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Barnett suspended for opening round NCAA Tournament game Barnett suspended for opening round NCAA Tournament game
- March 12, 2018

If MU makes it to the second round, Coach Martin said Barnett could be available to play. Missouri forward Jordan Barnett was arrested by university police at 3:26 a.m. Meanwhile, one of their star players is now out for the game because he got a DWI the weekend ahead of the tournament. The Seminoles were defeated by Louisville in the ACC Tournament, while Missouri was bounced by Georgia. (more...)
5 things to know about Alabama's first-round opponent in NCAA Tournament 5 things to know about Alabama's first-round opponent in NCAA Tournament
- March 12, 2018

The one win in those four games was earned by beating Duke . Texas is in the Tournament for the second time in three years under Shaka Smart. Alabama basketball was 7-10 away from home. Flanery thinks all eight of the teams under consideration got fortunate that there weren't too many upsets in mid-major conferences that could push someone off the bubble. (more...)
These young fans are confident of an Irish Grand Slam These young fans are confident of an Irish Grand Slam
- March 12, 2018

Sexton said: "Declan said I was just as much a part of it as everyone else in 2009 when I was in the bibs". I definitely didn't feel that way. And you could tell by, I suppose, by their speeches and their action through that season - how much it meant to them. (more...)
Novak Djokovic ousted in Indian Wells Novak Djokovic ousted in Indian Wells
- March 12, 2018

The 10th-seeded Djokovic acknowledged his poor performance against the world's 109th-ranked player. The 10th seed and 12-time grand slam champion has a bye into the second round, where a qualifier awaits, but Djokovic could face Kei Nishikori in the third round. (more...)
Willian is Chelsea's main man ahead of Barca showdown Willian is Chelsea's main man ahead of Barca showdown
- March 12, 2018

Chelsea will face a Crystal Palace side that couldn't have been more motivated in their game with Manchester United last Monday night, yet squandered a 2-0 lead to eventually lose 3-2 with Nemanja Matic firing in the victor right at the death. (more...)
Neymar wants to return to Barcelona Neymar wants to return to Barcelona
- March 12, 2018

Despite PSG's Champions League exit, Alves looks set to win the eighth league title of his career this season. At Barcelona he was guaranteed major trophies and the chance to win the Champions League every season. It was reported throughout the summer that a key reason as to why Neymar surprised the footballing world to move to France was so that the spotlight would be firmly on him, which of course was never the case at Barcelona as Lionel Messi was there. (more...)
Lille fans invade pitch, aim kicks at players Lille fans invade pitch, aim kicks at players
- March 12, 2018

Fan protests during West Ham's 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday involved captain Mark Noble throwing an intruder to the ground before being ushered away by his teammates. "You're dirtying our jersey, you're dirtying our jersey", and "If we go down, we'll take you down", were the chants that were ringing out. "I don't accept that my players are punched, that my players are treated this way". (more...)
Dixon to start ninth in IndyCar opener Dixon to start ninth in IndyCar opener
- March 12, 2018

Rossi escaped but the damage to Wickens #6 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports-Honda was terminal. No drivers were penalized in the series of sloppy errors. Alexander Rossi made a run on him at Turn 1, tried to take the inside and the two collided, causing Wickens to spin. (more...)
New Zealand knocked out by United States of America at Vancouver Sevens New Zealand knocked out by United States of America at Vancouver Sevens
- March 12, 2018

Kenya's match against England will be the last of the quarter finals fixtures with kick off scheduled for 10:14pm (Kenyan time). Another loss will eliminate the Canadians from play. Despite Phil Burgess' score, a number of clinical offloads saw Samoa beat England 21-5 as the final round of games could then see three teams finish top of the pool. (more...)
Michigan State will play at Little Caesars Arena — March Madness Michigan State will play at Little Caesars Arena — March Madness
- March 12, 2018

The Boilermakers are a No. 2 seed based largely on its non-conference strength, beating Arizona, Marquette, Louisville and Butler. That included two wins over Duke, a win at Tennessee, a home win against eventual Big Ten Tournament champ MI and a neutral-court win against Ohio State. (more...)
Notre Dame Lands No. 1 Seed In NIT, Will Face Hampton Notre Dame Lands No. 1 Seed In NIT, Will Face Hampton
- March 12, 2018

