Author: 0 Sixers' Joel Embiid now out indefinitely due to injured left knee

The team last week announced Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, would miss the entire season. Embiid, who was sidelined for his first two pro seasons because of a pair of right foot surgeries, leads the 22-36 Sixers in scoring (20.2 points), rebounds (7.8) and blocked shots (2.45) in 31 games.

Author: 0 Colin Kaepernick opting out of 49ers contract

The San Francisco 49ers are open to trading the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, according to Eric Branch and Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle . Now, as a first-year head coach, Shanahan will be able to have ultimate input in what the 49ers' quarterback room will look like. Film, however, is "the most important" factor in analyzing players, Shanahan added.

Author: 0 Real Madrid legend wants to see BARCELONA progress in the Champions League

Barca had moved top thanks to a late strike from Lionel Messi in their 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid . "The referees have a hard job, we have to try and make them more comfortable". Barcelona , which has lifted three league trophies since then, trailed Madrid by as many as six points this season. And the travelling side continued to push for a victor which they got when Marcelo's left-wing delivery was met by Morata's head, with Fernandez unable to prevent the chance squirming beyond him.

Sport West Ham reportedly reject lucrative offer for star man
Author: 0 West Ham reportedly reject lucrative offer for star man

A source told The Mirror: "There was a bid from China of £32m for Andy Carroll, but it was knocked back. This exclusive authority shall expire on March 1, 2017". The forward returned at the start of December though and put together a strong run of form, scoring six goals in 11 Premier League matches, but he was again struck down by injury after suffering a groin strain.

Author: 0 James Harrison inks deal for 2 years, $3.5 million

Today, the team signed James Harrison to the two year contract he wanted, and deserved. The contract is reportedly worth $3.5 million dollars, a very team-friendly deal for the player who seemingly never ages. He became the franchise's all-time sack leader last season when he broke Jason Gildon's club record. But, in September, Harrison agreed to come out of retirement and sign a contract with Pittsburgh .

Author: 0 Avalanche reportedly trade Jarome Iginla to Los Angeles Kings

The draft pick, a fourth-rounder, is conditional on the Kings making the playoffs or Iginla re-signing with the Avalanche, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. His one and only trip to the Stanley Cup Final was in 2004 when he captained the Calgary Flames to play for the prize before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a seven-game series.

Sport Ibrahimovic is the man as United win Cup for Jose
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic is the man as United win Cup for Jose

The match is in one month's time and I don't want to speak about it now". "(My children) are satisfied with what I am doing", Ibrahimovic said, "but this time I am the boss, not them". Mourinho's first season in charge of United has assumed the feeling of an odyssey. Having played for so many years with consistent success at the top level.

Author: 0 Pep Guardiola Slams Door on Joe Hart's Potential Return to Manchester City

I replaced another manager". Guardiola and his players had a short break in Abu Dhabi after having no game last weekend, with scheduled opponents Manchester United beating Southampton in the League Cup final at Wembley instead. "But you have to be careful because you don't want to get rid of a very good player, or a very good goalkeeper, who could be a positive influence. But we are going to decide in the last months of the season", Guardiola said.

Author: 0 Michael Phelps 'never competed against clean worldwide field'

Members of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations expressed astonishment at Phelps' testimony and the pervasive culture of cheating he addressed. On Tuesday, speaking as an ambassador on behalf of Olympic sport, Phelps broke from cover once again to make his strongest statement yet on the fight against doping.

Author: 0 Cowboys will not pursue Adrian Peterson

There's also still a chance Minnesota works out a deal for Peterson before March 9. He's spent every season of his Hall of Fame career with the Vikings, but at 31 years of age, one of the greatest eras in the the franchise's history has come to an end.

