Author: 0 O'Brien: Ireland would not fall for Italy ploy like England

Italy's capitulation from here was swift, however, as the guests twice left themselves short of men on the left side, first allowing substitute Nowell to slip in before Ben Te'o marked his first England start with a try. We knew Italy would come very passionate and fired up. Italy's approach of opting not to contest the breakdown had clearly proved unsettling and a succession of confused senior England players took it in turns to question referee Romain Poite over the ruse, Dylan Hartley ...

Author: 0 Bellew: I'm Going To Run Through Haye Like A Train

And as Haye lost his temper, he said to the crowd: "You're all f***ing retards". "Bet all the money you have". Fighters will go through a final press conference on Thursday and weigh-in on Friday ahead of the respective first bells on Saturday.

Author: 0 Key Liverpool man worryingly missing from pre-Leicester training photos

Leicester caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare believes the Foxes squad were hurt by criticism following Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Jamie Vardy labelled it unfair. "I wouldn't say it's a case of more effort". "I thought we were excellent and set the tone during the first 10 or 15 minutes". "We can be much better, we showed it already, and not doing it feels really disappointing and that is the main problem in this moment".

Author: 0 Afghanistan thrash Zimbabwe in fifth ODI to clinch series 3-2

The match was about to be a high voltage competition but the Chevrons could not even make any fight against the Afghan but lost as usually. The fans had been given lots of hope by the back to back victories Zimbabwe recorded to come from two nil down to level the series but they were left disappointed after yesterday's display, with some finding their way out of the ground early as they could not stand the humiliation.

Sport Cavaliers Expected to Sign Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut
Author: 0 Cavaliers Expected to Sign Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut

No word if there will be a minutes limit on the superstar, though. The Cavs went small to start the game, starting Richard Jefferson at power forward. After two three-pointers from Thon Maker and one from Malcolm Brogdon , the Bucks led 61-54. He would also break a tie he set earlier in the game that would leave him all alone at 5 all-time in three-point field goals made.

Sport Wild's Parise, Pominville Diagnosed With Mumps
Author: 0 Wild's Parise, Pominville Diagnosed With Mumps

Minnesota is the second National Hockey League team to get hit with the contagious ailment this month. Vancouver played Saturday night without five players because of the mumps or symptoms associated with the virus and the team announced two more players exhibited symptoms Sunday.

Sport Dele Alli's parents express disappointment at their son
Author: 0 Dele Alli's parents express disappointment at their son

But Alli apologised to his victim Brecht Dejaegere and to his team-mates, and Mauricio Pochettino defended him afterwards. While Souness admits that the tackle - for which Alli received a straight red - was "unnecessary", he believes that bit of "devil" marks out a player with potential to be the very best.

Sport Isaiah Thomas after end of scoring streak: 'I'll break it again'
Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas after end of scoring streak: 'I'll break it again'

He had already been ejected after drawing his second technical foul of the night for hanging on the rim after a dunk in the third quarter, and he added to the antics on his way off the court when he ruthlessly denied giving his jersey to a Celtics fan who literally wanted it so bad.

Author: 0 Dallas sends Jordie Benn to Montreal in deal with Canadiens

Benn has spent the last six seasons in Dallas playing alongside his younger brother, Jamie, who is the Stars' captain. In parts of six National Hockey League seasons, all with the Stars, he has recorded 71 points (11-60=71) in 302 regular season contests.

Sport Andreas Pereira sends message to Manchester United
Author: 0 Andreas Pereira sends message to Manchester United

Speaking to Sky Sports after Manchester United's win on Sunday, Neville said: "He reminds me of Roy Keane, the way he drives the team forward". It was Ibrahimovic's header in the 87th minute that finally rescued the day. It is a long, long way from mission accomplished. He is now level with Sir Alex Ferguson and Brian Clough as the most successful manager in the League Cup after his fourth triumph.

