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Giants vs. Dodgers rained out


With heavy rains forecast in the Bay Area all weekend, the Giants announced Friday night's game had been called, more than seven hours before the scheduled first pitch. Giants lefty Derek Holland (0-1, 5.40 ERA) was slated to take the mound against Dodgers No. 3 starter Kenta Maeda (1-0, 0.00 ERA) Friday, but the matchup will instead be pushed forward a day. Read More »

Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record


The team of Shayna Jack, Emma McKeon, and sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell wiped 0.6 of a second off their Rio mark in recording a time of 3:30.05, sending the near 10,000-strong crowd delirious as they finished ahead of Canada and England. Read More »

Champagne stays on ice as Debuchy own goal earns PSG draw


PSG turned up knowing that a win and defeat for Monaco 24 hours later against Nantes would hand them the title with six games of the season remaining. PSG failed to react and the hosts were awarded a penalty after Kimpembe brought down Romain Hamouma in the box on 29 minutes. The referee blew his whistle for half-time but not before dishing out two further yellow cards, to PSG's Javier Pastore and Lassana Diarra. Read More »

Yanks fall to Orioles in 14 innings


There also were two stellar defensive plays, one by each team. Aaron Judge hit 6-for-12 off the poor guy previous year; Brett Gardner and and Gary Sanchez are both over.300 for their career against him. He had a tying solo homer in the eighth inning off Miguel Castro that made Friday's freaky extra innings possible. Arcia followed with an opposite-field flare to right. Read More »

Manchester City vs. Manchester United live stream


And to talk about dogs... that is disrespectful to dogs". "Why?" Guardiola said Pogba was "an exceptional player - a top, top player", but that City - who have committed an unprecedented €586million to transfer fees alone over his two campaigns at the club - could not afford the deal. Read More »

Tiger Woods makes Masters cut, but trails by 13 at halfway


He wasn't sure he could play until tests showed he was cleared to play. "I'm a little frustrated I'm not, say, seven under, but anything under par was pretty good", the 28-year-old said. He has been away from golf for much of the last few years because of his four back surgeries. "I played with Scotty that day when he won and I saw firsthand what it takes to win around here". Read More »

Guardiola: City offered Pogba in January


Guardiola's comments come just 24 hours ahead of the Manchester derby - where City can clinch the title with a win over their rivals at the Etihad. But Raiola has denied having any contact with the City boss over either Pogba or Mkhitaryan, who did join Arsenal during the most recent transfer window . Read More »

Arsenal's Mkhitaryan out of Sunday's clash with Southampton


Having players who want to play for the club is the way we want to play football and is in the values we feel are important to us. "It was a spectacular first half played at a high pace but, as well, an uncomfortable one for me because they looked unsafe as well", said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger . Read More »

CWG 2018: Sathish Kumar Sivalingam wins gold medal in 77 kg weightlifting


Fellow Manipuri weightlifter Mirabai Chanu had won gold with spectacular record breaking attempts in the women's 48 kg on Thursday. Sathish, victor of the inaugural Mahindra Scorpio Times of the India (TOISA) Weightlifter of the Year award in 2015, claimed gold in the men's 77kg event at the Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championships held in Australia, with a total effort of 320 kg (148kg in snatch, 172 kg in clean & jerk). Read More »

Pep Guardiola calls for City fans' help in Manchester derby


He said: "Pogba is an exceptional player". "Pogba is an exceptional player". Guardiola is unlikely to risk top scorer Sergio Aguero , who has not played since suffering a knee injury during a training session on March 10. The controversial agent recently labelled the Man City manager a "coward" and a "dog", due to his decision to sell Zlatan after just one season at Barcelona . Read More »

Mourinho Admits City Superiority, Eyes Second Spot

In a stunning revelation, Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola ahead of the Manchester derby has said that he was offered Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan during the January transfer window by super-agent Mino Raiola . "You have to go into it like any other game", United midfielder Jesse Lingard said. He was interested in Mhikitarian and Pogba playing with us? "We have been second for many, many months, it is our objective to fight for that and for that we need points". Read More »

NFL Draft: 5 quarterbacks who could be drafted before 49ers' first pick


With four weeks to go until the draft is officially underway, these are some of the deals that would make sense for teams to discuss in advance of this year's proceedings. Sam Darnold has been Grossi's top choice in each of four previous mocks. The team that owned the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft made a trade with the Indianapolis Colts to move up to No. Read More »

The Masters: Spieth back in his comfort zone


As a result, the 24-year-old was back at 3 under along with a no fewer than five other players, including Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar , who briefly shared a one-shot lead at minus-4. Just like that, back to even par. And I fought hard to get it back in there, and I'm back in this championship. Tiger Woods was moved by the support he received from fans in his US Masters return on Thursday and said he was proud of salvaging a round that at times looked like it was going to go off the rails. Read More »

Khris Middleton Selected For 2018-20 Men's National Team Roster


Among those selected were Russell Westbrook and Paul George . He would be the most experienced member of the potential U.S. squad, but plenty of players with global experience are in the initial pool. In his sixth National Basketball Association season, Middleton is now averaging career-highs in points (20.4) and rebounds (5.3) per game while shooting a career-high 47.0 percent from the field and has started all 79 games for the Bucks this season. Read More »

