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Fiji to face tough Pacific rival in the London 7s Fiji to face tough Pacific rival in the London 7s
- April 15, 2019

The Blitzboks remain fourth on the overall standings after eight rounds, 24 points behind leaders USA. England had earlier beaten Australia 31-19 in the quarter-finals, but lost their semi-final 26-12 to Fiji. Meanwhile, newly crowned Singapore champion South Africa leads Pool A with Argentina , Canada , and Japan . But, despite the desperate start and being without some of their key players, South Africa dug deep and pulled off an epic comeback in the final - one which will galvanise ... (more...)
Steve Smith, David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019 Steve Smith, David Warner likely to miss final stages of IPL 2019
- April 15, 2019

And the day became even more memorable for Smith and Warner as Cricket Australia included them in their list of contracted players for 2019-20 season. Hazlewood recently recovered from a back injury that kept him out of action since January and had admitted to being nervous about Australia's selection for the World Cup . (more...)
Larry Bird receives standing ovation in Game 1 between Celtics-Pacers Larry Bird receives standing ovation in Game 1 between Celtics-Pacers
- April 15, 2019

IN started the third quarter with a seven-point lead after a nice first half, but the Celtics started fast in the third quarter, scoring the period's first seven points to tie the game at 45. "I thought we lost a little confidence". "They missed some shots, but we were really connected", he said. "They got the momentum and never let that go". (more...)
Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery
- April 15, 2019

Next month, Patrick Ewing will represent NY at the Draft Lottery for a chance to get Zion. While both teams have an equal chance of winning the lottery, the Suns now could draft as low as the seventh spot, while the Cavs could draft as low as the sixth. (more...)
Real Madrid star reveals why players get nervous around Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid star reveals why players get nervous around Zinedine Zidane
- April 15, 2019

Kroos has chose to go straight to the source and categorically deny his intention to leave this summer by admitting that the information was absolutely false. "Here there are many players that can bring in cash for the club". "The changes will be made known at the end of the season", Zidane said. Gareth Bale is among the Madrid players to have struggled this season and fallen out with fans. (more...)
Rockets rout Jazz by 32 in Game 1 Rockets rout Jazz by 32 in Game 1
- April 15, 2019

The Spurs' win marked the third by a road team on the opening day of the National Basketball Association playoffs. What did it mean to him? Meanwhile, the Denver Nuggets came into the playoffs with plenty of momentum and confidence, but they will be looking to bounce back after getting ambushed in Game 1. (more...)
Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu wins John Wooden Award for player of the year Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu wins John Wooden Award for player of the year
- April 15, 2019

Canadian RJ Barrett of Duke has won the Jerry West Award as the nation's top shooting guard at the College Basketball Awards on Friday . The Duke superstar was named the victor of the 2019 Wooden Award, joining Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis as the only freshmen to ever win the Player of the Year honor. (more...)
Mariners put 4-game win streak on the line against Royals Mariners put 4-game win streak on the line against Royals
- April 15, 2019

Mike Leake (2-0, 2.92) pitches for Seattle on Thursday opposite Jorge Lopez (0-0, 4.09). The Seattle Mariners entered the season with universally low expectations from across the league, now 15 games into the season they've just broken an MLB record that no one saw coming. (more...)
Alex Hepburn found guilty of raping a sleeping woman Alex Hepburn found guilty of raping a sleeping woman
- April 15, 2019

A distraught Hepburn was then seen slumping into his seat, covering his face with his hands before sobbing. "There is only one sentence that can properly be handed down in this case, and a custodial sentence is inevitable". Hepburn had denied both charges. "It would not be a consideration to you to abandon you under any bogus impression with regards to the motivation behind that report". (more...)
Masters 2019: Tiger Woods claims 5th US Masters title Masters 2019: Tiger Woods claims 5th US Masters title
- April 14, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Citing weather concerns, Augusta National Golf Club has canceled the iconic green jacket ceremony - if the victor of the 83rd edition of the Masters is crowned on Sunday. He hit birdie at 13, 15 and 16 and put the hammer down. The 43-year-old secured his first major title since 2008 and his 81st PGA Tour victory after a dramatic final round at Augusta National, with a two-under 70 enough to earn a one-shot win. (more...)
Redmond double helps Southampton beat timid Wolves 3-1 Redmond double helps Southampton beat timid Wolves 3-1
- April 14, 2019

