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Craig Counsell in awe of Josh Hader after dominant save Craig Counsell in awe of Josh Hader after dominant save
- May 01, 2018

He got seven swinging strikeouts and one on a bunt attempt that went foul. But Brewers manager Craig Counsell has refused to use Hader in a traditional closer's role, instead rolling him out for multiple innings at a time in games. The 24-year-old southpaw has allowed just four hits and five walks in those 18 innings, while striking out a ridiculous 39. Oh, and the best part? It may seem hard to take any optimism from the Chicago Cubs' four-game sweep of Milwaukee over the weekend, but ... (more...)
Vikings WR Cayleb Jones suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy Vikings WR Cayleb Jones suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy
- May 01, 2018

Jones and Brothers are both suspended without pay for the first four games. If released before the start of his suspension, he will have to serve it whenever he might be signed. Zay Jones, who is with the Buffalo Bills, was a second round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and had 27 receptions for 316 yards and 2 TDs as a rookie last season. (more...)
Bank holiday fun in the sun as temperatures set to soar Bank holiday fun in the sun as temperatures set to soar
- May 01, 2018

An active front will cross the country tomorrow bringing rain to all areas - being heaviest the west. Met Eireann has predicted that this weekend will be dry, with temperatures reaching as high as 19C. The temperatures will be slightly above average for the beginning of May, which is typically around 15C. Lowest temperatures between -1 and +3 degrees with a sharp ground frost in light breezes. (more...)
David Goffin labels beating Rafel Nadal 'almost impossible' David Goffin labels beating Rafel Nadal 'almost impossible'
- May 01, 2018

He also broke the open era record for most consecutive sets won on clay - it now stands at 46. Post this, he will be seen trying to claim the the Italian Open, a tournament he lost previous year at the quarterfinals. Nadal must be considered the heavy favorite as we rapidly approach action at the French Open. He said: "I don't think opponents are afraid of me". "If you play at the same level as Rafa, he is the best, you have to do something different to be able to win, " Goffin said, as ... (more...)
Favourite Ding reaches World Snooker Championships quarter-final Favourite Ding reaches World Snooker Championships quarter-final
- May 01, 2018

Following his win, which is due to see him play sixth seed Barry Hawkins of England in the last eight, Ding told BBC Sport: "I was focused and relaxed and took every chance to make breaks". Higgins moved 10-0 ahead early yesterday and, after Lisowski got on the board, he rattled in the highest break of the tournament - a brilliant 146 that so easily could have been a maximum 147. (more...)
Neville snubs Salah for PotY; names most improved star Neville snubs Salah for PotY; names most improved star
- May 01, 2018

De Bruyne ran the Egyptian closest in the voting, and could still pip him to a couple of other individual awards. Six clubs have spent more than Spurs since Pochettino arrived in June 2014 but the Argentine's net spend is only £50 million in that time - £116 million less than Arsenal and £446 million less than champions Manchester City . (more...)
Australian cricket cheating plot sparks ethics review Australian cricket cheating plot sparks ethics review
- May 01, 2018

Highly respected Sydney-based organisation, The Ethics Centre, has been appointed to conduct the independent organisational review. The Ethics Centre has a history of pushing for stronger and more ethical standards of governance and business, and was previous year scathing of the Australian Olympic Committee when it conducted an independent cultural review of the organisation. (more...)
Rangers told to give Steven Gerrard resources to compete with Celtic Rangers told to give Steven Gerrard resources to compete with Celtic
- May 01, 2018

The 37-year-old, who is now a Liverpool youth development coach, was in Glasgow yesterday for further talks with Rangers about succeeding Graeme Murty, the interim manager whose short-term contact expires at the end of this season. Any potential agreement would see Gerrard take over his first senior position as a first team manager since retiring from the game. "There are certain players I've worked with who I've had no doubt they would make good managers and head coaches when the day ... (more...)
AFL great 'Bomber' Thompson charged with seven drug offences AFL great 'Bomber' Thompson charged with seven drug offences
- May 01, 2018

The charges relate to a search warrant that was executed at a Port Melbourne address on January 5. Former AFL champion and premiership-winning coach Mark "Bomber" Thompson has been charged with drug trafficking and possession. He played in three premierships with the Bombers in an illustrious career at the club, including being skipper of their 1993 triumph. He was later fined $30,000 for his role in the program and has since said the saga sapped his passion for the game. (more...)
Celtics' Jaylen Brown doubtful for Monday's Game 1 vs. 76ers Celtics' Jaylen Brown doubtful for Monday's Game 1 vs. 76ers
- May 01, 2018

