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Raptors pick up PJ Tucker from Suns in deadline deal

The cost is minimal, according to reports . Sullinger appeared in 11 games with the Raptors after missing the first 41 games of the season following left foot surgery. Sullinger is in his fifth National Basketball Association season, holding career averages of 10.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in 269 games with the Raptors and Boston Celtics. Read More »

O'Keefe heroics stun sorry India as Australia end Asia hoodoo


Australia's Mitchell Starc and Steve O'Keefe celebrate after dismissing India's captain Virat Kohli for a duck. It will also be a first defeat at home after 20 Tests, after the one against England in Kolkata in 2012. "They put us under pressure throughout and deserved to win this game. there are no excuses". "During the lunch break, I worked on my bowling because I was not happy with my first spell". Read More »

Rugby union players Ali Williams and James O'Connor arrested in Paris


It was reported the pair were under the influence of alcohol, and were unable to produce identification. They were both taken into police custody. The suspected dealers were allegedly found to be in possession of MDMA and cocaine. "In this context, it was chose to suspend Ali Williams ". More unwelcome trouble for the club came earlier this month when Carter, 34, the two-time All Black World Cup victor and three times world player of the year, was stopped for drink-driving in ... Read More »

Swansea City-Chelsea Preview

Cesc Fabregas has been yearning for a starting role in recent weeks, but unfortunately, he is still behind the likes of Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante for a position in central midfield. A statement on the Chelsea website reads: "Lampard, the club's all-time highest goalscorer, will be at Stamford Bridge to cheer on the Blues, and during the break he will be brought out and walked around the pitch, giving supporters the opportunity to show their appreciation for what he achieved during a ... Read More »

Paul George Trade Talks Get More Serious

One potential hang-up regarding George is a potential to leave in the summer of 2018. Tip-off is schedule for 7 p.m. ET. The Pacers have a season and half to try and change his mind. It's better to get something valuable for him now than lose him for nothing. And Bird, to his credit, has scoured the National Basketball Association landscape looking for deals to bolster the Pacers and elevate them beyond their current sixth-place standing in the East. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers Trade For Yet Another Center

Splitter, 32, spent his first five seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before being traded to the Hawks, but he has not played this season due to a hamstring injury. Since June 2015, Ilyasova has been traded from the Bucks to the Pistons to the Magic to the Thunder to the Sixers to the Hawks. The move makes sense as the Philadelphia 76ers were not likely to retain Ersan Ilyasova after this season, a contract year. Read More »

Dallas Cowboys to play in Hall of Fame Game, watch Jones induction

Typically teams for the Hall of Fame Game are chosen to represent a particular enshrinee. Among the other enshrinees in this season's class will include former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner. That's a departure from past years, when the Hall of Fame Game took place on Sunday. The Rams were scheduled to play the Bears in 2011 when Marshall Faulk was enshrined, but that game was canceled because of the National Football League lockout. Read More »

UFC's 'Black Beast' teases Ronda Rousey after knocking out her boyfriend!

Elsewhere in his post-fight interview, Lewis responded to a question about taking some damaging first-round kicks to his midsection by saying, "I just gotta do number two, that's all". He won two of his first three bouts with his new team, finishing both Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. " I appreciate it ", Lewis said about the stoppage. Read More »

Force India unveil the new VJM10


It's looking pretty standard at the back, evidently the wing profile is lower to comply with new rules, but it seems Force India has also gone for much deeper and sharper lines compare to a year ago. "I know we have to continue to develop the auto right through the 2017 season, there is no stopping because we are starting from scratch, all teams will be doing the same - we have planned for it and we are very excited". Read More »

Olympics: Budapest's 2024 Games 'dream dissolves'

The decision to pull out of the bidding process was a result of declining support both nationally and within the city itself, as well as lack of support from the reigning political party. The U.S. Olympic Committee has stated that its sole interest at this point is in bringing the 2024 Games to Los Angeles. Over a quarter million signatures of Budapesters were collected within a month by a group of young activists, aided by several political parties critical of the strongman Orban. Read More »

Lakers hire Magic Johnson, fire Mitch Kupchak


Additionally, Jim Buss will no longer serve in the role of executive VP of basketball operations. So, in response, the Lakers gave a combined $35 million a year for the next four seasons to Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng - two players in their 30s who have, halfway into the first year of those deals, already been benched by Coach Luke Walton in favor of younger and more-intriguing options. Read More »