Sport Haye, Bellew trade verbal jabs before heavyweight clash
Author: 0 Haye, Bellew trade verbal jabs before heavyweight clash

David Haye thinks Tony Bellew is jealous because he gets to train with Victoria Secret models while the Liverpudlian watches from afar. The 36-year-old was of course talking to Tony Bellew , the fiery Liverpudlian he faces at the O2 on Saturday, at the end of what was a hard press conference for Haye.

Author: 0 Tamil Nadu decides to go 'Swadeshi', stops sale of Coca Cola, Pepsi

The two largest trade bodies, TNTAF or the Tamil Nadu Traders Associations Forum, and FTNTA or the Federation of Tamil Nadu Traders Associations said the ban has been proposed to save the state's water, which is a key natural resource that can not be allowed to go to waste like this.

Sport New England Patriots make decision on QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Author: 0 New England Patriots make decision on QB Jimmy Garoppolo

ESPN's Adam Schefter squashed the trade talks with a tweet on Wednesday morning from the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. The Patriots may also be content to just hold onto Garoppolo through the final year of his rookie deal under any circumstances and then deal with whatever might come in the 2018 offseason when they have a full picture of where the team and quarterback Tom Brady stand at that point.

Author: 0 Murali Vijay terms controversial Pune pitch challenging

A bout of gastritis is common for first-time travellers to India , who are not used to spicy food. We have never seen him (Renshaw) play in these conditions as well, so we know how he can play and that's the good thing about this game. "Having looked at the (Pune) wicket, it was probably going to be a wicket where you couldn't really play your shots". We saw all the tricks in Pune - their bowling changes, their fielding placements, the way they play as a number one team so for us to beat them ...

Sport Salary cap set at $167 million
Author: 0 Salary cap set at $167 million

The Detroit Lions now have a little more than $135 million committed to contracts and dead money, but the team is also rolling over $4.7 million in unused cap space from the past year. That's a $11.73 million rise from a year ago. Luck inked a five-year pact for $123 million with $87 million guaranteed with the Colts. Every four years, teams must spend at least 89 percent of their cap space in cash to avoid a CBA violation.

Sport Kansas shooting: Last rites of engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be performed today
Author: 0 Kansas shooting: Last rites of engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be performed today

The mother of an Indian engineer shot to death in a Kansas bar is not just grieving for her son but anxious about his younger brother. The US government has responded proactively to the situation, the official added. However, the White House has attempted to downplay notions that there was any correlation between the incident and President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants.

Author: 0 Lance Stroll spins on debut, ends Williams' day early

Fernando Alonso's vehicle conked out after only one lap on Monday while team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne lasted just 29 laps yesterday (TUE). I went through the gravel, had a little spin. There is not a lot of room for error. I am just getting to grips with the FW40, and there is still a lot of time ahead of us. "It is what it is, early days, things happen in testing like this in the beginning".

Author: 0 As Vikings decline option, Adrian Peterson moves toward free agency

While a return has not been ruled out, it is better for both parties to move forward without the other. Peterson's option for 2017 would have paid him $18 million. On top of those facts and figures, Jennings had a total of 2,095 rushing yards over the last three seasons compared to Peterson's 1,632. When asked about Peterson's free agent prospects, one GM told La Canfora, "it only takes one team to do something stupid".

Author: 0 Leicester In Talks With Roy Hodgson About Replacing Claudio Ranieri

Vardy said he could not put his finger on why Leicester had suddenly produced a performance worthy of champions after a pitiful defense of their title. Leicester began the day in 18th place and in the drop zone, while Liverpool could leap into third place with a win. That man, at least according to the Daily Mail , might well be Roy Hodgson, who guided England to their glorious last 16 defeat to Iceland at the European Championships last summer.

Author: 0 Costa: Chelsea reject £90m offer from China

Chelsea ace Diego Costa was certainly embroiled in one of the saga's of the mid-season transfer window, with the Spaniard falling out with manager Antonio Conte amidst reported interest from the Chinese Super League- and the details of the offer from the Far East have been revealed.

