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Ireland's World Cup hopes crushed by Afghanistan

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Afghanistan were set for an early flight home when they lost their first three group matches but managed to qualify for the Super Six after Nepal upset Hong Kong. Opener Paul Stirling's half century kept Ireland in a reasonably strong position, while characteristically adventurous contributions from the O'Brien brothers - Niall and Kevin - helped to boost their run rate. Read More »

Roger Federer Relaxed About Retaining No.1 Ranking In Miami

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And it has proved too big a task for the Indian Wells champion, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka, who began to show the physical strain of playing 15 matches since reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open . "You have to keep on training, evolving, trying to improve your game". "So I had to open up and figure out things, how to move forward and get inspired and be the best version I can be". Read More »

Loyola Chicago continues Cinderella story to the Elite Eight

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And that's what's happening to us in the NCAA . Note: You can also watch any tournament game on your computer via the March Madness Live website , or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the March Madness Live app. "So, once you get here, it's like seeds don't matter at this point". They entered Thursday averaging 9.6 makes from long range, and converting 39.6 percent, 21st-best in the country. Read More »

In the Paint: It's Duke's tournament to lose

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Tyus Battle led the Orange with 19 points. But now comes the ultimate test: No. 2 Duke and it's array of NBA-bound prospects. Coach K's team was able to bully the Orange inside despite dealing with the pesky zone. "The key really for us against Duke is we have to play better than we've played down there and than we've played in this tournament", Boeheim said. Read More »

Rabada in heat of the action, Australia 67-2 in 3rd test

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Tensions in the hard-fought series have been particularly high since leaked closed circuit television camera footage emerged of an altercation between Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock on the stairs to the dressing room during the first Test in Durban. Read More »

Hamilton, Vettel ready to resume battle in F1 title race

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Albert Park will see a number of debuts, with Formula Two's Monegasque champion Charles Leclerc and Russian Sergey Sirotkin having their first races for Sauber and Williams respectively. " Mercedes looked to have the best auto and best package in winter testing but it's not by a country mile". After a disastrous 2017 that saw the team struggle with engine problems and Ricciardo and Verstappen fail to finish 13 races combined, Red Bull is coming into the new season with hopes of challenging ... Read More »

Everyone Is Loving Eric Bailly's Hilarious Farewell Message To Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who's a huge soccer fan, is understandably excited about Ibrahimovic not only joining MLS, but the same city in which he plays. "I come to win, I want to win, I think it's in my DNA that I'm winning my trophies", he added. "And I chose the Galaxy to do that". The post Zlatan Ibrahimovic Confirms Move To MLS Club, LA Galaxy appeared first on 360Nobs.com . Read More »

Stephen Curry Suffers MCL Sprain In First Game Back From Ankle Injury

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The Warriors are now without stars Klay Thompson (hand) and Kevin Durant (rib), both who are still expected to be out for significant time. Forward Omri Casspi (sprained right ankle) is listed as questionable. "I took him out of the starting lineup on his birthday". The Warriors are 41-10 with Curry this season while scoring 118.7 points per game. Curry expressed visible frustration on the bench, which is understandable. Read More »

Aldon Smith arrested again by San Francisco police

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Smith, a first-round draft pick in 2011, was still under contract with the Raiders prior to the incident, but was released two days afterward. "Domestic violence is a major problem in our community and we want to send a very clear message", District Attorney George Gascon said at the time of the plea. Read More »

Two dead as suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

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Said by security sources to have Moroccan nationality, Lakdim first hijacked a vehicle in Carcassonne , killing a passenger and injuring the driver, before shooting and injuring a policeman who was out jogging with colleagues. Interior Minister Collomb said he was "killed inside the Super U store". Five people were wounded in the attacks, including three seriously. Lakdim was killed while the lieutenant-colonel was seriously injured. Read More »

Anthony Joshua slams Deontay Wilder in explosive interview

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Meanwhile Parker accused Joshua of snubbing travelling media from New Zealand and Samoa by refusing to speak to them at a workout session on Wednesday. Dana White has said that he believes Joshua is the future of boxing and has the potential to change the sport and make it better going forward. As mentioned above, if you're not based in the United Kingdom and want to watch Joshua v Parker live, you won't be able to access the Sky Sports coverage even with a VPN . Read More »

Ronaldo, Salah face off, Portugal beats Egypt

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Mohamed Salah outshines Cristiano Ronal. you can presume what I was about to write. Cristiano Ronaldo once again was Portugual's saviour as he came up with not one, but two stoppage-time headers to give the European champions a 2-1 victory over Mohamed Salah's Egypt in an intense global friendly at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. Read More »

Noles roll: Florida St beats Gonzaga 75-60 in 3rd NCAA upset

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The Zags, a 4 seed, have been the favorite in each of their two games to date . "Everyone is on their principles", Kabengele said. Energy is high when we're rotating like that, so it's great to play with it. The 9-seed Seminoles are one of two 9-seeds in the Sweet 16 along with Kansas State in the South region, and one of two teams to knock off a 1-seed in this year's tournament, joining 16-seed UMBC. Read More »