Jacksonville Jaguars Release DE Jared Odrick

The franchise cut the 29-year-old Monday, according to his agent. However, with the No. 4 pick in the draft and money to spend in free agency, it would be surprising if either of them ended up starting come September. The Jaguars could save $8.5 million on the cap by cutting Odrick, so they did. He was due a $2 million roster bonus on March 13 and a $6.5 million base salary this year, of which $3.5 million would have been guaranteed. Read More »

Muir sets record as Mo bows out


And he stepped up his track farewell with another impressive showing in Birmingham, stopping the clock at 13 minutes 9.16 seconds. “I had wonderful support from the crowd today and I cant quite believe its my last indoor race.”. He added: "I hope so". She was just a second outside Maria Mutola's 18-year world record and the 23-year-old is now after a podium finish at next month's European Indoor Championships in Belgrade. Read More »

Fulham's Slavisa Jokanovic seeks 'prestige' against Tottenham


With two losses in a span of eight days, it was imperative that Spurs get back to winning ways. "After two defeats, that feeling when you lose is too hard". "I am going to fight for some kind of prestige in this game". "It is a small pitch and they will be motivated against us, so we need to deal with this". Read More »

Luis Enrique brushes off criticism and slams press "exaggerations"

Luis Enrique is hoping the game versus Leganes will prove how the team will bounce back after the humiliating defeat in Paris. "The fact is I don't listen to these things, especially in a week like this". Leganes travel to Barcelona without a win since November 21st and following a painful home defeat to fellow strugglers, Sporting Gijon. He added that Barca would not become obsessed by the return game against PSG on March 8, where they will need to make Champions League ... Read More »

Ivan Koloff, 'The Russian Bear' wrestling villain, has died at 74

We reported a few weeks ago that Koloff was dealing with advanced liver disease. In the late 70s and 80s, Koloff (real name Oreal Perras; he was a French-Canadian from Montreal, making his convincing work as a Moscow-based communist villain all the more impressive) moved to the National Wrestling Alliance. Read More »

Marin Cilic sets up Rotterdam quarterfinal with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Herbert had eight aces and secured the only break of the match , while saving all three break points he faced. We both have good serves and powerful games. The fourth seed will play for a spot in the finals at the Ahoy stadium on Saturday when he takes on Tsonga, who upset top seed Marin Cilic 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (7/5) in two hours. Read More »

Pliskova beats Wozniacki for first time in Doha WTA final

The world No. 3 has enjoyed an excellent week in Doha, beating Caroline Garcia , Shuai Zhang and Dominika Cibulkova en route to the final. The world number three from the Czech Republic, who like Danish player Wozniacki has a home in Monte Carlo, triumphed 6-3 6-4 to land her second trophy of the year. Read More »

Manchester City squad to train in Abu Dhabi


Gabriel Jesus had successful surgery on his foot in Barcelona but Pep Guardiola is unsure if he will return this season. The former Palmeiras star has been a revelation since his move to the Premier League, scoring three times in his first three league matches. Read More »

Former Indian legend makes a big statement about Virat Kohli


Australia , who are yet to win a Test in India since upsetting the hosts 2-1 in the best-of-three rubber way back in 2004-05, will commence their tour with a three-day warm-up game here against an India A squad . While Starc has figured in 16 Australian wins and Hazlewood in 14, not a single one of those victories have come in South Asia. A poor ODI series against England didn't also help his cause. Read More »

Manchester City sign United States women's star Lloyd

The club, founded in 1988, welcomes the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup victor to the team. The midfielder has completed a deal to join last season's Women's Super League champions from American side Houston Dash. "With the challenge of the Spring Series and the FA Women's Cup ahead of us too, I really can't wait to pull on my City shirt in front of our fans and make them proud". Read More »

Champions Real Comeback To Sink Brave Napoli


Napoli will host the second leg on 7 March, in Italy. Napoli kept pushing for a potentially crucial second goal and they nearly got it in the dying minutes when Callejon bundled the ball home from Insigne's header down, but it was ruled narrowly offside. Read More »

Even By UConn Standards, Women's 100th Hoop Win Was An Event


One of the most exciting things in sports is when you can't believed what you have just seen. I want to focus on trying to do that instead of worrying about all this other stuff . Auriemma said. "I said, 'I can't answer that question". How can I be so sure that will happen? "I'm flabbergasted to a certain extent". Even more impressive is the fact that 98 of these 100 wins have come by double-digits, and 56 of them were decided by 40-plus points. Read More »

