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Napoli winger Insigne pens new contract until 2022 Napoli winger Insigne pens new contract until 2022
- April 23, 2017

Reports have claimed Mertens' family are not settled in Naples and De Laurentiis suggested the 29-year-old would be allowed to leave should Napoli receive a high enough offer, with centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly also potentially on his way out. (more...)
Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home
- April 23, 2017

Authorities said the medical examiner had ruled Hernandez's cause of death was asphyxia by hanging and investigators had found the notes and Bible in Hernandez's cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Sheff is representing Lloyd's mother, Ursula Ward, in a wrongful-death lawsuit. CTE has been linked to concussions and repeated blows to the head in athletes, members of the military and others who have experienced repeated head trauma. (more...)
March for Science attracts thousands in Berlin March for Science attracts thousands in Berlin
- April 23, 2017

He ordered the National Park Service to stop tweeting. The lineup of speakers includes celebrity seismologist Lucy Jones, billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer and Oscar-nominated "Hidden Figures" screenwriter Allison Schroeder. (more...)
Boston Celtics reportedly are a very realistic destination for Carmelo Anthony Boston Celtics reportedly are a very realistic destination for Carmelo Anthony
- April 23, 2017

However, while there may be some pros for selecting Anthony, some people might feel there are more cons in adding him to this Celtics roster. The Boston Celtics are in a bad spot right now. And by "interesting", of course, we mean La La's divorce lawyers haven't stopped grinning for 72 hours. For the Knicks, trading Anthony will likely be easier said than done, however, especially given how several statistics both traditional and advanced are indicating that he may no longer be the same ... (more...)
Novak Djokovic through to Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters quarter-finals Novak Djokovic through to Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters quarter-finals
- April 23, 2017

Andy Murray was still a teenager ranked in the 500s when Roger Federer first ascended to the No. 1 ranking in early 2004. Murray, however, was not too concerned with his serve. When pressed on his plans yesterday, Murray said: "I'll speak to my team a little bit about that". "Today it's one of those days that sometimes happens", said Ramos-Vinolas. (more...)
Lawyer wants Patriots' payout in Hernandez case Lawyer wants Patriots' payout in Hernandez case
- April 23, 2017

Dr. Michael Baden said Friday he won't discuss his findings until outside labs finish a toxicology report and a study of Hernandez's brain. The Patriots may be forced to pay Aaron Hernandez's estate millions of dollars, thanks to an obscure legal principle that says a defendant's convictions are void if he didn't exhaust all of his legal appeals upon his passing. (more...)
Relive Dansby Swanson's walk-off hit against the Padres Relive Dansby Swanson's walk-off hit against the Padres
- April 23, 2017

Atlanta has won five straight. "My dad, we were eating dinner last night for Easter, and he was like, 'They've been playing there for 100 years". Garcia seeks a better showing than his first two starts with Atlanta , in which he has allowed seven earned runs with four walks and 13 hits - including three homers - in 11 innings. (more...)
Alabama DB Deionte Thompson arrested in Texas assault case Alabama DB Deionte Thompson arrested in Texas assault case
- April 23, 2017

Galveston County Sheriff's Major Douglas Hudson said Friday his department issued warrants against the 20-year-old Thompson and three others for felony aggravated assault. Thompson was regarded as one of the nation's top safeties coming out of high school in 2015, redshirted his first year at Alabama and then recorded nine tackles while playing mostly special teams last season. (more...)
Gonzalez, Nationals beat Mets 3-1 for 6th straight win Gonzalez, Nationals beat Mets 3-1 for 6th straight win
- April 23, 2017

The left-hander battled through a ragged bottom of the first, issuing two walks and requiring 30 pitches to complete the frame. He's got the flowing locks and will be looking to mow down the Nationals this evening. Murphy had been in an 0-of-12 funk on the Washington road trip and was 1-of-20 since an April 14 walk-off RBI double. According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Mets are -120 money line favorites to beat the Nationals , who have odds of +110 to pull off the ... (more...)
NFL Draft 2017 preview: Pittsburgh Steelers' top needs, pick predictions NFL Draft 2017 preview: Pittsburgh Steelers' top needs, pick predictions
- April 23, 2017