Author: 0 Vegas Lists Buccaneers As Favorites To Land Adrian Peterson

Plus, Peterson averaged just 1.9 yards per carry on his 37 rushes previous year, while Charles averaged just 3.3 yards per carry on his 12 carries. "We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward", the Vikings said in the brief statement attached to the Peterson announcement.

Author: 0 Cavs' LeBron James, Kyle Korver to play Monday night vs

Much like Williams' former teammate in Utah, Kyle Korver , helped recruit him to Cleveland, it now looks like Williams might try to convince former Dallas teammate Bogut to join the Cavs. "The source told the Globe that reports stating Bogut has chose to sign with the Cavaliers after he clears waivers on Wednesday are inaccurate, and that the Celtics are very much in contention", Himmelsbach writes.

Author: 0 NBA Star Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Award in Jerusalem

When asked if he was joking, Stoudemire said, "I mean, there's always a truth within a joke". People with Stoudemire's attitude are the reason active gay athletes feel like they have to live in the closet. "I am truly honored to be receiving this wonderful award", Stoudemire said in a statement. Last summer, he held his first basketball peace camp in Israel, recruiting other NBA players to promote peace through basketball for 150 campers from different cultural backgrounds.

Sport Chelsea star Moses signs contract extension
Author: 0 Chelsea star Moses signs contract extension

Chelsea are now 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham in the Premier League title race and if they win the league then Conte's legal team are convinced they will persuade owner Roman Abramovich to let the Italian leave. Moses has started every Premier League match since October 1, when Conte switched to a 3-4-3 formation for the first time in the match against Hull.

Author: 0 Abierto Mexicano Telcel 2017: Djokovic battles, Nadal cruises in Round 1

Former world number one Novak Djokovic was made to work hard before finishing strongly to defeat Martin Klizan in straight sets on his return to competition at the ATP Acapulco event on Tuesday. Also on Monday, the 20 year-old Croatian Borna Córic, breezed past Mexican Lucas Gomez by 6-1, 6-1 in just 57 minutes to move on to the next round where he will play against the victor of the match between Ukrainian Alexadr Dolgopolov and Marin Cilic .

Author: 0 Gladiators foreign cricketers refuse to play PSL final in Lahore

Quetta Gladiators pulled off a nerve-racking last-over win over Peshawar Zalmi by just one run in the first play-off in Sharjah to qualify for the final. England allrounder Wright only played one match in PSL 2017 but put up an emotional message explaining his decision to opt out of the final. "I have a young family and for me one game of cricket is not worth of risk", he wrote.

Sport Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Bid Goodbye to Hawkins, Willis, and Mulder
Author: 0 Kentucky Basketball: Wildcats Bid Goodbye to Hawkins, Willis, and Mulder

Tuesday night's home finale against Vanderbilt for United Kingdom men's basketball showed that anything can happen at a basketball game as senior Derek Willis proposed to his longtime girlfriend. United Kingdom outscores Vandy 40-22 after the techical. Kentucky entered the contest fresh from a convincing win over Florida, and it seemed the Wildcats had turned a page on defense in particular.

Author: 0 Andrew Bogut to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers after buyout

Whoever lands Bogut will acquire a frontcourt presence who played just 26 games this season for the Mavericks . Williams said he's willing to play fewer minutes to help the Cavs win, although he joked that general manager David Griffin promised him he would start.

Sport LeBron James has strep throat, Kyle Korver feeling 'fortunate' knee isn't worse
Author: 0 LeBron James has strep throat, Kyle Korver feeling 'fortunate' knee isn't worse

The former third overall pick and three-time All-Star is on his fourth (technically) team after drama-filled career brought him to the Dallas Mavericks. I just feel like I'll be comfortable here. This Australian player suffered calf, knee, and hamstring injuries with Dallas, and it still looks like a gamble for Cleveland to rely upon Andrew Bogut for a playoff run.

