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Ireland had doubts against Scotland: Murray
- March 11, 2018

Asked how he would feel to guide Ireland to a Grand Slam to equal the exploits of the 1948 and 2009 vintage, Schmidt said: 'I think it would give me incredible satisfaction. "It's just important that we go to Twickenham and play how we want to play and show an improvement - that's all that matters". 'We're going to have to save the best for last, and that's what it's going to take to win everything next week, ' said Best. (more...)
Rumor: Still a long shot LeBron James chooses Lakers Rumor: Still a long shot LeBron James chooses Lakers
- March 11, 2018

LeBron reminded the world just how dominant he is when he went off against the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. James isn't quite the athletic freak he was then, and his defense often fluctuates between "I'm conserving energy" and "I can only give you so much here, guys". (more...)
Jonathan Lucroy Close to Contract with Oakland Athletics Jonathan Lucroy Close to Contract with Oakland Athletics
- March 11, 2018

Lucroy has agreed to a one-year deal with the A's, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Beyond Maxwell, the depth chart includes Josh Phegley and Dustin Garneau. After a slow start to the season, he was dealt to Colorado in August for a player to be named later. It was in Milwaukee where Lucroy was an All-Star twice during his career. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool can never play defensive football *cough
- March 11, 2018

United also have a rebuilding project to do in their midfield, with Michael Carrick retiring and Marouane Fellaini expected to leave, leaving Jose Mourinho desperately short on bodies. "We have to defend these situations better", he said . "With Romelu Lukaku , he can win the headers sometimes - we did it afterwards [won the headers], but in these two situations we didn't". (more...)
Kagiso Rabada makes contact with Steve Smith during celebration Kagiso Rabada makes contact with Steve Smith during celebration
- March 11, 2018

Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith, on the other hand, slammed Rabada for his action. "When you've got a world-class bowler like Rabada bowling at you in a spell like that, we've got to be better and we've got to be sharper". Mitch Marsh snared two key wickets. Play on Day 2 starts at 10:00. It took match referee Jeff Crowe to have a word with the on-field umpires, Kumar Dharmasena and Sundaram Ravi, to let play continue with the band still playing. (more...)
NCAA Tournament Selection Show: Will FSU be dancing? NCAA Tournament Selection Show: Will FSU be dancing?
- March 11, 2018

Viewers in the United Kingdom are unable to watch Selection Sunday on TV but there are a number of options online. After all of the conference tournaments have wrapped up, the NCAA D-I Men's Basketball Committee meets to decide which teams will be dancing. (more...)
Powell inspires West Indies to ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier win Powell inspires West Indies to ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier win
- March 11, 2018

Now the super-six stage will be played on tomorrow, where West Indies will try to win and set back himself for the upcoming ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018. Zimbabwe were seen as outsiders to reach the World Cup before qualifying got underway, but Hamilton Masakadza struck 84 as they thrashed Hong Kong by 89 runs for a third straight triumph. (more...)
Tyron Woodley willing to train Floyd Mayweather for UFC debut Tyron Woodley willing to train Floyd Mayweather for UFC debut
- March 11, 2018

Tyron and Floyd have been friendly for a while - and when the two connected in L.A. during NBA All-Star weekend, Tyron says they chose to work together to get Floyd MMA-ready. The post leaves little to the imagination as it shows an image headlined "Certified Killa vs Certified B***h", which depicts Mayweather inflicting horrific damage on his arch rival Conor McGregor in a fight that is clearly being conducted under MMA rules. (more...)
Conor McGregor Fires Back At 50 Cent's 'White Boy' Diss Conor McGregor Fires Back At 50 Cent's 'White Boy' Diss
- March 11, 2018

As it turns out, McGregor's "tribute" was merely yet another instalment in his freaky feud with rapper 50 Cent , which started in the build-up to McGregor's fight with Floyd Mayweather and has escalated ever since. "It was called I run NY". In order for white people to have a champion, they had to make Rocky, because they can't actually do that sh-t. Nah, they're not, he just likes some of his songs. (more...)
Petr Cech becomes first goalkeeper to reach 200 Premier League clean sheets Petr Cech becomes first goalkeeper to reach 200 Premier League clean sheets
- March 11, 2018

Sunday's win will doubtless spark talk of what has become a perennial end-of-season revival under Wenger - and that is precisely the problem. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan assisted each other's goals, an Shkrodan Mustafi opened the scoring for Arsenal . (more...)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Reportedly Asked by Giants to Take Pay Cut Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Reportedly Asked by Giants to Take Pay Cut
- March 11, 2018

