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Kawhi speaks, wants to be Spur for rest of career

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Leonard also said he hopes to get back on the court "soon", although he doesn't have a set date for his return. I don't feel like [there] was friction. "We sought outside expertise with the best tendon experts in the world", Buford said. Popovich told reporters in February that he'd be "surprised" if Leonard returns this season, and it's clear he's prepared the team for such a scenario. Read More »

Big name misses out on BCCI's new annual contracts

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Dhoni and Ashwin have been bracketed in the second tier - A category. Grade A (Rs. 5 crore): Ravichandran Ashwin , Ravindra Jadeja , Murali Vijay , Cheteshwar Pujara , Ajinkya Rahane , Mahendra Singh Dhoni , Wriddhiman Saha . The board has announced the central contracts with a lot of good news for the cricketers in the country. "We would like to reiterate this decision has nothing to do with Shami's merit as a player but a safeguard in the prevailing circumstances", he added. Read More »

Raptors erupt in fourth to down Hawks

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We can never find more than one or two guys that are making shots. Detroit enters the game sitting ninth in the conference at 29-35, 17.5 games back of the Raptors, who have 19 games remaining. "Hard work and physicality is going to beat talent every time". After a tight first half, the Raptors opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run, but failed to distance themselves from the Hawks. Read More »

Here's what Gautam Gambhir said after his appointment as Delhi Daredevils captain

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When Gambhir was asked whether it is going to be hard to lead DD after guiding KKR for seven years, he said, "It was same when I took charge of KKR in 2011". "If we play to potential, the team can go a long way, all the way", said Gambhir. Press Trust of India FMCG major Cargill India on Wednesday announced it will be a principal sponsor of GMR Group-owned IPL cricket team Delhi Daredevils, for the 2018 season. Read More »

Crude oil prices trim gains on IEA report

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Natural gas liquids will add another one million bpd to U.S. supply to reach 4.7 million bpd by 2023. The United States will put its stamp on global oil-market developments in the next five years. "People are waiting to see: Will storage volumes point toward a tighter fundamental outlook?" said Gene McGillian, a market research manager at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. Read More »

Liverpool close to reaching agreement for Thomas Lemar

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Liverpool are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Thomas Lemar - and fans have taken to Twitter to deliver mixed verdicts. A move didn't materialise despite offers of around €80 million for the France worldwide, but Lemar seems determined to depart AS Monaco this summer. Read More »

Nidahas Trophy: India to face Sri Lanka in 1st T20I

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India seamer Shardul Thakur conceded 27 runs in the third over of the innings with Perera smashing five fours and a six in that over to wrest momentum for his side. Pace spearhead Dushmantha Chameera claimed two wickets including the prized scalp of India skipper Rohit Sharma for nought in the first over of the innings . Read More »

Mavericks' Mark Cuban Denies Sexual Assault Allegation From 2011 In Portland

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The woman, who Willamette Week did not identify because she's an alleged victim of sexual assault, said Cuban put his hand down the back of her trousers and inserted his finger into her vagina while the two posed for a photo. The alleged assault took place at the Barrel Room nightclub in the Old Town neighborhood on the night of April 22, 2011. "I filed the report because what he did was wrong", she told the paper. Read More »

Manchester United's injury time victor reminds team of 'Fergie Time'

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Defensively, Palace was very narrow in the first-half and allowed United no room to make an opening through the middle. He channelled his inner Sir Alex Ferguson and gave his charges the hair-dryer treatment after a lacklustre first half saw them trail 2-0 to goals by Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt at Selhurst Park . Read More »

Champions League: Real Madrid sweeps Paris Saint-Germain

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Joseph Walker, Real Madrid: Zidane sent out his side to do a job and they accomplished just that. "I am very sure it's very rare to have a game like this (when 5-0 ahead). "We didn't do what we needed to do to win". In contrast, Alphonse Areola had kept the home side in the game with two fine saves to deny Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema before the interval. Read More »

Notre Dame coach wary of "explosive" Virginia Tech

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The Irish shot 16.7 percent during the final 20 minutes of action while allowing the Panthers to connect on over 50 percent of their attempts in the final half. The Virginia Tech Hokies (21-10) have lost two of their last three games including a 69-68 defeat to Miami. Despite it being just his second game back, he had 24 points and 15 rebounds in 37 minutes at UVA over the weekend. Read More »

Bulls warned for resting healthy players

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The NBA has warned the Chicago Bulls for resting healthy players in what appears to be an attempt to lose intentionally to boost their chances of a top draft pick, according to several reports on Tuesday, including the Chicago Tribune. "We respect the communication and cooperative dialogue with the league and will adhere to their recommendation going forward.", via Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago. Read More »

Real Madrid Tops PSG In Champions League, Advances To Quarterfinals

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At the end of the match "Cream" on the counter tore the defense of " PSG " - the winning goal after the rebound, scored by Casemiro . As the ball looped into the net to complete a comfortable 5-2 win over the two legs, the half a billion euros a year that PSG's Qatari owners have pumped into the club since 2012 had once again failed to land the one prize they crave. Read More »