But star man Redmond was soon on target again and substitute Shane Long's strike 19 minutes from time secured three vital points. "I'm absolutely pleased with the win". "We scored early but we were on the back foot a little bit and that is why we pushed them forward when Wolves equalised". " A bad performance ", he said. (more...)
Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2018-19 Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2018-19
- April 14, 2019

In what may be Liverpool's toughest remaining league match of the season, the Reds host the Blues of Chelsea in an epic matchup between two big six sides. Speaking during his press conference on Friday, as quoted by the Mirror , Klopp joked his side could need a few extra men to get the job done, saying: "We will take 13 players, and two will play only against Eden!" He had a brilliant career, and it's not over. (more...)
Tom Brady's longtime helmet of choice is now outlawed in NFL Tom Brady's longtime helmet of choice is now outlawed in NFL
- April 14, 2019

Six were banned immediately and four others, including the one often used by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , were allowed to be worn for one more year. "A player will not be allowed on the field [wearing such a helmet]". But officials are encouraged by how many players switched to better performing helmets last season. (more...)
Curry sets playoff record as Warriors dominate Clippers Curry sets playoff record as Warriors dominate Clippers
- April 14, 2019

These teams are meeting for just the second time in the postseason after the Clippers took a seven-game, first-round series in 2014 when the California franchises had a deep dislike for each other. Durant didn't step down and said some things back to Beverley. Montrezl Harrell led the Clippers with 26 points, five rebounds and two assists off the bench. (more...)
Orioles' Davis singles in 1st, ending record hitless streak Orioles' Davis singles in 1st, ending record hitless streak
- April 14, 2019

Instead, Davis lofted a 92.9-m.p.h. fastball into the right field gap, scoring both Mancini and Smith with his first hit of the 2019 season. The crowd cheered for Davis as well as his teammates in the dugout. Last season, Davis hit.168, the lowest batting average in a single season among qualified players in major league history. Davis set the record for futility by a position player on Monday when he went 0-for-3 in a 12-4 win over Oakland to extend his hitless streak to 47 straight ... (more...)
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills arrested after nightclub fight, per report Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills arrested after nightclub fight, per report
- April 14, 2019

The police report, obtained by NFL.com, states that at 2:56 a.m. EST, Mills and Robinson were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation. As for the Eagles , they said they're also aware of the situation and won't provide further comment until more information is made available. Mills, a three-year member of the Eagles, broke up nine passes over eight contests last season, and he collected three interceptions in 2017. (more...)
Kucherov to have hearing for boarding call Kucherov to have hearing for boarding call
- April 14, 2019

Following Kucherov's boarding call, Anderson was called for roughing against Hedman and misconduct. Now, Kucherov was not given a match penalty, so a "five and a game" situation is not required, but it could be coming. The Presidents' Trophy winning Lightning will have to try to win in Columbus on Sunday without the player who put up a league-best 128 points during the season. (more...)
Hammer says Shields fight will change women's boxing Hammer says Shields fight will change women's boxing
- April 14, 2019

Though many fighters will tell you that they didn't so much choose boxing, but that the sport chose them, no such rhetoric will be heard from the 28-year-old Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs), who faces Claressa Shields on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in a fight to unify the middleweight championship. (more...)
French clubs vote against national team having foreign coach French clubs vote against national team having foreign coach
- April 14, 2019

We have installed direct democracy, and the referendum to associate clubs with important decisions. Laporte had raised the possibility of the national team hiring a foreign coach for the first time. Jon Mitchell and Sir Clive Woodward - who had unsuccessfully applied for the job in 2015 - were also mentioned, as were Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter. World Cup hosts Japan now have ex-All Black Jamie Joseph as head coach, having appointed Frenchman Jean-Pierre Elissalde as their first foreign ... (more...)
Leafs' Kadri faces hearing for hit on DeBrusk Leafs' Kadri faces hearing for hit on DeBrusk
- April 14, 2019

In the third period with the Bruins up 3-1, Jake DeBrusk delivered a hard hit to the Leafs' Patrick Marleau . Coach Bruce Cassidy did not say who would come out of the lineup, though Jake DeBrusk is a game-time decision after falling into the boards heavily in Game 1. (more...)

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