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Swansea stops rot by beating Stoke but still in drop zone Swansea stops rot by beating Stoke but still in drop zone
- April 30, 2017

Now, 14 years on, Swansea must overcome Hull again, this time to remain in the Premier League. "You don't blame them for thinking like that". "They don't know it wasn't that long ago we were washing our own kit and trying to find somewhere to train". (more...)
Lions draft Miami's Brad Kaaya to back up Stafford Lions draft Miami's Brad Kaaya to back up Stafford
- April 30, 2017

The role, which got the most notoriety because of Ice Cube's iconic line, " Bye, Felisha " in the 1995 film, gave his mom a bit of stardom. And now he'll be back again, this time as a player trying to become a National Football League quarterback - and someone who could end up even more iconic than his mom's role in the hit movie 21 years ago. (more...)
Golden State Warriors advance in NBA Playoffs Golden State Warriors advance in NBA Playoffs
- April 30, 2017

They finished an incredible 17-for-29 from three for the game. Add in some excellent interior defense - when the Blazers did make a rare foray into the paint every shot was challenged - and Portland's offense had no hope of keeping up with Golden State's flamethrowing first quarter. (more...)
Raiders, Marshawn Lynch agree to one-year deal Raiders, Marshawn Lynch agree to one-year deal
- April 30, 2017

After the 2015 season, Lynch said he was retiring after five spectacular years with the Seahawks, and did take a year off. Lynch originally visited the Raiders Alameda facility on April 5, according to multiple ESPN analysts; however, the two sides didn't agree to terms until earlier this week. (more...)
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans Michigan's Jim Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans
- April 30, 2017

But when you gift those two items to the Pope, even if you happen to be the MI coach-ESPECIALLY if you're the MI coach-the gesture seems a little tone deaf. "Coming here to see it in person, it put it all in perspective and made me appreciate it just that much more". The rest of the Wolverines watched from roughly 30 feet away as Pope Francis entered St. (more...)
Greinke records 11 strikeouts; D-backs hang on for 7-6 triumph Greinke records 11 strikeouts; D-backs hang on for 7-6 triumph
- April 30, 2017

Erick Aybar singled, stole second and took third on pinch hitter Hector Sanchez's single before Schimpf hit a 96 miles per hour fastball from Fernando Rodney (1-1) into the right field seats for a 6-5 lead. Pollock walked and David Peralta singled to load the bases. He struck out 11 and did not walk a batter in the rematch. Godley's locker was already prepared with his game uninform after Tuesday's win. (more...)
Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko
- April 30, 2017

The fight will be for the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO titles, as well as Joshua's IBF heavyweight title. "It's early in his career, it's his 19th fight, so masses of pressure". The biggest heavyweight fight in more than a decade had something for everyone, but in the end it was Joshua who announced himself as the future of the division. (more...)
NFL Draft 2017: Isaiah McKenzie drafted by the Denver Broncos NFL Draft 2017: Isaiah McKenzie drafted by the Denver Broncos
- April 30, 2017

Isaiah McKenzie #16 of the Georgia Bulldogs stiff arms William Bussey #32 of the Georgia Southern Eagles on a punt return during the first half at Sanford Stadium on November 21, 2015 in Athens, Georgia. He also returned 20 punts for 230 yards and two scores and 11 kickoffs for 309 yards and an additional score. In the third round, they drafted Carlos Henderson and Brendan Langley, two players with phenomenal deep speed and short-area quickness. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino exclusive: Tottenham have matured since last year's title disappointment Mauricio Pochettino exclusive: Tottenham have matured since last year's title disappointment
- April 30, 2017

Asked if last season has given Tottenham extra motivation, Pochettino told Sky Sports News: "In some ways there is a motivation, in others it is an area to improve". Three successive victories have boosted morale among the Arsenal players and they will be quietly confident of securing a result against their arch rivals, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will be well aware that with his team just four points behind Chelsea , a victory would spice things up even further in the title race. (more...)
Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series
- April 30, 2017

He left immediately after Game 6 to attend his sister's funeral . Game 1 Sunday at Boston, 10 a.m. Instead, he kept the right perspective, trusted the players to right themselves, fired them up when they needed it, lit into them when it was called for, and got the response he needed. (more...)
Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks Travis Green to be named new head coach of Vancouver Canucks
- April 30, 2017