But this time, we know a little more about it . The New York Giants have cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers Cromartie , who was set to count $6.5 million against the cap. In 153 career games, Rodgers-Cromartie has recorded 439 tackles (382 solo), 2.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, 145 passes defensed, 30 interceptions and six touchdowns. (more...)
South Africa make serious inroads
- March 11, 2018

At the back of his defiant contribution, the hosts took an important 139 runs lead in the first innings to stake their claims riding in the driver seat position in this second Test match. We weren't taking wickets but we felt in the game the whole session. Amla was bowled by a fast, reverse swinging yorker from Mitchell Starc for 56 four balls after tea and Elgar was caught behind off Josh Hazlewood for 57 in the next over. (more...)
Smith falls cheaply as Australia lose three wickets Smith falls cheaply as Australia lose three wickets
- March 11, 2018

Nightwatchman Kagiso Rabada (29) was the only batsman out in the first two sessions. Australia did get the wicket of Aiden Markram, who was fresh from his magnificient century in the second innings of the first Test . South Africa took giant strides to levelling the Test series during the second session on day 3 at St George's Park by taking three Australian wickets before the visitors have managed to wipe out the first innings deficit. (more...)
Golden State Warriors Will Try to Get Back On Track vs Timberwolves Golden State Warriors Will Try to Get Back On Track vs Timberwolves
- March 11, 2018

But then the unthinkable happened. Steve Kerr has refused to shut up and coach. "I'm thinking about our health and we'll get Steph healthy". Once again, that talent pulled through for the Warriors . "And just by his reaction that he had tonight it's kind of a worry". San Antonio got a great night out of LaMarcus Aldridge (30 points and 17 rebounds). (more...)
President Trump to Rally in Pennsylvania's 18th District President Trump to Rally in Pennsylvania's 18th District
- March 11, 2018

He said the United States has a trade deficit of $100 billion with the European Union, "because we have stupid politicians doing stupid things". "Rick is going to vote for us all the time". The 18th District is a rural district in southwestern Pennsylvania. But, it's also about Lamb's style and charisma, Republicans say. Drawing little energy from within, Saccone has been forced to outsource the lifeblood of many successful campaigns - the so-called get-out-the-vote operation - to paid ... (more...)
Fiorentina beat Benevento in emotional Davide Astori tribute match Fiorentina beat Benevento in emotional Davide Astori tribute match
- March 11, 2018

The Viola captain and Italy worldwide died in his sleep last Saturday, which led to an outpouring of grief from the football community. The footballing community in Italy has been mourning his death, and earlier today, Fiorentina continued to pay homage to Astori. (more...)
Bagley pours in 33 as Duke routs Notre Dame Bagley pours in 33 as Duke routs Notre Dame
- March 11, 2018

The Hokies (21-11, 10-8 ACC) fell in its first game of an ACC Tournament since 2014, while the Fighting Irish (20-13, 8-10 ACC) won their second consecutive game and will face two-seeded Duke on Thursday. "I think Isaiah (Wilkins) is probably the best at it, even being undersize down there, but he just has so much fight". Louisville did cut into the Virginia lead during a second half run, getting back within four points, but the precision of the Cavaliers ultimately won out. (more...)
NRA sues Florida after state passes gun control law NRA sues Florida after state passes gun control law
- March 11, 2018

Surrounded by families affected by the Parkland shooting on February 14, Scott formally signed the SB 7026 , the so-called " Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act", named after the school where the tragedy took place. Some of the most extreme gun-rights laws in the country, including the first "stand your ground" law and a measure (later ruled unconstitutional) that barred doctors from asking their patients about gun ownership, were rubber-stamped by the legislature, ... (more...)
Kagiso Rabada faces suspension for remainder of South Africa-Australia Test series
- March 11, 2018

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped the heart out of Australia's batting when he took four wickets in seven balls on the first day of the second Test yesterday. Australia did get the wicket of Aiden Markram, who was fresh from his magnificient century in the second innings of the first Test . They dismissed Australia for 243 with openers Colin Bancroft and David Warner remaining their highest run scorers. (more...)
Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Odds Preview 03/09/18 Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks Odds Preview 03/09/18
- March 11, 2018

A late-game blunder in overtime. Mawien finished with 16 points, and Xavier Sneed and Dean Wade scored 12 apiece for the fourth-seeded Wildcats (22-10), who advanced to play Kansas or Oklahoma State in Friday night's semifinals. (more...)
Jones insists beaten England only 'two to three per cent away' Jones insists beaten England only 'two to three per cent away'
- March 11, 2018