Kentucky Star Kevin Knox Will Enter The NBA Draft


I'm not going to lie, the journey has been rough. On his last weekly radio show, UK Coach John Calipari encouraged players to enter the NBA Draft as a preliminary step. "At the age of 19, growth is always good". "He's one of the greatest kids I've ever coached", Calipari said. Knox was one of just two freshmen this season to earn both USBWA honors in the same week, joining Oklahoma's Trae Young, who did it in December. Read More »

Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice for Bahrain GP; Vettel 2nd


Raikkonen and Vettel were up front as cooler temperatures and nightfall matched the conditions for Sunday evening's race. In a boost for Ferrari, both Mercedes cars were more than half a second slower than the best lap set by Raikkonen. Vettel was fourth and Hamilton fifth. The British driver had a tricky session, twice taking his Mercedes too wide on corners and finishing more than one second behind Ricciardo. Read More »

Billboard Challenges LeBron James To Prove He's King Of New York


If you know the game, you're always accepted. James said talent and experience, as opposed to gender, are the key ingredients for a successful head coach. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar continued, citing ESPN sideline reporter Doris Burke as the ideal example to support the cause. James pointed to the number of female commentators and journalists in the NBA-singling out ESPN's Doris Burke, who will be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in September-as proof women are as ... Read More »

Woods one-over in return as Spieth surges to Masters lead

To be fair to Garcia he bounced back with a birdie on the 16th hole but would finish his round nine over par and most probably out of the tournament. Given him credit for this: He fought back for a pair of birdies on Nos. Spieth carded 6-under 66 on Thursday. McIlroy saved par on the final three holes in the opening round Thursday and finished with a 3-under 69. Read More »

NHL says Flyers, Panthers could play tiebreaker game


Both the Flyers (96 points) and the Panthers (92 points) have 39 combined regulation and overtime victories, and tied with two points apiece in the teams' season series when eliminating Philadelphia's 5-1 home win on October 17. Louis Blues will play on Saturday to determine the final playoff spot on the Western Conference. For the purposes of the 2017-18 season, the tiebreaking game would be played Tuesday, April 10. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims manager Jose Mourinho can still save Manchester United season


Romelu Lukaku is only just getting started at Manchester United , according to Jesse Lingard . The underachievement is consistent. I must admit, I stop watching a City game when they score the first goal in any match. Having already won the Carabao Cup in February, City have set their eyes on a grandstand finish in the Manchester derby . "Without a doubt the modern game suits Pep Guardiola more than Jose Mourinho ". Read More »

McIlroy off to solid start at Masters, keeps Slam in sight


The 54-hole, stroke play tournament will feature an global field of 72 players. Cowen, a former European Tour player, called it "psychology without being a psychologist". It felt more like four bogeys. Only two players have come back from seven shots behind after the opening round to capture the green jacket. A mingling mist of then and now, as golf's hottest young players coincide with the twin resurgence of aging past champions Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the Masters. Read More »

Tigers slugger Cabrera departs with hip injury


Shane Greene escaped a jam in the bottom half to earn his first save. James Shields gave up three runs and eight hits in five innings. The Tigers amassed 17 hits with Niko Goldrum going deep and driving in two with two runs with Leonys Martin and Victor Martinez knocking in two runs apiece. Read More »

Australia investigating Facebook over data scandal

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's possible noncompliance with a 2012 consent decree on consumer privacy protection. More than 70 million of those users are located in the US according to the AP. The EU and Facebook will be looking at what changes the social media giant needs to make to better protect users and how the US company must adapt to new EU data protection rules. Read More »

Phillies roast Denver Post over egregious error


It's a great picture. The photo was a Getty Images shot, not one from its own staff, taken during Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Rockies and Phillies on October 4, 2007. The size of the cuts was dramatically illustrated by a photo showing the newsroom's staff in May 2013 - and how many staffers no longer remained at the newspaper. Read More »

Hamilton facing grid penalty in Bahrain for gearbox change


Lewis Hamilton said in Bahrain on Thursday: "They said in qualifying we think that we are power-wise equal to them". Hamilton, who missed out on victory at the curtain raiser in Australia a fortnight ago, finished only fifth and then fourth in his Mercedes as Ferrari laid down the gauntlet. Read More »

Browns complete QB overhaul, trade Kevin Hogan to Redskins


Hogan started one game in 2017, but spent most of his time after the start as the third-string quarterback. The deal includes swapping sixth-round picks. The NFL Network reported earlier in the week that Hogan had requested a trade. Unfortunately, Hogan completed just 54 percent of his passes and threw three interceptions in a 33-17 blowout loss. Read More »

Indian weight lifter Deepak Lather wins bronze in CWG


South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos and Ryan Coetzee gave South Africa a gold-bronze on the second day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the men's 50m butterfly final on Thursday. First, let us discuss the good results. India women's hockey team beat Malaysia 4-1 on Day 2, as well after losing to Wales. Joshna defeated lower-ranked Tamika Saxby of Australia 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-4). Read More »