL Scouting Combine press conference. Read More »

Delhi court sends Karti Chidambaram to CBI custody for a day

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Apprehending his son's arrest, P Chidambaram had moved the Supreme Court and alleged that he is being hounded by the CBI and the ED in Aircel-Maxis and INX Media cases as part of political vendetta. Senior Congress leader Sibal termed the arrest " malafide " and said it was done to harass P Chidambaram . After filing the FIR, CBI had conducted raids at premises linked to Karti and the residence of Peter Mukerjea and Indrani Mukerjea among 14 locations spread across Mumbai, Chennai and ... Read More »

National Football League ends Papa John's Pizza endorsement deal after political comments

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Pizza Hut has been able to stay out of controversy, where Papa John's blamed its flagging sales on players kneeling during the national anthem. Although Papa John's has been the official pizza of the NFL since 2010, the chain reported that North American sales dropped almost 4 percent during the last three months of 2017 ― which, if you need a reminder, was football season. Read More »

EPL: Pogba vows to leave Manchester United if Mourinho remains manager

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The goal Lukaku did score — a neat, side-footed strike in the 39th minute — was his first against any of the Premier League's leading eight sides this season and took him onto 22 in all competitions in his first year at United. I want to win trophies. Having never finished lower than third in the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson, they have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 - a side Smalling was part of. Read More »

Alonso: 'Huge potential' for McLaren despite crash

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McLaren did not enjoy the best of seasons past year - but they hope a move to new engine supplier Mercedes will see an upturn. "We didn't plan to run much this morning in our scheduled test programme, and we had planned fundamental changes on the auto over lunch", he added. Read More »

Jimmy Butler Out Indefinitely After Knee Surgery

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Minnesota heads into this weekend's action with a 36-26 record and tied for third place in the Western Conference with San Antonio. Thibodeau said Butler's spirits were "fine" after the game, and he wasn't willing to speculate on the nature of the injury moments after the Wolves' 120-102 loss to the Rockets . Read More »

Panthers cut defensive end Charles Johnson and safety Kurt Coleman

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Coleman has two years left on a three-year contract extension he signed prior to the 2016 season. According to James Palmer of NFL .com, the Panthers have made a decision to follow through with that notion by cutting two primary contributors on the defensive side of the ball in defensive end Charles Johnson and safety Kurt Coleman . Read More »