The teams traded goals in the first period as Jordan Gross and Andrew Peeke scored for Notre Dame while Nate Sucese and Brandon Biro scored for Penn State. Penn State beat Ohio State three times. The MEAC is 3-12 all-time in the National Invitation Tournaments with wins coming in 2006 (Delaware State), 1995 ( Coppin State ) and 1974 ( Maryland-Eastern Shore ). (more...)
Manchester United Fans Are All Saying The Same Thing About Ashley Young Manchester United Fans Are All Saying The Same Thing About Ashley Young
- March 12, 2018

Eric Bailly's freakish own goal gave Liverpool hope in the second half, but United held on for a first victory over their North West rivals since January, 2016. "You can't say you want a player, they give you a number and you say "right, we will pay that". "We have to defend these situations better". You can not leave a player alone like Lukaku , everyone knows that and we trained that of course. (more...)
Warriors drop second in a row with loss to Timberwolves Warriors drop second in a row with loss to Timberwolves
- March 12, 2018

Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points and 16 rebounds as the Timberwolves held off the defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors 109-103 at Target Center on Sunday. Durant finished with 39 points, but went just 11 for 32 from the field. Golden State's only run in the game came in the second quarter when Derrick Rose made his Minnesota debut. (more...)
Why 'quadrants' are important to the NCAA Tournament selection committee Why 'quadrants' are important to the NCAA Tournament selection committee
- March 12, 2018

Texas Southern 84, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 69 - At Houston: Trayvon Reed had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Demontrae Jefferson added 15 points and Texas Southern defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game to earn its fourth NCAA tournament appearance in five years. (more...)
Elgar, Amla edge South Africa closer to Australian total Elgar, Amla edge South Africa closer to Australian total
- March 12, 2018

George's Park, sending the Australians slumping from 161-3. Tim Paine, however, frustrated the home side by scoring 36 runs as Australia added 61 runs for the last two wickets. Both Warner and de Kock received fines and disciplinary sanctions after their altercation in Durban . There were few alarms from the wicket, which did not provide the same seam movement that South Africa enjoyed on the first day when they restricted Australia to 243 all out. (more...)
Jamie Carragher sorry for 'spitting at 14-year-old girl' Jamie Carragher sorry for 'spitting at 14-year-old girl'
- March 12, 2018

Ex-Liverpool star Carragher was caught on camera spraying a mouthful of gob at the open passenger window of a auto containing a pair of Man United fans - a dad and his daughter. He added: "I was continually goaded and verbally abused numerous times whilst being filmed in slow moving traffic and reacted in a way that is of course regretful". (more...)
Latest Rumours on David Luiz Amid Antonio Conte Exit Talk Latest Rumours on David Luiz Amid Antonio Conte Exit Talk
- March 12, 2018

When it was put to him that Giroud deserved a chance to start, Conte said: "In some games, it's right to start with him". I wished him the best and for his family. The centre-back has been suffering from a muscle problem, which kept him out of Chelsea's 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. (more...)
Burnley match plagued by pitch invaders Burnley match plagued by pitch invaders
- March 12, 2018

Mark Noble had to wrestle a pitch invader off the pitch, while another managed to steal a corner flag and plant it in the middle of the pitch, reminiscent of Graeme Souness' antics while in Turkey. It seemed today that the fans had had enough. "They have showed their emotions and showed everyone how they feel". Rashford's double - on his first Premier League start since Boxing Day - proved decisive, as Liverpool couldn't add to the Bailly own goal as they slipped to a first defeat in ... (more...)
Martin Truex Jr. captures pole for TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix Martin Truex Jr. captures pole for TicketGuardian 500 in Phoenix
- March 12, 2018

Also the victor in Atlanta after crashing and finishing 31st in the season-opening Daytona 500, Harvick is the first driver to win three straight Cup races since Joey Logano in 2015. Logano will start fifth, and Harvick starts 10th. DiBenedetto posted along with a video. And to come here to a racetrack that is so good to us, is a lot of fun, and everyone was so determined, we just wanted to stomp 'em. (more...)
Conte explains why Terry visited Chelsea training Conte explains why Terry visited Chelsea training
- March 12, 2018

Former Chelsea player Patrick Van Aanholt struck in the dying minutes of the game gifting the visitors a goal after putting up a fight. Hazard is still writing his chapter in the Chelsea history books, and he took another step towards legend status on Saturday by becoming just the tenth player to reach 200 Premier League appearances in a Chelsea shirt. (more...)
UK to plea for exemption to punishing Trump tariffs UK to plea for exemption to punishing Trump tariffs
- March 12, 2018