The Celtics have reinserted Aron Baynes into the starting lineup, where he shared the frontcourt with Al Horford . They trailed by as many as 19 points, including eight in the first quarter and 13 in the second. The Sixers had almost a week without games after eliminating the Heat last Tuesday. After Simmons made a layup to make it 97-88, Horford hit a 3 from the top of the key with 5:30 left and it was never within single digits again. (more...)
NFL Draft Day 3 Live Reaction NFL Draft Day 3 Live Reaction
- May 01, 2018

Projected to be a top-10 draft pick, James, one of the best athletes in the entire draft, fell to the Chargers at pick 17. I love this for Tampa Bay as they still have plenty of more picks on Day 2 to fill other needs. Thomas is part of a massive draft class for the Cleveland Browns, who continue their roster overhaul after winning just one game in the last two seasons. (more...)
Did the North Korea/South Korea Peace Talks Happen Because of K-Pop? Did the North Korea/South Korea Peace Talks Happen Because of K-Pop?
- May 01, 2018

That summit was the first between the leaders of the two Koreas in more than a decade, and the first to be held in the South. During their historic meeting Friday at a Korean border village, Kim and Moon agreed to end hostile acts against each other along their tense border, establish a liaison office and resume reunions of separated families. (more...)
Top Liverpool, Arsenal target makes bullying claim against Schalke Top Liverpool, Arsenal target makes bullying claim against Schalke
- May 01, 2018

However, in an interview that angered Schalke, Meyer denied the claims and says he doesn't want to work under Sporting Director Christian Heidel. " Lately, it just feels like bullying to me ". He will hence not be fielded anymore. 'It was never about the money, ' said Meyer. "We can't tolerate such statements and such behaviour", Heidel said. (more...)
'Dancing With the Stars' Spoilers: Two Athletes Sent Home on Night One 'Dancing With the Stars' Spoilers: Two Athletes Sent Home on Night One
- May 01, 2018

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold: She may be the reigning Mirror Ball champion, but he's absurdly tall and in his 70s. Working through their significant height difference will be a challenge for them, and the judges pointed out some rhythm issues. (more...)
Kalidou Koulibaly's agent coy on rumours surrounding defender's future Kalidou Koulibaly's agent coy on rumours surrounding defender's future
- May 01, 2018

The Blues are now chasing the fourth place in the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur now leading them in the race to finish in the Champions League qualification spots. Is Koulibaly worth €100m (£89m)? Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is already moving to replace him, with links to Simone Inzaghi, Rafa Benitez, Marco Giampaolo and Unai Emery. (more...)
Quavo Charged With Battery in Fight at Las Vegas Hotel Quavo Charged With Battery in Fight at Las Vegas Hotel
- May 01, 2018

Sources also tell The Blast that the fight supposedly began when Migos member Quavo "was asked by a hotel employee to move his vehicle". The report says Quavo and three other men jumped out of the auto and got into a scuffle with the employee before hotel security intervened. (more...)
Mariah Carey announces new Las Vegas residency show Mariah Carey announces new Las Vegas residency show
- May 01, 2018

Tickets for The Butterfly Returns residency go on sale Friday (May 4) at 10 a.m. PT, while Fan Club members have access to the exclusive presale that begins Tuesday (May 1). She then announced the residency would come to an end in May (17). In her previous residency, the five-time Grammy Award-winner sang all 18 of her No. (more...)
Arsenal losing to Manchester United was positive - Arsene Wenger Arsenal losing to Manchester United was positive - Arsene Wenger
- May 01, 2018

But after the game, Pogba made sure he approached Maitland-Niles on the pitch in recognition of his performance. Speaking after the game the England U21 global was clearly emotional and admitted his regret at his side not being able to hang on for a point for his clubs fans, and also to give their manager Arsene Wenger a positive send off on what was his last time travelling to Old Trafford as Gunners boss. (more...)
Brookmont Capital Management Increased Its Novo (NVO) Stake as Shares Declined Brookmont Capital Management Increased Its Novo (NVO) Stake as Shares Declined
- May 01, 2018

It has outperformed by 30.52% the S&P500. Smithbridge Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Novartis A G Sponsored Adr (NVS) by 75.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Among 20 analysts covering First Horizon National Corporation ( NYSE:FHN ), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. They were forecasting US$0 per share three months ago. (more...)
Terry Rozier is not done trolling Eric Bledsoe Terry Rozier is not done trolling Eric Bledsoe
- May 01, 2018

Rozier got the last laugh in that series, and he got the last word on Monday. The trash talk between the two began as early as Game 1 , when Rozier , likely by mistake, called him Drew Bledsoe , the former franchise quarterback of the New England Patriots before Tom Brady came along. (more...)

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