Author: 0 Khabib Nurmagomedov's father wants him to retire from UFC in 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father believes his son will retire from the sport of mixed martial arts sometime next year. "I don't want to upset any fans but Khabib is 28 years old and by 30 he has to finish his career", Abdulmanap explained as quoted on MMAMania .

Author: 0 Canucks send Jannik Hansen to Sharks for Nikolay Goldobin, pick

The draft selection will become a first-round pick if the Sharks win the Stanley Cup this year. He was scratched before the Canucks game Tuesday night against Detroit as a precaution. Goldobin has played in 46 games with the Barracuda this season, posting 41 points (15 goals, 26 assists). Hansen has spent his entire career with the Canucks since being drafted in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Draft.

Sport Former 1970s Soviet Gymnast Sells Her Medals In Arizona
Author: 0 Former 1970s Soviet Gymnast Sells Her Medals In Arizona

Korbut, 61, put the medals she won at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and the 1976 Montreal Games up for United States auction which was organised by Heritage Auctions . NBC described Korbut as " (springing) onto the Olympic scene like a bottle rocket, a 4-foot-11 (1.49m) pigtailed waif who turned gymnastics on its head".

Author: 0 New Orleans Saints to release safety Jairus Byrd

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the news of Byrd's release from his Saints contract. Byrd was due a base salary of $7.4 million dollars, and projected to count $11.2 million dollars against the salary cap. The Saints have not announced the Byrd's pending release. He only had three interceptions in three seasons for the Saints with two of them coming against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Christmas Eve last season.

Author: 0 Brighton back on top after Newcastle slip up

The Seagulls are back in second, two points adrift of Rafa Benitez's side, who visit third-placed Huddersfield on Saturday when Hughton's troops go to Nottingham Forest. Trailing 1-0 in the late stages of the game, Mohamed Diame found himself in the right place at the right time, with an inadvertent back-heel after Daryl Murphy's unintentional set-up that found the upper right-hand corner of the net.

Author: 0 Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS)

The average and low price target for the stock are $19 and $13, respectively. Whether a company misses or beats analyst estimates, the earnings report may guide short-term stock price movemments. SeaWorld Entertainment , Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) now has a consensus Price Target of $19. SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) opened at 19.07 on Monday.

Sport Truths from Twickenham: England stutter as Italy dish up a surprise
Author: 0 Truths from Twickenham: England stutter as Italy dish up a surprise

England eventually won 36-15 but spent long periods of the game unable to work out the Italian approach. "If that's rugby then I'm going to retire, because that's not rugby", he told reporters. Red Rose players past and present all queued to congratulate Italy on their cunning plan - as did All Blacks World Cup-winning coach Wayne Smith, who used the ploy in Super Rugby.

Author: 0 Colin Miller ejected for hit that put Alex Burmistrov on stretcher

As Burmistrov was carted off the ice at the Zamboni entrance, he gave the two-thumbs-up sign to the fans. The Arizona Coyotes got word from the hospital after the second period that center Alexander Burmistrov seemed to be doing OK. Burmistrov was caught in an awkward position following a questionable pass from one of his Coyotes teammates, who's arguably more at fault for the outcome than Miller.

Author: 0 Herath to skipper Sri Lanka

However, regular vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal - who had also missed the Zimbabwe tour through injury - may also be considered for the captaincy in this series. It was, however, his outing for Sri Lanka A versus England Lions earlier in the week of 13 for 205 that earned him his maiden call-up to the national squad .

Author: 0 Ranieri was failed by Leicester owners

Vardy finally opened his 2017 account with a well taken goal in the 28th minute before Danny Drinkwater scored a goal of the year contender with a volley from well outside the box to send Leicester into the sheds 2-0 up. After a hard start to the season which sees Leicester sitting in the relegation zone after 25 games, the club chose to part company with the Italian mentor on last Thursday.