Author: 0 Wild trade for Hanzal and White

Hanzal has 16 goals and 10 assist this season after scoring 13 goals and a career-high 41 points in 64 games with the club last season. Make no mistake about it. Hanzal, a pending unrestricted free agent, was sought after by a number of contending teams ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline. When asked about the potential trade before it went official, Boudreau responded, "Chuck (Fletcher) and Brent (Flahr) are locked in a room".

Author: 0 #KloppOut floods Twitter as leaky Liverpool lose at Leicester

We've been trying but it's not been clicking. The second was anything but vintage, as Danny Drinkwater doubled Leicester's lead 12 minutes later with a gorgeous looping volley that flew past a helpless Mignolet to find sanctuary in the side of Liverpool's net.

Author: 0 Thank God we aren't playing tomorrow - Klopp tears into woeful Liverpool

The Reds' top-four aspirations suffered a blow as the champions, just four days after Claudio Ranieri's sacking, ran out 3-1 winners on Monday Night Football . Can held the ball up well whilst moving forward and he put the ball at Coutinho's feet. Things have been a bit shit for Leicester of late. Danny Drinkwater, who scored Leicester's second goal and his first of the season courtesy of a superb long-range strike, feels the Foxes have set a standard for the rest of the season.

Sport Five things we learned from Watford 1-1 West Ham United
Author: 0 Five things we learned from Watford 1-1 West Ham United

Manuel Lanzini, Robert Snodgrass and Michail Antonio will form the attacking trio for the Hammers and Bilic will have the option to use the strikers such as Jonathan Calleri and Andre Ayew from the bench if needed. Fortunately for the Hammers record signing Ayew was on the six-yard line to score his second goal for the club. Mauro Zarate has confirmed that he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament during Watford's 1-1 draw with West Ham United on Saturday.

Sport Kane Hits Hat-trick As Spurs Thrash Stoke, Go Second
Author: 0 Kane Hits Hat-trick As Spurs Thrash Stoke, Go Second

A 2-2 draw versus the eighth-best team in Belgium ensured that they will not progress further. But what would be of concern to Hughes is that they have lost four of their last five league games on the road. Tottenham do not have any new injury concerns, with Danny Rose and Erik Lamela their only absentees. Given that his team is shorthanded at left-back, Pochettino could continue with the three man-defense he put up against Gent.

Author: 0 Matt Hardy Announces Departure from TNA Wrestling on Twitter

Matt Hardy announced Monday he has officially left TNA Wrestling. While it would be interesting to see how "Broken" Matt Hardy would fit into WWE's ecosystem, the former TNA world champion's next move will create plenty of buzz regardless of where he continues his career.

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Author: 0 Puel: "Hard to accept" League Cup final result

We delivered a fantastic game without the reward". Even Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho graciously used the word "unfair" in reference to Southampton's defeat and it was left to Claude Puel to outline a desire for video technology to be introduced for decisions beyond just goal-line incidents.

Sport Duo charged after drug bust
Author: 0 Duo charged after drug bust

Williams, it is reported in various French outlets, threw three packets of the drug on the ground at the time of his arrest. They were then moved to another police station and again separated. Williams has been suspended by his Racing 92 club in Paris as he awaits the outcome of his court case. "We'll talk about it with him", Boudjellal said of O'Connor.

Author: 0 Manitoba wins Hearts duel for final berth

Homan has to hope some of that momentum carries over as they move ahead now to face a team from Manitoba that has outscored them 18-13 in two games so far this tournament. Peel only one, and Manitoba would win with Englot's last-rock, open draw to the house. With her last rock of the 10th end, Homan suddenly was faced with a must double.

Sport Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool
Author: 0 Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool

Liverpool were looking to continue their fine display against Tottenham a fortnight ago, whereas Leicester are now in a relegation battle and dramatically sacked Manager Claudio Ranieri last Thursday. A Danny Drinkwater stunner put the hosts 2-0 up ahead of half-time before Vardy made it 3-0 after the break. Liverpool hardly looked like a team that has had 16 days off to train and rest up.