Kansas' Frank Mason cleans up from the stripe in Monday's win


With a make-shift lineup out there and with everybody fouling out, and somehow the guys just hung in there". Bill Self and his staff haven't lost back-to-back games at Allen Fieldhouse since arriving at Kansas in 2003. West Virginia then built a steady lead over the second half, and was up 14 with 3 minutes left, and then all hell broke loose. KU then never trailed in the extra period, scoring the first eight points of OT and holding on for an 84-80 victory. Read More »

Who can help Oakley and Dolan make up? Maybe Michael Jordan

Whatever Adam Silver and Michael Jordan told New York Knicks owner James Dolan on Monday, apparently it worked. Last week, Charles Oakley , a beloved Knick, was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden. Though, Sharpton's mobilization of picketers "in solidarity", may no longer prove necessary, since an intervention spearheaded by NBA legend Michael Jordan and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver appears to have made real progress in brokering a truce between Dolan and Oakley. Read More »

England wins for Worcester rugby players

And, of course, few would argue with that statement, for the Welsh players to a man, had put on a hugely committed, at times heroic display, fronting up manfully to the RBS Six Nations title favourites with passion and defiance, laced with skill and real intent, that nearly to the end of this titanic struggle between two evenly-matched teams looked set to reap their rightful reward. Read More »

Griezmann seals Atletico fightback, Sevilla stay third

Real Madrid top the standings on 49 points after winning 3-1 at Osasuna on Saturday, and have played two games fewer than their title rivals. "Celta made it tough for us with their counters". Carrasco levelled in style and then Griezmann finished off a brilliant move - scoring with his one and only touch in the Celta box - in the 88th minute to stun the visitors and rescue victory from the jaws of defeat. Read More »

Flynn Reportedly Talked Sanctions With Russia Before Trump Took Office

That's, um, bad. It strains credulity that on Wednesday (Thursday NZT), Flynn could issue a flat denial about conversations he had with Kislyak, but the next day, suddenly his memory of those conversations changed. That's not true, according to new reports from The Washington Post and The New York Times . Putin announced a day after the sanctions were imposed that there would be no retaliation until Moscow could assess Trump's policies, which increased the officials' concerns about ... Read More »

I am still the right man for Leicester job, declares Ranieri

Leicester are now without an away win in the Premier League since last April, with the run stretching to 15 matches. Jordan Ayew wants to use previous relegation pain to help Swansea retain their Premier League status and reward his brother Andre's faith. Read More »

France too good for Scotland in Paris


The Dark Blues take on France this Saturday hoping to make it two RBS 6 Nations wins out of two. "Although we'll need to play for 80 minutes, if we focus on the start of the game, hopefully we can turn the crowd against them a bit early on". Read More »

All Star Brandon Phillips Traded To Braves

Phillips, 35, is due to make $ 14 million this season in the final year of a six-year, $72.5 million contract. Portuondo, 29, was signed by the Braves in February 2016 as an worldwide free agent from Cuba, where he made 44 starts and 81 relief appearances for Santiago in Cuba Serie Nacional. Read More »

Arsene Wenger 'not ready' to leave Arsenal despite Ian Wright exit suggestions


Meanwhile, Arsenal have no or limited hope of winning the Premier League title this season as the Gunners presently occupy fourth position on the log with 47 points, and they are 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. "I appreciate you want me to rest but I'm not ready". "You have to refuse to give up". On whether Wenger knew what had happened, he said: "He didn't have a clue what I was talking about". Read More »

EPL 2016-17: Burnley peg back Chelsea courtesy Robbie Brady's superb free-kick


What ended as a hard-fought draw initially seemed a cruise to victory. The fact Burnley were looking for an eighth straight home win in all competitions shows they are a force to be reckoned with on their own soil. However, it does have its faults - if you can find them - and Burnley made a good effort at exploiting them. It's a lightning break as Hazard sprays it wide for Moses. Read More »

Swansea City boss Paul Clement named January Manager of the Month


The club's owners recently gave Claudio Ranieri a vote of confidence but, after seeing nearly the same side that lifted the title in May lose again, that confidence can no longer be held in his players. The Foxes were the feelgood story of last season when they confounded observers' wildest expectations by surging past bigger and more storied clubs to win the league for the very first time. Read More »