France , who had lost nine of their last 11 Six Nations games against England , are third in the standings behind England on points difference, but the title went to Ireland after their 28-8 victory over Scotland . It was clear quite quickly that that just wasn't going to happen, it was going to be one of those days for France as England just couldn't get any joy. (more...)
Sharma back on top at Indian Open Sharma back on top at Indian Open
- March 11, 2018

Scotland's Stephen Gallacher produced the lowest round of the day with a 67 to sit a shot off the lead as the 2014 Ryder Cup victor looks for a first individual victory in four years. I shot a few low numbers in my career and this one is right in my top five. Scottish golfer Stephen Gallacher scored a sizzling five-under 67 to zoom to the second spot after firing five birdies, an eagle and two bogeys to stay just one stroke behind the leaders. (more...)
Watch Tiger Woods electrify the gallery with a spectacular hole-out Watch Tiger Woods electrify the gallery with a spectacular hole-out
- March 11, 2018

Corey Conners heard the whole round and it made him smile. However, Woods is well in contention at the Valspar Championship as a three-under-par 68 on Friday left him just two shots off the pace heading into the weekend. "I putted really, really well on the back nine", Rose said. I've been here before. I couldn't have fun today, I need to find another job. "So, there's a lot of guys up there, so, you know, myself included. (more...)
Kansas hands WVU third straight Big 12 Championship loss Kansas hands WVU third straight Big 12 Championship loss
- March 11, 2018

They made 56 percent of their three-pointers. And by the time Lagerald Vick curled in back-to-back baskets, the lead had swelled to 71-59 and the Jayhawks were on their way toward the title game. Saturday marked the third win this season for Kansas over West Virginia, having also beaten the Mountaineers 71-66 on January 15 in Morgantown and 77-69 on February 17 in Lawrence. (more...)
Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley Rips Pants During Big East Championship Providence Head Coach Ed Cooley Rips Pants During Big East Championship
- March 11, 2018

The Musketeers had chances to close out the game in regulation, and then to tie the score in the final seconds of OT, but couldn't make the big play when they needed it most. Marcus Foster had 19 points to lead Creighton (21-11), which has wins over four ranked teams this season on its NCAA resume. "Khyri (Thomas) is one of the best defenders in the country, it was a chess match", Cooley said. (more...)
Tough day for Aussies in South African test Tough day for Aussies in South African test
- March 11, 2018

Rabada was all fired up on the opening day and it all got a bit heated up in the middle as he gave Australia captain Steve Smith a send-off which might attract the attention of the match referee at some stage. Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has condemned the Australian team's behaviour in Durban, labelling their antics unacceptable. "Respect is the key & and I hope nothing personal was said to any player towards anyone from either side". (more...)
'Amazing' De Villiers bats South Africa into lead 'Amazing' De Villiers bats South Africa into lead
- March 11, 2018

He trapped Smith with a ball speared in to the batsman's pads, then in his next over gained a second leg before wicket, dismissing Shaun Marsh, before having Mitchell Marsh caught behind off an inside edge. Two more wickets fell quickly after the interval, including that of Warner for 63 who let his bat do the talking after being fined 75 percent of his match fee for the incident during the first Test. (more...)
#SAvAUS Proteas looking solid at lunch against Australia #SAvAUS Proteas looking solid at lunch against Australia
- March 11, 2018

Smith was given out by Dharmasena and, in celebration, Rabada continued in his follow-through, shouting "Yes, yes", in Smith's direction. According to an Australian news website, CSA's commercial manager Clive Eksteen and media and communications manager Altaaf Khazi were photographed arm-in-arm with punters who had been allowed into the St George's Park ground wearing Williams's masks. (more...)
Man Utd: Mourinho explains dominance of Liverpool
- March 11, 2018

Lovren expects a United side who have learned to "win ugly" under Mourinho to adopt the negative tactics that secured a goalless draw at Anfield in October. "He is okay", Mourinho added. He also emphasized the importance of Lukaku's role during the Crystal Palace match in which the striker had to fall back to central defense to help his team secure three points. (more...)
Silver for Scotland's curlers at World Junior Championships Silver for Scotland's curlers at World Junior Championships
- March 11, 2018

Canada's Tyler Tardi beat Scotland's Ross Whyte 6-5 on Saturday for the men's world junior curling championships after Kaitlyn Jones won the women's title for Canada earlier in the day. But they chipped away and were able to tie it in the tenth end to send the game to extra ends. It's Canada's 12th women's world junior title. "I know I put everything out there on the line today and came out on top, and that's an incredible feeling". (more...)

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