Sport Ibrahimovic coy on future with Manchester United
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic coy on future with Manchester United

Manchester United took a break from Premier League action to fight in the three cup competitions they are competing for. His first United hat-trick, in last week's 3-0 win over Saint-Etienne, was bereft of the usual Ibrahimovic sheen, his goals coming via a deflected free-kick, a tap-in and a dubious self-won penalty.

Author: 0 Alonso frustrated after familiar reliability issues for McLaren in F1 testing

Fernando Alonso spent most of the first day waiting to get back out of the garage after his vehicle broke down following just one lap at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Monday. It's not an ideal situation". McLaren racing director Eric Boullier conceded Alonso was unhappy after the morning's problems and lost track time, but the Spaniard tried to see the positives.

Author: 0 Liverpool FC announce Peter Moore as new chief executive

Ayre is leaving to take up a similar position at German second division club 1860 Munich after 10 years at Anfield. "Peter has been with us here at EA for almost 10 years, and I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to work alongside him for that entire journey", Moore wrote.

Author: 0 Henderson to miss Leicester clash with foot injury

The Liverpool captain sustained the injury during training on Friday and has not travelled with Jürgen Klopp's squad to Leicester for the first Premier League game at King Power Stadium since Claudio Ranieri was sacked. "We did not do enough". Dejan Lovren could not join us, but he trained today, he was running today - it was possible and he felt good. He said: "Am I anxious, yes, in this moment I should be, we have to play better".

Author: 0 EPL: Ndidi shines as Leicester City beat Liverpool

They've simplified the game and they've disturbed Liverpool . "We are all playing for our future". Henderson has endured a frustrating campaign with a persistent heel injury causing his problems so he'll also be disappointed to be on the treatment table again following his excellent display against Spurs.

Author: 0 Jason Pierre-Paul getting the franchise tag, per report

The Giants reportedly have applied the franchise tag to Jason Pierre-Paul with the two sides not close on a new contract. The Giants don't want to do a deal with JPP at $17m but teams were lurking and they knew it. Per a league source, the Giants have slapped the franchise tag onto a player who recovered from a fireworks mishaps that disfigured his right hand to have a very strong 2016 season.

Sport Bolts acquire Froese, conditional pick from Toronto
Author: 0 Bolts acquire Froese, conditional pick from Toronto

In a deal first reported by TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Leafs sent minor-league forward Byron Froese and a second-round pick to the Lightning for the eight-year NHL veteran and penalty-killing specialist. These points all came in the course of three nights starting on February 11 against the Winnipeg Jets and ending on February 19 against the Colorado Avalanche.

Sport F1 Pre-season Test Barcelona: Haas officially launches VF17
Author: 0 F1 Pre-season Test Barcelona: Haas officially launches VF17

Team principal Guenther Steiner believes Haas' experience of previous year can be seen in the design of their new auto. The aero is completely new, as are the tires, so we needed to have some built-in adjustability. The Haas F1 Team has officially revealed their second ever Formula 1 vehicle, the VF-17, at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a auto that will be driven by Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen in 2017.

Sport Le'Veon Bell gets the franchise tag from Pittsburgh Steelers
Author: 0 Le'Veon Bell gets the franchise tag from Pittsburgh Steelers

After giving him franchise tag, Steelers will still try to sign Bell long term. The Steelers and Bell will likely attempt to negotiate a long-term deal this offseason while using the tender as a bridge. The 2017 NFL league year begins on March 9 and free agency opens at 4 p.m. on that Thursday. If both sides fail to agree to a new contract by that date, then Bell will play under the franchise tag for the 2017 season.

Author: 0 Carolina Panthers place the franchise tag on DT Kawann Short

The market for Short, a penetrating interior lineman, could bring a long-term deal worth more than $100 million and averaging more than $15 million per season. The Panthers entered the offseason with over $50 million in cap space according to Spotrac, so paying the astronomical franchise tag price for Short is not a major blow to Carolina's offseason plans.