Rather than eagerly making calls to move up in the draft, teams will be more open to standing pat and taking the best player available. "Positive young man", Brown said , via NFL.com . Many suggest Fournette goes to the Carolina Panthers with the 8th overall pick in the draft. Trade Down: More unlikely than previous year, if we are to believe Sashi and Andrew's presser today, the Browns could continue to accumulate picks. (more...)
Rashford's late victor sends Manchester United to Europa League semis Rashford's late victor sends Manchester United to Europa League semis
- April 23, 2017

It was Marcus Rashford who sent United through as he scored the winning goal in the 107th minute after the hosts had missed a string of chances. The club captain remained on the substitutes' bench all evening, despite the match going to extra-time and central striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic having to go off with injury late in the game. (more...)
Anaheim's Perry, Calgary's Versteeg apply sandpaper to each other in playoffs Anaheim's Perry, Calgary's Versteeg apply sandpaper to each other in playoffs
- April 23, 2017

But few onlookers would have faulted the Ducks if they came up short in this one, gathered themselves and refocused on Wednesday, all while still holding a 2-1 series lead. The play was reviewed for a high stick, but the goal stood. "Obviously it's going to be fun to play at home", he said. Perhaps Glen Gulutzan should have considered Brian Elliott after the third or fourth Ducks' goal, who had a very mediocre outing to say the very least. (more...)
Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants
- April 23, 2017

Nick Hundley doubled before Panik's liner dropped in front of Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain to give the Giants the lead. The Royals offense contended to struggle, scoring fewer than four runs in seven of their last eight games, including tonight. (more...)
RCB vs RPS Team Faceoff, Who Win Match Today RCB vs RPS Team Faceoff, Who Win Match Today
- April 23, 2017

He ended his spell with a wicket, sending back the in-form Nitish Rana to leave Mumbai at 33 for five in eight overs. Chasing a decent 143, Mumbai nearly lost the plot in the first three overs, losing four wickets with seven runs on the board and needed a magical effort to save them. (more...)
Real Madrid prepare mega bid to sign Man Utd goalie De Gea Real Madrid prepare mega bid to sign Man Utd goalie De Gea
- April 23, 2017

The current record fee for a goalkeeper is the £32.6 million Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. The Red Devils have managed to keep the Spain global despite their disappointing performances in the Premier League under David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho. (more...)
Brian Elliott: Brian Elliott, Flames fall behind 2-0 to ANA Brian Elliott: Brian Elliott, Flames fall behind 2-0 to ANA
- April 23, 2017

His song Arenas Can't Hold Us , based on the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song Can't Hold Us rached up more than 135,000 on YouTube. "Our guys worked hard for that faceoff, to get the puck back, and then sometimes luck is on your side". And then Getzlaf got lucky on the victor for his NHL-leading fourth point of the postseason. Just move on and get ready for tonight. "What we've talked about is our rhythm", Gulutzan said. (more...)
Jack Wilshere: Bournemouth midfielder out for season with leg fracture Jack Wilshere: Bournemouth midfielder out for season with leg fracture
- April 23, 2017

Bournemouth have been hit by the news that midfielder Jack Wilshere is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken fibula, per John Cross of the Mirror . "Everyone at the club wishes Jack a speedy recovery". As revealed on Tuesday, Wilshere suffered a hairline fracture of his left fibula during an accidental collision with Harry Kane during the 4-0 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday. (more...)
Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record Westbrook sets National Basketball Association triple-double record
- April 23, 2017

The Celtics went on to win the National Basketball Association title that year when Russell averaged 18.9 points, 23.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in the regular season. Robertson also offered three reasons why he endorses Westbrook over James Harden , LeBron James , Kawhi Leonard and others for this season's MVP Award. (more...)
Penn State invites media to catch punts, kicks during spring game Penn State invites media to catch punts, kicks during spring game
- April 23, 2017

Franklin told media members that they could step onto the field to actually play in parts of the game, so they could get a real interactive experience. Last season, the Nittany Lions finished the year with a stellar 11-3 record and remained in contention for the College Football Playoff throughout the entire campaign. (more...)
Bruins disappointed at missed opportunity after Game 2 loss to Senators Bruins disappointed at missed opportunity after Game 2 loss to Senators
- April 23, 2017

But Turris understands victories from here on in will be very hard to come by. He's an elite player and he plays half the game, so he's going to do damage. McAvoy played a lot of minutes, played very well, but also showed plenty of rookie mistakes that can and should be ironed out by Monday night. "You know you can't make that play". (more...)