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Yankees' Judge could get time batting leadoff Yankees' Judge could get time batting leadoff
- March 27, 2018

The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year was at the top of the lineup and went 1 for 4 in a 5-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox . Judge said he and Boone have discussed the possibility a couple times during the spring - and it's something the team could implement during the season. (more...)
How the cameras caught Bancroft fiddling How the cameras caught Bancroft fiddling
- March 27, 2018

Lehmann has remained silent since Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera attempting to manipulate the ball with sticky tape during the third match of a controversial series. "We will ensure we have all information available to make the right decisions for Australian Cricket". Henriques, who has played 4 Tests, 11 ODIs and 11 T20Is for Australia, though is not part of the Australian squad for the Test series in South Africa and was not present himself in the dressing room. (more...)
Morocco bids for event, along with US, Mexico & Canada Morocco bids for event, along with US, Mexico & Canada
- March 27, 2018

The shake-up of FIFA's World Cup bidding process that arose out of the much-criticized 2018/2022 contest led to approval of a new bid evaluation model by the FIFA Council last October. In light of the allegations, FIFA expanded the right to vote to all its 211 member national associations. The country is hoping for more support, and hopes to collect more votes and promises of support in the coming weeks to win the bid to host the world's premier football competition. (more...)
Real Madrid Prefer Eden Hazard, Robert Lewandowski over Mohamed Salah Real Madrid Prefer Eden Hazard, Robert Lewandowski over Mohamed Salah
- March 27, 2018

Reds fans will be extremely anxious about rumours linking their star man with an exit from Anfield, but they will take solace in Balague's latest update on the 36-goal forward. They said: 'After leaving Chelsea, and rebuilding his career at Roma, Salah is anxious to prove himself in the Premier League - and has told friends he's staying in England'. (more...)
Fan previews Ndamukong Suh in Rams uniform Fan previews Ndamukong Suh in Rams uniform
- March 27, 2018

He examined several free-agent opportunities before choosing the defending NFC West champion Rams, who have revamped their already solid defense with several impressive offseason additions. Suh, who likely will play nose tackle, and steady veteran Michael Brockers are expected to start up front alongside Donald, the AP's Defensive Player of the Year and a four-time Pro Bowl selection. (more...)
Zion Williamson wins dunk contest at McDonald's All-American Game Zion Williamson wins dunk contest at McDonald's All-American Game
- March 27, 2018

Winder-Barrow (Ga.) forward Olivia Nelson-Ododa, a CT signee, turned in a ideal score in the first round on her one-handed cock-back dunk that sent the crowd into a state of pandemonium. His previous dunks were good enough to earn him top prize at the event. "The atmosphere was insane", Williamson said at the dunk contest, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. (more...)
Man City winger Sterling still has plenty to prove Man City winger Sterling still has plenty to prove
- March 27, 2018

Southgate's England kept a fifth consecutive clean sheet in Friday's 1-0 friendly win over the Netherlands but scoring goals has proved harder for his evolving team. And now Premier League legend turned pundit Alan Shearer has explained why he has started leaning towards Liverpool in an interview with Coral . (more...)
UEFA to allow players to switch clubs in Champions League UEFA to allow players to switch clubs in Champions League
- March 27, 2018

Meanwhile, 12 substitutes can be named for the Champions League and Europa League finals-as well as the UEFA Super Cup-in a 23-man squad, up from the current total of 18. Games will now kick-off at 17:55 and 20:00, rather than the traditional time of 19:45. The Super Cup will also kick off at 2000. These split kick-offs may cause headaches for domestic fixture schedules, as nobody will want to schedule a game against televised European games. (more...)
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can hits back at Liverpool midfielder Emre Can hits back at "false stories" over his future
- March 27, 2018

It was claimed over the weekend that Can has demanded over £200,000-a-week to stay on Merseyside, terms that would make him the club's highest-paid player. After pulling out of the Germany squad with a back problem, Can took to Instagram , writing: "I've just returned from worldwide duty with the German team and working on coming back from injury". (more...)
Australian PM Turnbull says Bancroft affair 'a shocking disappointment' Australian PM Turnbull says Bancroft affair 'a shocking disappointment'
- March 27, 2018

The scandal came to light on Saturday after Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera hiding sticky tape, which he had used to manipulate the ball with debris from the pitch, down his pants. "The ASC condemns cheating of any form in sport", read a statement by ASC chair John Wylie, the board and CEO Kate Palmer. Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. (more...)
Matt Renshaw added to Australia squad as ball-tampering saga gathers storm Matt Renshaw added to Australia squad as ball-tampering saga gathers storm
- March 27, 2018