Author: 0 Chiefs expected to tag Eric Berry, let Dontari Poe hit free agency

I highly doubt that will happen, especially since he'll make a ton for one year under the tag. "So I'm not getting my hopes up; I'm looking at it logically". Poe will see plenty of offers as a free agent. The team over the weekend added defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, perhaps removing itself from the running for Poe.

Sport To undergo surgery on wrist, likely out until playoffs
Author: 0 To undergo surgery on wrist, likely out until playoffs

He iced his wrist while on the bench during the All-Star game, but told reporters he wasn't in any serious pain and that he would be fine. But the injury did not prevent Lowry from representing Toronto in the all-star game in New Orleans on February 19, playing 18 minutes for the Eastern Conference.

Sport Manchester United confirmed line-up to face Southampton: Mourinho makes six changes
Author: 0 Manchester United confirmed line-up to face Southampton: Mourinho makes six changes

Koeman, who spent two seasons in charge of Southampton, also wants one of the league's top-four finishers to win the FA Cup so that Everton make it to the Europa League qualifying rounds if they manage to end the season in seventh place. "I had my mind somewhere mind was not here", Ibrahimovic said as he left Wembley Stadium following United's 3-2 victory over Southampton. "We showed our character and determination", midfielder James Ward-Prowse said.

Sport Arizona Cardinals Place The Franchise Tag On Chandler Jones
Author: 0 Arizona Cardinals Place The Franchise Tag On Chandler Jones

He would have commanded top dollar in the open market as a free agent, and the Cardinals will have their work cut out to come to an amenable long-term deal. Last March the Cardinals traded a second-round pick as well as Jonathan Cooper to the New England Patriots in exchange for Jones after Bill Belichick pulled off one of his blockbuster trades.

Author: 0 Former Bulls Star Joakim Noah Out for Remainder of Knicks' Season

He missed 53 games last year due to shoulder surgery and 15 the year before as a member of the Bulls. Joakim Noah's debut season with the Knicks has gone from bad to worse. Noah was averaging 5.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game before the injury but recorded just five double-doubles this season. Noah, who is in the first year of his mega $72-million contract, had an underwhelming first campaign with the Knicks.

Author: 0 Floyd defends fight vs Conor

Mayweather has since urged McGregor to speak to his MMA bosses and get the green light to "make it happen", but White insists there has been no progress. "We've got Showtime (pay-per-view), Mayweather Promotions, which is the past and present and the future of sports and entertainment". Although the pieces may fall into place for a boxing showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, UFC President Dana White said as of now, the UFC lightweight champion's next fight will be ...

Sport Tim Tebow set to make Mets' spring training much more interesting
Author: 0 Tim Tebow set to make Mets' spring training much more interesting

Tim Tebow , in his attempt to reinvent himself as a baseball player, is scheduled to begin workouts in the Mets' minor-league camp on Monday, an added attraction for fans attending daily workouts at First Data Field. The transition wasn't easy for Tebow, whose return to baseball was his first competitive hardball action in more than a decade. Tebow's years with the Jets proved to be filled with turmoil and an argument could be made his presence was a distraction, but Collins does not ...

Sport Joel Embiid, battling knee swelling and soreness, sent for MRI
Author: 0 Joel Embiid, battling knee swelling and soreness, sent for MRI

Oh well, hopefully we're able to see this on March 14 when the two teams face off again. In 31 games this season for the Sixers, Embiid is averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. It is also worth noting that Simmons was previously ruled out for the remainder of the 2016-2017 season due to his lingering foot injury. This news comes just a few days after the team revealed that rookie phenom Ben Simmons will miss the entire year as he recovers from a foot injury.

Author: 0 Baylor's Mulkey denounces critics over sexual assault scandal

And I'm exhausted of hearing it. The victory also marked coach Kim Mulkey's 500th career win. "If somebody is around you and they ever say, 'I will never send my daughter to Baylor, ' you should knock them right in the face ", Mulkey said as the crowd cheered.