When Trump unveiled the new tariffs on Thursday, he exempted Canada and Mexico. As two massive trading partners, the fallout among the three countries from retaliatory tariffs could have been enormous. Officials would look into the extent of the tariffs and how New Zealand might secure an exemption , Mr Robertson said. It's the boldest move to date for the president who campaigned on a protectionist platform sharply at odds with Republicans' free-trade orthodoxy. (more...)
Roger Federer leading Federico Delbonis at Indian Wells when rain forces delay Roger Federer leading Federico Delbonis at Indian Wells when rain forces delay
- March 12, 2018

In a rain-hampered match, Federer won the first set on the weekend, before the wet weather forced play to be delayed overnight . It wasn't the best performance from the Swiss veteran, with a whopping 40 unforced errors, including 22 on his forehand. (more...)
Michy Batshuayi: 'Borussia Dortmund boss right to drop me' Michy Batshuayi: 'Borussia Dortmund boss right to drop me'
- March 12, 2018

But it was not to be as substitute Batshuayi sent Dortmund back up to third in the Bundesliga, boosting their Champions League qualification hopes. Dortmund coach Peter Stoger brought on Batshuayi, who had played every league game for Dortmund since his loan switch from Chelsea, for the last half hour. (more...)
Wales edge up Six Nations table with rout of Italy Wales edge up Six Nations table with rout of Italy
- March 12, 2018

Wing George North - back in action following a recent hard time at his club Northampton - set the tone with a try double, while centre Hadleigh Parkes , lock Cory Hill and flanker Justin Tipuric also crossed. Any hint of Wales complacency, though, was swiftly removed when Italy responded through a try by Minozzi - he capitalised on hesitant Welsh defensive work - and Allan's conversion made it 14-7 after 10 minutes. (more...)
Jake Arrieta finally finds a home - that Mets won't like Jake Arrieta finally finds a home - that Mets won't like
- March 11, 2018

At the start of free agency, Arrieta was believed to be one of the top free agent pitchers on the market but his agent Scott Boras was believed to initially be seeking a long-term deal in the $200 million range. The Phillies current rotation has potential, with the 24-year-old Aaron Nola on staff, but outside of Nola the rest of Philadelphia's rotation lacks proven arms. (more...)
ICC charges South Africa's Rabada with Level Two offence
- March 11, 2018

Rabada faces a two-test ban if he is found guilty on making contact with Smith intentionally. Rabada shouted in celebration and approached Smith aggressively after winning a leg before wicket decision against him and the shoulders of the players made contact. (more...)
Tiger Woods goes for first win since 2013 at Valspar Championship Tiger Woods goes for first win since 2013 at Valspar Championship
- March 11, 2018

Televised coverage of the Valspar Championship will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the Golf Channel . While his driving accuracy was lacking at times Saturday, Woods' short game was particularly sharp, as evidenced by a chip-in birdie from the rough from 30 feet at the par-four ninth that tied him for the lead. (more...)
Bournemouth defender Ake up for showdown with Spurs striker Kane Bournemouth defender Ake up for showdown with Spurs striker Kane
- March 11, 2018

Tottenham moved into third, a point above Liverpool, and five points clear of fifth-place Chelsea with eight games remaining in the race for Champions League qualification. The loss of Kane to a first half injury to his right ankle, sustained in a collision with home keeper Asmir Begovic , gave Pochettino cause for concern. (more...)
Giants cut Odell Beckham's buddy Brad Wing after punter struggled in 2017 Giants cut Odell Beckham's buddy Brad Wing after punter struggled in 2017
- March 11, 2018

Wing became the first Australian-born player to score on a pass in a Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens . In his first Giants season, Wing had a 44.5-yard gross average and a 38.9-yard net average on 76 punts. Wing was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.35 million in 2018 along with another $175,000 in roster and workout bonuses. The Giants signed him to a three-year contract extension the following summer worth just over $7 million. (more...)
Aguero ruled out of Stoke clash Aguero ruled out of Stoke clash
- March 11, 2018

The striker sustained the problem during City's final session ahead of the game at bet365 Stadium. However, the Argentine is hopeful of being sidelined for just two weeks, which should see him return in time for City's next fixture at Everton on March 31. (more...)

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