It's official. Travis Green was introduced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks . There's no secret. We need to infuse some young players into the lineup. Before he went to Utica, he was an assistant to Winterhawks head coach Mike Johnston, and together they built the team into a powerhouse. Combined with his AHL experience, he believes he's learned a thing or two about getting through to younger players. (more...)
Alabama State's Jylan Ware selected by Oakland Raiders in National Football League draft Alabama State's Jylan Ware selected by Oakland Raiders in National Football League draft
- April 30, 2017

Melifonwu, 23, watched this year's edition of the draft - the annual event where National Football League teams select the best college graduates - at home in MA with friends and family, some of whom had flown over from London especially. (more...)
Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26
- April 30, 2017

Drake's presence should also legitimize the ceremony for National Basketball Association players who generally don't love awards handed out by media. He also set an National Basketball Association record for most triple-doubles with 42 to help the Thunder withstand the loss of All-Star Kevin Durant in free agency. (more...)
Los Angeles Rams add tight end Gerald Everett to their receiving corps Los Angeles Rams add tight end Gerald Everett to their receiving corps
- April 30, 2017

An All-American in 2016, a Freshman All-American in 2013 and a three-time All-Big Sky selection, Ebukam had 24 sacks in his career to rank sixth in school history. His 90 catches over the last two seasons earned him a pair of first-team All-Sun Belt selections. "I think I'm a complete package as a tight end", Everett said during a conference call after the pick was made. (more...)
Lewis: Now is the ideal time for Joshua to fight waning Klitschko Lewis: Now is the ideal time for Joshua to fight waning Klitschko
- April 30, 2017

That is because Joshua has handed down a ban to his mum as he does not want the added distraction of a worrying mother on fight night. I can't box the way Fury boxed and expect it to be as simple as that for me. "It's really something that you've got to do what you've got to do". "No other way. He knows that, I talked to him, many times". But the pair are unlikely to be involved in trash talking before the first bell. (more...)
Finch blasts Gujarat to crushing win over Bangalore in IPL Finch blasts Gujarat to crushing win over Bangalore in IPL
- April 30, 2017

RCB are stuck at sixth spot on the points table, while Gujarat Lions are still scraping the bottom. Brendon McCullum, who is the highest run-getter for Gujarat with 258 runs, and Aaron Finch will be aiming to match the likes of RCB's "Big-Three" stroke for stroke. (more...)
Ducks D Sami Vatanen is late scratch for Game 2 vs Flames Ducks D Sami Vatanen is late scratch for Game 2 vs Flames
- April 30, 2017

The Ducks were on the power play when Getzlaf sniped a goal with a wicked wrister that eluded the Flames goalie Brian Elliot. Or it could just be the unpredictable nature of hockey. "That was the case for us last night". After firing 12 shots on net through the first period, the Ducks had just 18 total shots entering the second intermission. (more...)
Mind games are overrated- Anthony Joshua Mind games are overrated- Anthony Joshua
- April 30, 2017

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (L) and Wladimir Klitschko (R) will fight on April 29 in London. "It's an advantage on both sides". Speaking on Sky Sports show " The Gloves are Off ", Joshua , who considers Klitschko one of the top five greatest heavyweights of all time, says he'll be gunning for an astonishing knockout no 19 when they faceoff later this month, Telegraph writes. (more...)
FY2017 Earnings Forecast for Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. Issued By Wedbush (CFR) FY2017 Earnings Forecast for Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. Issued By Wedbush (CFR)
- April 30, 2017

Analysts await Cullen Frost Bankers, Inc. Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. After $-0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Amyris Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% EPS growth. (more...)
Vikings May Pass on Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's Fifth-Year Option Vikings May Pass on Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's Fifth-Year Option
- April 30, 2017

Bridgewater suffered a horrific knee injury during training camp previous year, prompting Minnesota to trade a first-round pick (No. 14 overall) to the Eagles for Sam Bradford. Bridgewater is under contract for 2017 with a salary-cap number of $2.179 million. Hugh said, "This is just the nature of the beast". I come in here every day trying to get better and try to be the best teammate, the best quarterback I can be. (more...)