Ex-Miami Dolphins DL/LB Quentin Moses dies in Georgia house fire


Moses was drafted in the third round of the 2007 National Football League draft (65th overall) by the Oakland Raiders, but he never played for the team. 'On behalf of UGA Athletics, we extend our most honest condolences to his family'. Moses also added 25 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble to a solid college football career. Read More »

Chelsea legend suggests Ozil to move to Bayern Munich


With just 18 months left on his contract with Arsenal, former German global Michael Ballack has advised Mesut Ozil to switch to the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich in the summer. He wants to stay here. Arsenal can win titles of course. We are in a league where Man City, Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea everybody fights and you can not guarantee that to anybody. Read More »

UFC 208 Embedded, Episode 3: A Special Gift For "The Spider"

It figures to be a classic stand-up battle, with Holm relying on her skills as a former boxing champion . Now, according to de Randamie, women will be able to maintain healthier eating habits in the weeks leading up to fights. The establishment of the bantamweight division has drawn a lot of talent to the UFC. It's not as though we're getting the two absolute best featherweights to battle for this crown, and it's definitely not a fight people have been clamoring for since women came to the ... Read More »

Real back on top after crucial win at Osasuna

And that is what the case with Osasuna manager Peter Vasiljevic. His stoppage-time equaliser against Atletico Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final - which Real went on to win - is the stuff of legend at the club, while he repeated that feat in the 2016 final against the same opponents. Read More »

Conan O'Brien surprises James White with Ford truck


The bonus here is that because of what Brady said , and because Conan is a huge Patriots fan and because Ford is apparently a sponsor of his television show, the folks at Team Coco made a decision to give White a brand new truck, even though he didn't win the MVP. Read More »

UNC's Theo Pinson available vs. Duke after 3-game absence

The Tar Heels have excelled on the boards so far this season averaging approximately 45 rebounds per game. And despite shooting just 36.8 percent from 3-point range, the Blue Devils have remained efficient by knocking down 54.9 percent of their shots from inside the arc. Read More »

Bucks' Parker suffers torn ACL; team expects 12-month recovery period

Parker was averaging a career-high 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds as one of the Bucks' franchise cornerstones and the team's second-leading scorer. Center John Henson said Parker was yelling to teammates that he had hyperextended the knee. Per the Bucks , Parker will be on a 12-month rehab timeline after undergoing surgery. After hurting his knee that December, the hard-working Chicago native returned 11 months later, playing 76 games in 2015-16. Read More »

Joost van der Westhuizen dies, aged 45

SA rugby president Mark Alexander paid tribute to the former Springboks number nine. Shortly after his passing, he was heralded as a "South African great", a "giant and warrior of rugby" and a "fighter until the end". "He leaves behind a generation of athletes who aspire for his legendary sportsmanship". The iconic rugby player set up the J9 Foundation to promote awareness around motor neuron disease. Read More »

Tottenham fans react on Twitter to new goalkeeper speculation

Despite Keylor Navas' impressive displays over the years, it seems that the Spanish giants still want to land a new goalkeeper - and manager Zinedine Zidane still wants to lure his compatriot Lloris to the Spanish capital. As one of the Premier League's best goalkeepers, the Frenchman was seen as a bargain buy - after joining the club for £8 million from Lyon in 2012 - and his influence on the team has been unquestionable. Read More »

Leeds and Huddersfield managers sent off in freaky touchline scuffle


A brawl ensued between players and staff and resulted in several bookings and both managers being sent to the stands. "It is all part of the emotion of the game but maybe this should happen with the players on the grass", Wagner said. Whites fans were calling for action to be taken after the Turkish flag was spotted during the televised game, which Huddersfield won 2-1 with a late goal from Michael Hefele. Read More »

Outpost bill heading for final vote in the Knesset

The UN Middle East envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, called on Israeli MPs to vote against the law, saying it would "greatly diminish the prospects for Arab-Israeli peace". First put forward by the Jewish Home party, the original proposal was meant to overturn a High Court of Justice verdict forbidding the expropriation of the privately owned Palestinian land on which Amona once stood. Read More »

Romelu Lukaku determined to fulfill potential


Jamie Redknapp has claimed he "loves" how Romelu Lukaku is playing with such swagger under Ronald Koeman at Everton. "I have never seen a striker so clinical with his finishing". "We started well, we did what we had to do". The 23-year-old is now just one league goal shy of equalling Duncan Ferguson's all-time Premier League record goals haul of 60, and also notched the fastest goal ever recorded on home soil in the Premier League era - Lukaku's goal after 31 seconds eclipsing David ... Read More »