ICC looking into heated exchange in Durban

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Smith spoke before the series about his side's plan to get under South African quick Kagiso Rabada's skin in the hopes of possibly getting him suspended. Australia finished the fourth day one wicket short of victory with South Africa on 293 for nine, needing 417 to win, when bad light ended play at Kingsmead. Read More »

Mo Farah complains of racial harassment at a German airport

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Although not mentioned in the video, Farah's representatives said the incident occurred at Munich Airport. A video uploaded by the four-time British Olympic gold medallist on social media platforms shows he was pushed and dragged by yet to be identified German airport security personnel. Read More »

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey part of dramatic rescue in Colorado

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It felt like we were up there waiting for four hours. "Awesome what those guys did". Dan Smoker and his wife temporarily left their home in Castle Rock for a quick anniversary trip to San Diego. Smoker said that Christian McCaffrey has been texting Eli frequently since the accident, asking him about Smoker Sr.'s condition and whether there was anything else the family could do. Read More »

No. 7 Gonzaga ousts Loyola Marymount in WCC tourney

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The San Francisco Dons (18-14) are coming from a 71-70 over the Pacific Tigers in which Jordan Ratinho scored 20 points in 6 of 13 shooting from the field and 3 of 5 from the free throw line. BYU played right with Gonzaga for the bulk of the first half. Aubrey Ward-El and Myah Pace scored 10 each. United States dollars finished the quarter 12-for-19 from the field, led by nine points from Williams, and the Toreros held a 25-20 lead. Read More »

ICC on David-De Kock incident: Warner banned for one test

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Following a fracas outside the dressing-rooms on Monday between Australia vice-captain David Warner and South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock the two shook hands after de Kock was the last man out. If players are happy to give it, they have to be prepared to take it, too. But we don't cross the line and bring people's wives and family into the cricket game. Read More »

Kirk Cousins Tweets He's Open to NFL Free Agency Suggestions

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For now, we'll assume a three-year guaranteed deal for $84 million, which puts Cousins above Garoppolo's annual average (albeit in a not-quite-apples-to-apples comparison, since the contracts are different lengths). Counting his signing bonus prorations, he's got cap numbers of $23.25 million and $23.5 million in Years 2 and 3. The Vikings' cap ceiling would likely grow in those years, too, with cash they carried over from previous seasons. Read More »

Anthony Davis leaves game with apparent hip injury

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Davis has been at the center of the Pelicans' winning streak with four 40-plus point games, including a 53-point outburst against Phoenix. The reigning KIA Western Conference Player of the Month became the first player in National Basketball Association history to register at least 53 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks in a game, while setting new franchise records for free throws made an attempted, going 21-of-26 at the line. Read More »

UEFA to hold minute's silence for Fiorentina and Italy defender Astori

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Fiorentina players and staff paid tribute on Tuesday to their captain Astori at the club's Artemio Franchi stadium, where dozens of messages, banners and scarfs adorned fences outside the ground. The municipal government of Florence has declared Thursday to be a day of mourning when Astori's funeral will take place. Fiorentina and Cagliari have since retired the No 13 shirt worn by Astori . Read More »

New Zealand win toss, bowl first in fourth England ODI

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Taylor, however, said his side were well aware of their issues and were still in the series if they were sensible about how they batted at University Oval. "Getting over the line with the win was very satisfying", he said. New Zealand management will hope for a better show from the middle-order. "It's no use going out there helter-skelter, then falling for spit and playing catch up the whole time", Taylor said. Read More »

Liverpool rushed Lallana back too early, admits Klopp

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Klopp says Woodburn looks to have lost some weight and Wijnaldum is yet to return to full training having only recently undertaken some light running so the Champions League tie comes too soon for them. Klopp has indicated that despite Liverpool holding a huge lead from the first leg, he might not rest his key personnel. Porto now have a five-point lead at the top of their league table, and they look on course to claim their first league title since 2013. Read More »

Five possible NCAA Tournament sleeper teams for UNC to watch out for

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But instead of putting up his go-to hook shot, Zavier Simpson whipped a pass to the backup big man who became a MI folk hero Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Either way, we've got to be ready to play, because whoever we play is going to be a good team. So, for Michigan State or Michigan - or both - to play in Detroit, they likely would have to finish seeded above those other two teams. Read More »

Cent Rips Conor McGregor in Deleted Instagram Post

Until now. Zoom into that two-tone with the powder blue on my wrist, mate. It would appear that at this point the only thing McGregor is interested in is taking the number one spot on the Forbes highest paid athletes list. The older ones haha. King bless you all! Cristiano Ronaldo visited Conor McGregor's lavish training base in Las Vegas a year ago and a very big promise was made. Read More »

Aldon Smith turns himself in to SFPD

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Smith left before officers arrived but eventually surrendered today. Smith began his professional career with promise. Elliott was not charged or arrested in the case. Smith, a defensive end who rose to fame as a Pro Bowl pass rusher for the 49ers before multiple off-field incidents led to his release and subsequent signing with Oakland in 2015, is still serving an National Football League suspension. Read More »

Brighton midfielder: Arsenal body language gave us hope

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Don't worry Arsenal fans if you've been thinking that things can't possibly get any worse, you're wrong. Arteta has forged a promising reputation as a coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City , with his good work not going unnoticed by Arsenal's hierarchy. Read More »