Miami Open: Elina Svitolina ends Naomi Osaka's eight-match winning streak

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On Serena's part, back-to-back defeats may be hard to bear - she left the court without addressing the media - but she was gracious in defeat, smiling and congratulating Osaka on her well-earned victory. A lot of tennis fans were probably surprised by Osaka's 6-3 win in the first round and 6-2 in the second at the Miami Open on March 21. She wrote, "I wanted to do something different [to] let you all be a part of my long journey back ..." "I just wanted her after the match to know who I am". Read More »

Johnson, McIlroy upset in WGC Match Play openers

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Jason Day, a former victor in Austin , enjoyed a 4&2 triumph over James Hahn but Jordan Spieth was only partly content with a scrappy 2&1 victory over Charl Schwartzel . McIlroy was back in the winner's circle last week , the four-time major champion cruising to a three-stroke victory at Bay Hill. He bent his putter and was forced to use a sand wedge on the last 11 holes. Read More »

Jets agree to deal with WR Terrelle Pryor

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With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor's lone season in Washington was a disappointment. Pryor struggled past year with the Washington Redskins , dealing with injuries and the scheme fit in Jay Gruden's offense. Pryor didn't get the results he expected in his year with the Washington Redskins last season. Details of the contract the Jets and Pryor haven't been made public yet. Read More »

Top 5 trade scenarios for Kawhi Leonard

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ESPN's Lisa Salters reported that Leonard was possibly nearing a return to face the New Orleans Pelicans last week, but that did not happen. According to the ESPN report, the Spurs are expected to offer Leonard a contract extension worth in excess of US$200 million (AU$258 million) this offseason. Read More »

Hamas: Rami Hamdallah convoy attack suspects killed in Gaza

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Anis Abu Hosa and his accomplice were killed and a second accomplice was wounded after they opened fire on the security personnel, Bozm said in a statement posted on his Facebook page. Hamas took the unusual step of offering a reward of $5,000 to anyone providing information about his whereabouts. No further details on the investigation have been released, nor the identity of the suspects. Read More »

Bruce Springsteen Extends On Broadway Run Through December

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Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn Theaters, tweeted Tuesday that Springsteen would be extending his run on Broadway through December 15, 2018. Did we mention that Walter Kerr Theatre only seats 975 people? The creative team for Springsteen on Broadway includes Heather Wolensky (scenic design), Natasha Katz (lighting design) and Brian Ronan (sound design). Read More »

Eagles add wide receiver Mike Wallace on 1-year deal

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NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reports that the contract is worth $2.5 million, with incentives, and Adam Schefter of ESPN adds that the deal could be worth up to $4 million. Prior to signing Wallace , the Eagles had acquired defensive end Michael Bennett, linebacker Corey Nelson , defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and cornerback Daryl Worley since the start of the new league year two weeks ago. Read More »

Veteran RB Frank Gore visiting Dolphins

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After spending the last three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts , the 49ers' all-time leading rusher has reportedly signed with the Miami Dolphins , according to Craig Mish of Sirius XM Radio. After ten seasons with the San Francisco 49ers , Gore spent the last three years with the Indianapolis Colts . Ajayi averaged only 3.4 yards per carry with the Dolphins . Read More »

Burnley goalkeeper Pope convinced he can be England's World Cup No1

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Pope was not even a regular with Burnley until Tom Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder in September to hand him his top-flight debut. What would end up being a career-changing turn of events happened in September a year ago, when Heaton sustained a dislocated shoulder during the first half of Burnley's match against Crystal Palace. Read More »

Wright: Difficult for Liverpool sensation Salah to resist Real Madrid

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The only option is to sit down with Salah's agent and pay him whatever the going rate is to stay at Liverpool for the next few years, with any pay rise that comes his way more than justified given his performances this season. "I want to win it with this club". I'd be anxious if they weren't. In addition, he appears to be a very level headed guy who has not allowed the success that has come his way this season to go to his head, so he could probably handle the pressures of playing for a ... Read More »

New York Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay

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The price for Solder was high ($15.5 AAV), very high, but it had to be done. Things change quickly, especially with Gettleman leaving the baggage behind. This trade makes sense from several different levels. NY also signed Pierre-Paul to a new four-year contract in 2017; with the trade , the Buccaneers inherit the final three years of that deal, which runs through 2020. Read More »

Sprint king Bolt fronts up for Dortmund training

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I was born with speed and had a lot of talent like Messi, " he told Omnisport. Bolt announced last August after the World Athletics Championships the end of a prodigal career of success in which several world prizes also stand out. Bolt is all geared up to join Borussia Dortmund this week and says he will give his best at the club. Bolt , who has publicly stated his love for the Red Devils on numerous occasions, has already secured a chance to play on the turf at Old Trafford this ... Read More »

Black Caps vs England - First test day one at Eden Park

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Head groundsman Blair Christiansen said his preparation hadn't been that much different than it would have been for a red-ball test. Leg-spinning allrounder Todd Astle was recalled to the team for his third test and first since 2016, replacing Mitchell Santner who is injured. Read More »

Panthers Receive $2.5B Bid To Purchase Franchise

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The thing about the Panthers' sale price is that it could still increase. Potential buyers are coming and going as the potential sale price of the NFL's Carolina Panthers soars to record levels. ESPN adds that billionaire businessman Joseph Tsai is the only confirmed partner in Rubin's group. Combs set up meetings with potential investors - including Curry and former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick - shortly after the news broke of the sale. Read More »