Author: 0 Alshon Jeffery on track to test open market

Most recently, in 2016-2017, Chicago finished the regular season with a disappointing 3-13 record, the franchise's worst single-season production since the Bears finished 4-12 in 2002-2003. If he were to be slapped with the franchise tag yet again this time around, the move would cost the Bears around $17 million in 2017-2018. Jeffery totaled 106 catches, 1,628 yards and six touchdowns during that span.

Author: 0 Feyenoord 2-1 PSV Eindhoven

PSV Eindhoven's slim hopes of winning the Eredivisie title were all but ended as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to championship rivals and league leaders, Feyenoord. "Everybody benefits if football becomes more honest and refereeing decisions are accurate", Dutch soccer association spokesman Bas Ticheler said Monday.

Sport Striker comes to goalkeeper's aid in Czech league match
Author: 0 Striker comes to goalkeeper's aid in Czech league match

Following Kone's successful intervention, Berkovec underwent a CT scan at the hospital and spent the night under observation. Reports suggest the 28-year-old will make a full recovery. I immediately checked to see if he had swallowed his tongue". Chtel bych timto podekovat Kone Francis za zachranu a pohotovost pri dnesnim zapase...jsem rad za okamzitou pomoc a jeste jednou DĚKUJU! After the match, which finished 0-0 on Saturday, Berkovec expressed his gratitude to the Togo global forward ...

Sport Trader Joe's Recalls Unsweetened Apple Sauce
Author: 0 Trader Joe's Recalls Unsweetened Apple Sauce

The recall was announced Saturday and Trader Joe's says all potentially impacted applesauce containers have already been pulled from the shelves and destroyed. Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce with a barcode of 00014359 and a best before date of December 16, 2018. The latter was sold in only 13 states, while the other two apple sauces were sold nationwide.

Sport Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury
Author: 0 Raptors guard Kyle Lowry sidelined by right wrist injury

Portland is a losing team, going 24-33 on the year. Cory Joseph got the start, and shook off a rough first half to enjoy a strong performance. Ibaka's agility, pick-and-roll coverage, and overall versatility when switching outside, not to mention his three-point shooting and mid-range game, give the Raptors the exact type of skill set they need to bolster their frontcourt.

Sport NC State falls to Virginia on senior day, 70-55
Author: 0 NC State falls to Virginia on senior day, 70-55

Hall, who played power forward in the Cavaliers' four-guard lineup, scored a career-best 18 points and matched his career high with nine rebounds. Don't ever pass up good looks, because we've got the guys to knock down shots, ' " Hall said.

Author: 0 Knicks to waive veteran guard Jennings

Shortly after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical broke the news that Jennings will be waived, ESPN's Marc Spears reported that Jennings told the Knicks he wants to play for a postseason team. "Playing in the Mecca was an unbelievable experience and I'm looking forward to being back on the court soon playing the game that I love". The Knicks will sign Randle to a partially guaranteed deal through the 2017-'18 season, league sources said.

Author: 0 Clement out to give former club Chelsea the blues

Diego Costa wrapped up the points when he finished off Eden Hazard's pass in the 84th minute for his 17th goal of the season. Tottenham Hotspur could trim the gap to 10 points if they beat Stoke City at home on Sunday. Antonio Conte's decision to view Cesc Fabregas as a substitute at Chelsea caused the Spanish midfielder so much upset he told teammates not to speak to him.

Author: 0 49ers awarded fourth-round compensatory pick in National Football League draft

The biggest piece of the puzzle was obviously Kelvin Beachum's contract, which was structured as a one-year deal with a club option to turn it into a multi-year big-money deal. With the compensatory picks, the Rams now have eight picks in the draft, which will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia. The Miami Dolphins , who lost pass rusher Olivier Vernon, garnered the highest pick at No.97 overall and the Carolina Panthers received the 98th overall selection after losing star cornerback ...

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