Author: 0 Odds not good that Adrian Peterson signs with Texans

Even though he's coming off a season plagued by injuries and unimpressive numbers, he's certain to have plenty of suitors. Adrian Peterson has hit free agency. Peterson seems to have his eyes on several teams. Peterson needs a situation where they can manage his carries, somewhere they can give another effective running back the ball and not have a giant loss of productivity.

Author: 0 F1 Testing: No 'Stroll' in the park for Williams rookie

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo didn't do much better, getting through just four laps before his new RB13 vehicle ground to a halt near Turn 4 because of what the team called "a sensor issue". "It is much more beefed up version of the auto we have had in previous seasons". As advertised, the new cars posted quicker times than during the first day of the Barcelona test a year ago.

Sport Roger Federer wins opener at Dubai Tennis Championships
Author: 0 Roger Federer wins opener at Dubai Tennis Championships

After feeling this good for the past month, I could not possibly just give it all up for ever more. What I meant with it, you know, in my best years I think I played three, sometimes four tournaments. The Tunisian, in the best form of his career at 33, broke for 2-1 on a very fortuitous net cord but Murray hit straight back and broke serve again to win the opening set.

Sport Coyotes player leaves on stretcher after massive hit by Bruins player
Author: 0 Coyotes player leaves on stretcher after massive hit by Bruins player

The Coyotes were attempting a zone exit when Bruins defenseman Colin Miller read the pass as it headed toward Burmistrov's stick. As Burmistrov was carted off the ice at the Zamboni entrance, he gave the two-thumbs-up sign to the fans. Mike Smith was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins . Miller was given five minutes for charging and thrown out of the game, and Chychrun was given two minutes for roughing.

Sport Mike Mayock on Seahawks draft: 'I think you start with offensive line'
Author: 0 Mike Mayock on Seahawks draft: 'I think you start with offensive line'

In 2017, he could sneak into Round 2. That's why when Mayock talks Chiefs, I listen. One reason for the lack of quality offensive tackles is the evolution in the styles of play at the college and National Football League levels, which grow farther apart as the college ranks emphasize spread-based schemes that sometimes never have tackles lining up in three-point stances.

Author: 0 Jets to release CB Darrelle Revis

NY was over the salary cap before moving Revis, which opens up almost $11 million for their cap this offseason. The Jets confirmed Revis' pending release with a statement on their website from team owner Woody Johnson. "I appreciate Darrelle's contributions to the organization and wherevre his career takes him, his home will always be with the Jets". Revis posted a message on Twitter thanking the Jets.

Author: 0 Look Pelicans no match for Russell Westbrook's latest triple-double

Donovan said he will know more about Oladipo's status after Tuesday's shootaround. NY led by 17 in the second before the Thunder rallied and took a 62-60 lead at halftime. Cousins' contract extends one season beyond 2016-17, but New Orleans will likely attempt to re-sign him to a contract extension before it expires. There has always been a stereotype that has followed Westbrook during his time with Durant, that the enigmatic Thunder point guard was prone to stepping on toes and unwisely ...

Author: 0 Seth Rollins says he will see Triple H at WrestleMania

Sasha Banks. The Queen makes her rivalry with Raw Women's Champion Bayley intensely personal. Big Cass defeated Luke Gallows in their match . This backfired when Gallows came off of the ropes and met a big boot to the face from Cass. TJ Perkins and Jack Gallagher won with a modified Code of Silence on Tony Nese. The Extraordinary Gentleman faces Neville at Fastlane for the Cruiserweight Championship, so a tag team win over the champion could help build some momentum.

Sport Veteran center Andrew Bogut commits to join Cleveland Cavaliers
Author: 0 Veteran center Andrew Bogut commits to join Cleveland Cavaliers

Bogut, 32, has played in 26 games with the Dallas Mavericks this season. Bogut is a big man Cleveland has coveted all season. Bogut is expected to sign with the team by the weekend. To clear a roster spot for Bogut, the Cavs will have to waive someone, and may do so Wednesday so that player can be eligible for the playoffs with a different team.

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