Tasmania had 32 overs to bowl out Queensland and secure an unlikely Sheffield Shield victory after declaring with a lead of 126. Renshaw, who is fifth on the chart of the leading run-getters in the competition, will leave for Johannesburg this evening before the fourth and final Test against South Africa begins on Friday. (more...)
Gareth Southgate expects quick Jack Wilshere return for Arsenal Gareth Southgate expects quick Jack Wilshere return for Arsenal
- March 27, 2018

Lorenzo Pellegrini is expected to start for Italy with Marco Verratti likely to drop to the bench. The side will undertake further shape work on Tuesday morning, with Italy , who will be absent from the World Cup and are under the temporary stewardship of the Under-21s coach Luigi Di Biagio, expected to press more aggressively and test their hosts' new-found comfort on the ball. (more...)
Brooklyn Nets 112-116 Toronto Raptors: Three Takeaways Brooklyn Nets 112-116 Toronto Raptors: Three Takeaways
- March 27, 2018

DeMar DeRozan scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter. Lowry has benefitted from a strategic change the Raptors made to their offence this season and the vast contribution of backup Fred VanVleet. ET on Friday night? Casey responded by benching four starters, with only Lowry staying on the floor. On the other side, the Raptors are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall and even though I don't expect them to fall tonight, they won't cover this big number. (more...)
Umtiti considering leaving Barca over wage disagreement Umtiti considering leaving Barca over wage disagreement
- March 27, 2018

According to the report, Umtiti wants to be in the same salary bracket as the likes of Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez , while the club feel his demands are too high. The "feeling" between the two sides is not promising. That would have been in January 2019 for Umtiti, but they didn't mind starting a bit earlier, considering Umtiti a special case. (more...)
William Troost-Ekong joins Juan Mata's Common Goal charity William Troost-Ekong joins Juan Mata's Common Goal charity
- March 27, 2018

Troost-Ekong captained the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an global friendly against Poland at the Stadion Miejski in Wrocław Poland which Nigeria won by a goal to nil courtesy of a Victor Moses 61st minute penalty. The 24-year-old considers his obligation to Common Goal as a decisive career moment. He said: "I'm aware that I'm a role model for children and football fans, and having travelled the world I've seen the impact that we have on people's lives. (more...)
White Sox Rehire Groundskeeper who Served 23 Years on Wrongful Conviction White Sox Rehire Groundskeeper who Served 23 Years on Wrongful Conviction
- March 27, 2018

In fact, fellow groundskeeper Jerry Powe would weigh in. They testified to his good character during his 1997 trial for first-degree murder and aggravated criminal sexual assault, and the pair were waiting for Coleman - with hugs - when he arrived at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field. (more...)
Miami Open: Alexander Zverev wins another three-setter to reach fourth round Miami Open: Alexander Zverev wins another three-setter to reach fourth round
- March 27, 2018

While Kyrgios waited for his match to start, the 17th seed posted his support for his Aussie compatriot along with a pointed remark aimed at Verdasco. Kyrgios, who enjoyed a quick 6-3 6-3 victory over the Italian Fognini later that day, did not let the spat end there and sent one final snide tweet. (more...)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs with LA Galaxy, report says Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs with LA Galaxy, report says
- March 27, 2018

Ibrahimovic, while in the latter stages of a glittering career, could have a similar impact. The ponytailed 36-year-old could capture the attention of the world's entertainment capital in a way that even David Beckham couldn't manage. Zlatan needs sometimes very hard work on the muscle area that supports the knee that had the problem. He made only seven appearances for United while scoring only once, he played his last game for United against Burnley. (more...)
Kia Nurse, UConn return to Final Four after ousting reigning champs Kia Nurse, UConn return to Final Four after ousting reigning champs
- March 27, 2018

Mississippi State University revitalized the entire world in 2017 when Morgan Williams snapped UConn's 111-game win streak on a midrange buzzer beater. This is the 11th straight year in which the Huskies have advanced to the Final Four. SC was led by four-time All-America choice A'ja Wilson, who scored a game-high 27 points but was one of only two Gamecocks players in double figures. (more...)
Robert Franks declares for the NBA Draft Robert Franks declares for the NBA Draft
- March 27, 2018

After averaging only 6.3 points per game during his sophomore season, Franks was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player as a junior. He even set the school single-game record for made three-pointers with 10 against University of California on January 13 this season. (more...)

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